6 Summer Trends I'd Buy Full-Price Versus on Sale

Erin Fitzpatrick

I'm an extremely picky shopper, which can be good or bad for my wallet. On the plus side, I know that my closet is full of pieces I genuinely love. The bad news, however, is that once I spot something that meets my criteria, I'm usually not willing to risk waiting around for it to become discounted for fear that it will sell out. And that's where the ever-present fashion conundrum lies: What should I buy full-price, and what should I buy on sale?

To answer that question, I did a lot of sifting through retailers to find my favorite summer trends for 2020. If there weren't enough stylish on-sale options for a certain trend, I decided to put it in the buy-full-price bucket. On the other hand, if the trend has been around for a while and has lots of amazing discounted pieces, I placed it in the buy-on-sale category. Scroll down to shop the best fashion investments for summer. 

Buy Full-Price: Statement Collars

Mango Double Baby-Collar Shirt ($50)

River Island Lace Collar Top in White ($67)

Àcheval Pampa Evita Cotton-Blend Blouse ($390)

ASOS Glamorous Smock Shirt With Frill Collar and Peplum Hem in Cotton ($31)

River Island Short Sleeve Collar Poplin Top in Lilac ($54)

Buy on Sale: Tie-Dye 

Madewell Rivet & Thread Tie-Dye Vintage Shrunken Tee ($49)

Marcia Tie-Dyed Stretch Jersey Top ($123)

The Fifth Label Sound Dress ($114)

Buy Full-Price: Printed Vacation Shirts

Topshop Hawaiian Print Knot Front Top ($34)

Mango Tropical Print Blouse ($70)

Staud Honu Shirt Dress ($195)

Birds of Paradis by Trovata Margot Short Sleeve Camp Shirt ($218)

Eloquii Puff Sleeve Dress With Belt ($120)

Farm Rio Garden Mix Boy Shirt ($110)

Buy on Sale: Chunky Sandals

Steven Dunham Slides ($36)

Arizona Love Trekky Fun Sandals ($80)

Fila Disruptor Sandals ($36)

Buy Full-Price: Open Backs

Moon River Babydoll Dress ($136)

Eloquii Puff Sleeve Square Neck Dress ($110)

H&M Puff-Sleeved Dress ($30)

Endless Summer The Modern Pinafore Midi Dress ($108)

Free People Violet Mini Dress ($108)

Buy on Sale: Puff-Sleeve Dresses

Topshop Ditsy Floral Puff Sleeve Babydoll Minidress ($23)

Eloquii Printed Puff Sleeve Dress ($27)

English Factory Puff Sleeve Mini Dress ($63)

One Clothing Shirred Waist Floral Minidress ($18)

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