It seems simple enough, but summer clothes is not the easiest thing to shop for. There’s such a wide variety of clothes at so many great stores, it can be overwhelming. The only stores I’ve ever shopped for clothes in were Wal-Mart, Target and maybe K-Mart. Limiting the amount of stores helps simplify the task. That’s why I’ve gone to each one of these stores (their websites) and found some great deals for my readers to look at for themselves. Let me tell you about them.
For men shopping Target.com, there’s a wide variety of swimming trunks. Everyone of them is priced under $20. They’ve got Cement-colored Mossimo Lux Stripe Board Shorts for $14.99 to $16.99 or Super Orange Mossimo Volley Board Shorts on sale for only $14.99. Then there’s the Navy blue Mossimo Palm Board Shorts for the same price. I’m big on Navy blue. Target offers a wide variety of different Mossimo shorts. But then, there’s the other brand names; such as, Breakwater Board Shorts for $14.99 to $16.99. There’s Corona Branded Swim Shorts for $14.99.
Also, Target offers a wide variety of activewear for the guys. These shorts and muscle shirts range in price, from $7.99 to $21.99. I like the looks of C9 by Champion Power Core Muscle Shirt for $12.99 – $14.99, the C9 by Champion Mesh Court Shorts for $14.99 to $16.99. Why the shorts cost more than the shirt is beyond my comprehension, but I’ll bet anything they’re both really comfortable. Target is offering a lot of Champion activewear, but if you don’t like their stuff, they also have many other brand names.
For ladies shopping Target.com, they offer a great deal of summer dresses. Prices range from $20.00 to $60.00. They seem a little expensive, but some of these may be worth the money. These dresses look great on these models. Strangely enough, Target.com is offering a good number of Mossimo brand dresses for the ladies. They just seem to have a monopoly on summer wear. For example, there’s this stunning Juniors’ Strappy Tank Dress for just $19.99 or the colorful and sweet $24.99 Juniors’ Tie Strap Mini Floral Dress. To me, they both look great on the ladies modeling them, but I’m a guy. The one dress I really think looks the best is the Isaac Mizrahi for Target Sun Dress for $59.99. It’s a not the most cost-effective, but it is a dazzling dress nonetheless.
Target also offers a wide variety of tank tops and tube tops for the ladies. Every colorful and unique top looks stunning on these models. You might have to go in to your local Target store to try on one of these great outfits to see if they’re comfortable. But I’m just here to tell you my thoughts on what I see. The prices range from very affordable to strangely expensive, from an artistic brand new Birdcage Vintage Tank priced at $7.99 to an ugly Spanish brown Isaac Mizrahi for Target Envelope Neck Shell for a whopping $27.99.
I couldn’t resist checking out the ladies swimsuits. I’ve got to say – not to sound too much like Isaac, a lot of these bikinis and one-piece swimsuits look fabulous on these ladies. There’s also a great deal of accessories to go along with the swimsuits; such as; coverups, summer totes, sunglasses and flip-flops, all ranging from $8.00 to $30.00. To me, the best-looking bikinis are the Xhileration Floral Print Swimwear which is offered in both brown and green for $14.99, the white Mossimo Black Crochet Swimwear for $17.99, the white/jade stripe Mossimo Black: Swimwear for the same price, and the butterfly print Mossimo Black: swimwear for $17.99 to $19.99. Now, as for the one-piece swimsuits, I personally prefer the look of the white Xhileration Lurex Stripe Monokini for a whopping $29.99. That’s just a little too pricy for a swimsuit. So, let me recommend the much more affordable but just as sexy look of the Admiral blue yoke C9 by Champion 1-pc. chest stripe swimsuit for $14.99.
It’s interesting to note that more and more makers of ladies’ swimwear today are fashioning them to fit women of all sizes and shapes. I don’t know if they have the same respect for the overweight people of the world that they do their supermodels, but they will always do anything to make a buck. They want everyone to feel comfortable wearing swimwear.
Guys, buy swimwear at Wal-Mart. The quality may not be to your liking, but you might find some better deals. Take this “Sand N Sun” swim trunks for $9.97 for example. They are kind of plain but they’re economic. I like the looks of this “No Boundaries Men’s Tropical Board Shorts” for $13.92. The prices for swim trunks don’t go much higher than that.
As for normal shorts, they’ve got some great deals; such as, a pair of cool “Faded Glory Men’s Cargo Shorts” for $11.83 or the awesome-looking “No Boundaries Men’s Rugged Cargo Shorts” for $13.36.
Ladies, I’ve got to warn you, the swimwear at Wal-Mart is kind of sub-par if you ask me. They feature some colorful but not all-together revealing bikinis, halter tops and cover-ups. Take this nice-looking “George Women’s Print Swimsuit Skirt Cover-Up” for $17.86 for example. I think it’s sexy to some degree, but it maybe a little plain compared to some of the things offered at Target. I like the looks of the matching “George Women’s Print Halter Tankini Top” for $17.86 and the “George Women’s Print Hipster Bikini Bottom” for the same price. Although, if you put them all together, it is an expensive outfit. Maybe you ladies should consider using one piece and color-coordinating with something you already own. Quite honestly, I don’t like the looks of anything else offered on Wal-Mart.com.
As for women’s short and skirts, Wal-Mart.com does offer a great selection. Look at the “Faded Glory Women’s Crop-Length Jeans” for $12.77, the “White Stag Women’s Textured Print Clam-Digger Pants” for $9.84 or the sweet “George ME Women’s Polka-Dot Chiffon Skirt” for a steal at $8.00. Then they’ve got a wide-variety of tank tops and camisoles for some great prices. Take the nice-looking “George Women’s Print Jersey Sleeveless Wrap Top” for $14.82, the simple but sweet “Metro7 Women’s Crochet Cami” for $14.94, the cute but somewhat sexy “Faded Glory Women’s Plaid Camisole Top” for $11.77, the comfy-looking “George ME Women’s Beaded Top” for $5.00, and friendly “Metro7 Women’s Novelty Tank” for a steal at $7.00 for example.
These are all great outfit idea for a fun time out in the sun this summer. I hope you find something for your liking at a reasonable price, and have a great time this season.