Scouring through sales takes a lot of time and effort—but nothing pays off like finding the piece you laid eyes on months ago that was too pricey for your pocket. Here, InStyle’s senior fashion editor Stephanie Trong does all the hard work for you. Each week, Stephanie finds the best of the hard-to-resist steals out there.
Printed blazer, $122 (originally $225); cosstores.com
Shirt dress, $80 (originally $115); cosstores.com
Belt, $34 (originally $49); cosstores.com
Folded front shirt, $62 (originally $89); cosstores.com
Cropped trousers $87 (originally $125); cosstores.com
Hair pins, $4 (originally $7); cosstores.com
Cropped jeans, $49 (originally $99); cosstores.com
Shoulder bag, $57 (originally $115); cosstores.com
Why it’s a score: The big fashion buzz phrase around this time of year? Transitional pieces. That means easy items that ride the line between hot and cold, ones that feel nice and breezy but can also ward off a nighttime chill. Try cropped, wide-leg trousers in lieu of shorts, or a pretty printed coat that' s no heftier than a blazer. And while you're at it, it doesn't hurt to prep for April showers—a wide belt makes a trench look fresh, while chic silver bobby pins keep frizzy hair in check.