I don't know what happened, but one day I was being super good about not spending my paychecks on clothes, and the next, money was flying out of my wallet faster than I knew was physically possible (kidding… kind of). Luckily, I'm pretty good about keeping myself in check with the amount I spend on particular items. While I'm constantly wooed by expensive designers that show up on my Instagram, my heart lies with those affordable pieces I know I won't feel too bad about buying. And lately, I've found quite a few of them. My favorite retailers really have my back when it comes to super fashion finds sans the extra zeros at the end of their price tags. Curious to see a few (okay, a lot) of the items I'm claiming are the cutest so far? Keep scrolling for all the goodies.
As you can see in the picture above, this top is a winner.
I'm usually very into neutrals, but this summer I've been gravitating towards dresses in brighter colors like this one.
When I say the phrase "pretty dress" this is what I mean.
Pair this with your favorite hight-waisted shorts or jeans for an easy (but super-trendy) look.
I typically tend to go for more coverage, but these are perfect for laying out and getting minimal tan lines.
I'm so into this sky-blue color! (But the top also comes in a really good pink.)
I could see wearing this with strappy heels or white sneakers—whatever you choose.
The basic tank that will literally go with everything in your closet.
I originally picked these up in white back in 2016 when I was living in Germany (home of the Birkenstocks). I've worn them a million times, so I think it's definitely time to grab a new pair.
This tangerine color is a must.
Dress these up or dress 'em down.
I could go for a pair of elevated pool slides.
These are like a party for your feet.
Two words: über chic.
Don't get it twisted: This purse isn't made to fit your whole life, but it sure does look cute.
An everyday black bag for $20? Yes, please.
I love a good accessory to pair with my bikini.
This summer is all about pops of color, so these bracelets are a perfect start.
Any jewelry that's chunky will always make my list.
I've been looking for a good headscarf.