20 Cheap Midsummer Finds Our Editors Are Adding to Their Carts


(Image credit: @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."

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"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." 

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"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!"

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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.

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"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." 

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Editorial Director

Lauren Eggertsen is currently the editorial director of Who What Wear and has worked at the company for over eight years, where she started as an associate editor and has since worked her way up. Lauren has over 10 years of experience in the fashion editorial space, starting her career with internships at Marc Jacobs, Marie Claire, and The Zoe Report, where she was later hired as their editorial assistant. Lauren has worked in the Los Angeles and New York Who What Wear offices but currently calls L.A. home. It is here where she leads and manages Who What Wear's fashion team and oversees all day-to-day editorial content and large tentpole moments. This includes all of the runway, trend, and shopping-driven content that ultimately helps to build a strong brand reputation within the industry. Lauren's role also includes helping to set the fashion direction for all original photo shoots and often styles many of the celebrity cover shoots, including big names like Kaia Gerber, Normani, and Kristen Stewart.

She has also attended multiple fashion weeks, including New York, London, Milan, and Paris, where her personal style has been featured on sites such as Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, and Elle. She prides herself on discovering and supporting small brands and on her knack for a good vintage shopping find. When she isn't working, she enjoys researching and dining at reputable restaurants around both her neighborhood and the globe.