The Under-$100 Summer Items I'm Telling My Most Stylish Friends About

On Lauren: Zara Open Knit Polo Shirt ($50); Susan Alexandra The Merry Bag ($245)

If we're being honest, no one really wants to spend a fortune on a trendy new summer wardrobe, especially me. Personally, I'd rather spend my hard-earned money on dinners with friends, seeing shows, and over-priced iced coffees in the middle of the workday. So is a $400 straw bag something that excites me? Not so much. Assuming a lot of you might agree with me, I decided to shop out the affordable summer items I'm buying instead, each of which rings in at under $100.

I'm not going to lie—I pride myself on finding on-trend items on a budget. After all, I am that one weird girl who is overly obsessed with Zara. Ahead, get ready to shop the affordable summer items that up until now, I was only sharing with my most stylish friends. Happy shopping!

This plus vintage jeans and simple sandals equals the perfect summer outfit.

Available in sizes XS to L.

Because lavender is all we can think about right now.

Wear this on your next vacation and prepare for tons of compliments.

Top and Shirred High Waisted Bikini Shorts ($30) available in sizes XS to XL.

The socks that will make all your sneakers look like summer.

Colored denim will brighten up any outfit of your choosing.

Available in sizes 2 to 12.

Petite girls, this one's for you.

Available in sizes XXS to XL.

I own this and can't stop wearing it.

Top and Monaco Bottom ($49) available in sizes XS to XL.

Your date-night top search is over.

Available in sizes XS to L.

While you're at it, update your summer pajama drawer.

Available in sizes XS to XL.

A beaded bag that won't cost you an arm and a leg.

A trip to Italy in this dress would do you some good.

Available in sizes S to M.

No, the tiny sunglass trend is not dead (yet).

Sandals that would look so much better than flip-flops on the beach.

Available in sizes 6 to 9.5.

No summer wardrobe is complete without a white midi dress.

Available in sizes 12 to 28.

The '80s swimwear trend just might be our favorite.

Available in sizes 0 to 12.

Wear these with everything from sundresses to suits.

Available in sizes 5 to 10.

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