After finally seeing the message that your salary has been credited, a little payday shopping treat can work as the perfect end of month reward.

With a plethora of high-street stores including Zara, Mango, H&M, Massimo Dutti and more on sale, it’s the perfect time for a little mid-summer shopping. Whether you’re travelling or want to gift your loved ones

For summer, it’s time to think classic styles, neutral tones, easy-to-wear layering and doses of mood-boosting pieces.

While the entire process of shopping during a sale might become overwhelming, here are a few tips to keep in mind on your next shopping spree.

Would you buy it if it wasn’t on sale?

It’s easy to get carried away when you’re sale shopping, but items that have been dramatically marked down in price are not a bargain if you’re not going to use them. If you wouldn’t buy it at full price, then it’s not worth spending even half of that.

Stick to your true style

It’s always worth spending some time thinking about what is in your wardrobe already that suits you – the size, colour and fabrics you love – and then looking for specific things on sale rather than walking in blindly.

Avoid buying doubles

If you’ve already purchased this item before, avoid buying it again. Despite it being half-priced there’s no point in buying something you already own.

Purchase neutral hues

Neutral shades go a long way rather than bright pop colours, that are usually worn once. For a pastel wardrobe, each piece can be mixed and matched to be carried off several times without too much hassle to create the perfect summer wardrobe.

So, we’re here to bring you a treasure trove of the most expensive-looking pieces on the high street every month.

25 high-street summer buys to purchase:

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