Face it: Pumpkin-spice season is basically here. And pretty soon you’re going to have your annual post-summer freak-out over having to wear pants again / having nothing to wear. Luckily, there are Labor Day sales. Right now is best time to shop for the things that’ll keep the panic to a minimum — fall pieces such as chunky sweaters, boots, and maxi skirts that can help bridge that weird transitional weather time.
Here’s where to shop to get what you need (and maybe a few things you don’t need because why not). Read on to see our picks.
Saks Fifth Avenue has up to 70 percent off designer handbags from Mansur Gavriel, Coach, Staud, Moschino, Proenza Schouler, and Marc Jacobs, to name a few. This one can survive the elements.
Coach’s cherry-print handbags are also on sale and perfect for brightening up gloomy gray days.
This leather crossbody is the perfect size for your everyday essentials and 30 percent off.
Denim brands such as Levi’s, Frame, Citizens of Humanity, Agolde, and Re/done are nearly half off and will keep your legs from getting cold when, you know, it gets cold out.
It’s never too early to shop outerwear, especially when it’s over 60 percent off like this fleece puffer from Stine Goya, one of many jackets now on sale.
Saks has sweaters on sale too, including this wool-cashmere blend turtleneck! Cozy season = best season.
Warp + Weft, known for its sustainable denim that goes up to a size 24, is offering 70 percent off from September 1.
Refresh your work-from-home uniform with something comfortable from Ssense with discounts on designer brands such as these pants from MM6 Maison Margiela.
Heading back to the office? Save on chic workwear you’ll actually want to wear from M.M.LaFleur, which is offering up to 80 percent off select styles.
We’re still on a bit of a coastal-grandmother kick, and what’s more fitting than oatmeal-colored sweaters in cozy cashmere and wool? Shop up to 40 percent off cozy essentials at Splendid with the code REFRESH.
Trust me: You’ll want to fill your closet with these sweaters from State Cashmere, known for its supersoft Mongolian cashmere. The entire site is 15 percent off with the code LABORDAY22 from September 3, so get a pair of pants to match that sweater.
Warm sweater + breezy skirt = the perfect “What is this weather?” combo. Head on over to Farfetch for deep discounts on Ganni, Maje, Marine Serre, Jacquemus, J.W. Anderson, Christopher John Rogers, and more. Shop designer skirts or stock up on accessories.
Okay, yes, you need snow boots, but you also need something more fun to wear with your skirts and sweaters. Lucky for you, cold-weather booties and knee-high boots are on sale in countless colors and patterns. Dear Frances has 20 percent off sitewide.
If you don’t have a rain jacket, you’re making a big mistake. Huge! At least your favorite sustainable brand Everlane has an additional 60 percent off summer styles and discounts on denim and jackets.
This ’90s-inspired denim made to fit hourglass shapes — meaning no weird gap at the waist — is half off. The 100 percent cotton jeans are ultraflattering and very cool.
Dress for fall while feeling as if you’re still wearing your summer caftans: Monrow is known for its comfy basics such as roomy T-shirts and dresses. Everything is 25 percent off, including its lightweight outerwear.
Looking cute won’t make your morning commute less hellish, but it can’t hurt, you know? Tanya Taylor — known for her bold, bright pieces that you can mix and match or wear separately — should do the trick. Now get 25 percent off select styles with code LDW25.
Target has plenty of deals on clothing — including denim from Levi’s and even swimwear for that tropical midwinter trip you’re already planning.