26 Sale Buys That Are Officially Trend-Proof

When shopping a sale, we like to focus on one thing: trend-proof pieces. To make the most of a discount, we look for pieces that will be the base of outfit formulas for years to come. And while plenty of retailers are kicking off their seasonal promos right now, there's one we keep coming back to for classic, capsule-forming pieces: Ralph Lauren.

Its summer sale has come just in time to spruce up our wardrobes for the warmer season ahead, with plenty of transitional pieces that will work all year long. These are pieces we actually want to buy regardless of their sale prices. (Though, admittedly, we certainly appreciate the 30% off.)

Ralph Lauren Summer Sale

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There are so many treasures to be found in the Ralph Lauren summer sale

There are certain summer staples that you can invest in now and wear year after year. Elevated sandals are a must for these warmer days, and a basket bag will be useful for every outing, be it a beach trip or an errand run. Better still, some pieces just need clever styling to make them appropriate for all four seasons. A great dress works just as well with sandals as it does with boots for colder months, and a crisp white shirt can go from boardroom tailoring to holiday cover-up with just a few sartorial tweaks. Fortunately for us, Ralph Lauren has plenty of pieces that aren't bound by trend or season, which makes them sound style investments.

Along with staple pieces, every great wardrobe needs a few stand-out items—a bold colour moment or an interesting design to mix with timeless treasures. And in true Ralph Lauren fashion, the brand has a mix of classic and timely pieces that will build solid foundations for all your outfits.

Whether you're updating your wardrobe basics or want a striking piece for upcoming events, read on for our curated edit of the best sale pieces from Ralph Lauren.

Timeless Pieces We Found in the Ralph Lauren Summer Sale

Ralph Lauren practically invented the "coastal grandmother" aesthetic that's trending right now. This cardigan is an excellent place to start.

Staples with a sleek design will last a lifetime. 

So many outfits can be a built around a great pair of jeans. 

A trench coat is a must for rainy days, whatever the season. 

In summer, a canvas bag will carry all your essentials from park picnics to beach trips. 

An Oxford shirt will always work hard for you. We particularly like the gingham turn-up sleeves. Wear this with classic tailoring, relaxed jeans, or even as a beach cover-up.

Linen trousers are a summertime hero. 

Wrap this around the handle of a basket bag, or weave it into a braid in your hair. 

Every summer calls for sandals, and these leather flats will work year after year. 

A black dress is the backbone of any great wardrobe, and this ribbed midi can go from work to dinner with a simple change of accessories. 

The tie cuffs on this classic white shirt give it a stylistic edge.

A pair of trousers can be styled with a tailored shirt and heels or a simple tee and trainers for a chic French-girl look. 

This elegant handbag will always be in style. 

The reliable denim jacket is the perfect light layer for spring, summer and autumn days. 

Every year, I pull out my trusty shirtdress for the summer months. 

A great pair of black heels is the perfect touch to elevate any look. Wear them with dresses, tailored outfits and even jeans. They're definitely a staple piece.

Whether you're creating a tailored look or layering over your favourite dress, you'll find that a white blazer can finish off almost any look.

Every capsule wardrobe has a striped top. 

You'll think of so many ways to style this shirt—we recommend trying it with the below trousers. 

Leather trousers pair with any wardrobe staple to give it an immediate cool-girl factor. 

Pointelle knitwear has French-girl appeal. Style with trainers or heeled sandals depending on your destination.  

I can't count the number of outfits we create around a classic white vest. 

A classic thin belt will always come in handy. 

A statement-making silhouette in the form of billowing cotton trousers. 

Pair with bold-coloured mules or new-season clogs to bring this timeless jumpsuit to life. 

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