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.

*This post is sponsored by Wal-Mart. Thank you for supporting the brands that support this blog! 

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5 Responses

  1. 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??

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

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