10 outfits: Summer Staples

I’m looking at the calendar and we have less than 2 weeks until school is out, ahhh!! That means summer is right around the corner and I’m loading up on summer staples.

From comfy dresses to tanks & shorts I grabbed it all from Walmart.com. Last month I found a ton of great everyday styles so I went back to the online shelves to what else was new and I found a TON that I love!! I’ve been shopping more and more at Walmart because of their free 2 day shipping over $35+ and easy returns. Now to be honest, I signed up for Walmart+ so I get free next day and 2 day shipping with no minimum. 

When shopping online at I always make sure the things I order are listed as ‘sold and shipped by walmart.com’ to ensure easy returns and fastest shipping options.

Before I get started I always like to mention a few stats because I know that online shopping can be a TRICKY.  I’m 5’5 and typically a size 12 bottom with many Walmart styles I size up if in-between and have been happy with that.  I’m a 36DD 10/M top but have found that most in-house brands like Time & Tru I wear a L.

Romper | Bag | Slides

Fit Tips: Romper tts, L // Slides tts

This romper is a little bit different fabric than anything I have, it’s not s jersey it’s not Terry it’s actually a textured organic cotton! The fabric makes it breathable yet not too thin so not all the lumps and bumps are showing. With wide enough straps for a regular bra and scoop neck it’s a great summer staple.

Tank | Shorts | Flip Flops

Fit tips: Tank tts, L // shorts tts, 12 // flip flops tts

I was again surprised by the texture of this tank. This has more of an open we’ve texture (even more breathable than the romper) for a cool and flowy tank. The white (in last pic) was slightly sheer but not as bad as I thought it would be with this fabric. This has that perfect relaxed summer feel and I’m grabbing MORE colors!

The denim shorts I found last month and have become a quick favorite. These have a mid-rise with 4″ inseam and just enough stretch for comfort but don’t stretch out. I also have them in white but did size up for the white pair.

Dress | Tote | Flip Flops

Fit Tips: Dress size down if in-between, L // Flip Flops tts

Y’all know I love me a t-shirt dress and when I saw this green I knew I had to have it! The Free Assembly line at Walmart has 100% organic cotton so it feels great but also I love knowing it’s good quality too. In the large it was slightly big BUT I want to be able to dry this so I’m ok with it being a little big. The length and cuff sleeve are perfect and if you are working from home throw on a blazer for a quick conference call then back to casual comfort!

Dress (coral stripe) | Sandals | Tote

Fit Tips: Dress size down if in-between I stayed with a large for chest room // sandals tts

This gorgeous summer dress came in right before we left for Disney and of course by the time I returned the beautiful blue is sold out! I’m still sharing it though because it comes in a cute coral stripe that would also be great for summer. This has functional buttons so also great for nursing mamas and wide enough straps for a regular bra (see a theme here lol).

Tank | Shorts | Flip Flops

Fit Tips: Tank tts, L // Shorts size up for white, 14 // Flip Flops tts

After last month I knew I needed a few more tanks in this style and I’m LOVING this black and white stripe. I love that the white is not too sheer and I can easily wear with all kinds of bottoms.

Dress | Jacket | Similar Sneakers

Fit Tips: This dress runs slightly smaller than the green one but very similar so I stuck to the L // Jacket tts, L

I wanted to try this similar t-shirt dress as the green since this style comes in different colors and I’m loving this coral! It does feel slightly more fitted than the Free Assembly but still great shape, length and weight.

Dress | Slides

I loved this dress so much I had to grab another color! This blue and white stripe is my idea of a great summer holiday dress without feeling too over the top red, white and blue.

Tee | Shorts | Tote | Flip Flops

Fit Tips: Tee tts, L // Shorts size up for white, 14 // Flip Flops tts

I was on the hunt for a tee that would look great with shorts but still be a great staple and this one with a longer sleeve and boxy fit is it. Shorter in length than other tees I have I feel like it might bee a little too short if you are really long waisted.

Dress | Jacket | Similar Sneakers

Fit Tips: Dress tts, L

This cute flirty dress is lightweight and has a great cap sleeve and elastic waist band. I also got it in yellow and felt that color was a bit sheer so I’m sticking to the blue.

Dress | Sandals

Fit tips: size down if in-between, sandals tts

Talk about the perfect date night dress! I love a dress with stretchy, great fabric and I can wear a regular bra in and this one hit all the marks. I would say that because of the stretch you can size down if in-between.

Tank | Shorts | Slides

Fit Tips: Tank tts, L // Shorts tts, L

I am sooo exited to share these shorts with you! This pull-on style is both classic and comfortable all at once. The mid-rise and wide waistband bot help with minimal rolling. These are a 4″ inseam so perfect length for me.


Summer casual outfits 2021 | Size 12 casual mom outfits

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  1. 5.14.21
    Kelly said:

    Can’t decide between 1 and 2. Think I’m going with the romper! I always think they won’t look right on me but it looks great on you!

  2. 5.14.21
    Adrienne Anderson said:

    I ordered the green dress and can’t wait to try it on! The blue and white striped dress was already in my cart from your post and I ‘saved it for later’ but I may need to pull the trigger on that and the romper!

  3. 5.14.21
    Amy said:

    Love this post. I really appreciate a post of very affordable options that are comfortable. I also appreciate the sizing suggestions because I order the right size from the start with fewer returns!

  4. 5.14.21
    Jessica Thomaschefsky said:

    I think I like the blue dress with the buttons. Then a close 2nd would be the black dress! Bonus that it can be worn with a regular bra!!!

  5. 5.14.21
    Jamie Reoch said:

    I love the blue dress with the buttons! I also love the black/white tank (it’s more like a sleeveless shirt) — I love sleeveless shirts!

  6. 5.14.21
    Trish said:

    That blue polka dot cap sleeve dress is so cute!

  7. 5.15.21
    Ruth Savard said:

    I love a good, comfy tshirt dress, but the blue button dress and the black stretchy dress are both so cute, perfect for summer, and versatile for dressing up or down. I love that you can wear a regular bra with the black one. Seriously, all 10 outfits are adorable on you though.

  8. 5.16.21
    Erin said:

    I’ve never worn a romper before but THIS is my summer for it! Love this one on you!