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Summer Is Coming: 43 Under-$100 Items for Every Warm-Weather Occasion

As we head into the month of May, there's no doubt I already have summer on my mind. The idea of some downtime by a pool, weekend trips to the beach, warm sunset strolls, and alfresco cocktails with close friends have me excited to my core—especially after such a trying past year.

As the world slowly starts to reopen, we're gradually readying ourselves for reemergence—which in sartorial terms means more occasions to wear chic outfits that don't solely consist of sweats and elasticated waistbands but are instead a reflection of our true personal style. With this in mind, today I've put together an epic affordable shopping guide for every summer occasion ahead. Whether you're putting together a picnic, enjoying a summer barbeque, or getting out into the great outdoors for a sweat session, take a peek below at some fun and chic outfit ideas for the warm days ahead. And the best part? You don't have to spend a fortune to supercharge your summer wardrobe. All my picks are under $100.

A woven bucket hat is super versatile.

Embrace this season's cutout swimsuit trend.

A colorful anklet adds a cool-girl touch to your beach look.

An easy, breezy, (and affordable) cover-up.

Swap your normal flip-flops for this elevated pair.

White-trimmed rectangular sunglasses add a fresh touch to your look.

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@champagnemani

The prettiest picnic dress we laid our eyes on.

Ruching adds a luxe touch to a pair of simple slides.

It's not summer without a basket bag.

Perfect for Zoom calls at your desk to balmy afternoons in the garden.

Cushy slipper slides for the ultimate in home comfort.

Hair claws are back, and we're 100% here for it.

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@aimeesong

A little over $100 but so very worth it.

Towel tops and shorts are a cool-girl must-have this summer.

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@babaa

Protect your eyes from the sun in the coolest way.

We still love some statement tie-dye.

Shop the matching Seamless Tie-Dye Leggings ($82)

These will go with every work-out outfit.

Take your sweat session to the next level.

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@annelauremais

This cutout LBD can be easily dressed up or down.

Twisted gold hoops are perfect for taking you into the evening.

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@chrissyford

A pretty puff-sleeve top is a perfect match for a pair of high-waisted denim shorts.

No outfit is complete without a pair of cool shades.

Guaranteed you'll be reaching for these all summer.

The perfect pick for an outdoor summer wedding.

Nothing says summer vacation quite like crochet.

A linen dress you can wear from day to night with ease.

A straw hat is the perfect finishing touch for all your summer vacation looks.

Retro floral swimsuits are trending and no doubt get us in the summer spirit.

A pretty floral dress will take you from a sunset stroll to cocktails in a pinch.

A basic we can't live without.

Swap your leather crossbody bag for something that screams summer.

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