How To Create Your Summer Styles On A Budget

It’s heating up and that means changing out our closets. What if I said it is possible for you to create your summer styles on a budget? I’ll take you step-by-step on how to add items to your wardrobe without breaking the bank.


So I’ll admit, there is one of item that are a bit pricy, but I truly think of this product as investments. For instance, my shorts you have been seeing all over my Instagram.

Last year, I decided to purchase these Free People shorts that cost about $98. Just like my Tory Burch sandals, they held up and was worth every penny. Since living in Florida, I do wear them pretty often but these are perfect for the summer. I found that it was simple to wash them and easy to keep them clean. They haven’t turned that strange off white color. If the white isn’t your jam, the traditional color are also another great pair to add to your cart. The plus side is distressed will never go out of style.

I have some sad news. When I went onto the Nordstrom website and I couldn’t find the exact pair but found one somewhat similar by Rag & Bones.

The ratings stated that they fit true to size and ladies seem to really like them. When picking out any pair of shorts, you want to make sure they will last for a long time and not just get something you will throw away in a month.

To check out ‘The Cutoff’ Denim Shorts by Rag & Bone, click on the photo.

Earrings are EVERYTHING! For the summer, I like creating basic outfits but spruce it up with a pair of earrings. Most of my time has been spending at Best of Everything here in Naples but lucky for you, they have an online store filled with the most AMAZING and AFFORDABLE earring.

Daisy Do Earrings- $14

These are the Daisy Do Earrings, one of many different styles of earrings Best of Everything has to offer. You can choose earrings that has a statement, something a little more subtle, or a sparkly spunk.

Be sure to check out Best of Everything’s whole collection. Here’s an added bonus! If you spend $25 and over, it’s also FREE SHIPPING!

With so many staycations coming up, there isn’t a lot of time to go to the nail salon. That’s why I love these 100% Nail Strips by Color Street. They are super simple to just place in your suitcase and apply when you get to your hotel. I’ve wrote a whole blog post about how to achieve the perfect manicure. At $11-13 and can last up to ten days, it’s a no brainer to add this to your summer must haves. Be sure to check out the new Fun in the Sun Collection and take advantage of the online sale; BUY 3, GET ONE FREE. Head to the Color Street website to see the whole collection. Warning, going to the site will make you find the cutest designs and it might bring pure happiness.

Nail Art- Nails- Color Street- Summer

Let’s chat about bodysuits. Just got in my order from Peach Pistol Boutique and did you know that they have an app to make your shopping easier? Check out this adorable bodysuit on their app! It’s so perfect for the summer time because it’s made out of bamboo fabric which will help protect from the heat! (Size Large for reference) Download their app to get first dibs on their items plus get notifications about their sale items! Available in Google Play and in the App Store.    

To wrap this up, you need to check out these multi-purpose scarfs from Best of Everything. All I want to do is pull my hair back but that can get boring after a while. With these multi-purpose scarfs, you can add a little detail to make your hair style on point every time! Did I mention they are super affordable?

Best of Everything Multi-Purpose Scarf

I’ll dedicate a pull post on how to create these cute hairstyles soon. With only paying $6 for this multi-purpose scarf, I have been able to use it as a hair scarf, put it around my neck (before the brutal weather came), and even tied it around my purse to add an extra fancy twist. Click on the photo above to check out Best of Everything’s multi-purpose scarf collection.

Summer is the season to go outside and soak up the sun. With so many vacations coming up and cocktails in your near future, I’m sure you just need some affordable finds. I would love to see what you add to your closet! Be sure to come back and post a photo of yourself in the comment below or tag me in your stories! There’s nothing better than knowing that you’ve helped a fellow fashion lover. Cheers! xoxo Mandy Nicole

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  1. Ray
    June 9, 2019 / 7:19 am

    Love the scarves. I always been a scarf girl however you inspired me to up my scarf game.
    Those Jean shorts are very cute and very summer.

    • June 9, 2019 / 8:56 am

      Ray! You just made my day! I saw on your story with your bow! It was cute! I love the shorts! Being short myself, those are my go to. Makes me feel tall. Worth the price!

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