An early summer sale is a bit like an unoccupied table in a beer garden: highly prized, and not around for long. Luckily, we’re giving you the early bird’s scoop on Ted Baker’s SS16 Sale – a collection of cut-price items that caters to far more than just a sunny afternoon session.

Whether you’re prepping for a holiday, dressing for a wedding or just in the market for some warm-weather garms, Ted’s offering up to 50% off swimwear, tailoring, threads and treads. High summer dressing has never looked better.

Here are our top picks:

LIMBOE Herringbone Jersey Jacket

Fusing the structure of Savile Row-worthy tailoring with a lightweight jersey fabric, the LIMBOE jacket will make you look smart without making you sweat. While its single-breasted herringbone design steers classic, its contrast print lining and flattering slim fit ensures a bang up to date look.

Easily dressed up or down, try teaming it with a white button-down and lightweight chinos for Riviera-level refinement, or throw it over a tee and some shorts for a no-fail up-down combo.

Was £195. Now £136. Click to buy.

NEWLINE Stretch Linen Shirt

You needn’t keep it casual to stay cool. Breathable and lightweight, the NEWLINE shirt taps both the breathable benefits of linen and the stretch-ready comfort of elastane to offer a hot weather-ready spin on a smart wardrobe essential. There’s even a subtle chest pocket that’s made for stowing your shades.

If you’re attending a summer wedding this season, layer this linen beauty underneath your favourite lightweight suit for a look that’s crisp and guarantees comfort.

Was £85. Now £59. Click to buy.

MIICKE2s Leather Saddle Loafer

Summer presents a quandary for footwear: slides and sandals might let your feet breathe but they won’t cut it for date night.

Praise be then, that Ted Baker has come up trumps with leather loafers that look suave but won’t kick up a stink. The MIICKE2s’ bovine nubuck leather construction makes them durable yet flexible, and therefore a perfect daytime shoe.

Other plus points include subtle contrast stitching throughout and a geometric embossed sole – details that add originality without overstepping the mark.

Was £110. Now £77. Click to buy.

AGADO Bright Colour Satchel

Channelling a distinct Oxbridge influence, this timeless satchel would look just as fitting in Brideshead Revisited as it would aboard a commuter train.

Not just a pretty face, its upmarket aesthetic is complemented by more practical features including an internal laptop compartment, push lock closure and a shoulder strap that’s both adjustable and removable.

Ideal for making an impression at work, or stowing your gadgetry safely and stylishly when travelling.

Was £109. Now £76. Click to buy.

VERANDA Oxford Polo Shirt

Every summer, men are met with a familiar style conundrum: how do you stay comfortable and look smart in 30-degree heat? Enter Ted’s VERANDA Oxford Polo Shirt.

Boasting a short-sleeved cut in a soft, lightweight fabrication and a contrast patterned collar, it lets you retain an element of sharpness without melting in the sun.

A light blue textured body makes this shirt especially versatile; wear with navy shorts during the day and layer a lightweight blouson or Harrington jacket over the top once the sun’s on its way out.

Was £65. Now £39. Click to buy.

WALLEE Leather Wallet Gift Set

In menswear, tastes and preferences vary wildly, but a few items are deemed essential across the board. Case in point, the WALLEE leather wallet in black.

Crafted from 100 per cent luxury bovine leather, this classic coinkeeper is every inch the discerning gentleman’s choice, and will easily outlast fleeting trends.

Complete with a corresponding contrast cardholder, a presentation gift box makes the WALLEE the perfect present – to yourself, of course.

Was £65. Now £45. Click to buy.

NODEAL Debonair Geo Print Cotton Shirt

When summer hits, talk of BBQs and pub crawls are rife, but let’s not forget most of our waking hours are still spent office-bound where soaring temperatures are anything but a blessing.

The NODEAL Debonair Geo Print Shirt quells warm-weather sartorial woes by combining the lightweight ease-of-wear of your civvies with nine-to-five formality.

A 100 per cent cotton fabrication lets your body breathe (especially important when stewing at your desk all day) while mother of pearl buttons add a refined touch.

Was £89. Now £53. Click to buy.

LOTTO Paisley Print Cotton T-Shirt

A sharp example of how small edits can update a menswear staple, Ted’s LOTTO T-Shirt gives a time-honoured classic a punchy update.

The paisley motif here adds a point of difference while the subtle colourway ensures this tee’s still easy to wear.

It’s an ideal graphic choice that’ll work just as well underneath a neutral-coloured bomber jacket as a main-stage statement with jeans and trainers.

Was £45. Now £31. Click to buy.

Final Word

Much more than just seasonal pieces, these picks can be put to use beyond summer too. So, as the wise man once said, make hay.

Shop the full Ted Baker sale online now.