Shopping the Net-a-Porter Sale: Nine Wardrobe Workhorses To Buy Right Now

Net-a-Porter's having a major, up-to-50-percent-off sale right now. On one hand, it could be a decent excuse to invest in a digitally-printed Mary Katrantzou cocktail dress, a pair of Charlotte Olympia kitty flats or something else fancy-fashion-designer-y at half the outrageous cost. But since that price tag would still be pretty hefty, I'd argue taking a different approach.

Instead of splurging on a single, over-the-top designer piece, it might be smarter to sift through the sale for those workhorse pieces you need in your closet anyway, and find ones from contemporary labels so you might even be able to buy a few of them. Like, say, the navy blazer you need for work (40 percent off at $118), or the white summer dress you want for barbecues (30 percent off at $262). With that in mind, I rounded up those and some of the sale's best, most necessary pieces below; click through to shop them before exploring the full sale here

Basic Blazer

You know you need one. And if you have one, you probably need another.

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