There’s no denying that Saks Fifth Avenue carries some of the most gorgeous fashion ever.
But there’s also no denying that some of these pieces are on the pricier side. Although the cost-per-wear typically makes this worth it, we know many people reserve a splurge for special occasions.
That’s why we always love to scour one of Saks’ frequent sales OR, more recently, have started hunting down the best finds under $150. To my pleasant surprise, I found A LOT but narrowed it down to my top 20 favorites.
Saks Can Be Pricey…Here are 20 Pretty Summer Gems Under $150
In the end, it turned out to be a capsule wardrobe of sorts for the summertime that could totally be mixed and matched. Like, do I go monochromatic with this white blouse and pair it with these white cargo pants from Free People, or do I wear it with some fun Levi’s jeans? Decisions, decisions.
I’ve been looking at alllll the white/cream dresses for summer. They’re so versatile, cooling in the heat, and can be dressed up or down. This cotton midi dress from Free People is less white and more cream, so I think it’ll match with cool and warm tones and any color I might want to accessorize with.
A simple, chunky pair of smaller hoops is a must for me. I notice how much of a difference it makes when I put them on — just elevates any outfit a bit.
Finally a twist, halter-esque top that isn’t cropped! I feel like I scored gold with this ribbed tank top from Hudson Jeans. Can’t decide between the pink or orange — both are perfect for summer vacation.
After styling up cargo pants in a previous post, I noticed this pair from Free People comes in white too. I think I like the white even more (especially for summer). Also love that it has that drawstring tie — it’s the tiny details that make all the difference.
Forever drooling over this little leather bag from STAUD. Simple and chic.
I never, ever thought a bold-printed swimsuit was for me until I started rounding them up for our swim guide this year. This one-shoulder bathing suit from Farm Rio is definitely bold, but not in a hot-neon-pink kind of way. So, it’s slightly more understated. You get what I mean?
I was getting so bored of regular jeans until…I found these Levi’s 501 jeans with two-tone legs. I’ve seen two-tone jeans in the past, but they were always a little too different in tone for my liking. This is just subtle enough, but still more interesting than average denim.
A white, blousy top for summer is a must. This lacy tank top from DÔEN might be my favorite one I’ve found so far. The lace details, the tiny buttons going up the front, the perfect crop, the tie detail…perfection in my book.
For years, I’ve been on the hunt for jean shorts I don’t hate. I’m very particular and hate giving up my comfort, so it seemed impossible. I might just have to try these cutoff shorts from Good American next. They’re not too short, the raw hem allows for more breathing and less constriction than a cuffed seam, and the blue wash is exactly what I love for summer.
These jean shorts also go up to size 18 at Saks (size 20 is wait-listed).
Another summer staple: white/cream sneakers. I love that these Tretorn sneakers have both the white and cream/tan, so they’re more versatile for all the colors (like I mentioned above). It’s available in other colorways too.
Ahh, this dress! A rib-knit maxi is the type of dress you could wear with sneakers to an outdoor beer garden (thanks to the casual ribbed fabric), but when paired with heels, the slit makes it look perfectly fancy-enough.
An all-year — but especially summer — essential for me: graphic tees! It almost looks like someone hand-painted this cotton T-shirt from The Great. LOVE.
I’m someone that always reuses Free People’s shopping bags (like the ones they put your purchase in) for the beach. BUT I’ve been tempted to take my beach bag up a notch. I love the idea of using this pretty woven bag from Verve Culture as a shopping bag for groceries too, as a little treat to make grocery shopping enjoyable. HA. Just trying to romanticize everyday activities over here, don’t mind me.
In allll of my striped-shirt research, this short-sleeve tee from La Ligne is up there in my favorites. I think it’s the way the fabric lays, the slightly boxy shape and the spacing between lines. Trust me, it totally changes the look. Plus, La Ligne makes some of the best striped pieces.
I’ve been contemplating trying out these SKIMS boyfriend boxers forever. I think it’s time to take the plunge. I’d even wear these out with an oversized shirt the same way I’d normally wear biker shorts and big band tees. These are selling fast, but the heather gray is still available in some sizing and goes up to 4X.
To go with the boyfriend boxer above: the SKIMS boyfriend T-shirt. I remember seeing Amy elevate this tee with a bunch of cool outfits, and I’ve been obsessed ever since. Amy says, “What makes the SKIMS boyfriend tee better than the rest? The unmatched softness, how it drapes juuuuust right on the body, and how good it holds up wash after wash.” Sold!
If you don’t already have a half-zip sweatshirt in your wardrobe…I think you need it. They’re just as cozy as a regular sweatshirt, but look a little more polished and effortlessly works with jeans. I typically need one for the shore at night. That ocean breeze is no joke.
My love for Reformation continues with this floral tank! I cannot get over how it manages to make floral prints gorgeous, but not dowdy or too precious. And those ties on the shoulders? Stunning.
As I mentioned, jean shorts are far from being my best friend. So, what’s the alternative to those that aren’t pants? What my friends and I like to call “soft shorts.” I like that these trouser shorts from Splendid are a bit more structured (hence the “trouser” part) and have a high waist. I think I’d go monochromatic and wear a white blouse with it.
Hope this gave you guys some summertime shopping inspo!