If there’s one season you can get dressed for without breaking the bank, it’s definitely summer. That’s why it’s one of my favorite seasons. From denim essentials to statement tops and casual sandals, there are plenty of great finds under the $100 and $50 mark. I always try to pick out more classic and basic styles that I know won’t die out later in the season – and that will work in the months that follow. Many of the affordable pieces I buy into are often trendy enough to make a statement too. It can be tricky to discern what those styles are and how you can style them, so I wanted to share 10 items that you can definitely rely on for a fresh and fashion-forward wardrobe.
You'll never see me without a pair of paperbag shorts in the summer. This one is my top under-$50 pick of the season. It's lightweight, breezy, and super comfy to wear. You can even swap out the belt for a different look.