Bank holiday bargains: 10 pieces from the sales you will always wear

This is prime time to find brilliant bargains as the summer sales come to an end – here are 10 of the best pieces that you will always wear

It's hard to believe it's August.

Since lockdown, all months have blended to become one long continuous week. Saturdays became Thursdays and Fridays became Mondays. However, the wheel of retail fashion continued to spin in its usual ways.

The summer sales came and now we are left with the remnants. While some feel indifferent towards this time, I find it an opportune moment to find brilliant bargains.


Sales can force you to buy trend-led pieces you don't need. Yet, if you take the time to scroll through the endless reel of materials, you can find buys that will last you a lifetime.

The key is to stick to neutral colours as much as you can. Blacks, whites and browns are always winners in any wardrobe. If you are searching for something more exciting stick to darker hues of wines and blues.

Look for classic shapes in jackets and dresses and if investing in shoes, trainers should be top of the list.

Our top pick this bank holiday week is the ecru peplum shirt by Alexa Chung that can be worn with jeans, skirts and any workwear items.

10 best bank holiday bargains

Leather cutwork blazer, €135 at Uterque


Turtleneck jacquard dress, €37 at & Other Stories

Ecru checked seersucker peplum shirt, €81 at Net A Porter

Unique21 hero satin wrap dress, €38.99 at ASOS


Straight fit jeans, €29.95 at Uterque

Adidas Superstars, €74 at & Other Stories

Sage poplin mix maxi chuck on dress, €44 at Topshop

Seashell button oversized blazer, €59 at & Other Stories


Jada lady midi skirt, €69.03 at Net A Porter


Molly Berry spot print smocked dress, €114 at Kitri

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