Honestly, there's little that can match the joy of going back into your online shopping basket to find that the pair of shoes you'd been eyeing up for the last month or so are half price. Yesterday, Net-a-Porter kicked off its summer sale, offering up to 50% off designer items. And Whistles, Mango and Topshop (to name a few) have been rolling out the red sales carpet over recent days, too.
Unlike the Boxing Day sales, which begin with prudent uniformity, the summer sales are a bit here, there and everywhere, requiring your finger on the pulse and several tabs open on your desktop. Well, they would, but we thought we'd do the hard work for you and scour the rails for the very best bargains ahead of time. And we've even narrowed them down for your perusing pleasure.
Here are 10 of the best sale buys Under £50 to bag now
The statement sunglasses
For eye-catching sunnies, you can't go wrong with Australian brand Le Specs. The cat-eye silhouettes are a fun take on a classic shape.
The slogan T-shirt
A comfy, cotton T-shirt that will see you through the weekend and off on holiday.
The everyday jeans
These are ideal in-betweeny jeans – loose enough to feel comfortable, yet tailored enough to look smart. Wear with the above T-shirt tucked in.
The night-out clutch bag
This razzy number would look great next to a Cosmopolitan by the swimming pool or with a posh frock for a summer wedding.
The jazzy swimsuit
The Breton top of swimming cossies, this has moulded cups that hold your boobs in place and a pretty back detail that stops it feeling frumps. Plus, you can whip off the strap and avoid tan lines.
The comfy heels
It's well known that wedges are the comfiest way to do a heel. Combine that with the soft, squidgy rope and canvas, and you have yourself summer shoes that won't knacker your feet.
The fancy cami top
This polka-dot cami would work well tucked into skirts and jeans, or under a blazer.
The holiday earrings
If you can't wear tassels now, when can you? And these cost under a tenner.
The throw-on-and-go skirt
A very easy way to look put-together, this printed ruffle skirt would look great teamed with a T-shirt and sandals.
The wear-with-everything trainers
Adidas trainers at half the price? What's not to like?