Affordable Summer Staples from Target + What I Look for When Purhcasing Basics

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This Texas heat has been on another level this year. I feel like every year I forget how hot it actually gets in Texas and am always surprised when the heat comes around. It’s like I just block it out of my mind. I’ve been needing to stock up on some summer basics to fight this heat and wanted to share a few pieces I’ve grabbed recently from Target!

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Target is my favorite place to shop for affordable basics as I’m sure you know since I have been obsessed with this, this, this, and this recently that I have shared with you! I seriously live in that purple sweatshirt. I love a good fleecy cozy sweatshirt. 

I wanted to share some of the basics I’ve snagged from Target recently since they have the best deals with $5 tees, $15 shorts and dresses starting at only $10. I wanted to grab some essentials that I could wear a variety of different ways this summer.

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These shorts were just screaming my name. You know I love a good pair of fleecy shorts and these do not disappoint! They come in five other colors but this brown color was just calling my name. I thought I would get so much use out of them this summer and they would easily be able to transition to early fall paired with a cute sweater or sweatshirt. 

This tank is such a good basic because it comes with extra room to tie a knot in the front. It’s the perfect essential to have in your wardrobe for summer and can easily be dressed up or down with denim shorts and fun jewelry or worn casually like I am here.

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I knew I had to have this white dress when I saw it. I love an eyelet style dress or top and thought I would get so many uses out of this. I paired it with my favorite slides that just brighten up any outfit I’ve been wearing non stop. They also come in a variety of other colors too! 

This dress would be so cute paired with a bright colored jean jacket to wear into early fall. I always look for pieces that can be worn in a variety of ways and can easily transition from season to season. This dress is perfect in summer worn alone but with a fun jean jacket can easily transition into early fall.

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I was so beyond impressed with these jean shorts. They are the PERFECT length I’m talking about the best coverage and length while also still having cute distressing. I sized up one size so they would have that relaxed oversized fit and I’m glad I did. They couldn’t be more comfortable and they are only $15!! I couldn’t get over the price and quality of these and plan to wear these throughout the summer over a fun bikini or with a light sweater into fall. 

This backless tee is so fun and I couldn’t wait to get it once I ordered it! You know when you have that one piece in an order you’re super excited over? This was that piece for me in this order! I loved how it had a slight twist and was super high neck in the front. It was also only $12 so I knew I couldn’t pass this up! It comes in four other colors too! I ordered a size small for reference.


Basics are an essential part of any wardrobe and I look at them as the foundation pieces you can buy fun and colorful pieces around. I want my basics to last me from season to season so they are usually more timeless and can easily be dressed up or down and worn multiple ways. 

When I was placing this order, I really wanted to focus on things that could be worn in a variety of ways so I ordered lots of white because white can so easily be paired with a fun pop of color. This backless tee would be so fun paired with a fun flowy skirt. 

You also want your basics to last you from season to season. I always look for essential pieces I can easily transition from summer to fall. I love being able to get lots of uses out of my clothes and repurpose them throughout the year. This white tank can be paired with a long cardigan come fall. By looking ahead when purchasing your basics, you’ll make sure you are getting the most out of your cost per wear from season to season. That’s why I love purchasing from Target because your cost per wear couldn’t be more affordable! You’re sure to get lots of wear with everything you purchase. 

I always like to purchase my basics at a good price point because they truly are the things I live in everyday and I want them to be comfortable, affordable and stylish. The Wild Fable line at Target is where I purchase a lot of my clothes from because they always have great prices and styles that fit all my needs. Target is my absolute go to when shopping for essentials and I hope you found some classic basics in this post that you’ll be sure to wear all summer long!

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