Affordable Fashion Blog | Walking in Memphis in High Heels : Summer Basics - 28 Pieces under $50!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Summer Basics - 28 Pieces under $50!

I had a request on Instagram, so I'm doing 2 posts in 1 day!  I was asked to help find summer basics for someone on a budget.  My main summer basics would be tank tops, oxford shirts, lighweight camis, a denim jackt, a canvas jacket, a striped tee, sleeveless tops, chambray, shorts, skirts, maxi dresses, wedges and sandals, versatile handbags, scarves and statement jewelry.  I have put together 5 outfits here running vertically using 28 pieces.  Every single piece is under $50, and most all of these outfits are interchangeable.  For instance, not only can you wear that gingham shirt tied up over a maxi dress to make the dress work duty duty as a skirt, but you can wear the top with the yellow city mini skirt, the denim shorts, the pink shorts, or even pair it with the floral shorts using pattern mixing.  Did you see how that worked?  Don't be afraid to mix things up and pair things together that maybe you normally wouldn't.  You should be able to get a lot of use out of each of these items, and your wallet will thank you.  Which items pictured would you pair together to create an outfit?      
Summer Basics

Old navy dress  $24.70 with code ONSPRING.

Boatneck top  On sale for $24.99.

Old navy top  $18.70 with code ONSPRING.

Banana Republic tank top  $20.

Old Navy patterned shirt  $12.75 with code ONSPRING.

Old navy shirt  $11.24 with code ONSPRING.

Forever 21 knit cardigan  $16.

Old navy jacket  $32.50 with code ONSPRING.

H M denim jacket  $46.

Old navy  $16.87 with code ONSPRING.

J Crew long crinkle skirt  On sale for $49.99.

LOFT pattern shorts  $44.50.

LOFT denim shorts  $49.50.

Old Navy perfect shorts  $14.95 with code ONSPRING.

J Crew j crew  $16.50.

Miss Selfridge t-bar shoes  $44.

Dorothy Perkins high heel shoes  $49.

Slide Sandals  $16.99.

J Crew straw handbag  $49.50.

Old navy tote bag  $17.62.

Zara tote  $40.

Vinyl tote bag  $33.

Bubble bib necklace  $45.

Red chandelier earrings  $15.

Statement necklace  $25.

Old Navy wide stretch belt  $13.

Roots summer scarve  $30.


  1. Oooh I'm on my way to Old Navy right now!

  2. Omgggg I might have to buy that knock off J. Crew fan fringe necklace! Thank you so much for sharing!! You're the best!


  3. So great! Love the wedges and the target flats!

  4. I love your selection of necklaces and those shorts are REALLY cute!

    Sparkles and Shoes

  5. this is fabulous! i'm loving that bright lime skirt.

  6. I'm so excited that you featured the loft items on here! I had never heard of it before and was so excited that when I got on the website the have bigger sizes! So excited about this post and finding new clothes to try!

  7. Old Navy has been impressive this year! Thanks for the picks!

  8. Great grouping of summer basics! I love that you can mix and match it all.


  9. The one accessory I love and you dont tell to get it!!! The turquoise flower necklace...Please do!!!

  10. I freaking love these shoes Miss Selfridge t-bar shoes! How cute are they?!

  11. Looove literally everything in this post!

  12. I love that JCrew skirt and the ON pink shorts. CUTE stuff!

  13. THANK YOU for posting this! Even though I did not request it, TOTALLY going to check that stuff out!!!! It's all TOOOOOO cute & who doesn't love a good price?!?!?!

  14. My outfit idea: The pink shorts from Old Navy, with the Grey Striped Boat Neck from Macy's, and then finally add in the Slide Sandals from Target (which look an awful lot like the wedges I wore here)!!

    Fun post!

    Classy Ever After

  15. I’m you newest follower via GFC

    If you have a monochrome fashion post feel free to link up with me.
    Love this mood board hunny :)

    Lotte xo

  16. I almost grabbed a denim jacket yesterday at Old Navy. I may have to go back. I kept thinking about all the stuff I could pair with it.


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