Style Your Budget: Summer Closet Staples

We’re back with a second edition of Style Your Budget. If you missed it last month, Style Your Budget shows you one outfit prompt styled at five drastically different price points.

One of the things that makes Style Challenges work so well is that we don’t provide you the clothes. That may sound like a bad thing at first, but we promise it isn’t. By providing you with a style prompt rather than a box of clothes, you get to decide what the outfit ultimately looks like (and how much it costs).

If you already own all the pieces in the prompt you can shop your closet for a free outfit. Woohoo! However, if you need to fill in a gap in your wardrobe you get to choose which store, and more importantly how much you are going to spend, to fill in that gap.

This outfit is the Day 10 outfit prompt from the Style Challenges Closet Staples Casual Capsule Wardrobe Builder. (FREEBIE ALERT – Get the shopping list + 4 outfits from this capsule here.)

Denim Jacket + Striped Tee + White Shorts + Gold Sandals


Now let’s Style Your Budget!

Option 1


Jacket $29.99
Tee $4.99
Shorts $19.99
Sandals $19.99  
Earrings $2.99
Bag $12.99

Outfit Total $90.94

Option 2

Jacket $29.95
Tee $14.99
Shorts $19.99
Sandals $16.99
Earrings $7.99
Bag $24.99

Outfit Total $114.90

Option 3

Jacket $110
Tee $39.50
Shorts $69.50
Sandals $79.50
Earrings $39.50
Bag $18

Outfit Total $356

Option 4

Jacket $98
Tee $39.50
Shorts $68
Sandals $155
Earrings $28
Bag $58

Outfit Total $446.50

Option 5

Jacket $98
Tee $25
Shorts $49
Sandals $198
Earrings $28
Bag $225

Outfit Total $623

We always recommend investing in the best quality that your budget allows when it comes to your closet staples. However, if you are trying out new trends, fluctuating between sizes, or need a more budget conscious option we hope this post has helped you see that you truly can feel confident in what you are wearing no matter where you shop or how much you can afford to spend.

It’s Your Turn: What version of the outfit was your favorite?

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