10 Things to Stock Up on NOW!
It's August. There are sales and deals and the best bargains on summer clothing right now. This is usually the time of year I stock up for next summer. There are so many classic and versatile pieces out there that it's easy to find staple items that can be worn summer after summer after summer, and at some unbelievable low prices. Some of my favorite places to visit right about now are Old Navy, GAP, TJMaxx, Target, J.Crew and outlet centers.
Here are 10 items to stock up on NOW for next year:
1. Bathing suits. Whether you're looking for bikinis, tankinis, one-piece suits, racerbacks, skirted suits, or whichever works best for you, now is the time to stock up. There are usually lots of solid colored suits left over right now, which is great, because we don’t know next year’s “in” or “out” prints. Solid is always safe.
2. White capris. Every summer season brings the white capri. Grab yourself some at a fraction of the price for next year. *Just make sure you wear nude colored underwear with them, this year and next!
3. Tanks and tees. Solid colors with any kind of neckline - crew, v-neck, scoop. You always get some use out of new, crisp tees and tanks every summer.
4. White cotton sundresses. Always a summer staple for the beach, around town or at night, the little white dress can be rather pricey at the beginning of the season, so now is the best time to buy. Get yourself a couple of them!
5. Flip flops. Stores are anxious to get sell their summer flip flop stock gone, so be on the lookout for some really good deals.
6. Straw hats. Such a great staple accessory for the beach, the pool, or an outdoor lunch. Fantastic to help beat the sun’s rays.
7. Maxi dresses. For the last few years, Maxi dresses have been big summer fashion hits. This trend isn't going anywhere.
8. Bermuda shorts. The perfect "mom" short. Not too short, not too long... just the right length. Bermuda shorts can really be dressed up or dressed down, and these are fabulous as solid colors or with bright, vibrant patterns.
9. Beach bags. You will find some absolutely stunning beach bags right now for half (or more) off.
10. Dresses. There are gorgeous dressy dresses on sale right now. Silks and cottons and linens are such summer staples. If you happen to find the "perfect" dress for date nights with your man, summer weddings or business functions, grab it!