Affordable Summer Basics You Need

Y’all know I’m all about some good affordable summer basics. They’re basically the only pieces a wear. So today, I’m sharing some of my absolute favorites. 

Affordable Summer Basics | Cotton Cami, Wide Leg Crop Pants | Ft. Everlane, Joules, Brixton | Louella Reese

brixton joanna hat (on sale)| c/o everlane cotton cami | c/o everlane wide leg crop pant | c/o everlane crossover slide sandals | c/o joules large straw shopper tote | MINCL heart shaped sunglasses | c/o lisi lerch tiger eye hoop earrings

Okay, that hiatus was WAY longer than I had expected. Aka I was only planning on taking a day or two off from blogging due to us BUYING A HOUSE but whoa time flew by! With last week’s trip to Winston-Salem Thursday-Saturday and moving Sunday, the days had passed before I even realized it. So one week and three days later, I’m finally back with a new post! 

If you’re still shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (only have till August 4th) be sure to check out my recent posts: 2019 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Fitting Room Session, The BEST of the 2019 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, and My 2019 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Top Ten Picks

If you’re over the sale, let’s move on to today’s post, shall we? And today’s post is ALL about summer because HELLO it is still summer and 90+ degrees every day. Therefore, I honestly can’t even think about going outside in a sweater, jacket, coat, scarf, or any of that stuff from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Give me tanks, sandals, straw pieces, and easy living! 

The Perfect Cami under $20 | Summer Tanks | Louella Reese
White Cottage with Blue Front Door | Charlotte NC Homes | Southern Cottage
Affordable Summer Basics | Cotton Cami, Wide Leg Crop Pants | Ft. Everlane, Joules, Brixton | Louella Reese

If you’ve been following along with my looks this summer – whether it’s here on Louella Reese or on IG you’ve definitely seen the tank from today’s post several times as well as this linen muscle tank. They’ve been my go to tops for the past month or so and there’s no sign of that slowing down. 

The reason for that, they’re super comfortable, super lightweight and breathable, and look great tucked into just about everything. Aka they’re the perfect basic pieces! Oh and they’re both under $30. 

Affordable Summer Basics – Tops

The Perfect Cami under $20 | Summer Tanks | Louella Reese
Affordable Summer Basics | Cotton Cami, Wide Leg Crop Pants | Ft. Everlane, Joules, Brixton | Louella Reese

Typically come summer I’m all about skipping the pants. No pants party for me haha. however this year, this pair of wide leg crop pants has totally changed the game. I actually reach for them more often than dresses now. A great pair of wide leg crop pants allow you to create so many different looks – casual like today’s or a little more dressed up when paired with wedges and a blouse. 

Aside from wide leg crop pants, some other great basic bottoms are denim cut off shorts, linen shorts, denim skirt, and boyfriend jeans (if you’re into wearing jeans in the summer). 

Affordable Summer Basics – Bottoms

Large Straw Shopper Tote | Pamela Munson Dupe | Louella Reese
White Cottage with Blue Front Door | Charlotte NC Homes | Southern Cottage
Affordable Summer Basics | Cotton Cami, Wide Leg Crop Pants | Ft. Everlane, Joules, Brixton | Louella Reese

brixton joanna hat (on sale)| c/o everlane cotton cami | c/o everlane wide leg crop pant | c/o everlane crossover slide sandals | c/o joules large straw shopper tote | MINCL heart shaped sunglasses | c/o lisi lerch tiger eye hoop earrings

What affordable summer basics are you loving this season? 

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24 Comments

  1. Lizzie wrote:

    This whole outfit is sooooo cute! I Loe every single piece!

    Posted 7.25.19 Reply
  2. Cathy wrote:

    I love those pants for summer! They look comfy yet chic. Also love how you styled them!

    XOXO
    Cathy

    Posted 7.25.19 Reply
  3. Jessica Camerata wrote:

    I have these pants in white but I feel like they look SO much better on you than me! Love them and the color.

    xo Jessica
    My Style Vita

    Posted 7.25.19 Reply
    • Oh I need to look at the white! Whatever, I am more than certain they look amazing on you!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 7.25.19 Reply
  4. Morgan wrote:

    This outfit could be worn every season!! Obvi with some layers in the cold months but it’s the perfect base! Love all the pieces!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

    Posted 7.25.19 Reply
  5. Kileen wrote:

    Love how simple but chic this look is! Need to get this tank, so perfect for Summer and I love these pants!

    Kileen
    cute & little

    Posted 7.26.19 Reply
  6. Sarah Lennon wrote:

    I never buy basics and really should though! I always seem to have a shortage of bottoms because Im always going for the cute and fun tops!

    Posted 7.26.19 Reply
    • I use to do that as well – always looked for really unique and different pieces. Then realized I had nothing to wear them with haha. Basics are definitely a must – at least a few!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 7.26.19 Reply
  7. Greta wrote:

    I love this hat on you! So adorable. Also, congrats on the new house! Can’t wait to see more.

    Posted 7.26.19 Reply
  8. Stephanie wrote:

    Giiiirl your basics need to get into my closet right away! I love all these pieces so much. And EEEK I’m so excited about your house. I can’t wait to see more updates. I’ve been loving seeing little bits on Insta!

    Posted 7.26.19 Reply
    • Haha 🙂 thanks gal! I truly recommend them all. I have been wearing them like crazy and contemplating a second color in each because I wear them so much! And thank you about the house – we are so over the top excited and cannot wait to share more!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 7.29.19 Reply
  9. Laura S wrote:

    I love these basic pieces and it’s even better when they are affordable!

    Posted 7.26.19 Reply
  10. Emely wrote:

    I’m all about great basics. Love your choices.

    Posted 7.26.19 Reply
  11. Caitlin wrote:

    You always have the cutest outfits! Love your style.

    Posted 7.29.19 Reply
  12. I love these pants! I tend to have a hard time putting together basics during the summer so I need to use these tips 🙂

    -xo, Azanique | https://www.lotsofsass.com

    Posted 8.2.19 Reply