August Fashion: Summer Sales

Kettlemag, Style, Fashion, Summer, Rebecca Parker
Written by Rebecca Parker

We’re almost at the end of August and that means summer is on its way out. Boo. However, that does mean that we get to wrap up in cosy knits and embrace the earlier evenings with a mug of hot chocolate. The shops are officially starting their end of summer sales and of course that means it’s a great time to pick up a bargain. However instead of being lured by those tropical prints and neon colours, if you’re clever and a little bit patient you can snap up some great items that will see you into the chillier months. Because being a student means that you’re super busy with studying and managing your jam packed social life, we’ve taken the stress out of bargain hunting and done it for you. We’re a super lovely bunch here at Kettle. 

Take a procrastination break and have a gander at the looks we’ve compiled of the best end of season treasures. 


Clockwise from left: Ankle boots | Bag | Jumper | Skirt | Blouse | Ring | Phone cover 

H&M never fails when it comes to on trend, on budget clothing. Mustard colours and set to be huge this autumn/winter. Pick one key piece and match it with black to make sure it doesn’t look overpowering. We particularly love this blouse and wrap around skirt combo for creating a boho inspired look, just make sure that you keep it looking current with heeled boots and a smart bag. 

River Island

Clockwise from left: Coat | Bag | Top | Skirt | Boots | Ring | Belt

River Island never fails to bring us 60s style glamour. Capped sleeve t-shirts are great for when the weather is in its ‘in-between’ stages and you can fling on the checked coat when it decides to get a bit nippy. Snake skin inspired accessories keep it all looking pulled together and interesting. 


Clockwise from left: Bag | Belt | Top | Sunglasses | Jeans | Coat | Boots 

Topshop has really been rocking the 70s trend this SS15 and that looks set to continue long into winter. Instead of going boho in shorts and cropped tees, opt for denim flares to keep your legs warm. Suede is also a sure fire way of nailing 70s style whether you pick a top like this one or opt for a tassled bag. Keep your colour palette neautral and glam up with accessories. 

What have you picked up in the sale? Let us know in the comments section below.