How To Get Affordable Wardrobe Essentials for Summer

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There are some wardrobe essentials that seem to stay relevant year after year. The pair of jean shorts you’ve worn until they’re as soft as cotton shorts. Or, the Tory Burch sandals you’ve worn 3 summers in a row. We all have those pieces and they’re the best, right?

But, despite my “summer favorites” that seem to stick with me, each year there always seem to be some gaps to fill in my summer wardrobe. It might be that I need a neutral sandal or a plain white tee. Other times I’m in need of a new “catch all” bag.

With each season, I like to evaluate my wardrobe and determine they 8-10 pieces I’ll wear over and over; kind of like a capsule wardrobe for the season. As I’ve started creating capsule wardrobes, I’ve noticed that my desire for quality brands has increased. I want fewer pieces, but better quality.

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As we approach the summer season, I was doing just that. I was evaluating my summer wardrobe to determine what gaps needed to be filled. Luckily for my marriage (and bank account), I didn’t need very many new pieces. The pieces I was looking for were a denim skirt, a new white tank/tee, a white pair of sandals, and summer dress. All of which are pieces I can wear with my kids or out with friends and all are pieces I can create multiple outfits from.

Before heading to the mall, I thought I’d stop by Clotheshorse Anonymous to see what new inventory they had since they put out new items daily. I have to be honest, I hadn’t been to Clotheshorse Anonymous since before the pandemic and I was crazy excited to visit! They’ve moved some things around inside and it’s so organized and so easy to shop.

Oh, if you’re new to this space and you’re wondering what Clotheshorse Anonymous is, it’s my favorite local consignment store. You can read more about it here, here, and here. It’s my favorite not just for their inventory, but for how meticulous they are about selecting their pieces, and for the range of brands they have. They have brands like Free People, Agolde, Tory Burch, and Lululemon to Dior and Chanel. Rarely do I leave empty-handed.

This week I struck out big time, too! I found a black denim skirt by Agolde, a white Club Monaco tank (crazy soft), a pair of white sandals, and a Kooples eyelet dress. I was so stoked! Agolde is one of my favorite denim brands, but usually a bit more than I want to spend; I grabbed my Agolde skirt for only $40! The Kooples dress was under $75 when most of their dresses retail for $400-something. Crazy, right? To say I got some good deals this time would be an understatement!

So, if you’re local and are looking to grab a couple new staple pieces for your summer wardrobe, I highly recommend shopping consignment! You’ll be able to find great, designer pieces that fit within your budget.

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This post was created in collaboration with Clotheshorse Anonymous. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting those brands that support Fleurdille.