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At What Point in the Season Do You Stop Shopping for Summer?

Fall new arrivals are hitting, is now the time?

The Fourth of July marks a few things when it comes to fashion, and with the holiday behind us, we’re thinking a bit about the coming months.

For starters, the beginning of July means that sale season is in full swing. Further markdowns drop and new arrivals begin to hit the sale section, with retailers making room for new fall arrivals. That brings us to our next point, new fall and winter collections start to hit stores and pop up amongst our favorite e-tailers.

This begs the question: when do you stop shopping for summer and start looking ahead to fall?

Let Go Before You Build

I mentioned how I’ve been trying to streamline my closet by decluttering and organizing. Typically, I do that before I even begin to think about adding anything in (bags, shoes, or otherwise). This helps me to take inventory of what I have and start to make a list of what I think I need to add.

Sometimes, that means selling things I don’t wear and replacing them with things I will wear. I am in the process of doing this right now, and by mid-July, my mindset will shift from buying for summer to building for Fall.

At this point in the season, I genuinely don’t need anything. If I did (be it a staple pair of denim shorts or new ballet flats), I would have purchased them at the beginning of the season. However, I don’t think it’s too late to shop for summer—after all, there are some really great deals to be had, and with warm temps continuing here through September, buying now means getting a fair amount of use.

With that said, by the time August rolls around, sale or otherwise, I typically have completely stopped shopping for summer.

What about you?

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Nancy
Nancy
20 days ago

I don’t pay a lot of attention to the seasons. August and September are great times to find summer bargains that I know I’ll wear for years. Also summer weather often goes into October here.

Alyssa Branch
Alyssa Branch
19 days ago
Reply to  Nancy

Like you, I tend to find a lot of great deals at the end of the season. I find that especially true in the spring when you can score unbeatable deals on expensive cashmere or winter gear.

Juliette
Juliette
20 days ago

February

Sandy
Sandy
21 days ago

I stopped shopping for summer already, gearing up for fall, already started my fall list. 😄

Thefashionableteacher
Thefashionableteacher
19 days ago

I don’t. Living in Houston means that I can wear summer clothes well into fall. Seeing fall clothes in stores right now just means that I can now get summer clothes on sale.

Juetta West
Juetta West
19 days ago

I totally agree with you. I’ve slowed down and about to put the brakes on shopping for summer. I have everything that I need or should I say want. I’m looking forward to Fall making her appearance.

claudia
claudia
18 days ago

since I live in S. Florida, frustratingly, seasonal apparel/accessory changes real don’t apply, at least not for me. I would wear white year around (Chanel flap) as well as hemp/burlap bags (hello new Chanel! if only…). in this regard its nice!

Mattel
Mattel
16 days ago

You always buy a season ahead