If summer sales are your favorite time of the year – welcome to the club, you certainly aren’t the only one! Millions of ladies simply adore summer sales as they give them a chance to get amazing pieces at discounted prices, and if you’re one of them, too, just stay with us and keep on reading. Here are five tips on how to save money on summer sales like a true pro, so check them out and get down to business right away!

 

Go shopping with a friend you trust

 

Yes, we know that summer sales are extremely tempting, but you know what? Some of your worst shopping decisions are highly likely to happen during the sales, when you’re blinded by the numerous discounts. This is exactly why you should bring a trusted friend and go shopping together. She’ll be your voice of reason that will stop you from buying garments that fit poorly or those you don’t need at all just because they are affordable. This is particularly true for designer stuff you’ve been eyeing for a long time – after all, an ill-fitting dress is just an ill-fitting dress, no matter if it’s bought in Zara or designed by Marc Jacobs, right?

 

Search for items you know you’ll be wearing

 

 

 

 

Another great way to save money on summer sales is to search for the affordable items you know you’ll be wearing. Needless to say, this time of the year is perfect for buying designer pieces at reduced prices, but you know what? You should definitely look for quality basics, such as jeans, pencil skirts, blouses, and pumps that rarely go on sale, instead of going for trendy pieces that come with higher discounts. The truth is that designer basics are likely to last much longer than similar garments found at fast fashion stores, so don’t be afraid to invest in them during summer sales and you’ll see what we were talking about!

 

 

Buy summer-specific pieces you’ll wear next year

 

 

Even though buying summer-specific pieces at the end of summer doesn’t seem very logical, trust us when we say that it actually makes sense. First of all, you’ll get a chance to buy items such as swimsuits, beach bags, and summer footwear at extremely low prices, which is an amazing way to save lots of money while getting ready for the upcoming summer at the same time. If that sounds reasonable, be sure to get affordable swimsuit bottoms you can match with the tops you already own and be completely equipped for the next year. The same goes for trendy straw bags that can fit your beach necessities, stylish kaftans, cute flip-flops, and other summer-friendly items. Just get them at discounted prices and save some money like a true pro!

 

 

Shop pieces that can work all year round

 

 

On the other hand, buying pieces that can work all year round is also a fantastic idea. This basically means that you should choose garments in darker shades which are made of fabrics that can work during fall and winter as well. As for the color palette, shades such as black, burgundy, olive green, navy blue, dark gray, and even brown are more than welcome, so take them into consideration and you won’t make a mistake. A cute cardigan that can be worn on chilly fall evenings is a great choice, too, as well as a nice monochromatic maxi dress you can wear as your favorite transition piece. 

 

 

 

 

Ask sales associates for extra help

 

 

You’ve browsed a particular store online and found what you want to buy, but it seems that you can’t find that item on the sale rack? Oh, what a nightmare! However, it doesn’t have to be as bad as it seems – the fact that you can’t find it in the store doesn’t have to mean that it’s unavailable. In that case, make sure to check with sales associates during summer sales if there are additional items in the back of the store. If there aren’t, you can always ask them to see if that item is available in your size at a different location. Don’t be afraid to ask for help because that’s the only way to get what you want at a discounted price!

 

As you can tell, saving money on summer sales has never been easier. If that’s your ultimate goal these days, all you need to do is to stick to our five useful tips and you’ll certainly accomplish it, without a shadow of a doubt!

 

Peter Minkoff is a lifestyle and health editor at HighStyleLife magazine. Follow Peter on Twitter for more tips

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