Five Minimalist Summer Basics Under $25 To Buy Right Now

Saturday, June 17, 2017

When I was in college, Abercrombie & Fitch was one of the key brands to wear around campus. I have fond memories of a pair of low-slung faded blue denim shorts with a navy-blue rope drawstring. I wore those shorts non-stop my last two years of college. And so many logo tees. So many.

Now that I’m at an age where women tend to eschew A&F, I’ve come to think of it as a secret weapon in my style arsenal. Most post-collegiate women don’t realize what they are missing. If you stick with the logo-free basics, you can snap up some amazing deals on seasonal items. You’ll get quality that is higher than fast fashion shops like Forever 21 or Mango, but for about the same price. Case in point: these five summer staples, all of which can be yours for less than $25.

This breezy shift dress can do triple duty. Try it as a tunic over skinny jeans, or as a swimsuit cover-up that can take you from beach to bar in a flash. It’s also available in prints, but this basic black version is the most versatile.

Flutter Sleeve Shift Dress

→ Buy the Flutter Sleeve Shift Dress, $23.20 (was $58.00), at

A classically cut white romper is a summer must-have, especially at this price. It comes in regular, petite, and tall sizes XS-XL.

Classic Romper in White

→ Buy the Classic Romper, $23.20 (was $58.00), at

A cozy, knit-like fabric means that this flutter sleeve tee could even go to the office. It comes in black, in addition to this perfect heather grey.

Flutter Sleeve Tee in Grey

→ Buy the Flutter Sleeve Tee, $11.20 (was $28.00), at

Possibly the best deal in the entire sale section: this slouchy black jumpsuit. This price is ridiculous.

Wrap Jumpsuit in Black

→ Buy the Wrap Jumpsuit, $15.60 (was $78.00), at

I love a muscle tee in the summer. It looks great with shorts or jeans, and makes for a smart layer under a blazer. This staple comes in seven colors and patterns, all of which are available at this sale price.

A and F Muscle Tee in Black

→ Buy the A&F Muscle Tee, $10.00 (was $18.00), at

Ok, I couldn’t hold myself to just five smart finds. I’m also completely in love with these mesh-detail sweatpants, $23.30 (was $58.00), and the matching sweatshirt, $19.20 (was $48.00). These will be perfect for Bar Method, year-round. I need both. Right now.