The Best Bargains of Spring Sale Season Published July 11, 2012 • Updated on July 13, 2012 at 6:44 am The best part of summer (besides ice cream sandwiches and beach excursions) is undoubtedly the sales. 16 photos 1/16 Kirna Zabete/MyTheresa 2/16 MyTheresa The best part of summer (besides ice cream sandwiches and beach excursions) is undoubtedly the sales, which hit their steepest markdowns in July, just as fall shipments begin tricking into stores. We scoped out some of the most killer bargains to be had, starting with Miu Miu's sculpted pink mules finished in soft leather roses. Marked down from $1058 to $635 at MyTheresa. 3/16 Kirna Zabete Proenza's tissue-soft tanks and tees make terrific year-round staples, and are even easier to love when they're less than $200. This punchy zebra-stripe edition in sage green might easily be incorporated into a fall wardrobe. From $275 to $137.50 at Kirna Zabete. 4/16 La Garconne Polka-dots are one of those prints we can't seem to get enough of, be it the depths of summer or a holiday party in December. This neutral polka-dot tunic dress by local label, A Detacher, would come in handy year-round. From $909 to $454.50 at La Garconne. 5/16 Creatures of Comfort We're always coveting Rachel Comey's comfy-chic shoes, but the sky-high price points often put them out of reach. Happily, these clunky suede platforms—which will pair perfectly with a swishy summer skirt and crewneck tee—were marked down over $200 for Creatures of Comfort's annual summer sale. From $437 to $218.50 at Creatures of Comfort. 6/16 La Garconne Sales are often terrific opportunities to stock up on high-quality wardrobe staples that would normally be outside your budget, like this classic Carven trench, which, no doubt, will come in handy during the next summer thunderstorm. $960 to $480 at La Garconne. 7/16 Shopbop Likewise, we guarantee you'll be pulling Equipment's chic silk button-down out of your closet again and again for everything from work appointments to elegant evenings on the town. From $198 to $136.50 at Shopbop. 8/16 Creatures of Comfort Of course, the real pleasure of sale season is instant gratification. These canary yellow hot pants from Creatures of Comfort's house collection are exactly right for the steamy summer weather. From $259 to $129 at Creatures of Comfort. 9/16 Kirna Zabete Similarly this classic black bandeau suit by Lisa Marie Fernandez may be on major markdown, but with temperatures above 90 this week, now is the perfect time to bust it out. From $325 to $162.50 at Kirna Zabete. 10/16 MyTheresa With the black and white trend staying strong through the fall/winter shows, Jason Wu's timeless two-tone cocktail dress with a strapless black bodice and frothy white skirt will be equally suited to summer weddings and dressy fall occasions. From $3800 to $1140 at MyTheresa. 11/16 Shopbop And speaking of stark black-and-white, these color-blocked kicks from Elizabeth & James will put a fresh spin on practically anything in your closet, from skinny jeans to work ensembles. $295 to $206.50 at Shopbo. 12/16 ForwardForward Executed in summer-weight cotton, this stripey blue knit by Rag & Bone has a nautical, seaside appeal. We recommend pairing the look with bright white shorts and a big summer hat to maximize the easy, breezy effect. $275 to $165 at Rag & Bone. 13/16 Totokaelo Brooklyn-based jewelry label, Lady Grey, had an especially stellar spring collection, replete with "ombre-effect" stones and geometric details. This slender cuff bracelet—with outward-facing triangles on either side—offers just the right amount of bling without overwhelming an outfit. From $254 to $127 at Totokaelo. 14/16 Kirna Zabete Jewel tones were all over the fall 2012 catwalks, so expect to get a whole lot of mileage out of Prabal Gurung's classic A-line sheath dress in a deep purple hue. $1695 to $847.50 at Kirna Zabete. 15/16 ForwardForward Add a playful pop to your summer wardrobe with Stella McCartney's crisp blue blazer, which could transition easily from a work setting to an after-hours soiree. From $2145 to $1180 at ForwardForward 16/16 Totokaelo Maybe our eye just gravitates toward all things shiny, but Dieppa Restrepo's bronze loafers seem like a perfect way to incorporate a hint shimmer into a summer outfit. $300 to $150 at Totokaelo. 0 More Photo Galleries Brag on Your Grad: Celebrating 2020 Graduates in DC, Maryland and Virginia Photos: Protests, Unrest in DC Following George Floyd’s Death Protesters, Enraged by Black Americans Killed, Gather Nationwide NBC4-T44 Friday Fun: Show and Tell!