I Never Usually Bother With High-Street Sales, But These 6 Are So Worth It



When the summer sales arrive, I’m filled with equal parts “Yay—bargains!” and “Where the heck do I start?” So much so that I usually opt for the fail-safe option and avoid them altogether. I am, however, partial to a good designer sale where the hidden gems are easier to find—much to my bank account’s dismay. I thought I should help my bank out (you’re welcome Natwest) and make myself feel like I’m somehow saving money in the process by heading to the high-street sites instead. So I gave them a go.

With so many summer sales dropping this month from the likes of ASOS and Arket to Topshop, I decided to search through all of them to find the six best ones. You know the ones that are actually worth the thumb ache? I wasn’t disappointed.

I’m a sucker for good mules, and these beauties are now in the & Other Stories sale in both yellow and silver. 

To help out my fellow shoppers even further, I’ve curated an edit of 34 summery pieces to get before they inevitably sell out. From Topshop’s zesty straw bag that costs the same as a couple of Costa coffees to the H&M dress 90% of the Who What Wear office already owns.

Continue to find the best of the best from the high-street sales to add to your summer wardrobe—starting from just £10. 

Yes, it’s summer but come winter you’ll be thankful you got such a great deal on this timeless coat.

Over £100 off on this Mulberry bag. 

We love Ghost dresses in the Who What Wear office and this one is now half price. 

Trust us, a leopard print top is as versatile as a white shirt.

An easy-to-style wardrobe staple. 

I already own four Topshop slip skirts but a need a fifth thanks to this spotty number. 

So chic with a white linen shirtdress and sliders. 

These are the type of shorts to pack for a city break and wear with a blazer. 

Because everyone needs another pair of strappy sandals. 

Like “dad” sandals, “dad” shirts are big news this summer. 

Imagine these with a cream racer vest and strappy sandals. 

It’ll go great with denim and linen separates. 

From weddings to summer BBQs, you’ll wear it on repeat. 

They’re the shoes that’ll work round the clock, day or night. 

This will be my new basic “wear with everything” top. 

It’s all about the detail. The ruffle straps, covered buttons and sleek tie make it look so expensive.

The wrap is universally flattering, and this one is now half price!

I’m a sucker for a good boiler suit, and this one wins the award for being the best. 

Now is the time to invest in chic swimwear ahead of peak holiday season. 

I’m thinking a well-fitted white tee and kicks. Simple. 

I’ve had my eye on this ever since it dropped online, so now is the perfect time to snap it up. 

Simple, understated and a cut of the original price. I’m sold. 

The easiest throw-on summer dress to wear with flats or heels. 

I’ll be swapping my usual crossbody for a belt bag this season. 

You’ll wear this across all seasons. 

I haven’t met a polka-dot dress I don’t like, but this one is extra good. 

They’re basically essential for summer each and every year. 

Team with white jeans and a bright pair of strappy sandals. 

Cannot believe this beauty is now under £50. Go, go, go!

Yes to a chic pair of oversized sunnies. 

Team it with the matching trousers too. 

See? More belts. It’s the detail that makes anything look instantly chicer.

The dress that gained so much attention on Insatgram is now in the sale. Be quick. 

The perfect slider that’ll go with all your new summer wares. 

Next up, these are the 50 best high street items to shop right now.

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