Tips For Shopping Summer Clearance Sales

This week as I was out shopping for a few more things for summer, I realized we’re already at the end of the summer season. They were already putting out the fall clothes. The good news, though, is that the summer clothes are now on clearance. That makes this time of year the perfect time for shopping summer clearance sales and finding amazing bargains.  

Tips For Shopping Summer Clearance Sales

Today, I’ve got tips for shopping summer clearance sales. With these tips, you should be able to buy a few new pieces to rev up your summer wardrobe and get a head start on next summer. Before you head out to the stores, I recommend that you start with a plan. Here’s how I plan my summer clearance shopping. 


  1. Look through your closet. Make a note of items that you’ve been needing this summer but haven’t bought yet.
  2. Add to your list the items that you currently have that are starting to wear out and won’t be wearable next year.
  3. Add to your list anything you wanted to buy, but was out of your budget. You might find it now for a great price.
  4. Add to your list anything that would add more versatility to your wardrobe, such as a good print to add more flair to your neutrals.
  5. Think of any special occasions you have this summer that would require something new. You’ll need to buy it soon, before it becomes too difficult to find.
  6. Add other items to your list such as shoes, jewelry, or summer pajamas.
  7. Take your list, prioritize it, and set an estimated amount for each item.


  • Dresses
  • Summer tops
  • Capris and crop pants
  • Shorts
  • Bathing suits
  • Shoes, especially sandals
  • Summer purses
  • Summer pajamas and robes


  • Always shop with the next summer season in mind. Only buy things that you’ll wear this summer and next summer.
  • Don’t buy something just because it’s on sale. It still should be appropriate for your body type, flattering color, and work for your lifestyle.
  • Buy basic or classic styles. Trendy items might not be the trend next summer.
  • Buy colors that aren’t too trendy. Colors that are on trend this summer might not be next year.
  • Look for items that you would love to have, buy would never pay full price for. This is a great time for investment items.
  • Try to buy items that you could wear year round, such as layering pieces or things made with a fabric that isn’t distinctly for summer.
  • Look for special sales and coupons. Stores will often have an additional discount on top of the clearance price.


Besides shopping for clothes, you can find great sales on these other summer items:

  • Outdoor apparel and gear
  • Summer sports equipment
  • Camping equipment
  • Garden items
  • Outdoor furniture

Keep in mind that some things will be discounted even more in August when it’s back-to-school time such as computers, electronics, backpacks, and school supplies, such as notebooks, paper, pens, and pencils. Every August I stock up on notebooks, especially since I’m such a list maker.

Summer Shopping

I hope my tips for shopping summer clearance sales will help you to get organized and make the most of your summer bargain shopping. Mix and match your new purchases with your current wardrobe and you won’t get bored with wearing the same things over and over. And you’ll have a head start on next summer’s wardrobe!

Till next time, have a wonderful summer and a wonderful day!

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