Great Summer OTS Look – Look For Less!

This week’s Frugal Friday I am continuing my new series “Look for Less”, which is all about making the latest fashions accessible and affordable for you!  post is the beginning of a new series! I can’t wait to share my look that is much more budget-friendly. ๐Ÿ™‚ 

A trend that doesn’t seem to be fading any time soon is the off-the-shoulder look! This season, and year haha, it’s all about the shoulder! Last season when the trend was just starting, it was so hard to find these pieces in stores. I remember going on a serious manhunt for a chambray off-the-shoulder I had seen at Old Navy that sold out within weeks! (And you better believe I found it and purchased at a fraction of the price!) Now it seems that 70% of stores summer inventory are made up of off-the-shoulder pieces. So this season, I’m looking for unique off-the-shoulder tops and dresses that have cool elements, interesting sleeves, or fun patterns! 

I fell in love with this off-the-shoulder look I saw one of my favorite bloggers, Carrie Bradshaw Lied, wearing recently. Not only am I sucker for gingham, I love the unique gathering and cinching on this top. I love how she paired a fun and flirty top with an edgier bottom with the distressed shorts. And I about FREAKED when I saw her handbag! My mom had this purse about 30 years ago and still has it in her closet! I immediately screen shotted her a pic and told her to dust it off! Haha I may be stealing it this summer. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Kathleen’s Look:
Gingham Off-the-Shoulder Top (Revolve) – $79
Topshop Ripped Mom Shorts (Nordstrom) – $60
Vince Camuto Ankle Strap Heels ( – $110
Natural Wood Handbag (Cult Gaia) – $128
Original Ray-Ban’s (Nordstrom) – $150

Kathleen’s total look cost $527, while my look comes to $91! A whole outfit, including accessories, for less than $100! Can’t beat that! ๐Ÿ™‚ That’s almost $435 in savings! I love the mix of feminine and masculine touches for this outfit; it creates a nice balance.

Shop the Look for Less:

Gingham Off-the-Shoulder Top (Francesca’s) – $14.98

Another Gingham Off-the-Shoulder Top with fun sleeves! (Charlotte Russe) – $22.99

Distressed Black Denim Shorts (Target) – $22.99

Chunky Black Ankle Strap Heels With Tassel (Lulu’s) – $26 (Since I featured similar ones last week, I wanted to show a different option, I love the fun tassels on these!)

Straw Clutch (H&M) – $14.99

Black Aviator Sunglasses (Urban Outfitters) – $12

I hope this encourages you to keep on searching frugalistas! You can still stay on trend with the latest fashions without breaking the bank!


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