I'm not one of those people who shops for clothes in advance. There are some extreme bargain hunters out there who will buy all of their clothes for next summer right now because everything is on sale. And while I understand the lure of that particular siren song, I don't want to wear my cute new sandals for two weeks before I put them away for months. At this point, I'm in cold weather mode.
That being said, I was perusing some sale areas the other day just to see, and I actually found some items that will work for fall. And then I kept looking some more and realized there were whole categories of non-summery stuff people could pick up this time of year for a great price. So I thought I'd share in case you were in the market for some new goodies.
>> Lightweight sweaters. These are great transition pieces anyway (for those restaurants that think you want to experience arctic air), and can also be worn under a blazer when the weather cools off for real. Yellow, $40 // Stripes, $49
>> Year-round dresses. Stores carry more dresses in warmer weather, so now's the time to stock up! As long as you skip the pastels or fabrics that are ultra-flimsy, dresses are easy to pair with boots and wear into fall. Heck, I do that combination all winter and then switch to flats in the spring. Ruffles, $15 // Color Block, $17
>> Neutral shoes. Maybe this is a normal thing, but I never noticed how many of these were on sale in late summer until this year. There were a ton of flats, but I noticed a good selection of heels that would be good work work, too. Flats, $50 // Pumps, $50
I haven't purchased anything, but I am eyeballing that yellow sweater. Okay, both sweaters. What's your favorite here? Do you like to buy clothes ahead of time to score a great deal? Or do you stick to the current season?