The best of summer sale
July 3, 2014
The great thing about fashion is its early jump on the coming season. What that means for summer - at least here in Berlin - is that right when things are finally starting to warm up a bit, ice cream shops start to stay open a little later and daydreams about sitting on a beach sipping piña coladas persist with a vengeance, all the great stuff to help you look your best while indulging in the gloriousness of summer are going on sale. These perfect pieces are all 25-50% off right now, taking much of the guilt out of indulging in some new things for the season, just because. With all this savings, there's got to be some budget leftover for at least a little summer getaway, right...?
Faux-leather shorts | Part tough, part playful, I'm loving the idea of the leather short. This faux version with understated, monochromatic details makes the trend attainable for less.
Hair slides | Whether you're growing your hair out like I am or just want to tuck stray strands back from sticky to your sweaty summertime forehead, you can't go wrong with simple bobby pins. Less fussy than barrettes and a step up from drugstore bobbies, these will make even a hasty summer 'do look pulled together.
Marled coat | I've had my eye on this Isabel Marant-wannabe since it came out. So now that it's half-price, it's hard to fight the pull any longer. Light enough for chilly summer nights, it'll also be a transition piece for autumn.
Pleated top | Not usually one for peplum tops (does anyone else feel like a human flower in them, or is that just me?), the higher cinching and longer drape on this one has a much more flattering shape. Plus, the delicate straps and breezy pleats are picture-perfect summertime.
Tropical print bikini top and bottom | Printed swimsuits can so often look tacky or chintzy, but this classy, tonal print is just the ticket for a summer holiday. Now to decide on a destination...
Ripped white jeans | After buying my first pair of white jeans a few months back since oh, sometime in the '90s, and miraculously not spilling red wine on them yet, my confidence level in the quintessential summer pant has vastly improved. I think a ripped pair for a little more edge would be the perfect next step.
Picnic blanket | Even if you can't get away to a tropical island, taking this palm-print blanket to a nearby park to bask in some summer sun might be the next best thing.
Striped knit scarf | This massive, cozy-like-your-favorite-t-shirt scarf would be the perfect summer travel companion. Wrap it up for a neck-warming scarf when it's downright cold, or drape it around bare shoulders to fight the evening chill.
Leather clutch | Sold as a clutch, it's also the perfect size to act as a travel wallet for money, passports and boarding passes. From plane ride to beachside evening bag. What a coincidence.