10 Memorial Day deals: Skinny jeans, shorts, ping pong tables

Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer. But there's nothing unofficial about great deals for the inspired shopper.

Megan Meany, of MegansMustHaves.com, offered TODAY some of her special tips and finds for Memorial Day.

But first, a few tips:

  • Shop early as the good stuff doesn't last.
  • Focus on spring and summer sale items as those are the most prevalent.
  • You'll find some promotions where proceeds benefit veterans or deals catered to veterans.
  • May is typically not a good time to purchase electronics. Any tech you buy today will likely either be outdated or deeply discounted within the coming weeks.

Tall Striped Cotton Tank Dress
Loft, $29.94 (originally $69.50)
Nautical never goes out of style so it's a great buy as it will have longevity unlike super trendy sale items.

Stretch Denim Skinny Jeans
L.L.Bean, $24.99 (originally $69)

Knotted Fringe Scarf
Forever 21, $6.95 for military members (originally $8.80)
Scarves are a wardrobe staple and they can be worn year-round. They're a great bang for the buck.

Classic Shorts
American Eagle Outfitters, $23.97 after using special 40% off discount code "03987441" (originally $39.95)
Guys will get a lot of wear out of these classic cut shorts this summer. And notice they're a little shorter than the longer board shorts -- shorter shorts are a trend for men.

Five Flops Water Shoe
Kohl’s, $24.99 (originally $45)
I love these because they are great for a beach, but they're also nice looking enough for a restaurant.

Saudades Pillow Collection
CB2, $24.95-29.95 (originally up to $39)
This is a very new collection from design duo Courtney and Rob Novogratz for CB2. It's always nice to see a new item that is getting a sale price.

De'Longhi kMix 5 Cup Coffee Maker
Bloomingdale’s, $129.99 (originally $165)

Leggings -- for girls
Polkadot What, $23 (original $32)
Girls can design their own leggings with the help of their parents. And there's a charitable twist: one pair of leggings gives 5 meals to a child in South Africa through The Lunchbox Fund.

Matchable T-shirt -- for boys
Children's Place, $4 (originally $9.50)
You can match these up with their matchable shorts to make a whole outfit.

Ping Pong Fury Table Tennis Table
Sports Authority, $199 (originally $299)