20 Cheap Midsummer Finds Our Editors Are Adding to Their Carts


@chrystelleeriksberger; STYLING: H&M Padded Bikini Top ($13

As many internet memes have pointed out, summer is already halfway over and honestly… what was that? If your sentiments toward the rapid passing of the season are the same, then it's time you start appreciating the half of summer that's left and I cannot think of a better way to do that besides a little bargain shopping. Now that you've already lived out half of summer 2020, you know what seasonal items are missing from your closet and there's no time like the present to add them to cart.

In case you need a little inspiration, I've forced my lovely co-workers into sharing the cheap midsummer finds they have been eyeing as of late. From $20 bikinis to new lounge shorts, these stylish editors prove they know where it's at when it comes to affordable yet cute items. With not one product ringing in at more than $100, there's no reason why the second half of summer has to be a sad one. Go on and scroll down, you'll see. 

"I'm all about getting my shopping kicks on low-risk items right now, which means adding pieces to my cart that I'll wear and love sans any bank account regret. I feel like all the below picks tick those boxes, are affordable, and pleasingly on-trend but not too trendy."

"Right now I'm shopping for easy basics that still feel on-trend—whether it's a T-shirt with padded shoulders, Bermuda shorts, or a throwback tube top." 

"I wish I could say there was a method to my madness, but my current summer wish list is as miscellaneous as the few activities I'm getting in these days. Nonetheless, I'll always be partial to great basics, cute-but-comfortable shoes, classic tops, striking prints, and, of course, public health!"

Shop her picks:

"I'm lacking in the easy, casual shirt department. This breezy one would look perfect with denim shorts." 

"I can't get enough sweatshorts this summer, and of course Alo would make the perfect ones." 

"As far as face masks go, this one is kind of stunning."

"Speaking of masks, using a sunglasses chain as a mask chain is my new favorite accessory hack."

"I don't really wear T-shirt dresses, but I suddenly want to wear a Nike T-shirt dress."

Now that I am currently living back in California, I have found myself living in bikinis, big hats, and hair clips. And when I do decide to actually get dressed, it's a soft bralette and breezy minidress that usually fits the bill.

Shop her picks:

"It's all about basics for me right now—those easy, simple items that can basically be mixed and matched with everything else in my wardrobe. I'm talking on-trend tanks, lightweight tailoring, and so on."