These days most of us aren’t surprised to be paying around $50 for a garment. But fifty bucks is a lot of money, and where possible, it’s always nice to pay less for a quality piece of clothing, shoes, or accessories. Welcome to the 50 under $50 series. For the next five weeks we’ll be bringing you 10 garments from a specific category, each under $50. Over the past two weeks we covered dresses and tops, and this week we’re on to bottoms; pants, shorts, skirts, capris, chaps. Ok, maybe not that last one.
The Pixie Skinny-Ankle Pants – $34.94
Perfectly on trend for spring and summer. These are highly rated on the Old Navy website, with the only issue being sizing for some (but not all). Wondering if maybe a certain color or pattern was made wonky? Regardless, I guess these wash and fit great, and are available in tall and petites sizing, as well as regular. Also available in multiple colors and patterns.
Vice Versatile Skirt – $30.99
Have you noticed that blue is really popular this spring? This pretty skirt from ModCloth covers a couple different shades of it for you. From the reviews it sounds like this skirt waist fits tight on some body types, so be sure to read through them to determine if this is a skirt that will work for you.
Merona® 5″ Novelty or Chino Short – $19.99
We’re loving those orange chino shorts, but we understand if they’re just a tad too loud for you. Target also has the Merona Novelty short in a white dot pattern on a blue background, or a navy eyelet. All three options are stylish, and will kick a plain ol’ tee up notch.
H&M Lyocell Cargo Pants – $34.95
These look like one of those great pairs of pants that will dress up well, but you’ll still feel like you’re wearing PJ’s. The khaki green lends itself well to the safari look the model has going on. I’m sure you wouldn’t want to hoof it away from a rhino in those sandals, but if you had to you’d look mighty good doing it!
Foldover Skirt – $39.95
There’s nothing glitzy about this skirt, but that’s perfectly fine. The knit jersey will actually look good with a button up shirt and dressier sandals. And the comfort, oh the comfort. Sold by GAP, and available in grey and black, two solid colors to launch an outfit off of.
Do you have the thighs of a supermodel, and can wear laughably short shorts and have no worries about dimples showing once your bare thighs are comfortable resting on the seat of a chair? No such luck for this girl. I’ve got some definite cottage cheese going on when pressure is applied to my thigh fat. But I’m ok with it! I just choose clothing that keeps it under wraps, like the longer 10″ shorts from Lands’ End shown above. Plus, the added bonus of longer shorts is you don’t burn your skin on a seat that’s been in the sun all day long. If you’re not liking the patterns above, the shorts are also available in solid colors.
Worlds Apart Wide Leg Pants – $34.99
We’re not sure if we’re on board with the partial sheer thing, but these pants from Ruche are kind of fun. That maroon is a bit dark for spring, but with the right pairings it looks very global and traveled. Unfortunately these are only available in S-L. Buying letter rather than number size pants is always tricky, especially when a zip closure is involved.
Normally we’re not down with the early 90’s aesthetic of light denim, but here, somehow it works. I think kudos goes to the very modern styling of the skirt itself. It can look light and breezy with a white top, or more modern and cutting edge with a black one. Sold by, and ships free from Nordstrom.
Caslon Clean Front Shorts – $42.50
A basic offering, once again from Nordy’s, but in not so basic patterns. Available in regular and petite.
Jersey Maxi Skirt – $29.94
We started with pants from Old Navy, and we’re ending with a skirt from them. It’s always smart to have a good maxi skirt for springtime. The length keeps your legs warmer, and protects sensitive winter skin from being exposed to too much sun at once. Available in 7 different colors/patterns.
Next week shoes, glorious SHOES, will be featured in our 50 under $50 series. Stay tuned!
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