Fashions Under $50: Summer Pastels

By Erin Donnelly

Being single women, we often have the luxury of having disposable income to splurge on designer shoes, fabulous handbags, and any hot celebrity trends that capture our fancy. But the recession has us all tightening our belts, which is why we’re introducing a new style feature: Fashions Under $50. We’ll be highlighting stunning on-trend fashions for babes on a budget, with each piece priced at $50 or less. And what better way to kick things off than with a round-up of luminous sorbet-hued pastels for summer? From lemony yellow to pale pink, these bargain looks will have you totally smitten.


Old Navy Ruffled Jersey Dress: This ultra-soft dress comes in sunny Dayglo Dina yellow-an instant mood boost. $24.50

Ralph Lauren Haden Ankle-Zip Stretch Jeans in Peony Pink: Banish your baby blues to the back of the closet and try this sweet pink pair instead-so fresh with a white cotton tee and ballet flats! $44.99

Martin + Osa Cotton Shell Tank (shown, top): Available in Indian Blue or Holly Lavender, this crisp pleated top is a more tasteful, grown-up alternative to your basic cotton cami. Bonus: The empire-waist helps camouflage belly bulge. $39.50

Gap Tie-Dye Racerback Tank: Get in touch with your inner hippie chick by sampling summer’s popular tie-dye trend. This fun tank comes in a slew of sweet pastels: purple, orange, blue, cocoa, pink, and green. $19.50

deliaspeach1Delia’s Carolyn Chiffon Top (shown, bottom): Look peachy keen in this floaty floral top, a gorgeous companion to any jean skirt or white capris. $34.50

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