I’ve been involved in the fashion industry for the majority of my life whether it’s working for Neiman Marcus, styling photoshoots or commercials as well as running this fashion blog. After so many years, it takes a lot to surprise me. Walmart has achieved that, with some of the best affordable summer outfits!
5 Affordable Summer Outfits from Walmart
Style and affordability rarely go hand in hand. The markup on fashion has gotten out of hand over the years and quality has gone downhill just as fast. Each and every time I work with Walmart I am even more amazed at the clothing and accessories I find. If I am being honest, I never thought I would be so excited about sharing my amazing finds from Walmart. I mean, they were never really known for their fashion or stylish accessories. 🤣
As soon as they launched their We Dress America campaign, everything changed. Not only is Walmart partnering with well known designers and actresses on beautiful collaborations; but the styles look better than designer pieces you would pay astronomical prices for. As a stylist, I am all about finding functional pieces that will get you through multiple seasons without sacrificing quality or breaking the bank.
I was beyond excited when Walmart wanted to partner with me to share some of my favorite summer looks with y’all. It was so hard to narrow it down to just one affordable summer outfit. So I ended up going with five; shooting my absolute favorite piece from the batch and I did an entire try-on session with all of the other looks.
If you missed watching this try-on session over on Instagram Stories I am sharing all of the photos below with sizing and pricing details!
Black and White Printed Strapless Maxi Dress
Let’s start out with my favorite maxi of the batch. I spotted this beautiful maxi dress online and knew it was coming home with me. By now, y’all know I love a good maxi dress for summer. They are just too easy to throw on and go! Especially with a fun print and flowing feel. The fabric is so lightweight and just flows beautifully in the wind.
This dress is priced right at $33 and is selling out fast. By the time I saw this dress and came back to order the small was already sold out! I loved this dress so much I ended up ordered the medium and praying it would work. To my excitement, the fit is absolutely perfect! There are Larges all the way to 3X still available.
Overall, the fit of this dress is beyond flattering. The top has an elastic band for a comfortable fit and the waist is also elastic with a functional drawstring. I personally love dresses with elastic and drawstring waists because if your size isn’t available you can easily size up or down, like I did.
The details on this dress are just so stunning. There is a fun ruffle detail that goes all the way around the top. This maxi has the cutest faux mother of pearl buttons going down the front. Thankfully, they are not functional so you don’t have to worry about anything pulling open. The dress is not lined either but I did not noticed it being see through whatsoever.
Polka Dot Paper Bag Shorts & White Tank
First off, I can’t believe this entire outfit is from Walmart and it is beyond affordable. Every single piece that I am wearing, shoes included comes out to under $100.
These shorts were an instant favorite of mine. I have been loving the paper bag style of shorts for summer. They are just so comfortable and the fabric is beyond soft and breathable. This particular pair is a dark chambray color with little polka dots on the fabric.
These polka dot shorts are only $23 and they are still fully stocked. I am wearing the size 26 and think they run true to size. They do have stock from size 24 all the way to a 32. The bow tie on the front is fully functional and there are 2 cute pockets. I feel like pockets just make everything better!
This white tank is a total steal! It is only $5 and comes in four different colors. I loved how the bright white popped against the darker shorts and made the white polka dots pop. One of my favorite styles is to wear a tighter or form fitting top with a pair of looser shorts. This way the top will show off your figure.
White Faux Wrap Dress
I spotted this white dress online and instantly knew I had to try it. I am always looking for dresses that can be worn for multiple occasions and this dress hit the nail on the head. Not only is this dress perfect for any summer occasion but it would be absolutely perfect for a nice event, date night or even for a bridal shower.
Most importantly, it’s only $17 and comes in 5 different colors. You better believe I ordered multiples! The fit is beyond flattering and so comfortable. I am wearing the size small and it does fit true to size. This dress has an elastic waistband and a fully functional tie to tailor a better fit.
Black Faux Wrap Dress
Below is the black version of the same dress. I told y’all I ordered it in multiple colors! All of the details are the exact same as on the white dress. This dress is even more versatile than the white as it can easily transition into the cooler seasons.
Throw on a moto jacket and a pair of leggings and over the knee boots or heels are you are all set for chillier temps. I personally love purchasing key pieces for my wardrobe that don’t break the bank and can easily be worn during multiple seasons.
Black TEXTILE Midi Dress
This TEXTILE midi dress was a piece that I wasn’t too sure about when I first saw it. Y’all know I am all for comfortable dresses during the summer but midi dresses don’t always work with my body. I gave it a shot anyway and I am so grateful I gave this little number a shot! It also comes in 2 different colors; black and a beautiful teal.
Let me tell you, the fit is absolutely amazing. I am all about comfort in the summer so anything cool and breezy in this Texas heat is going to be a win for me. The first day I got this dress I wore it around running errands the entire day. It is beyond comfortable and so soft.
I am wearing the size XS. I do think it runs true to size but you can easily size down because of the smocked/elastic tube top and flowing skirt. The last I looked it was still fully stocked from XS to XXXL. It is only $38 and such a great price for the quality of this midi dress. The smocked tube top detailing blew me away.
I have been sharing quite a few smocked tops and dresses lately and this dress knocks them all out of the park. I always have issues with elastic garments stretching out or getting lumpy but this dress is made so well you’re not going to have to worry about that.
It also has a rubber lining around the entire top which will prevent the dress from sliding or slipping. There is nothing worse than wearing something strapless and fighting with it falling down all day.
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