As we move into the late summer, it’s time to start thinking about fall fashions. While most of the cold-weather pieces are just coming in, you can mine current sales to stock up on autumn pieces at lower prices. Here are some great basics and fun accessories to ready your closet for the next season.
Bracelets: Ann Taylor Deco Cuff ($40) and Lucite Hinge Cuff ($20) Dress: Chinti Parker T-Shirt Dress ($55) Coat: Collection Icon Trench ($238) Shoes: Ivanka Amoros Pump ($65) and Ivanka Trump Cleor Pump ($65) Bag: Urban Expressions Chelsea Clutch ($44) Top: Madewell Sunshade Blouse ($50) Necklace: Color Pop Chain ($17) Dress: Mango Combo Dress ($55)
These pieces represent some of my favorite fall basics: a cool cuff bracelet, a comfortable dress to wear with a scarf, tights and boots, a chic trench, a combo dress for work and play. So before you rush out to buy the newest pieces at retail prices, take a moment to mine the sale and look for pieces that could work for the end of summer and the fall.
One last thing, I own this trench, and I love it. The fabric is a great weight. The shape is lovely. And unlike so many J.CREW pieces, it isn’t vanity-sized. It’s priced at $238, but if you use the promo code SHOPNOW, you can save another 30% through 8/9 (Sorry, the sale ended last night. Darn.) And if you sign up for eBates, you’ll also earn 3% cash back.
Shopping sales is a skill, because it takes will power to resist buying pieces that are too trendy, can’t be worn into the next season or don’t flatter your figure. So stick with good basics, trendy/statement accessories (if they’re a good price) and classic styles.