Amazon's Big Style Sale 2020: What to buy, what to skip

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It's finally here! (Photo: Amazon)
It's finally here! (Photo: Amazon)

It’s here! Amazon’s Big Style Sale just launched, and the savings are absolutely scrumptious.

While we know you want to hit the ground running and score the best deals, hold your horses: Sales this good (and this huge) require a bit of strategy, so we checked in with fashion and lifestyle expert Anna de Souza on her tips to getting the best deals.

For starters, she suggests skipping the bikinis and sarongs, and instead, opting for those spring dresses you missed out on wearing this year.

“The best deals may lie in seasonal merchandise,” she shares with Yahoo Life. “COVID-19 restrictions coincided with fashion’s spring/summer 2020 season, so even if you won’t get as much wear from a spring frock this season, shop timeless styles you can put front-and-center in your closet for next year.”

With the launch of Amazon’s Big Style Sale, there’s never been a better time to consider a Prime membership. Even though the sales are available to both Prime and non-Prime members, you’ll be saving much more than a few dollars by subscribing — you’ll be saving your time.

“This is a good opportunity for consumers to capitalize from Prime shipping to receive their gear in a timely manner,” she advises. “Many clothing retailers are still functioning with skeletal warehouse teams, oftentimes delaying processing and shipping by two to three weeks.”

While we wait for Prime Day 2020 to be announced, this is a great way to get our shopping fix. Keep scrolling for more of de Souza’s tips on Amazon’s Big Style Sale—and of course, the deals you need to shop ASAP.


Women's Tops up to 50 percent off

Daily Ritual Women's Supersoft Terry Muscle Tee (Photo: Amazon)
Daily Ritual Women's Supersoft Terry Muscle Tee (Photo: Amazon)

Anna strongly recommends using the sale as an excuse to stock up on basics that you live in but always neglect to repurchase — sound familiar?

“Score deals on basics!” she stresses. “Scour through your closets and drawers. Are your white tees looking dingy? Have your workout leggings seen better days? Are your socks pilling? Make a list and save cash now, instead of impulse buying necessary everyday garments piecemeal weeks from now.”

If your particular sartorial sore spot are white tees, you’re in luck. This terry muscle tee by Amazon in-house brand Daily Rituals features drop shoulders and a round neckline, so it’s sure to be your most flattering tee ever. It’s super stretchy and runs just a tad oversized, so it’ll look easy, breezy and cool all summer long.

Shop it: Daily Ritual Women's Supersoft Terry Muscle Tee, starting at $13, amazon.com

Looking for more tops on sale? Check these out:


Women's Bottoms up to 50 percent off

J.Crew Mercantile Women's Pull-on Tassel Tie Short (Photo: Amazon)
J.Crew Mercantile Women's Pull-on Tassel Tie Short (Photo: Amazon)

Who wears short shorts? You! And you don’t have to agonize over determining the right size and fit with this pair.

This preppy little number has a drawstring waist (no buttons or zips!) so you can just slide them on. They sit above the hip, so they look cute with tucked-in tees or even just worn with a bathing suit at the beach. Since they’re flowy, they won’t ride up or slide down, either.

Shop it: J.Crew Mercantile Women's Pull-on Tassel Tie Short, starting at $20 (was $24), amazon.com

More bottoms, right this way:


Women's Loungewear up to 50 percent off

Daily Ritual Women's Cozy Knit Sleeveless Bateau Neck Midi Dress (Photo: Amazon)
Daily Ritual Women's Cozy Knit Sleeveless Bateau Neck Midi Dress (Photo: Amazon)

Summer is going to look a little (or a lot) different this year — and that can mean spending more time at home. Use the sale as an opportunity to stock up on your comfies.

“If you’re looking to hop on one of many quarantine and stay-at-home restriction trends, now might be the time to pick up tie-dye loungewear, matching separates and house dresses, too,” Anna advises.

Comfy house dresses? We’re all ears. This drapey style from Daily Ritual features a figure-flattering silhouette, a small slit at the side for easier movement and a soft brushed surface that feels ultra-luxe against your skin (and won’t leave a dent in your bank account either).

Shop it: Daily Ritual Women's Cozy Knit Sleeveless Bateau Neck Midi Dress, $19 (was $29), amazon.com

On the hunt for more loungewear? Check these styles out:

Men's Apparel up to 50 percent off

Columbia Men's Glennaker Lake Packable Rain Jacket (Photo: Amazon)
Columbia Men's Glennaker Lake Packable Rain Jacket (Photo: Amazon)

De Souza said now’s the time to stock up on spring items for next year — perhaps a rain jacket is in order? This Columbia style has over 5,300 reviews and comes in 22 colors. It’s packable, so you can stuff it in the back of your closet until it’s jacket season again, and it’s a classic: you can get away with wearing it for years to come.

Shop it: Columbia Men's Glennaker Lake Packable Rain Jacket, starting at $25 (was $60), amazon.com

Looking for more men’s markdowns? Check these out:


Sunglasses up to 30 percent off

Obsidian Sunglasses for Women Fashion Round Frame 09 (Photo: Amazon)
Obsidian Sunglasses for Women Fashion Round Frame 09 (Photo: Amazon)

Sunglass trends come and go, but these tortoiseshell frames will always stay in style. A slightly rounded shape looks flattering on a variety of face shapes, while the durable plastic frame will survive many a beach day to come.

Shop it: Obsidian Sunglasses for Women Fashion Round Frame 09, $21 (was $35), amazon.com

Check out more sunglasses on sale here:


Sneakers up to 50 percent off

Skechers Women's Goldie 2.0-Slip Sneaker (Photo: Amazon)
Skechers Women's Goldie 2.0-Slip Sneaker (Photo: Amazon)

These lightweight Skechers sneakers have a playful chunky sole and adorable metallic rose gold detailing at the heel and laces. They’re fantastic with skirts and denim, and we think they’ll look especially fab with a summery white dress or a flirty little black maxi for an evening out.

Shop it: Skechers Women's Goldie 2.0-Slip Sneaker, starting at $28 (was $55), amazon.com

Run, don’t walk for more sneaker deals:


Sandals up to 50 percent off

Lucky Brand Women's Garston Flat Sandal (Photo: Amazon)
Lucky Brand Women's Garston Flat Sandal (Photo: Amazon)

A pair of sandals for summer might not exactly be a revolutionary buy, but they don’t have to be. You’ll wear them day-in and day-out and they’ll become your de-facto ‘throw-on-and-go’ choice.

Whether it’s a sundress, a pair of shorts or even a bathing suit for a day spent lounging poolside, these Lucky Brand suede sandals are chic yet timeless, so you can wear them for seasons to come. They’re available in 12 colors, and at under $50, you can grab one for every occasion.

Shop it: Lucky Brand Women's Garston Flat Sandal, starting at $31 (was $79), amazon.com

Looking for more sandals? Be sure to check these out:


Flats up to 68 percent off

Steve Madden Women's Kandi Slip-on Loafer (Photo: Amazon)
Steve Madden Women's Kandi Slip-on Loafer (Photo: Amazon)

These classic Steve Madden mules are a great option if you need a slightly more formal style, but despise wearing heels of any kind. These feature a leather or synthetic upper, a classy gold buckle and an almond toe. Shoppers suggest ordering a size up for a more comfortable fit. We love that these look just like those designer loafers you see all over social media, minus the $600+ price tag.

Shop it: Steve Madden Women's Kandi Slip-on Loafer, $31 (was $60), amazon.com

More flats for your consideration:


Leggings up to 50 percent off

Core 10 Women's Build Your Own Flashflex Run 7/8 Crop Legging (Photo: Amazon)
Core 10 Women's Build Your Own Flashflex Run 7/8 Crop Legging (Photo: Amazon)

These leggings come in two rises — high and medium — and like all Core 10 styles, start at XS and go up to 3XL. With features like four-way stretch, moisture-wicking and a second-skin feel, they’re quickly going to become your favorite leggings.

Shop it: Core 10 Women's Build Your Own Flashflex Run 7/8 Crop Legging, $29 (was $49), amazon.com

Want more leggings? Consider these:


Jeans up to 50 percent off

Signature by Levi Strauss & Co. Gold Label Women's Curvy Straight Jeans (Photo: Amazon)
Signature by Levi Strauss & Co. Gold Label Women's Curvy Straight Jeans (Photo: Amazon)

Not a fan of skinny jeans? This straight-leg style skims and elongates the leg, and looks great with boots, sandals and sneakers alike. They’re so stretchy and soft, you’ll think you’re wearing sweatpants.

Shop it: Women's Curvy Straight Jeans, $23 (was $26), amazon.com

More jeans, at your service:


Dresses up to 50 percent off

Daily Ritual Women's Jersey Long-Sleeve Bateau-Neck Dress (Photo: Amazon)
Daily Ritual Women's Jersey Long-Sleeve Bateau-Neck Dress (Photo: Amazon)

A long-sleeve dress is always a great look, and this style is just so effortlessly charming you’d be remiss to not add it to your cart immediately. Available in five stunning shades (including the mossy green above), this style features a flattering boat neckline and flared silhouette, all in an ultra-soft, rich jersey.

Shop it: Daily Ritual Women's Jersey Long-Sleeve Bateau-Neck Dress, $18 (was $22), amazon.com

Need more dresses to consider? Take a look at these:

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