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Four Vacation Looks from Saks OFF 5 TH

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We are heading to the shore in a few weeks for a month. We’ve never been away for this long, and I’ve been looking forward to it since we booked the house around Christmas last year.

In between work and my kids’ schedules, I’m gathering everything we need, including a few new wardrobe items for me.

And Saks OFF 5TH has so many chic summer options. You can cover many wardrobe needs, from designer denim to date night-ready dresses, in one stop.

So I create four looks (including a new bathing suit from one of our favorite brands) to take along.

I want to look and feel great while we’re away but I don’t want to think about it.

So a little preplanning is well worth the effort.

And now is a great time to shop Saks OFF 5TH with their Rewards Members Early Access promotion today only, offering 25% OFF $150+ (reg price) with code EARLY (excl. clearance and selected brands)

Perfect Denim Shorts

Splitneck Puff Sleeve Linen Blend Top, $29.99 | Joe’s Jeans High Rise Denim Shorts, $49.99 | See by Chloe Essie Leather Slides, $99.99 | Sea & Grass Handwoven Tote, $49.99

In my book, shorts have no age limit. But as I’ve gotten older, I prefer a 4″ – 5″ inseam, so they are long enough to give me some coverage but short enough to look like shorts.

Saks OFF 5TH has a lovely selection of premium denim, including Reader Favorite brand, Joe’s Jeans. 

And I was delighted to find these dark wash, high-waisted shorts from Joe’s Jeans for $69.99.

I’m 5’10 and wear a solid size ten.

I sized up to fit my hips and then took the waistband in so it doesn’t gap. I’m wearing these in size 32 with an alteration at the waist.

Similarly, this pair from Seven7, also has a 5″ inseam, in sizes 4 – 16.

Also, I know it’s not everyones favorite, but I have a soft spot for distressed denim and the Rosa Mid-Rise from Rag & Bone is a great deal – if you like the style.

I paired my shorts with this sweet linen blend slip-neck top for under $50 on Saks OFF 5TH. It’s also available in navy gingham, chambray, and pink. There is no stretch, so go up one if you are between sizes.

For a similar style with a longer sleeve, try this Vince Linen Blend Top, or this Boxy Linen Shirt from WEWOREWHAT which feels like a chic camp shirt.

For shoes, I found the Essie Leather Slides, with pretty scalloped details from See by Chloe, or you might like these white slides from Sam Edelman.

And I grabbed this gorgeous handwoven tote with blue stripe detail by Sea & Grass to round out the look.

Everyday Dress

Flounce Lyocell Shirt Dress, $49.99 | Sea & Grassandwoven Tote, $49.99 | Essie Leather Slides by See by Chloes, $99.99 | 14K Goldplated & Rattan Hoop Earrings, $29

I am working while we’re away and wanted a few easy-to-throw-on pieces, so I can wake up and be ready for whatever the day brings.

This dress is super cute, light as air, and comfortable. Available in indigo (above) and olive.

I styled it with the See by Chloe slides, but you could also wear it with sneakers, like these Reader Favorite Veja’s.

Other casual dress options are this v-neck shift from Tommy Hilfiger in navy, this cute little a-line mini dress in white, navy, and pink, and this pretty pink maxi dress.

Date Night Dress

Swiss Dot Tiered Belted Dress, $49.99 | Croc-Embossed Kitten Heel Mule Sandals, $69.99 |Sea & Grass Quinn Seagrass Straw Bucket Bag, $79.99 | 14K Goldplated & Rattan Hoop Earrings, $29

One of the reasons I love the shore is because it’s so casual. For the most part, you can show up anywhere, looking however you want.

But once a week, we’ll get dressed and go to dinner someplace lovely, maybe looking out over the water.

So I grabbed this Swiss Dot Tiered Belted Dress for $50. I love the sheer detail on the sleeves and skirt that help it feel light and breezy.

I paired it with these Croc-Embossed Kitten Heel Mule Sandals (also available in white) that are surprisingly comfortable.

And to make it beachy, I also picked out these 14K Goldplated & Rattan Hoop Earrings and the Quinn Seagrass Straw Bucket Bag by Sea & Grass.

Flattering Swimsuit

La Blanca Cove Twist Marbled Print One Piece Swimsuit, $34.99|Chevron Drawstring Mini Cover Up Dress, $59.99 Hat Attack Grace Continental Woven Panama Hat, $39.99

Saks OFF 5TH has a fantastic selection of swim at great prices.

I went with the La Blanca Cove Twist Marbled Print One Piece Swimsuit  and added this Chevron Drawstring Mini Cover Up Dress with this Grace Continental Woven Panama Hat from Hat Attack.

It’s perfect for watching the kids play on the beach.

I also like this belted suit, and this eyelet mini dress cover up.

So if you are heading on vacation, a long weekend or a day trip someplace fun, and want an elevated look, check out Saks OFF 5TH for designer pieces for less.

Look 1Splitneck Puff Sleeve Linen Blend Top, $29.99 | High Rise Denim Shorts, $49.99 | See by Chloe Essie Leather Slides, $99.99 | Handwoven Tote, $49.99 // Look 2: Swiss Dot Tiered Belted Dress, $49.99 | Croc-Embossed Kitten Heel Mule Sandals, $69.99 |Quinn Seagrass Straw Bucket Bag, $79.99 | 14K Goldplated & Rattan Hoop Earrings, $29 // Look 3Dress, $49.99 | Handwoven Tote, $49.99 | Essie Leather Slides, $99.99 | 14K Goldplated & Rattan Hoop Earrings, $29 // Look 4: Cove Twist Marbled Print One Piece Swimsuit, $34.99|Chevron Drawstring Mini Cover Up Dress, $59.99 Grace Continental Woven Panama Hat, $39.99

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Megan Kristel

Megan Kristel is an entrepreneur, working mom, and former personal stylist. Tired of the one-dimensional portrayal of women online, she founded The Well Dressed Life as a resource for other professional women.

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Saturday 15th of July 2023

I live in the UK and have followed the WDL for years. Do I personally like every item that Megan posts... of course not!

The WDL is a great, safe space for ladies that need advice, and value the time and effort that goes in to this. megan also posts for all tastes, shapes and sizes and it is wonderful. It must take a lot of courage for her to put herself on the web wearing things for us to show that a lady with 3 kids, a wee bit older and not a model can look great. please if you cannot be nice then keep your own council

Barbara Watts

Monday 10th of July 2023

We’ll there is no questioning your lack of tact and rudeness Nisie.

In the first place, to question someone taste overall because you don’t care for one thing they recommend is a ridiculous leap. It’s also petty and childish.

But secondly, to be rude enough to say so makes me question your humanity.


Monday 10th of July 2023

The casual shirtdress in this article is just not a flattering cut. To anyone. It makes me question your taste.

Megan Kristel

Monday 10th of July 2023

Wow, that's really mean.