I'm a sale shopper. There's no shame in it, I just like being able to afford buying clothes and paying rent without resorting to an all-ramen diet.
For bargain hunters, this time of year is a sale bonanza. Winter merchandise has been laid to rest on the clearance rack alongside spring styles, pushed away to make room for summer trends. Time to get a new wardrobe.
Here's what you buy after work this week.
If you need summer shoes for the office: Urban Outfitters
If your summer shoe wardrobe alternates between sandals, flip-flops and uncomfortable pumps, you're not alone. Urban Outfitters has been my go-to for seasonal shoes since middle school because it stocks such quality picks.
Save on: The Florence Vegan Leather Slingback Heel (once $79, now 20 percent off) will not only work with dresses, but also look divine when paired with cropped black pants.
If you're over monochromatic neutrals: Pixie Market
Whether you regularly visit Pixie Market's New York outpost or just shop online, it's clear the indie brand has barreled its way into the spotlight. The shop's aesthetic leans toward '70s-inspired pieces and out-there prints.
Save on: These Dolce Vita Totem Print Sneakers (formerly $44, now $20) will help hide the fact that you still haven't gotten a spring pedicure. They'll also make sundresses and eyelet lace look extra chic.
If your friends are over you wearing the same dress to brunch: Anthropologie
Anthro really stepped up its game this season. I've been losing my sh*t over its relaxed-fit sundresses and work-ready shirt dresses.
Save on: The retailer is having a sale on dresses, which means most styles cost less than $100. I'm all about the Patched Chambray Swing Dress (marked down from $138 to $80). It will look great with booties, sneakers and, yes, even the sandals you've been itching to bust out since March.
If the office AC is already on blast: Modern Citizen
My love for MC knows no bounds. The shop has club dresses, minimalist jewelry and pleats for days. The store's under-the-radar status means each purchase is will leave everyone in the office wondering where you got it.
Save on: The Sara Draped Tie Sweater (once $68, now $48) is perfect to drape over the back of your chair when the office gets too cold. It also works as a chill layering piece for the Mondays you walk in wearing clothes from the night before.
If you think color-blocking is for p*ssies: Clover Canyon x Target
Okay, so this isn't so much a sale find as it is a mind-blowing collaboration, but you need to know. LA label Clover Canyon teamed up with Target (OK, Tar-jay) on an under-$100 collection of printed clothing. Get moving, because the collection is only available for 12 weeks.
Save on: The Tropical Print jumpsuit retails for $100, which is significantly less expensive than off-the-rack Clover Canyon. Wear it with a leather jacket or a sweatshirt for seriously chill vibes.