Stay Cool & Under Budget with These 6 Looks

No AC?  No problem.

As much as we love Michigan summers, the heat can be unbearable. Box fans don't fit in our purses, and bathing suits should be left at the beach. Also, is it just us, or does it hurt a little to cough up significant cash for dresses and tanks we sweat through in less than an hour?

Buying trendy, consigned pieces for 50-90% off of the original prices is an easy way to beat the heat and save money for summer cocktails and vacations.

Here are a few of our favorite looks from our summer collection:


1. Stripes on stripes

Give your look a nautical flair with a pair of striped shorts. If you're feeling bold, add a striped bag or pair of shoes. If you do, keep it simple on top. We love this red, mock-linen top from Banana Republic--it's lightweight and adds an interesting textural element.

Striped Shorts, J Crew Factory, $14.79

Red Flutter Sleeve Top, Banana Republic Factory, $12.79


2. Mixing boldly

Embrace the fun and carefree vibes of summer by mixing bright floral and chevron prints. If your mixing doesn't quite work, blame the heat for your delirious mental state.

Chevron Shorts, bar III, $24.79

Floral Tank, H&M, $12.79


3. Summer denim

Traditionally, denim is considered to be a fall fabric, so opt for a soft and lightweight denim alternative. The simplicity of this Ann Taylor LOFT denim dress allows you full expression over accessorizing.

Denim Dress, Ann Taylor LOFT, $23.79


4. Garden dress

The bright colors, breezy fabric, and classic A-line silhouette of this Girls from Savoy dress makes it the perfect choice for an outdoor summer wedding.  

If any decade is trending this summer, it's the '70s--give the disco era a try with fun mules.

Garden Dress, Girls from Savoy, $29.79

Mules, Ralph Lauren, $29.79


5. Slip dress

We cannot get enough of the slinky and sexy slip dress trend. The temperature doesn't have to be the only thing that's hot! If modesty is a concern, layer a kimono over your lingerie inspired piece.

Slip Dress, To the Max, $29.79


6. Poppy red

Meet our favorite summer color: poppy red! A delicious blend of bright red and orange, poppy red epitomizes sun, popsicles, sparklers and everything summer. Try a vintage style dress, like this one by Pins & Needles.

Poppy Red Dress, Pins & Needles, $24.79


put it in your calendar!

On Saturday, August 20, we celebrate our 5th birthday and 2,000th consignor! Stop by for cupcakes, champagne, a custom candy bar, and tons and tons of $2 items. See you there!

All featured items are consigned at Rock Paper Scissors Consignment Boutique.