Most people tend to fill out their summer wardrobes in the spring, a time when temperatures haven’t yet hit the 70-degree mark and the sun’s nowhere near bright enough for a beach day. Still, it’s not uncommon to make it to June, July or even August without having properly stocked up on those hot-weather essentials. Still wearing that pilled swimsuit from three years ago, or holding out on buying the Birkenstocks you’ve spied on all your favorite street style stars? You’re definitely not alone.
The good news: it’s not too late to pick up a few summer fashion staples. In fact, this might actually be the best possible time to do so, as there are tons of can’t-miss sales going on both online and in stores. After all, they’ve got to make room for all that incoming fall merchandise! So why not strike when the proverbial iron—and actual temperature—is still hot? Click through above to shop eight summer style must-haves you shouldn’t be afraid to buy, even though it’s practically August.