Basics on a Budget | Spring Edit

From Left to Right:  White Tee  |  Off-Shoulder Top  |  Tank  |  Grey Tee  |  Jeans  (same for all 3) |  Pants  |  Heels  |  Sandals  |  Heels  |  Sneakers

From Left to Right: White Tee | Off-Shoulder Top | Tank | Grey Tee | Jeans (same for all 3) | Pants | Heels | Sandals | Heels | Sneakers

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No matter the season, there’s nothing I love more than throwing on easy staples. While I’m a huge proponent of investing in quality over quantity, sometimes your wardrobe just needs staples that don’t break the bank. Staples you can live in, get dirty in, play with your kids (or dogs) in, workout in—without worrying about wearing them out and spending more to replace them each season.

I know it’s unrealistic to think everyone is able to justify spending $60+ on one shirt and while I know a lot of you appreciate my everyday, “basic” style, some of you do express you’d like to see more affordable options. Today, I’m partnering with Walmart to celebrate fashion for all—at prices everyone can feel good about. Their fresh new spring shop features bold stripes, modern romance and cool cottons but you guys know I’m all about those classic wardrobe staples: my effortless neutrals.

Basics on a Budget | Spring Edit girlmeetsgold.com
Basics on a Budget | Spring Edit girlmeetsgold.com
Basics on a Budget | Spring Edit girlmeetsgold.com

I picked up a few new tees, jeans, an on-trend circle bag—even a chic trench coat and every clothing piece was under $30. Some even under $10!! 🙌🏼Did you know Walmart also offers a designer department where you can shop premium brands from Lord & Taylor? I love how you can truly shop high-low. I snagged these Sam Edelman sandals for just $59.50 to add an elevated look to my basics. They’re perfect for spring through summer events like Easter, Mother’s Day, bridal showers, weddings and more! I’m always a huge fan of finding low-heeled sandals for all of these occasions and these ones are incredibly comfortable. I also just saw a brand new pair on the site and absolutely love the look of THESE and they’re only $32!

Basics on a Budget | Spring Edit girlmeetsgold.com
Basics on a Budget | Spring Edit girlmeetsgold.com
Basics on a Budget | Spring Edit girlmeetsgold.com

Walmart offers free 2-day shipping which is incredibly amazing and something I think more brands should offer. It’s truly a one-stop shop and I’ve also found tons of great home staples at affordable prices. You have to check out the new MoDRN line!

Below I’m outlining my favorite wardrobe staple finds from Walmart, along with everything I’m wearing in this post. I found everything runs pretty true to size. These jeans come in several colors and are SO soft, comfy and flattering. I personally love the distressed version but a dark wash is certainly a closet staple and the “Brownstone” color looks fresh for the season.

As always, thank you so much for reading!

x Tyler

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Special thanks to Walmart for sponsoring this post. All thoughts and opinions remain my own.

The Most Flattering Top

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I’ve said it before but I truly think a wrap top is flattering on pretty much any frame. It nips in at the waist and creates that instant hourglass silhouette that, let’s face it—doesn’t every woman want?

I adore this J.Crew wrap top and love how it’s the perfect twist on a classic button-down but even blousier styles are just as flattering. I think knit styles are perfect for added comfort but there's something about a little structure and flounce from silkier styles that make me feel more confident in a wrap silhouette. Do you find this, as well?

I think a wrap top is one of those wardrobe workhorses that you can pull out to pair with jeans for day to date night or dress up with black (or any color) trousers for an easy work-ready ensemble. I added light-wash, distressed jeans to dress the top down but you could also try your wrap tops with dark denim for a dressed-up feel. 

As always, thank you for reading!

x, Tyler

Photos by Sarah Eichstedt Photography

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How to Wear a Fitted Off-Shoulder Top

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I don’t normally gravitate towards very fitted tops but when you find one that’s flattering and doesn’t feel stuffed, you buy it. And that’s this Free People off-the-shoulder top. 

Full sizing disclosure: I sized up to the medium/large thinking I’d want the extra give but it ended up being too big through the arms and shoulders, so I would definitely stick with your normal size.

This top has a really comfy, stretchy, almost jersey-like feel that makes it ultra-flattering, in my opinion. It tucks seamlessly into my high-rise jeans and gives you that effortless silhouette that’s so desirable. This one has a slight sparkle that runs through it but it comes in so many colors!

I personally find this fitted style on top pairs best with high-waisted bottoms, so you really get a slight nip at the waist from the high-rise silhouette and it helps break up the top at a flattering spot at your torso. You could also tuck into an a-line skirt or any bottoms that are baggier. Think mom jeans or maybe a pair of wide leg capris this spring and summer. 

I slipped into these Marc Fisher mules that have the perfect low heel height to finish the look with my jeans. They are so comfy at just over 2 inches high and the taupe tone will pair with everything in your closet. This Free People clutch has been the perfect finishing piece for the season and I love how it also comes with a crossbody strap. 

As always, thank you for reading and enjoy your spring!

x, Tyler

Photos by Sarah Eichstedt Photography

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