Budget Friendly Casual Outfit for Spring

Happy Friday ladies. I have a surprise for you today…that pleasantly surprised me too! Some of you are retired or on a fixed income so your clothing budget is limited. Many have asked me to style more budget-friendly casual outfits so when Walmart asked me to try their new collections and share it with you, I decided to go for it so this post is sponsored by Walmart and ShopStyle

I haven’t purchased clothes at Walmart before so didn’t know what to expect but I can honestly tell you I’m impressed with the quality of the clothes and accessories I’m styling.over 50 blogger Jennifer Connolly of A Well Styled Life wearing casual striped shirt and blue jeans from Walmart

Because I’m a fan of high rise jeans for muffin top control, I started with this classic five-pocket skinny jean by Ev1 from Ellen Degeneres. They’re made from a 63% cotton, 33% polyester, 4% spandex blend, have lots of stretch. I ordered a 10 thinking they might be snug but these fit more like a straight jean on me and I could have worn my regular size 8. Ev1 from Ellen DeGeneres makes an entire line for Walmart.

I topped it with this classic button-up by Time and Tru. It’s lightweight cotton in stripes the color of a fresh spearmint candy. This is such a happy color for spring and will look great with white jeans or shorts all through the summer. Jennifer Connolly of A Well Styled Life wearing striped shirt and blue jeans from WalmartThe Walmart website shows this shirt tied in front. You can also wear it straight down or tucked in. I like it tied this way and wear shirts this way often because it shows some leg which helps me look taller while covering my backside in skinnier pants.Jennifer of A Well Styled Life wearing casual shirt and blue jeans from Walmart

These Circus by Sam Edelman sandals have a soft woven top that avoids my bunion problem area so will be comfy all summer as my feet swell in the heat. These slides have a soft woven top and will work perfectly with shorts or a sundress as the weather heats up.

over 50 style blogger wearing casual spring look from Walmart

notice how they miss my bunion area above ^

These are available in four colors, sized 5-11. They’re super comfy so I ordered two colors. Walmart has a large selection of Circus for Sam Edelman which are stylish, affordable and comfy. I’ve also ordered their espadrilles and will let you know how they fit.aqua boho tassel earrings on Jennifer Connolly of A Well Styled Life

I don’t usually wear boho clothes but I do love the fun look in earrings. I’ve always been careful to avoid heavy earrings which do no one’s earlobes any favor. These tasseled earrings add to the summer vibe and are light as a feather.striped shirt and straw tote styled with blue jeans on Jennifer Connolly of A

I love round bags and totes. They add a fun shape and actually hold a lot. I finished my look with this Time and Tru straw circle tote. It comes in Aqua or Coral stripe plus you can flip it around if you want a more neutral look. The straw is soft, sturdy and has long handle inside so you can wear over your shoulder.

Shop the Look

Have you shopped for clothing and accessories at Walmart lately? If not, you’re in for a  surprise. Their new We Dress America campaign includes quality lines to fit the entire family in style. Check out the women’s page here and be prepared to find things you love.


Thanks for reading and have a great day.


Thanks also to Walmart for partnering on this post.




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  1. April 12, 2019 / 11:45 pm

    Walmart’s summer clothes are better than their winter clothes. They have a lot of 100% cotton which is great getting hard to find. This shirt is all cotton!

    This outfit is great! I LOVE those earrings and that bag! Thanks for helping us discover or rediscover Walmart!

    • April 13, 2019 / 5:50 am

      My pleasure Marian. Happy shopping.

  2. Chris
    April 12, 2019 / 8:27 pm

    We have a farm house as a second home in a rural area. I love Walmart for my casual clothes. I’m sure they private label Crocs and Sam Edelman shoes — I found a great pair of $13 leopard print flats that felt better than a Tory Burch pair I later returned. Check out the Time and Tru leggings and knit jersey tees. Comfy and flattering.

    • April 13, 2019 / 5:49 am

      I’m also going to look for your leopard flats. Thanks Chris, I will.

  3. Jen Biggs
    April 12, 2019 / 3:54 pm

    @Rose Brock-I can no longer find Danskin at Walmart. They used to have such a good selection and Danskin clothes held up so well.

  4. Jill
    April 12, 2019 / 3:15 pm

    Bravo, this was a great article. Thank you for remembering that some of us are retired and live on limited incomes yet we want to look as good as possible.

    • April 12, 2019 / 8:04 pm

      My pleasure Jill. You don’t have to spend a fortune for great style.

  5. Cathy justice
    April 12, 2019 / 2:14 pm

    Wal-Mart has stepped up their game. But there are differences from store to store. I have bought some super cute things for spring. I like to buy tanks and tees. Online shopping has been much easier too and fast.

    • April 12, 2019 / 8:03 pm

      I agree and that’s why I like to shop online

  6. Carolyn
    April 12, 2019 / 1:23 pm

    I stopped at Walmart after reading today’s blog. Found a gauzy summer blouse I been looking for! And a white eyelet blouse that came with a cami! At $16 a piece, figured I couldn’t go wrong, since one of the blouses I been checking on at Macy’s was twice+ the price. Thank you for today’s inspiration!

  7. Jody Mercier
    April 12, 2019 / 10:56 am

    I’ve not been a Wal-Mart clothing shopper, but after discovering their Time and Tru line, I’m impressed! I’m going to check them out online. Thanks for the tip. ?

    • April 12, 2019 / 8:01 pm

      I bought several things from Time and Tru. Very nice.

  8. Janice
    April 12, 2019 / 8:59 am

    Love this outfit. I am also in a rural area with not many options except Walmart. I love this top and purse and they are my favorite colors, too. Shopping at Walmart is like any other low end place, you just have to be careful and know which is good quality. Thanks for featuring this. Can’t wait until your next Walmart feature!

    • April 12, 2019 / 8:00 pm

      You need to be careful in high-end places too, Janice. I’ve spent good much money on things that lose their shape after one wash…which I then march right back to the store and return. Price is no guarantee of quality.

  9. Susan
    April 12, 2019 / 8:56 am

    After searching unsuccessfully at Nordstrom and Macy’s for a non-see-through white tee and trim navy capris with pockets, I stopped by Walmart for toiletries. There, just waiting for me, were the perfect tee and capris! I’ve bought several Breton stripe 3/4 sleeve tees there, too, and they’ve held up after 10 washes better than my Banana Republic one did. The dressing rooms were nice, and the staff was friendly. I’m sold. It’s so important to empower women at all budget levels to express their creativity and confidence with fashion. Thanks for the post, Jennifer!

    • April 12, 2019 / 7:56 pm

      Thank you for expressing that so eloquently Susan!

  10. Joanna
    April 12, 2019 / 8:29 am

    I’ve never shopped at Walmart for clothes, as I figured they were cheaply made. I suppose some are, some aren’t. Your outfit today is cute, especially that fun tote.

  11. Linda
    April 12, 2019 / 8:06 am

    Being a high/low shopper, I have one or two favorite department stores. However, I recently stopped at Wal-Mart and their store looked better. The entrance wasn’t cluttered with miscellaneous stuff. Their clothing sections looked different. I tried on and purchased the shirt you have on, except mine is white. BTW, Wal-Mart’s dressing room was renovated and clean. I tie the shirt and wear it with a longline vest. I got that idea from YOU. Thanks again! My longline vest is the high and the shirt is the low. Cute tote! I really like your shirt and tote combo. Those colors just shout “Hello spring & summer”. Hurray!!

    • April 12, 2019 / 7:54 pm

      I purchased mine online and picked up in my local store. The store was well lit, clean and smartly organized. It didn’t have nearly the selection available online but what they did have, look very easy to shop. I’m really pleased with the quality of everything I got at Walmart. I too love high/low outfits and Walmart fits well into that equation.

  12. Rose Brock
    April 12, 2019 / 7:02 am

    I will have to check out Walmart for sure. Your outfit was so cute on you! I have bought some Danskin golf half zip shirts for golf. They have really held up. Wondering if they still have that brand? I usually have to shop in juniors.

  13. Susan Adams
    April 12, 2019 / 6:51 am

    For stylish, budget-friendly options, you might try Uniqlo. I just bought a stack of quality, colorful tees and a maxi tee dress for next to nothing.

  14. Cathy Blackwell
    April 12, 2019 / 6:31 am

    Thank you so much for including a budget friendly post. I really appreciate it. Now if a tall option could be included especially for pants it would be perfection!!!!

  15. April 12, 2019 / 6:17 am

    Walmart has really upped their game in clothing and home decor!! We love them in Texas! Super cute outfit!

    • April 12, 2019 / 6:58 am

      They really have! Thanks Pam

  16. April 12, 2019 / 5:39 am

    Walmart is focusing on online marketing. Will be interesting to watch. I have found reasonably priced, good fitting and good quality Bandolino jeans and Raefella tops and bottoms. Also versatile tops for layering through Dick’s (more choices online). My favorite blouses (especially if on sale) are Talbots Perfect Shirt 3/4 sleeve blouses (wash, hang to dry, NO IRONING!) Always look forward your posts!

    • April 12, 2019 / 6:54 am

      I always find more choices online and think the wave of the future will be online shopping. It’s my favorite way to shop;)

  17. Holly
    April 12, 2019 / 5:32 am

    Hi Jennifer….I shop Walmart clothes ALL the time and have for many, many years. I find all their clothing to be of good quality. They have all trendy clothes at a much lower cost!! You can’t beat it to stay on the up and up in fashion. I can’t say enough about their clothing and always happy with all my purchases.

    • April 12, 2019 / 6:50 am

      I’m delighted with my purchases too! I have another look to share in a few weeks.

  18. Lisa
    April 12, 2019 / 5:02 am

    Love that you’re featuring Wal Mart clothing as it is just about the only place I have to shop in my rural community. You inspire me with all your posts! Thank you!

    • April 12, 2019 / 6:45 am

      I’m so glad you feel inspired. Thanks for reading Lisa

  19. April 12, 2019 / 4:41 am

    This is our go to store, love there clothes, shoes and accessories. In Canada smaller centres, ladies stores have gone, so glad we have somewhere decent to shop.

    • April 12, 2019 / 6:43 am

      I shopped them when we lived in Canada too.

  20. Linda
    April 12, 2019 / 4:28 am

    Yes, I do include Walmart in my selections and find their clothing to be of good value. There is another source you should connect with and it’s DuluthTrading Company out of Minnesota. They too, make high quality relaxed and work clothing. We got a new store near us and both my husband and I have bought numerous things there. They also have a great catalog. Well made clothing I bet you would like!

    • April 12, 2019 / 6:42 am

      Great suggestion. My husband likes their long tail tees!

  21. Cindy
    April 12, 2019 / 4:19 am

    This is a great outfit! I don’t usually purchase clothes from Walmart, but I love having a budget-friendly option.
    I’m going to check out my local store!

    • April 12, 2019 / 6:40 am

      Do check them out online too because the selection is much larger.

  22. April 12, 2019 / 4:15 am

    Super cute from head to toe. I love me a good bargain and yet rarely hit Walmart on my rounds. I have noticed (on line) that Walmart is showing up more when I search for a specific item. Also read that they’re partnering with Lord + Taylor down as well. This could be big trouble for me, haha!

    • April 12, 2019 / 6:39 am

      Their online shopping is super easy and has a much larger selection. They ship to your local store free and you can pick it up there.

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