Summer Essentials under $50 + 4 Outfit Ideas for The Summer

I know it’s *technically* still spring but it’s starting to feel like summer here and at the beginning of each season I like to have a few new styles to rotate into my closet. This summer looks a little bit different but my wishlist for summer is always the same: sandals, shorts, easy dresses and lightweight tops. Perfect for hanging out in the backyard or at the pool or an impromptu at-home date night or even just looking cute for the day. I rounded up some of my favorite pieces for the summer — and all of them are under $50 from Wal-Mart Fashion! Which is quickly becoming my go-to for summer styles — they have really easy pieces to wear that are cute AND comfortable! And let’s be honest — that’s all I want in the summertime. Find their summer collection here.

Side note: impromptu date nights do not require shoes and that has been a really nice perk. 

Summer Essentials under $50

from left to right, top to bottom:

Time and Tru Puff Sleeve Eyelet Top / Melrose Ave. Vegan Leather Sandals / Scoop Off the Shoulder Top / Time and Tru Smocked Peplum Top / Scoop Button Front Cargo Shorts / Scoop Square Neck Mini Dress / Time and Tru Platform Sandals / Time and Tru Push Up Swim Top / Scoop Off the Shoulder Dress / Sofia Jeans Destructed Jean Shorts / Scoop Square Neck Jumpsuit / Time and Tru Button Front Top / Time and Tru Slide Sandals / Scoop Blouson Sleeve Peplum Top / Time and Tru Button Front Shorts / Scoop Printed Halter Tank / Time and Tru Tiered Cotton Top / Time and Tru Ankle Strap Sandals / Time and Tru Floppy Brim Hat


And as promised — four outfits to inspire a few summer looks for you! Which look is your favorite?

Impromptu Date Night

(Scoop Off the Shoulder Dress / Melrose Ave Sandals)

These have to be the softest sandals ever and they last! My mom and I swear by them. These are mine from last year and they look just as new! I’m in the medium of the dress! It fits a bit generous, so size down one if you are in between sizes. Find this dress here.

At-Home Style

(Time and Tru Tiered Top / Sofia Vegera Distressed Shorts / Melrose Avenue Sandals)

I legitimately want to wear this outfit every single day this summer. This top I’m wearing is under $15 and is a lightweight cotton — such a perfect summer top! I’m in the medium.

Backyard BBQ

(Scoop Floral Dress / Nude Flip Flops)

Look, if we are having ANY kind of meal outside I’m counting it like ‘going out’ so I’m going to get dressed up. This is a perfect dress for an outside bbq — it’s lightweight, doesn’t wrinkle and I feel fancy. I’m in the medium of the dress — true to size! Find it here.

By The Pool


(Scoop Blouson Top / Time & Tru Shorts)

I’m in the medium of the top — I would suggest sizing down! It fits pretty loosely. I’m in the 8 of the shorts and I’m wearing them cuffed, but they are a generous fit. TTS.


PS: I did a super quick try on in IG stories this weekend if you want to see how some things from the graphic above fit! Find it here.

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  1. Mireia says:

    So many cute items!

    Mireia from TGL

    05.20.20 · Reply
  2. Those outfits look good. Looking foreword to buy some. Would you bring out the details with respect to the place to buy from , price tag etc in your next post??

    05.30.20 · Reply
  3. Nice article and I like those outfits. These outfits are indeed best for summers

    07.22.20 · Reply
  4. Wow nice outfits for summers. Could I get some of those as I am getting envious.

    08.31.20 · Reply