How to shop summer trends online

Jul 2, 2015 at 12:22 p.m. ET

When it comes to shopping summer trends there's no need to face the crowds on the high street. Instead of spending Saturday inside a shopping centre, why not just relax in the back garden while shopping online?

Aside from not having to leave your house, online shopping can offer some deals you just can't find in-store. And you may have an easier time finding your size and more options too.

To get the best summer trends online, stick to these simple tips:

1. Sign up for newsletters

You might cringe at the thought of signing up for newsletters but they are definitely the best way of discovering the next sale date or receiving discount codes before everyone else. Keep your inbox clean by only signing up for your favourite store's newsletters.

2. Don't just stick to what you know

Branch out a little online. There are so many retailers you might have never heard of and which may not even have a store front option.

3. Look for discounts on delivery

Lots of online stores offer free delivery, if your purchase is over a certain amount, so keep an eye out and pick up everything you need in one place to save on delivery costs.

4. Focus on summer trends

crochet throw over

Image: Blue Vanilla

If you've been searching for the perfect crochet statement piece try Blue Vanilla for a huge range of 70s-inspired stock featuring crochet throw overs and cardigans, which will help you create that perfect festival look.


Image: Misguided

If you don't mind baring some skin, Missguided has plenty of sheer and skin-baring clothing items to choose from. Mesh insert shorts, sheer wide leg trousers and panelled dresses are all on the menu for you to grab in preparation for the upcoming summer break.

gladiator sandals

Image: New Look

If you're looking for gladiator sandals, New Look is a hot spot for this footwear trend; this style has already sold hundreds of pairs so get there quickly to pick up your very own for those cocktails at the hotel bar while on holiday.

Kimono from F&F at Tesco

Image: F&F at Tesco

If you love a kimono, F&F at Tesco has a huge range of kimonos ready for summer in their online store and the best thing is you can order clothing to be delivered to your nearest branch the next day (if you order before 3 p.m.) – so you can pick up your clothes and do your food shopping at the same time.

Simply Beach bikini

Image: Simply Beach

And if you need to top up your bikini selection, try

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