Ah…the unofficial start to summer. Memorial Day Weekend — and Memorial Day Sales! We’re starting to peek our heads outdoors and get back into the world. This summer brings a bit of hope — the sun, warmth, more time outdoors, reuniting with friends and family — even if it is on our own stoops and patios or backyard oases, or (more boldly) for family vacations, holiday gatherings (still intimate), and adventurous excursions.

We’re cleaning off grills for at-home barbecues, stocking up on summer cocktail ingredients, decking out patios, and eyeing our summer outfit essentials — cut-off shorts, sandals, dramatic sundresses for lounging and cute bralettes that peek out from tank tops. Speaking of which, we’re also searching for them on sale. So let’s get to it.

Our Memorial Day Sales Guide: The Best Deals In Fashion, Beauty & Home

Below you’ll find our guide to the best Memorial Day sales — our editor picks of what we have and love and is also on sale from beauty products and swimsuits, to maxi dresses and jeans, and from home appliances to cozy bedding. Plus — in addition to all of our Memorial Day sales articles (our very favorite deals) a list of the discounts our tried-and-true retailers are dishing out this weekend.

Cheers! Happy Summer!


Best Summer Dresses

Nordstrom | Anthropologie | Saks Fifth Avenue | Shopbop | Social Threads | Saks Off 5th | Reformation

Some of you know our fondness for house dresses already — all things flowy and flouncy really. When summertime comes around, it quickly becomes the comfortable, heat-proof closet staple we need.


Best Wedding Guest Dresses

Nordstrom | Anthropologie | Saks Fifth Avenue | Shopbop | Social Threads | Saks Off 5th | Reformation

With the warm weather approaching, we often get asked about wedding guest dresses. In a way, you could get away with anything (except for white, of course) depending on the type of wedding. BUT, I think it’s really all about finding a pretty dress you can stay in day-night comfortably.


Best Jeans

Levi’s | Good American | Saks Off 5th | Nordstrom | Saks Fifth Avenue

Huge denim gals over here with lots of opinions on the subject. We can usually find some of our fave brands (Levi’s, AGOLDE, Good American, etc etc) on sale during Memorial Day weekend. Sound the trumpets! 


Best Denim Shorts

Levi’s | Good American | Saks Off 5th | Nordstrom | Saks Fifth Avenue

Ah, denim shorts. The love/hate relationship with these things. We feel pretty strongly about what denim short styles and brands we like. Comfort and practicality are key. 


Best Summer Tops

J.Crew | Anthropologie | Reformation | Madewell

Sometimes we just want a cute summer top to brighten up our wardrobes. Nothing wrong with that, right? We can usually count on J.Crew, Anthro, Reformation and Madewell to have a great selection (that’s also on sale).


Best Swim

Nordstrom | J.Crew | Solid & Striped | Summersalt | Target | Everlane

If you’re in the market for some new suits now that summertime is quickly approaching, we’ve got you covered. J.Crew has always been a favorite, Everlane suits are great for a simple combo of tops and bottoms, and Nordstrom is never short of choices. And if you’re looking for an easy way to style your suit for the evening, take a peek at Scotti’s post. (Kat’s Plus Size Suits, Amy’s Sea Level Suits, Laura’s Aerie Suits)


Best Athletic Wear

Athleta | Lululemon | Zella | EverlaneNordstrom | Saks Fifth Avenue

Nothing more motivating than a new cute workout set. (And one that stands the test against sweat and allll the activities). Naturally, we like to feel a little stylish when we workout. 


Best Loungewear

Aerie | Nordstrom | Naadam | Zella | Saks Fifth Avenue

We’ve quickly become somewhat of experts on loungewear. It’s generally the only thing we want to wear after a long day of wearing jeans. Although, you can honestly find us in lounge most days. It can totally be dressed up a bit for out-of-house activities, too. 


Best Beach Essentials

Backcountry | Target | Walmart | Bed Bath & Beyond

We’ve got all the beach essentials covered — beach towels, umbrellas, coolers, speakers, etc etc. Because nothing is gonna ruin our beach day!


Best Pajamas

Printfresh | Lunya | Nordstrom | J.Crew

We love a good pair of pajamas. It’s the little bit of luxury everyone deserves and needs. Take a peek at this post by Kat covering the cutest plus-size pjs or Amy’s comparison of silk pajamas. And if you’re interested in some matching sets, Scotti covered some from Nordstrom and J.Crew.


Best Makeup

Sephora | Nordstrom | Ulta | Nudestix | Charlotte Tilbury

Once that summer weather kicks in, you can typically count on our makeup routines switching up a bit. We like anything that’ll give us that sun-kissed, dewy glow like we’ve been sitting outside all day and not stuck inside by a screen. 


Best Skincare Picks

Colleen Rothschild | Biossance | Supergoop

Sale weekends: the perfect time to stock up on good quality skincare. You deserve it! We LOVE Colleen Rothschild (and more specifically the Radiant Cleansing Balm). You can find us reaching for Biossance’s Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil pretty often. For all the sunny days, Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen is a must-have (and has been our fave sunscreen for years). 


Best Hair Products

Briogeo | R+Co | Oribe | Dyson | Colleen Rothschild

Haircare — the thing no one really wants to invest in, but once you do…hello, where is my photo op? But there’s seriously nothing better than the feeling a fresh, clean hair. Sale weekends are the perfect time to take the leap!


Best Sunglasses

Nordstrom | Saks Fifth Avenue | Saks Off 5th Backcountry

You can typically find us finishing off any outfit with a nice pair of sunnies (with an extra pair in our bag…just in case…)


Best Backpacks

Tumi | Rebecca Minkoff | MadewellNordstrom | Backcountry

When it comes to backpacks, we definitely have strong opinions. We have a whole post on why our team loves the Julian backpack from Rebecca Minkoff. It fits all the things, is comfortable to wear (so, so important for a full day out), and it’s beautiful to look at. If you’re on the hunt for something tougher, take a peek at Backcountry. We love a good Patagonia backpack for a long day’s hike.


Best Handbags

Shopbop | Nordstrom | Madewell | Clare V. | Saks Fifth Avenue

Oh, handbags. The fashion item we just cannot resist. Do we need? Maybe not. But, there’s a good chance we’ll scoop one up during sale periods. They can completely change up a look and add that little bit of spice that’s sometimes missing. Plus, everyone likes to casually peruse the Clare V. bags, right?


Best Beach Bags

Shopbop | Nordstrom | Clare V.

Because where is one to put all the beach essentials? I think a cute new beach bag might just do the trick. 


Best Sneakers

Zappos | Adidas | Nike | Everlane | Nordstrom | Madewell | Saks Fifth Avenue

We’ve been on the hunt for the perfect sneakers for years. They’re the must-have item in our closets that we’ll wear with almost anything — flowy dresses, graphic tees and distressed denim, soft shorts and a pretty top…the list goes on. You may have seen us rockin’ our Vans, Adidas Superstars and Golden Goose the most. 


Best Sandals

Nordstrom | Sorel | Zappos | ABLE | Eileen Fisher | Backcountry

We love a good sandal for summer. BUT they can’t be the ones that are only pretty to look at. We want walkable, comfortable sandals we can walk miles in.


Best Grilling Accessories

Backcountry | Target | Amazon

Barbecue season’s officially here! Maybe the perfect time to upgrade those essentials? Definitely check out Backcountry for anything your in-home grill master needs. 


Best Patio & Outdoor Furniture

CB2 | Target | Serena & Lily | Wayfair

The front porch, back porch, patio, pool deck, big ol’ firepit refresh is here. When you’re spending all your time outside, it’s totally worth making it as comfy as your living room, right?


Best Camping & Outdoor Gear

Backcountry | L.L. Bean | Target

Any season of the year you can find one of our contributors out and about in the great outdoors. Sometimes it’s rugged mountain hiking, sometimes it’s a bit more…glamorous camping. No matter what, we got the right gear for the type of trip.


Best Kitchen Appliances

Nespresso | Keurig | Walmart | Target | Instant Pot | Macy’s

Memorial Day is kinda the perfect time for some kitchen upgrades. Nab that Instant Pot we’ve been eyeing for quick dinners for the whole fam. But if you’re on the hunt for something just for mama? The Nespresso VertuoPlus Deluxe w/ Milk Frother. Y’know…for those mornings you just kinda want to spoil yourself.


Best Cookware, Bakeware, & Knives

Le Creuset | Our Place | Macy’s | Williams Sonoma

We love a little upgrade to our kitchen every now and then. New bakeware for the upcoming season of fresh-out-of-the-oven goodness? Yes please. It also might be the perfect time to nab the Always Pan from Our Place, which Emily has raved about.


Best Luggage

Paravel | Saks Off 5th | Saks Fifth Avenue | Bloomingdale’s | Shopbop

Oh, the thought of traveling around with a fresh new suitcase in hand. Maybe some of you have already started traveling again or have that special trip planned for the summer. Either way, Saks Fifth Avenue has some gorgeous luggage (that could probably double as an accessory), but Paravel’s sale is the one that’s got our attention.  We’ve never seen a site-wide sale, and this luggage is some of our favorites.


Best Electronics & Home Appliances

Dyson | Nordstrom | Target | Saks Off 5th

A bit of tech in the home can help make life easier. Easy cleanup with a Dyson vacuum, voice activated tech for the moments our hands are totally full but we just need to know the answer to a random question (or want to video call grandma in a pinch).


Best Home Decor

Anthropologie | Crate & Barrel | Nordstrom | Saks Off 5th

Freshening up our homes once in awhile with something slightly special or just plain ole pretty-to-look-at can make all the difference in our little worlds. Sales make this a bit easier. A new throw pillow or two, some coffee table books, or maybe even a new rug to really switch things up. 


Best Linen & Bedding

Parachute | Nordstrom | Bloomingdale’s | Boll & Branch

Hopping straight into a comfy bed after a long day — easily one of the best things in the world. So naturally, we love fancying up our beds with the softest things we can find. Our favorites? Parachute’s linen sheets and Slip’s silk pillowcases.