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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
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.
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 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.
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.
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
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.
Saks OFF 5TH has a fantastic selection of swim at great prices.
It’s perfect for watching the kids play on the beach.
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.