THE disappointing weather doesn’t have many upsides. But one of them has to be the early start for this year’s summer sales, which are still going strong.

This is a particular boon if you're due to be travelling to somewhere with guaranteed sunshine over the next couple of weeks, as the high street has rails of swimsuits, tops, summer dresses and sandals being sold off at great prices.

And even if you’re not going on holiday, there’s always the hope that August will be better; that day out down the coast or barbecue might still go ahead.

With so many bargains on offer, why not treat yourself to a few new pieces? High street staples such as Next, Dorothy Perkins and Office currently have some great pieces on sale from their summer collections, both in-store and online

And if the rain stays on? Put them in the wardrobe…there’s always next year.

All prices featured here are sale prices.