Memorial Day weekend is the official kick-off to summertime. While you may think of barbecues, rooftop soirees, and
exotic last minute trips, we are also thinking about the summertime sale season. It is finally warm enough to wear those elusive spring collection staples that require a hint of a tan, and the Memorial Day weekend sales is just the moment to snap them up before they get away. The Net-A-Porter sale is practically an invitation to stock up on fashion-forward looks, slinky dresses, and casual cover-ups for sun-soaked skin—especially considering that Maria Borges, Pernille Teisbaek, and Gala Gonzalez are Instagramming the site’s best vacation looks straight from Greece. For the beauty gurus, both Violet Grey and Dermstore have summer sales, so stock up on must-haves like sunscreen and beach-ready beauty. Even if your idea of a successful Memorial Day Weekend includes riding in helicopters and lounging on yachts, it is worth checking out these summer sale must-haves, below.
“There’s always that dress or runway look you have your eye on all season, the one that is a little outrageous and there is not one practical reason to actually buy it. For me it was this pink and silver paillette dress
from Paco Rabanne. Do I have some event to wear it to? Nope. Will I find an excuse to wear it somewhere? You bet.” —Caroline Grosso, Digital Fashion Director Buy now: Paco Rabanne dress, $903, netaporter.com.
“It’s no secret that tie dye was one of the most sought after trends of the spring season with some of the biggest name brands taking note. This long sleeve t-shirt from the boys of Proenza Schouler can be thrown on with jeans for a casual weekend look or can be used as a beach cover up when the wind picks up.” —Laura Jackson, Fashion Market Assistant
Buy now: Proenza Schouler shirt, $195, modaoperandi.com.
“I’ve had my eye on this baby all season, and I actually already own it in black. It’s sleek, timeless, and just enough to fit all of your summer essentials.” —Jenna Wojciechowski, Fashion Market Editor
Buy now: The Row asymmetric shoulder bag $1,512, farfetch,com.
“Nothing feels quite as summer 2019 as
shell jewelry, and I am fully committed to the trend. Chan Luu has some of my favorite offerings on the market, including this mixed shell gold-plated necklace that also combines my other current jewelry obsession: pearls.” —Lauren McCarthy, Senior Digital Features Editor Buy now: Chan Luu pearl and shell necklace, $195, netaporter.com.
“After months of endless sweaters, I couldn’t be happier to switch gears to summer. Over the holiday weekend, you can find me in this floral one piece from Net-A-Porter. I’ll take it from the beach to happy hour with a denim mini and a block heel. What better way to show off your fresh tan?” —Jenny Oliver, Social Media Coordinator
Buy now: LoveShackFancy swimsuit, $189, netaporter.com.
“I hate to admit this publicly, but this summer I’ll be turning 30 and doing everything in my power to prevent looking like it, so I’m stocking up on all things skincare during Dermstore’s Summer Sale, starting with the basics—my favorite sunscreen by Supergoop!” —Taylor Ford, Social and Video Director
Buy now: Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen, $32 plus 20% off using code SUMMER, dermstore.com.
“I recently lost my sunglasses—not for the first time, nor, no doubt, the last—but I’m determined to hold onto this pair, by Komono, for as long as possible.” —Stephanie Eckhardt, Staff Writer
Buy now: Komono sunglasses, $72, needsupply.com.
“From the office to the beach, this pearl pendant necklace is sure to become a summer staple.” —Meredith Jayme, Associate Accessories Editor
Buy now: Sophie Buhai Sterling Silver and pearl necklace, $472, modaoperandi.com.
“I don’t have a major vacation planned for the summer, but I do want to get away for at least a couple of weekends before September rolls around. And if I’m only going somewhere for two days, I don’t want to be bogged down by a big roller suitcase, so I’m looking for the perfect weekender bag that is comfortable to carry, and spacious enough to house a couple days’ worth of clothes and maybe a book that I’ll pretend to read.” —Brooke Marine, Associate Digital Editor
Buy now: Thom Browne carryall, $1,500, matchesfashion.com
“Between the pool, hiking, and the beach, I try to escape the city as much as possible over Memorial Day weekend. While I’m leaving most of my makeup bag at home, I’m splurging on Kjaer Weis’ sleek, multi-use compact for an easy glow on the go.” —Tilden Bissell, Digital Designer
Buy now: Kjaer Weis compact, $56. violetgrey.com
“I gravitate towards buying classic styles, especially when they go on sale. These sunglasses will last the test of time while blocking the sun’s harmful rays for seasons to come.” —Lizzy Wholley, Accessories Editor
Buy now: Saint Laurent sunglasses, $267. farfetch.com