Girl’s guide: shopping the 2018 summer sale

We interrupt your zealous work mood with this important news: the sale season has started. Scroll on for our edit of great discounts for your summer capsule wardrobe.

#1 Sun dress

Mango check dress
Photo: Mango

Mango check dress, approx. USD40 (was approx. USD55)
It’s the season of the dress! A strappy, square-necked number like this one looks best in photos with a gelato in one hand, sunnies and the sun on your skin (be sure to stock up on sunscreen though).

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#2 Breezy top

Anthropologie embroidered top
Photo: Anthropologie

Anthropologie embroidered blouse, USD69.95 (was USD118)
Always have cool separates handy for days when it’s just too hot to try but you still want to look like you did. Extra points for embroidery.

#3 Floaty skirt

Zara floral wrap skirt
Photo: Zara

Zara floral print linen skirt, approx. USD30 (was approx. USD40)
Leave the midi skirts for cooler days. For summer, a striking wrap mini skirt lets everyone know you’re off-duty.

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#4 Versatile trousers

Vila trousers at ASOS
Photo: ASOS

Vila floral wide leg trousers, USD44.21 (was USD60) at ASOS
Floaty trousers are easy to roll away into your suitcase when you’re on vacation, but with the right change of shoes and a chic top, you could also wear them to the office.

#5 Swimsuit

Solid & Striped swimsuit at Net-a-Porter
Photo: Net-a-Porter

Solid & Striped swimsuit, USD82 (was USD163) at Net-a-Porter
Well, obviously.

#6 A day bag

Cambridge Satchel Company tassel bag
Photo: Cambridge Satchel Company

Cambridge Satchel Company mini tassel bag, USD62 (was USD125)
Tired of net bags? So are we. A cute tassel bag is a great summer vacation companion that can also be worn to something a little fancier with the right outfit, so pick a neutral colour.

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#7 Sandals

Ancient Greek Sandals Matchesfashion
Photo: Matchesfashion

Ancient Greek Sandals, USD80 at Matchesfashion
Slides – the perfect lazy summer shoes that you’ll wear everywhere, with everything.

#8 Sunglasses

Matthew Williamson The Outnet
Photo: The Outnet

Matthew Williamson sunglasses, USD117 (was USD235) at The Outnet
Perhaps the most underrated summer accessory is a great pair of sunglasses. Go for a darker tint if you want to people-watch without being invasive, or play around with coloured tints for a twist.

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Andrea Tim

Andrea is a serial kopi peng drinker (for fun, not for the caffeine; coffee doesn't wake her up) and believer in keyboard shortcuts. She sees The Dress as blue and black, and hears both Yanny and Laurel. Make of that what you will.

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