31 Affordable, Trendy Updates to Wear With Your Summer Basics

Affordable trendy summer pieces



Generally speaking, summer isn't my favorite season anymore. Up until I graduated from college, I thought it was, but I now realize that it was because I didn't have to go to school. While I prefer fall weather and activities, the thing that I do look forward to this time of year is shopping for summer clothes, shoes, and accessories. So let's do that.

I think the general consensus in life is that summer is the most exciting season to shop for. Summer trends are typically more relaxed, colorful, and fun. And I always find that affordable, trendy fashion items abound during summer. To prove it, I found a bunch that I'd buy in a second to punch up all of my basics, as those are what make up the majority of my summer outfits. Scroll to shop my favorite trend-forward findings, most of which are less than $100.

As you can see here, this is the perfect thing to wear with a white top.

Meet my new favorite accessory, for obvious reasons.

I can't think of anything not to love about this.

If you want to look trendy this summer, you definitely need to order a miniskirt or two.

Yes, there are cheaper sunglasses out there, but these beauties are worth it.

Wear this with your neutral-colored shoes and let the dress be the focal point.

At just $9, this cool Amazon find that's giving Bella Hadid vibes is worth a shot.

This comes in four colors—good luck choosing.

Please take note of the cool waistband.

I'd be tempted to wear this as a bodysuit too.

Every fashion person's favorite furniture trend, now in shoe form.

The easiest way to look on-trend this season? Orange.

Each pair is unique, so you don't know what colors you're going to get—that's part of the fun.

Prepare yourself for everyone to ask where you got this chic top.

If this isn't a fun hair accessory, I don't know what is.

This It-girl brand did an exclusive collab with Urban Outfitters, and I'm shocked it's still in stock.

It'd be hard not to have fun in these.

For pairing with neutrals or other brights.

I personally love that skorts are back.

Click if you need a new going-out top.

One can never have too many pairs of cool pearl earrings.

A patent-leather bag feels fresh right now.

Just in case you have a wedding to attend.

One of the many cool tops on this list.