Summer hasn’t even started but the summer sales have been in full swing. At this time of the year all the wardrobe staples you have been lusting after for the past couple of months are now marked down from -30% to -70% off — if you are lucky! However, don’t let these discounts seduce you to buy items you really do not need. Buy smart and buy the summer sale items you have on your curated wardrobe list (if you don’t have a list yet, get it in this post).
SUMMER SALE ITEMS & CURATED WARDROBE
It is so easy to get seduced by sales — who doesn’t love a good deal? But if you are not careful and just buy buy buy, you end up with items you either don’t wear or won’t last you longer than one season. It is all about making the moves on the items you still want or need to add to your curated wardrobe so only curated the summer sale items you have on your list.
On my list are:
• A medium sized bag — not a must so it is not high on my spending list
• A striped long sleeved shirt
• Light wool camel or black coat or trench coat — I might wait until fall to purchase
• Wrap dress
• Pair of heeled boots in red or leopard
I’m actually in the middle of a wardrobe revamp — cleaning out my closet and making an inventory of what I want/need — so the list isn’t that long.
ALOS READ: CREATE YOUR OWN CHIC CURATED WARDROBE
CLASSIC WARDROBE STAPLES
I have definitely seen lots of great deals across the web — & Other Stories & Net-A-Porter (hello Saint Laurent goodies!) had by far the best selection of sale items — and if I did some damage right now I would go for:
H&M CASHMERE JOGGER & MATCHING SWEATER IN GREY: Perfect matching set to wear around the house or if you are heading to a warm long distant destination this summer. I have a pair of black H&M cashmere joggers that I love to wear around the house. The quality is great and the prices of these items are even better.
& OTHER STORIES LEOPARD NECK TIE: I love a skinny scarf! Very cool girl in the city vibes, rocking your leather jacket, a pair of ankle boots and skinny jeans. Or how I like to style them in the spring/summer, with destroyed denim shorts, a lightweight silk shirt and sandals.
& OTHER STORIES OVERSIZED WHITE COTTON SHIRT: THE wardrobe staple of all times — you just need one in your wardrobe ASAP if you haven’t already. You can wear it all year round so you get 100% wear out of this investment. This is the exact same one I have hanging in my closet and that & Other Stories brings out every year. So why not grab one with a discount?
& OTHER STORIES SUEDE SOCK BOOTS IN BLACK: Best black booties I’ve gotten in the last year. I got tons of wear out of it. I love how it looks a little different from other black boots out there with the pointy nose and round heel. Worth the investment!
& OTHER STORIES LEOPARD WRAP DRESS: I mentioned this item in my last work wardrobe post. It is a lovely item to have for a casual dinner or lunch in the summer or to wear to the office. And for such a steal!
RAG & BONE/JEAN BLACK SKINNY JEANS VIA SHOPBOP.COM: Honestly, you can never go wrong with a pair of black skinny jeans. I went without a proper pair for a couple of months but I’m glad to have my new Levi’s pair in my curated wardrobe. Judging by the review left on it you won’t be disappointed by the colour — but do size up!
JOIE ALBERTYNE BLAZER DRESS IN BLACK VELVET VIA SHOPBOP.COM: I love a blazer dress for parties and occasions. It is simple but chic. And why not play with a different texture? This can be your perfect chic little black dress.
SAINT LAURENT VICKY QUILTED LEATHER CAMERA BAG VIA NET-A-PORTER.COM: And now for the Saint Laurent spam, let’s start with this camera bag that I spotted over the Net-A-Porter sale. If you like my Gucci Disco bag but want something that will immediately caught your eye — than invest in this number.
SAINT LAURENT BELLECHASSE MEDIUM CROC-EFFECT LEATHER SHOULDER BAG VIA NET-A-PORTER.COM: Another classic style medium sized bag that is now on sale is this boxy Saint Laurent bag. It’s very clean looking but the croc texture gives it a chic effect. This would look stunning with an all black look. It would actually elevate any look to be honest.
SAINT LAURENT METALLIC CANVAS-STRIPED WOOL BLAZER VIA NET-A-PORTER.COM: My dream blazer! It’s still out of budget for me but I wanted to mention it any way. Even if you are not buying it, just click on the link to check out the amazing detail on this blazer. The trimming is amazingly done. A real wardrobe staple you will enjoy for years.
SAINT LAURENT NIKI LEOPARD PRINT CALF HAIR ANKLE BOOTS VIA NET-A-PORTER.COM: The last on this list but not the least. I mentioned it in my designer shoe collection post that this pair was on my wish list. Unfortunately I can’t budget in a new pair of boots but maybe I can make one of you happy providing this link. I will live vicariously through your purchase!