Guys, I Found Deals on the Most Stylish Summer Staples at the Ann Taylor Memorial Day Sale (You're Welcome)

Now that's what I call a good sale

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If you're already dreaming of the pool parties and cookouts that come with Memorial Day weekend, I have some good news for you. While I can't speed up time until you can toss up that OOO message on Monday, I can let you in on some seriously good sales to start the celebrations with—including a sitewide sale at Ann Taylor.

That's right—starting now and continuing through May 26, *everything* at Ann Taylor is marked down, with a 40 percent discount on full-priced items and an extra 40 percent off sale items. (Psst: Select pieces are also up to 50 percent off through May 23!) Obviously, this is one Memorial Day sale you'll want to make time for. And to make things easier for you, so you can focus on perfecting those BBQ appetizers or finding the most comfortable bathing suit to wear through the weekend, I scoured the site early and picked out seven of the best summer styles to add straight to your cart.

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These best-selling shorts, now on sale for as low as $30, have a mid-length cut that was made for summer activities. The cotton-blend style comes in a bunch of different colors, in both petite and standard options, with sizes ranging from 00 to 18. Plus, the added spandex means they'll feel totally stretchy and comfortable no matter where your weekend takes you. According to shoppers, they fit true-to-size, too, and feel high-quality. As one shares, "[These shorts are] an absolute necessity for your warm-weather wardrobe. Can be dressed up or down, and are well-made to last...I couldn’t get through the summer months without their versatility." In that case, you might want to pick up a few pairs to keep in rotation.

A quality straw hat works wonders to upgrade even the most casual summer outfit, all while keeping your eyes shaded from the sun. And let me just say, I rarely see them priced this low. This half-off pick from Ann Taylor comes in both natural and white hues, complete with a belt-style trim that makes it look way pricier than it is (during the sale, at least). According to one buyer, it feels nice and lightweight but still provides a good amount of coverage.

Button-down shirtdresses are one of the most versatile dresses you can add in your wardrobe, and this discounted linen-blend number is the perfect pick for the season. It's designed with cap sleeves, two front flap pockets, gold-detailed buttons and a self-tie waist that can easily be adjusted to fit tighter or looser (which will come in handy after you've had a few hot dogs). Plus, it's conveniently machine-washable so you can wear it again and again without taking a trip to the dry cleaners.

Designed with sculpting pockets and for an extra-smooth fit, these jeans will become your new go-tos in a flash. The breezy wide-leg silhouette and ankle-grazing length makes them ideal for warmer weather, while the cotton and Tencel performance stretch fabric should keep you feeling comfy yet supported throughout the day.

This textured open-knit sweater, which comes in standard and petite sizes, is just the piece you need for those not-too-hot summer days (or nights by the bonfire). It's made from a breathable cotton blend and has dropped shoulders and a slightly relaxed shape, so you shouldn't feel restricted or too warm while wearing it. To top it off, the ribbed cuffs and neckline add an extra pop of visual interest while helping to maintain its shape.

If you've got a slew of summer weddings on the schedule this year, don't miss the chance to scoop up these pleated metallic sandals that will add a touch of sparkle to any dress you choose. The low heel is ideal for dancing the night away, while the padded footbed should help keep you going through the whole affair. But don't just take my word for it. One reviewer writes, "Bought [these] for the beauty, but they’re also super comfy. [The shoes look] cute with pants and dresses [and the] kitten heel height makes [them] easy to wear...The fabric front has a good amount of stretch compared to leather." It's worth noting, however, that shoppers say they run large, so you might want to size down if you pick up a pair of these beauties.

You can never have too many linen button-downs IMO, so don't skip this pick while it's 50 percent off. The lightweight top, which comes in a bold pink hue and a crisp, classic white, is made from 100 percent linen, so it'll feel super breathable whether you don it to the office or use it as a cover-up on vacation. And despite the delicate fabric, the shirt can simply be tossed in the washing machine, and that earns it extra points in my book.

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Assistant Commerce Editor

Natalie LaBarbera is PureWow's assistant commerce editor. She writes about all things shopping, including fashion, beauty, travel, wellness and more, searching for the best...

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