August 2021 Fashion Sales Happening Right Now

August isn’t exactly known as a time of year that’s brimming with markdowns on fall fashion, but it turns out that some of ELLE’s all-time favorite places to online shop have sale sections stacked with transitional pieces right now.

From jeans that’ll make you want to leave your bike shorts on read to trench coats and other minimalist mainstays, a handful of gems have sneakily been marked down to discounts even steeper than those seen during Black Friday. Think: Stuart Weitzman boots for 50 percent off, wedding guest dresses that cost less than your Seamless order, and more deals that justify using all caps to text your group chat about.

To make sifting through the various under-the-radar sales going on right now a less maddening pursuit, I’ve rounded up 30 can’t-miss deals. Ahead, the chicest, smartest and downright coolest styles to scoop up on sale now before things inevitably start to sell out.


Zadie 2-In-1 Trench Coat


$589 $294 (50% off)

Few articles of clothing are more timeless than a trench coat. This AllSaints iteration comes with a removable denim vest which lends instant edge.


Black Wedgie Icon Jeans


$100 $60 (40% off)

You probably don’t need me to tell you about how iconic Levi’s wedgie jeans are. What I can report to you instead is that SSENSE has a bunch on sale right now in various washes. 


Stand-up Collar Dress


$50 $20 (60% off)

This cotton jersey frock will come in handy once tricky transitional weather sets in a few weeks. Style it with knee-high boots, chunky sneakers, or open-toe sandals.


Blazer Low ’77 Vintage Sneakers


$115 $78 (32% off)

If you’ve been on the hunt for a new pair of white leather sneakers for fall, here’s a classic pair of Nikes with a retro feel. 


Black & Pink Small Zip Card Holder

Alexander McQueen

$390 $133 (66% off)

This leather Alexander McQueen cardholder deal is so good, spitting out your coffee in excitement is completely justified. Equipped with five card slots and a zippable pocket to store cash and change, this is well-suited for on-the-go types.


Willa Suede Tall Boots

Stuart Weitzman

$775 $387 (50% off)

Not. A. Drill. Luisaviaroma currently has discounts on a handful of Stuart Weitzman boots and heels that are still available in most sizes at the time of publication.


Denim and Knit Mix Cardigan


$375 $188 (50% off)

Editor’s note: This Maje cardigan is hands down one of the smartest purchases I’ve ever made. Hitting at that perfect sweet spot just below the waistline, this can be worn open or closed with everything from ripped jeans to formal dresses. 


60s Extreme Wide-Leg Cotton Denim Jeans


$296 $162 (45% off)

If a pair of Tik Tok approved wide-leg jeans is somehow still missing from your life, this high-rise pair will fill the void and sculpt your butt while doing so. 


14-karat Gold and Sterling Silver Diamond Hoop Earrings


$700 $385 (45% off)

Meghan Markle has been seen in Adina Reyter diamond earrings on repeat over the years, even wearing the designer’s Three Diamond Amigos Curve Post earrings to her first public appearance with the Queen. Here, a dainty pair of hoops from the brand that can be styled with everything.  


Evalina Dress


$278 $139 (50% off)

If it feels like half your Instagram feed got engaged in the last few months, having a ready-to-go wedding guest dress on hand probably isn’t a bad idea. Here, a relaxed fitting number that’ll be comfy to dance and eat cake in. The back straps also can be worn multiple ways, so you’ll be able to style this differently every time you wear it. 


Sleeveless Spaghetti Strap Satin Dress


Currently on sale for less than your Seamless order, this satin cowl neck number went viral on Tik Tok earlier this year. It comes in 20+ colors in case you can’t pick a favorite. (PS: We have a whole list of low-key chic wedding guest dresses on Amazon in case you want more inspo.) 


The French Fry T-Shirt

$75 $55 (27% off)

If you’re looking to channel the French fashion girl within, behold Ayr’s striped and perfectly boxy ‘The French Fry’ T-shirt. 


Exercise Workout Dress with Built-in Shorts

Editor’s note: I ordered this workout dress on Amazon a few weeks back and it’s since become my go-to outfit for errands, long walks spent listening to Spotifty, and casual daytime dates. It’s comfy and flattering and if I ever take up tennis, I’ll absolutely be wearing it for that as well.


Ultraboost 21 Running Shoe



$127.38 (29% off)

Changing sneaker culture forever, Adidas proclaimed Ultraboosts to be the greatest running shoe of all time upon its release. Six years later, many (myself included) would still agree. The latest iteration for 2021 is the cushiest version to date and is currently $20 off on Amazon in select sizes. 


Gold Rope Chain Bracelet

Laura Lombardi

$75 $56 (25% off)

If you’re after a gift for someone or you could use a minimalist upgrade yourself, look to this surprisingly affordable rope bracelet from Laura Lombardi. 


Cotton Canvas Jacket with Rhinestones

$520 $260 (50% off)

With its embellished shoulder details and slightly oversized fit, this Sandro jacket has a superpower-like ability of elevating any look it’s paired with. 


Pearl Bralette Top


$80 $50 (38% off)

Throw this beaded pearl bralette over a plain turtleneck, slip dress or pretty much anything in your closet and voila! An instantly cooler look. 


Eifele Frayed High-Rise Straight-Leg Jeans


$345 $120 (65% off)

The wash on these straight-legs can be worn with anything. 


Scarf Print A-Line Skirt

Nicholas Coutts
The Folklore

$430 $280 (35% off)

The pattern on this midi skirt from emerging South African designer Nicholas Coutts is nothing short of mesmerizing. 


Printed High-Rise Wide-Leg Pants

Marine Serre

$495 $346 (30% off)

Being able to go to parties IRL again calls for party pants. Here, a high-waisted option from Marine Serre made with a comfy and slightly stretchy fabric.


Trunk Reverse Shoulder Bag


$1,950 $1,170 (40% off)

Marni’s resort 2020 Trunk Reverse Shoulder bag is a playful and versatile choice if you’re after a compact everyday bag. It features two separate zipper-enclosed compartments and can be worn as a shoulder bag or a crossbody thanks to its adjustable straps. 


Roarke Linen Dress

$178 $142 (20% off)

Blink twice and you’ll most likely miss being able to find dresses in your size during Reformation’s ongoing summer sale. Here, a linen frock with a bustier bodice that deserves to be worn on repeat while it’s still warm outside. 



Sandals with Eyelets and Chain


$245 $123 (50% off)

Platform slides have been everywhere this summer, but Maje’s iteration just might be the coolest out there with its chain details. 


Silk Bra Detail Shirt

$345 $207 (40% off)

The lingerie detailing on this silk blouse is everything. 


The Track Wide-Leg Pant



$58 $29 (50% off)

If you’ve been contemplating the blazer and gray sweatpants look, try these elevated track pants by Everlane. 


Studded Leather Pumps



$1,595 $797 (50% off) 

Here are pumps you didn’t know you needed.  


The Organic Cotton Long-Sleeve Box-Cut Pocket T-Shirt


$34 $20 (41% off)

If your closet could use an everyday T-shirt refresh, this boxy Everlane option is currently on sale in a few colors. 


adidas x Wales Bonner Tartan Track Jacket



$357 $107 (70% off)

This sleek track jacket like no other hails from Wales Bonner’s collaboration with Adidas. At the time of publication, it’s nearly sold out everywhere, but we found a few left on both Farfetch and SSENSE.


Flocked High-Waist Moto Legging – Black

Alo Yoga


$118 $71 (40% off)

Alo Yoga leggings can’t even be fetched at this steep of a discount during Black Friday. 


Amira Pintucked Leopard-Print Cotton-Voile Mini Dress


$395 $197 (50% off)

A long-sleeved mini dress is a perfect silhouette to wear between summer and fall. 


Medium Hoop Earrings With Pearl Backs

Joomi Lim

$110 $88 (20% off)

There’s no such thing as too many fun hoops.

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