No matter where you live, chances are that school is already back in session by now. But that doesn't mean you can't keep updating your wardrobe, since the back-to-school sales haven't stopped. And for those of us who are long past our academic years, there's opportunity to shop these sales for casual items that actually look age appropriate.
One such sale that's particularly noteworthy: Tilly's takes an extra 50% off most of its sale section during its End of Summer Sale. (Add an item to your cart to see the price cut.) Additionally, certain items are buy one, get one for 50% off. And, coupon code "RMNBTS20" cuts an extra 20% off one item and yields free shipping. (Some things are excluded from the extra discount, but you'll still get the free shipping.)
Still with us? Good, because all together, that's one of the best sets of discounts we've seen from Tilly's, and it means you can pick up pieces for as low as $1.99. To guide you through this scintillating sale, here are some of our favorite finds, all good for mixing and matching with what you already own without feeling too basic. (Note that prices are after the in-cart discount and the above coupon, when applicable.)
10 Fantastic Finds From the Tilly's Sale
Fifty Shades of Grey
Micros Men's Stoobing Shorts for $19.99 (a low by $8)
It's tough to find a pair of shorts that serves more than one function, but these will work for everything from a casual beach trip to a work barbecue, where you'd want to dress nicely but not die of heat stroke.
Full Tilt Women's Ethnic Print Hachi/Boho Lace Top for $9.59 ($18 off)
Some days you just don't feel like trying. For those occasions, this will replace any graphic tee in your closet, and it packs considerably more visual punch.
Earning Your Stripes
Retrofit Men's Blanket Baseball T-Shirt for $11.88 ($18 off)
You can get a plain colorblocked baseball shirt anywhere, but this one stands out with an interesting patterned panel. And it has a pocket for your treasures.
The Naked Truth
Full Tilt Nude Crystal Sunglasses for $5.58 ($12 off)
The struggle is over. Finally, a pair of sunglasses that goes with anything, but still gives off a fashiony vibe. It's the eyewear equivalent of nude pumps.
Neff Daily Plaid Backpack for $15.99 (a low by $14)
Plaid was all over the runways during this year's fall fashion week, and this is a great way to incorporate it into your life if you're a little hesitant to go buy a kilt. As an accessory, it makes a statement without overwhelming.
Ali & Kris Women's Embroidered Chiffon Tank for $7.49 ($24 off)
At least for now, neon and sheer are here to stay. This lets you check both off your shopping list for less than you'd pay for a single trendy item at any cheap mall store.
Cool, Not Cold
Volcom Men's Fairpipe Thermal for $7.49 ($31 off)
Plain waffle thermals are boring, and you deserve better. This design is cool enough to wear on its own, but it can also perk up an entire ensemble as a layering piece.
Trukfit Men's Big in Japan Tank for $9.99 ($26 off)
Men's tanks as fashion are underused in general. At $10, this is a cheap way to ease yourself into that arena, and since it has a fun print, you'll feel like you're buying real clothes instead of an overpriced wifebeater.
Flowers in the Attic
Full Tilt Women's Floral Print Flare Leggings for $7.49 ($24 off)
The 90s are back, and however that makes you feel, these pants cover two major trends related to the grunge era: floral and mega flare. We're pretty sure that both Buffy and Blossom owned some back in the day.
A Little Bit Country, a Little Bit Awesome
Almost Famous Women's Denim Skirt-all for $10.48 ($28 off)
The giant front pocket gives you the functionality of overalls, but you're also working with the effortless hipness of a denim mini; the unexpected combination of the two guarantees that at least one person will jealously ask where you got it.