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One of my biggest pet peeves—worse than loud chewers or when people leave shopping carts in parking spaces—is online retailers who have sitewide sales but don’t include any of the popular brands they carry. They trick you into thinking you can score great deals on all your favorite stuff, but then list pretty much everything you’d want in the fine print of the “exclusions apply” section.
This conundrum is why I’m a loyal ASOS shopper. Their promos actually cover a vast majority of their inventory, so there will be no surprises when you hit that checkout button. And now through 3 a.m. EST on May 22nd, you can use code “SPRING4IT” to get 25% off anything at ASOS, and I mean anything. Whether you’ve been eyeing a Hershel backpack or a new pair of Nikes, they carry a ton of well-known brands and also make great-quality items for their own label, so there are options for every budget and style. To help you shop the sale, we’ve handpicked some of our favorite products from a bunch of different categories, including shoes, accessories, and beauty.
1. Sunglasses with a cult following
While buying a pair of Ray-Bans is a bit of an investment, they truly are an iconic piece of eyewear that will never go out of style. I’ve had my Ray-Ban aviators for nearly 10 years now; they’ve outlasted almost every other pair of sunglasses I own. It’s so easy to keep them in my purse for sunny days when I want to throw them on and look more polished. If you’re looking for a pair that’ll go with any outfit, you can’t go wrong with a classic frame such as the Wayfarers.
Get the Ray-Ban Original Wayfarer Sunglasses for $160.17 (Save $50.25)
2. Makeup from an award-winning brand
Whenever I go to the makeup section of a store, I always migrating over to the Benefit products first. I’ve been a loyal customer of their best-selling Hoola Matte Bronzer and Pore-fessional Primer for years, so I know I can always count on their products to get my makeup looking snatched. We’ve even tested Benefit’s “They’re Real” mascara to see if it lived up to the hype (spoiler alert: it did). It’s no surprise that when these products are included in a sale at any store, I feel the need to stock up.
- Get the Benefit They’re Real! Black Mascara for $21.25 (Save $5)
- Get the Benefit Hoola Bronzing Powder for $25.50 (Save $6)
- Get the Benefit The Porefessional Primer for $27.20 (Save $6.40)
3. These running sneakers that are functional and fashionable
With the rise of the athleisure trend, trendy sneakers are a must-have in any closet. The Nike Pegasus’ are more than just a good looking shoe though—they’ve been consistently ranked as one of the best pairs of running sneakers on the market for women, in part due to the comfortable sole and breathable mesh fabric. If you’re in need of new sneakers for running (don’t worry, a coffee run counts), these won’t let you down.
- Get the Nike Running Air Zoom 35 Pegasus Sneakers for $90 (Save $30)
4. A backpack that’s perfect for work, school, or travel
Herschel backpacks are designed for all of life’s daily adventures. You’ve probably seen them on the backs of hipsters, but don’t be fooled, they’re actually suitable for all types of people. I own the Herschel Dawson, which I bring to work everyday, and I love the nostalgic look and quality of construction, as well as the comfort it provides compared to a tote or messenger bag.
- Get the Herschel Supply Co Little America 25l Backpack for $76.50 (Save $24)
5. These wellies that are completely waterproof
Let’s be honest, a good pair of wellies makes a rainy day actually bearable. Instead of being miserable in soaked sneakers, you can have fun splashing in puddles knowing your feet will remain totally dry. Hunters are my go-to for rain boots, as they’re a recognizable brand that combines fashion and function in the best ways. Made out of quality materials and with tons of colors to choose from, it’s easy to find a pair to fit your inclement weather needs.
- Get the Hunter Women’s Original Tall Wellington Boots in navy for $117 (Save $39)
- Get the Hunter Men’s Original Chelsea Boots in black for $111 (Save $37)
6. These sneakers made for superstars
Perhaps you didn’t hear, but shelltoes are back, and we wish they never left. Originating as a low-top basketball shoe, the Superstars have truly come a long way over the years. With their signature three stripes, these Adidas sneakers capture that retro, vintage feel that has inspired the streetwear scene lately. When it comes to casual, trendy footwear, Adidas doesn’t disappoint.
- Get the Adidas Women’s Originals Superstar Sneakers in white for $60 (Save $20)
- Get the Adidas Men’s Originals Superstar Sneakers in white for $60 (Save $20)
7. These boho pieces that’ll unleash your free spirit
From flowy skirts to embroidered tops, Free People sells some of the most gorgeous pieces of any clothing company out there. What isn’t as amazing is their prices, which can hover around the $200-$300 range for a single item. Though you’re obviously paying for quality, it’s still possible to save a bit of money by purchasing Free People from larger retailers, including ASOS. Though the selection isn’t quite large, finding cute stuff like this midi skirt or lace bralette is still easy, and the sale makes them even more appealing.
- Get the Free People Retro Love Midi Skirt for $60 (Save $20)
- Get the Free People Adella Bralette in white for $28.87 (Save $9.63)
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Prices are accurate at the time this article was published, but may change over time.