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My Favorite Cute Summer Tops for Women (all from Amazon!)

Looking for some cute summer tops for women that are inexpensive and durable? Here are 3 of my favorite summer tops from Amazon that I have worn over and over again in the last year!

Cute Summer Tops for Women

3 Cute Summer Tops From Amazon

As you likely well know, I love finding great clothing deals at great prices on Amazon. And I love sharing those great finds with you all!

In today’s post, I want to share 3 summer tops for women I purchased from Amazon and absolutely love! All of these have held up well to multiple washings, are very comfortable, are inexpensively priced, and fit well.

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Cute Summer Tops

1. Amazon Essentials V-Neck T-Shirt

These tees come in a two-pack for $18.50 shipped (Less than $10 each shipped!) and they are some of my favorite v-neck tees! They are soft, fit well, but aren’t too tight.

You can wear them tucked in or left out. I prefer to tuck them in and wear them with a belt or to do a half tuck.

I got the navy/turquoise set (see the two pictures above). This particular set is currently out of stock, but they have a lot of other colors available in this same style and price.

Cute Summer Tops

2. Made By Emma Short Sleeve Chambray Shirt

I adore this shirt and usually always wear it at least once a week! It’s lightweight, soft, and so comfortable.

You can wear it untucked for a casual look, tucked in for a more tailored look, or with a cardigan or jacket.

Cute Summer TopsMany of the reviews on Amazon say that it runs small. I have on a small here and that’s the size I usually wear. It’s possible that some of the larger sizes aren’t as true to size.

The only drawback of this shirt is that Amazon doesn’t offer free returns on it and it’s $14.97 + $4.99 shipping.

 

Cute Summer Tops

3. WLLW Crew Neck Sleeveless Shirt

This is another shirt that I wear almost weekly! And it’s just $15.99 shipped or less (depending upon what size and pattern you choose).

It comes in a number of different patterns and colors.

One thing I wanted to mention is that some of you have ordered this and some of you said your shirt was a bit darker than mine was and you felt like the material looked different than mine does.

The good news? This shirt has free returns, so if you order it and don’t like it, you can easily return it — completely free (Amazon will email you a shipping label to return it).

Note: Many of you asked about the shirt I have on underneath this tank. It’s this halter top bralette and I really love it for halter top tanks!

How to Search for Clothes on Amazon

Be willing to dig. It’s not always easy to find what you’re looking for at first. Sometimes, you have to put in specific search terms to find exactly what you’re looking for. Don’t give up within a few tries; it’s probably there if you’re willing to dig!

Use as specific of search terms as possible. If you know a brand name and specific type of what you’re looking for, be sure to include those details in the search terms. Amazon carries a LOT of brands and you might be surprised what you find and the prices they are offering.

Look at the related searches. If you find an item you love, be sure to scroll down on the page to see the “Related Searches” items + the “People Who Bought This Also Bought” selections. In both cases, I’ll often find some great options there that I might not have found just by searching.

Cute Summer Tops

What To Check For Before Making a Purchase

Check if they offer free returns. Many clothing items on Amazon offer free returns. This means that if you don’t like the item for any reason, you can go on Amazon and request to return it. They’ll send you a free shipping label so you can return it and get your money back.

Read the reviews. I learn so much by looking at the reviews. You can often also see pictures of the actual item on someone. This is really helpful!

Always check the shipping price. Many clothes ship free to Amazon Prime members. Make sure you check the shipping price before falling in love with something — because sometimes it won’t be free and might be as high as $5-$6.

Look to see where something is made/ships from. Some of Amazon’s clothing ships from China and takes 4-6 weeks to arrive. Be aware of this when you are looking at items — especially if you are hoping to get them within in a few days.

Cute Summer Tops

Two other tops that didn’t make it to my top 3 list, but that I also love and wear often are the two above shirts:

  • FOMANSH Color Block Tee (this one looks a tad different than the one I have on above but Amazon says it’s the one I have — it has free returns in case it shows up looking different!)
  • Vemvan Striped Block Tee (comes in a number of different colors and is just $15.99!)

Other Places to Get Great Deals on Clothes

Your Closet — Don’t run out and get something new because “you have nothing to wear” without first checking your closet. There might be a dozen items in there you’ve not worn for awhile just because you forgot about them! Save yourself a trip to the store plus the money for new clothes by making sure you’re wearing what you already own!

Thrift Stores — Thrift stores are a gold mine of deals, if you have the patience to dig and look. Approach it like a treasure hunt, have strict guidelines for what you are looking for, and make sure

Swap Meets with Friends — Get your group of girlfriends together and have everyone bring what they no longer love, need, fit into, or wear and swap out clothes. This is a fun way to freshen up your closet — for free!

TJ Maxx — I’ve found lots of great deals at TJ Maxx over the years. You never know quite what you’ll find, but it’s a great place to find deals on basics like camis, socks, scarves, and workout clothes.

Target — Target often releases great coupons through their cartwheel app that can be paired with items from the Clearance Racks. This can make for great deals!

Zulily — This is an online daily deal site that has lots of sales on ladies’ clothing. If you like certain name brands like Under Armor or Tom’s, check out this site for their regular sales. Note: The shipping tends to be high on this site and it takes quite awhile for you to receive your items in the mail.

What are YOUR best tips for finding great deals on clothes? I’d love to hear!

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This cute and comfy striped tee is just $11.99 on Amazon!

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I found a cute and comfy striped tee on Amazon recently and I had to share it with you.

Get this Tulucky Women’s Striped Tee for just $11.99 with FREE Amazon Prime shipping + free returns. (I’m wearing a size small above.)

This was what I wore yesterday as part of the Get Your Pretty On Spring Style Challenge (I bought the Annual Membership on Black Friday weekend!).

Yesterday’s prompt was to wear a colorful striped t-shirt, jeans, an olive jacket, a gold necklace, and white shoes. This was my own variation of it.

Cute striped tee from Amazon Cute striped tee from Amazon Cute striped tee from Amazon

This shirt also comes in a variety of colors — and there are also some short sleeved options, too.

If you want to see a peek into how the Outfit Formulas work for the Style Challenges, you can sign up for the free Casual Wardrobe Basics Builder and get 20 different outfit ideas from just a few mix and match pieces.

Cute tee for summer from Amazon for just $13.99

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Looking for a cute t-shirt for the warmer weather? This tee is just $13.99 on Amazon!

a photo of a lady in a shirt from amazon

Get the Aolakeke Short Sleeve V-Neck Tee for just $13.99 with free Amazon Prime Shipping.

a photo of Crystal Paine in her outfit of the day

I love that this tee is long, so it’s great to wear with leggings. Or, you can tie it for a more fitted look. (I’m wearing a size small above.)

This was what I wore yesterday as part of the Get Your Pretty On Spring Style Challenge (I bought the Annual Membership on Black Friday weekend!).

The prompt was to wear a white tee, colored jeans, and a navy cardigan. I shopped my closet and came up with the above outfit. I really ended up loving it!
a photo of a lady in a t-shirt
The tee comes in pink and green, as well.

If you want to see a peek into how the Outfit Formulas work for the Style Challenges, you can sign up for the free Casual Wardrobe Basics Builder and get 20 different outfit ideas from just a few mix and match pieces.

I love this sweater I got on Amazon!

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Looking for a simple outfit idea? Here’s a semi-dressy outfit that I wore to church recently. It looks classy, but is also cute and comfy — which is basically the perfect combo in an outfit for me!

My sweater is a little pricer than what I typically pay for tops, but I went for it because I loved the color and I loved that it had the white shirt part built-in to it to give it a more dressed up look. I’m so glad that I decided to order it because I love it!

By the way, be sure to sign up for Swagbucks to earn free gift cards to use when shopping on Amazon. That’s what I used to buy this sweater!

I’m wearing a size small and I love that it’s long enough that you can wear it with leggings or it also looks great with jeans (since the top is more flow-y, definitely go for a more fitted pair to balance out the look.

The sweater is available for $36.98 on Amazon, it ships free if you have a Prime membership (you can sign up for a free trial of Amazon Prime to get free 2-day shipping and try it out), and there are free returns on this item.

It’s is available in 6 different colors: blue, dark green (the one I have), dark grey, purple, royal blue, and wine red.

They offer S to 2X for sizing and since it’s kind of roomy, they recommend sizing down if you are between sizes. (It’s a tad wide on me, but I actually liked how comfy it fit.

Note: Be sure to read the reviews on this sweater on Amazon before purchasing. Not everyone agrees with my assessment and some people did not love this sweater at all. 🙂 The good news, though, is that there are free returns. So if you order it and don’t love it, you can send it back for free!

I’m pretty sure my jeans are from Zulily but I’m not entirely sure on that. I couldn’t find the exact kind on Amazon. They are one of my go-to pairs of jeans that I’ve had for a long time and worn over and over again.

If you haven’t signed up for Zulily emails (they often offer great deals on high quality brands!), you can sign up here (that’s my referral link, by the way.)

My booties are for sure from Zulily as I just ordered them recently and absolutely love them! They are so cute but also incredibly comfortable, which I’m all about.

I found the exact pair here on Amazon, but they were a lot more expensive than I paid on Zulily. I love how they quickly dress up any outfit!

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What I Wore This Week (The Minimalist Suitcase Edition)

This summer, I’m taking the Get Your Pretty On Summer Style Challenge.

So far, I’m loving this challenge and can’t believe how much it’s encouraging me to get dressed in a cute outfit every day, try some new outfit pairings, and just enjoy putting together looks. Plus, I LOVE the Facebook Group where women share their own variation of each day’s outfit. 

This week, we’re on our 14-day East Coast Road Trip, so I am working with a very limited wardrobe and it’s all items that can pack in a suitcase, travel well, and work for lots and lots of walking and different temperatures.

Since I went to Italy and Israel for 10 days and packed in just a carry-on, it’s not too daunting for me to think of packing minimally for a 14-day trip. I drew inspiration from this 10-Day Summer Vacation Packing List and then looked in my closet to come up with what I would pack.

I decided to bring:

  • 5 tops
  • 4 pairs of shorts
  • 1 dress
  • 1 pair of jeans
  • 2 workout outfits + tennis shoes
  • PJs
  • jewelry
  • 4 pairs of shoes (I know this might seem excessive, but since we were going to do a lot of walking, I wanted to change up my shoes almost every day because I’ve found that’s easier on my feet if I don’t always wear the same pair of shoes.)

We’re using this 5-Day Packing System and so far it is working really well. I’m just mixing and matching outfits when I repack them into outfits on Laundry Day to add a little variety.

Here’s what I wore so far on vacation:

I just realized that everything I have on in this picture is from Amazon! I know I’m so weird that I order so much of my wardrobe from there, but it means I don’t have to shop. Which makes me very happy! 

Oh and Kaitlynn (our 10-year-old) did my makeup today!! I think I should let her do my makeup every day since she did a great job and it kind of felt like I was doing a fancy photoshoot to have her doing my makeup!

I love this outfit! It’s kind of a staple in my wardrobe. 🙂

Shirt: Cents of Style
Earrings: Kohl’s Clearance Rack
Shorts: Stitch Fix
Shoes: Amazon

Also, Kaitlynn did my make up again today! She went for a different look and did a great job. I feel completely spoiled!

Taken at the wax museum in DC, just for fun! 

I was trying to go for a somewhat patriotic look on July 4 while using the very minimalist wardrobe I brought with me on this 14-day road trip. I borrowed Kaitlynn’s head band that she got from Dollar Tree to add some red to this outfit.

I’m not digging this outfit and don’t know that I think I can pull off the headband look without looking like Rosie the Riveter, but hey, my husband told me it looked cute. So that’s that! 😉

(White shorts would have gone better with this outfit, but I need to wash them and considering that it rained and we walked through a lot of rain and puddles, I’m glad I didn’t wear white today! See my formerly white shoes for evidence of why white shorts would have been a bad idea!)

Shirt: Cents of Style
Shorts: Stitch Fix
Shoes: Amazon

I rained this day, so I didn’t get a full outfit of the day picture before my dress was completely soaked (we forgot to bring ponchos and umbrellas).
Dress: Amazon
Shoes: Amazon

We were mostly driving this day, so I went for a really comfy casual look and paired it with flip-flops! I can’t decide whether the earrings are way too much, or whether they make the outfit look a little more put together?

Shirt: Zulily?
Jeans: Stitch Fix? (I’ve had these for forever and wear them all. the. time!)
Hat: Cents of Style
Earrings: Amazon

Yes, I wore my Be Still shirt for our day in Times Square/New York City. Because, even when it might be crazy all around you, you can still have peace in your soul and reminders to take time to savor and breathe and be grateful. I’m especially grateful for this wonderful man I get to do life with!

Shirt: Cents of Style
Shorts: Zulily Sale
Shoes: Amazon
Earrings: Kohl’s Clearance Rack

(Want to see more outfits? See last week’s What I Wore post.)

What I Wore This Week (Frugal Fashion)

This summer, I’m taking the Get Your Pretty On Summer Style Challenge.

So far, I’m loving this challenge and can’t believe how much it’s encouraging me to get dressed in a cute outfit every day, try some new outfit pairings, and just enjoy putting together looks. Plus, I LOVE the Facebook Group where women share their own variation of each day’s outfit. 

I thought it would be fun to share a round-up of my outfits from this past week in hopes that it might inspire you with ideas and or encourage you to take a little time to mix and match items you already have to create some cute outfits!

(Want to see more outfits? See last week’s What I Wore post.)

Here’s what I wore this past week:

I wore a dress for the third time in two weeks!!! I think that dresses are growing on me, thanks to this GYPO Style Challenge and your encouragement on my daily outfit of the day posts.

Dress: Amazon
Jewelry: Kohl’s Clearance Rack
Shoes: Zulily Sale

I really, really like this dress. It’s not practical for every day wear, but it was perfect for Sunday morning!

Okay, a big thing I’ve discovered from taking pictures every day of my outfits is that I have a bad habit of pairing dressy tops with casual bottoms. And I don’t like how it looks.

But I didn’t realize this until I started taking pictures of my outfits! Which is one of the many reasons this has been such a good experiment for me to do!

Shirt: Amazon
Shorts: Stitch Fix
Shoes: Amazon
Necklace: Kohl’s Clearance Rack

I love this outfit! Jesse and I went on a date on Tuesday evening and went to this fun place called Homestead Manor, where he took this picture of me.

Shirt: Amazon — no longer available
Jeans: Stitch Fix
Jewelry: Kohl’s Clearance Rack
Shoes: Zulily Sale

I think I really like this outfit, too! It was supposed to be a blue and white striped shirt for the GYPO Style Challenge, but I don’t have one, so I subbed this tee.

And I got crazy brave and wore YELLOW shoes, as per the encouragement of Alison who put together the GYPO Style Challenge! I don’t even know when the last time is that I’ve worn yellow!!! And I shocked myself by actually liking them!

Shirt: Cents of Style
Shorts: Amazon
Shoes: Amazon
Jewelry: Stitch Fix (earrings) Bracelet (Amazon)

You all told me I needed to get some white shorts, so I finally got some! See? I’m learning… slowly but surely!

The outfit for this day was supposed to be a grey shirt + bright colored shorts. I was going to be inside most of the day and it was rainy for half the day, so here was my version of the day’s outfit.

I thought it looked okay hanging in my closet, but once I saw this picture I was like, “Really?? That’s not how I thought it looked at all!!” And I decided that this wins my Worst Outfit of the Week award. Facebook agreed with that. 😉

Sometimes, you just need to laugh when you put together an outfit that you and Facebook realize is just a bad, bad choice.

Shirt: Cents of Style
Jeans: thredUP
Shoes: Amazon — oh and they are bright white, they just look grey because of the photo shadows
Jewelry: Kohl’s Clearance Rack & Amazon

Also, in case you haven’t noticed, I’ve learned that I wear blue a LOT. I need to expand my wardrobe colors. 🙂

For more frugal fashion tips, read my post on Why I Buy Almost All of My Jewelry at Kohl’s, my post on My 3 Favorite Summer Shirts on Amazon, and My Top 3 Sites to Get Great Deals on Clothes.

P.S. Find out more about the Get Your Pretty On Summer Style challenge here (use coupon code MSM10 to get $10 off!)