Friday, July 31, 2015

Staying Summer Casual Chic with New Summer Clearance Items

I think this is the first time this season where everything I am wearing is new except my bag and necklace.  I didn't really plan it that way, but there have just been some great summer clearance sales going on so I've been scooping things up!  Summer fashion really doesn't change that much year to year, so if you need a few new things, now is the time to get them!

Today's outfit is my typical summer attire.  It is what I feel most comfortable in when I'm out in public in the summer.  I prefer sleeveless tops over tank tops, and shorts about this length.  Anything shorter makes me feel uncomfortable, and anything longer makes my legs look unattractive.  I really don't care for Bermuda shorts at all.
The chambray shirt is by St. John's Bay and is from JCP.  The vanilla camisole is from Forever 21.  I already owned a chambray shirt in a lighter wash, but when I saw this one on clearance, I thought I  I could use a darker wash too.  That's the thing about denim…whatever you buy in denim,  whether it's jeans, jackets, skirts, or shirts….you need it in several different washes to go with the other items in your closet.  I found that's especially true with denim jackets.  I own three of those in different washes.
My necklace is old, I can't even remember what store I picked it up at.  It's a pretty, flat, iridescent shell with several strands of silver chain and more iridescent beads.   It is one of my favorites.
The back of the chambray top has a couple of little darts to create more fullness and shape where I need it most.

My silver bracelet I picked up while on vacation from a store that was going out of business.  We found the best deals at that store and made quite a haul!

My nude cross-body bag is from JCP (OLD).

The sparkly silver thongs were also a clearance item from a local shoe store.  I got them for less than $7.00 but they are horrible to walk in.  They have a hard sole, and I didn't realize that to effectively walk in thongs you have to have a rubber sole.  You need the material beneath your feet to bend a bit, otherwise your just sliding your feet.  I will never wear these when I need to walk a lot, that's for sure!
I'm still loving all the soft shorts that are available this season.  They are so much more comfortable to wear in the hot summer months than twill or denim shorts.  This is the third pair I've purchased this summer!  You can see the other two HERE and HERE, if you missed those posts.

These shorts are by Liz Claiborne and are made of 100% linen.  I think they are my favorite so far!  They were originally $44, and marked down to $14.99.  But I had both a $15.00 off coupon and $10.00 in rewards, so I bought them with another item that totaled my bill to $31.00, and when the deductions came off I got both items for less than $7.00.  SCORE!  

These shorts have a zipper, button, and a drawstring waist:  so super comfy!  There are very large pockets on the front.
So what about you?  Have you been picking up any summer clearance items, or have you already moved on to fall and back-to-school items?  I know this can be an expensive time of year purchasing all the school supplies and clothes the kiddos need for the new school year.  I'm glad those years are behind me!

Have a great day!  Amy

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  1. Summer clearance items of the best or clearance items in general. Ha ha. I love your shorts. :]

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  2. This looks like such a comfy summer outfit (minus the shoes - I don't ever wear flip flops :-) Love the shirt, I need to get one of those! Glad to read I am not the only one not liking bermuda shorts. I have one pair but only wore them once.
    I am hoping to check out some summer clearance items - if there is any money left over after purchasing school supplies and kids clothes. You are right, this time of the year is expensive for parents, and school registration fees have been going up too.

  3. Great outfit! I love chambray for all seasons and this sleeveless version is so great for summer. I haven't picked up any clearance items recently or really any fall items yet either.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  4. Love this casual look! That chambray top is perfect and the accessories with it are beautiful! I picked up a fun cross body bag at a clearance sale recently. :)

  5. Perhaps if we buy enough summer clearance items, we can make summer last longer(: Love your pretty accessories here!! Great bag! Susan

  6. You look gorgeous!! Love this casual look XO!! Thank you for visiting #LINKUPWITHLISA

  7. Fabulous ensemble for Summer! I am lucky in a way that I have no kids and so my purchases are somewhat limited to myself and hubby.I really like how you style yourself in any occasion and to me you seem like a pro. Keep up the good work

  8. Don't you look lovely! It's so nice to wear something, feel and look good in it, especially when it's been bought on sale. And thank you, too, for the oh so nice comment you left on my last post, I'm glad you agree!

  9. That bag and those sandals, cute, cute, cute!!!


  10. I need some of those shorts!

  11. Yay for summer clearance time!! Lookin' super cute, Dear!

    Dawn Lucy

  12. This is the perfect summer look! Love your sleeveless chambray and those sandals!

    Doused In Pink

  13. It's kind of sad that stuff is already out for summer clearance! I feel like summer just got started!! Oh well! Your neutral pairing here is perfect. I can't resist a good chambray! Totally understand the struggle with needing all the washes!
    Carylee | more pieces of me

  14. I definitely agree about getting denim/chambray in all different shades! I still need a sleeveless chambray shirt in my closet! Thanks for linking up!
    Jeans and a Teacup

  15. These summer sales do make it tough not to make purchases. Loving your new outfit!

    Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you next week.


  16. Perfect summer outfit!! Thanks for linking up for Style Saturday. xo~ Megan The Fashionista Momma


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