Summer Fashion Sale Must-Haves

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Summer is slowly on its way out as fall fashions are starting to roll into stores. That means 'tis the season for pocket-friendly prices on summer clothing — a great way to take advantage of discounts for warm-weather staple pieces that will also be in style next year, or even year-round! So we've compiled a list of trendy, spring-summer must-haves (for this year and next) that you'll likely find on sale now in your favourite stores.

Duster Jackets/Duster Vests

Duster jacket
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Why you should buy it now: Though a jacket, with its lightweight look and feel it’s typically sold as a spring/summer item, so you’re best bet is to snatch up a duster jacket now before wools and furs make their appearance for fall and winter.

Why it will still be in style next year: A duster jacket is a closet staple. With its loose structure and lightweight material it’s an easy way to maintain warmth on those cooler summer nights without overheating. It’s also a style that is flattering on all figures, no matter your height or shape.

Jogger Pants

Printed jogger pants
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Why you should buy it now: Florals and other fun, colourful prints will only last so long – they’re soon to be replaced by blacks and jewel tones that are characteristic of fall and winter fashion. Playful prints make jogger pants all the more spring and summer worthy.

Why it will still be in style next year: The athletic-wear trend doesn’t seem to be making its way out the door anytime soon (we’ll toast to that). As an extension of this trend, jogger pants are both comfy and chic, but best of all they can be worn with a variety of outfits from heels and blouses to runners and a tee.

Front-Wrap Dresses

Front wrap dress
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Why you should buy it now: While kimonos made a relatively short-lived appearance as a trendy fashion item, their far less-intimidating cousin certainly didn’t. Spring and summer are all about those one-piece stunners — consider the front-wrap dress just that.
Why it will still be in style next year: Exotic influences never fail to make their way into mainstream fashion — just think traditional East meets modern West. Front-wrap dresses are a timeless and slightly dressier alternative to maxi dresses and rompers for the sunny seasons that are worthy of cocktail parties and boardroom meetings alike.


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Why you should buy it now: Despite a mixed response, culottes’ comeback this past spring/summer season seems to be making yet another splash in many designer’s 2016 resort collections. It’s all about that understated chic look that culottes seem to effortlessly embody.

Why it will still be in style next year: With a variety of semi-slim, wide-leg and ultra wide-leg fits, culottes can and do fit just about any shape. Forget cling and think zing! There’s been a demand for styles that flatter any person, no matter their shape or size and culottes do just this.

Wide-Brim Hats

Straw summer hat
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Why you should buy it now: There’s nothing quite like a wide-brim hat for the spring and summer season. With fall around the corner, you’ll want to grab an airy, basket weave hat now before felt and heavier-knit hats overrun the shelves.

Why it will still be in style next year: There’s little else that says beach/sun/everything-summer than a wide-brim hat. It’s a classic, summery style that’s not making its way to the attic anytime soon. Spring and summer collections always feign an air of easy, breezy resort life and wide-brim hats are rarely excluded.

Lug Soles

Lug sole heel sandals
(Photo credit: Charlotte Russe)

Why you should buy it now: With street-style stars and celebs paying homage to the pre-Y2K decade, this '90s-like style is sure to stick. Fashion is cyclical, after all.

Why it will still be in style next year: We’ve continued to see subtle executes of '90s fashion on runway and street alike. Lug soles are all about incorporating a '90s touch to your wardrobe that’s as playful as it is practical. Just think of lug soles as your rubbery best friends; they can be dressed down, dressed up and, best of all, they’re comfortable unlike their stiletto counterpart.

Natalie Timperio is a freelance writer of anything and everything related to life and style. You can follow her blog The Girl With Bangs or visit to find out more about her writing and related experience.