Splashing out in the sales can feel like you're throwing money away on last season's trends, can't it? So the style-savvy fashion editors at LittleBlackDress.co.uk have scoured our fabulous sale for the best pieces to invest in now and wear for the new season. SS13 on a budget, here we come!

1. GRAPHIC PRINTS

Buy: Tramp In Diguise Morturio Dress, Was £483, Now £338 From Mary Katrantzou's iconic digital designs to David Koma's sleek, chic minimalist patterns, the dresses on the SS13 runways were awash with gorgeous graphic prints. It's most definitely about loud and proud prints this year, from retro-inspired to fabulous florals and geometric patterns. This oh-so flattering printed drape dress from Tramp in Disguise is the perfect way to show off your new season prowess and makes for a great transeasonal piece with tights or without. Down from £483 to £338, this designer dress won't be around for long. Shop all graphic print dresses here. 2. SHEER DELIGHTS Buy: Kelly Ewing Candy Dress in Nude, Was £170, Now £60 Sheer fabrics and luxe lace are going nowhere this season. Opt for voluminous 50s style dresses or long column gowns in sheer, lace or chiffon fabrics. The key to achieving this look is to flaunt some flesh but in the most coquettishly feminine of ways, which is why this full-skirted lace dress by Kelly Ewing is perfect. And it's now just £60! Shop the lace and sheer trend here. 3. PETAL POWER Buy: Kelly Ewing Alicia Dress in Red Floral, Was £150, Now £90 For SS13 the floral print is back, but this time it's with a vintage wallpaper-esque twist. Go for tapestry-effect fabrics with a slight sheen to make your frock spring-friendly or opt for accessories with applique flowers as seen at Chanel and Chloe. We can't get enough of this vintage inspired floral print dress (now just £90), which is perfect for a sophisticated evening with the girls and will leave you with cash to splash on cocktails! Shop our floral collection in full here. 4. BLACK & WHITE Buy: Gina Baconni Jersey Dress with Beaded Embellishment, Was £199, Now £139.30 The chicest colour palette of all for the new season is monochrome and Team LBD couldn't be more pleased with the rise and rise of our favourite LBD, but with a cool 60s fashion edge. We love this Gina Baconni dress, which features sophisticated off-the-shoulder white detailing — perfect for any special occasion. A style staple for under £140? You'd be mad to miss out! Shop monochrome at LBD here.

5. COLOUR-POP CLUTCHES

Buy: Bourne Amber Clutch in Raspberry, Was £143, Now £107.25 Come day or night, rain or shine, this season the brighter your arm candy, the better. From magnificent magentas to sharp citrus hues, the likes of Michael Kors and Mawi all championed the in-your-face handbag this season. Snap up this statement piece from Bourne for £107.25 in our sale today and you'll be SS13 ready before everyone else. Shop our colourful clutch bag collection here. 6. INTO THE BLUE  Buy: Bourne Sara Shoe in Blue, Was £149, Now £111.75 From eye-wear to leg-wear and all the frocks in between, the SS13 catwalks were brimming with blue. And already we've seen the most fashion-forward of the Hollywood elite busting out the cool colour way with Emmy Rossum being our favourite so far. Luckily for you, your injection of blue won't be quite as costly as Emmy's, in fact it's just a snip at £111.75 for these delectable designer shoes. Shop our Into The Blue section here. 7. SHEEN QUEEN Buy: Ukulele Sequin Skate Dress, Was £90, Now £58.50 Make like a mermaid in iridescent fabrics and muted sequin dresses to keep yourself well ahead of the fashion pack when it comes to evening wear this season. But with the shiniest, sparkliest season only just gone it seems unwise to ignore the treasure trove of sumptuous sheen styles the sale has to offer. Invest in the Ukulele sequin skater dress for just £58.50 and consider your spring-time Saturday nights sorted. Shop the sheen queen look here. 60s CHIC Buy: The Unique Collection Gold Rings Dress, Was £90, Now £72 If Louis Vuitton says the 60s are back, then who are we to argue? Invest in sexy swing dresses, mini LBDs and look out for cool mod details like on this one-of-a-kind metallic and black dress from The Unique Collection. This high-neck number is low-key luxe at its very best and gives the most brilliant of nods to the coolest era in fashion history. And the even better news? For just £72 it could be yours! Shop our 60s selections here. 9. ANIMAL MAGIC Buy: Scarlett Black London Elephant Print Scarf, Was £20, Now £16 Whether it's because David Attenborough's Africa is trending worldwide or because the warmer months bring out the wilder side in our favourite designers we're not sure but we do so love the safari chic look! This year give classic khaki and camel a twist by incorporating the hues in feminine shapes, and make sure you also go literal with animal motifs. Think gold cobra earrings, elephants emblazoned on shirt dresses and this bargain of a elephant print scarf. Whether you go all out or want something a little more subtle, for just £16 this chic cover-up is a great way to channel the trend. Shop our Africana collection here. Get ready for next season with more of our sale steals here now!