My Favorite Summer Pieces Are All Under $50 From H&M, But You'd Never Know It

With some exciting (and long-awaited) summer plans ahead and a vacation just around the corner, I’m finally getting my wardrobe ready for summer reemergence—which means I’m having a lot of fun shopping again for items that don’t solely consist of elasticated waistbands.

Since I’m on a tight budgetH&M has been a winner for me in terms of finding summer-ready items that not only are affordable and versatile but also look much more expensive than their actual price tags.

From chic and crisp white linen shorts to pretty dresses and sleek swimwear, my cart is already filled to the brim with pieces that will take me everywhere from backyard barbecues to the beach and al fresco cocktails in utmost style. Scroll below to see some of my favorite summer pieces that I’m loving right now from H&M. The best part? They’re all under $50, but you’d never know it.

Crisp white linen shorts always look so elegant.

We're seeing braided sandals everywhere right now.

Perfect for evening cocktails.

You can't get through summer without a cool straw bag.

It's always a yes to charming gingham dresses for me.

Have you gotten on the flatform trend yet?

Okay, this suit looks way more expensive than its price tag.

We definitely have a thing for bucket hats.

Fashion girls are loving relaxed lounge shorts right now.

This H&M collab with Lemlem is perfection.

Bold, chunky rings are trending.

A market tote is the perfect summer accessory.

Ruched button-front dresses are having a major moment.

Add a pop of color to your summer ensemble.

These statement pants will put you in the summertime spirit.

The sleek tank you'll be reaching for all season long.

Trust me—from someone who wears these shorts a lot, they look and fit so well.

Style over your bikini and tank tops alike.

I'm officially ready for a cute heel.

These laid-back ribbed pants look so luxe.

I can't wait to style this over a chic black swimsuit.

No one would believe they're $13.

I'll be wearing a matching bucket hat with the one-piece above.

No need for expensive denim shorts when you have these.

Nineties hair claws are back. Show them off in style.

Such a flattering silhouette.

Pearl and gold-chain layered necklaces have been spotted on every cool girl.

Wear with heels and flats alike.

The texture gives it an expensive touch.

Stick a bow on me. I'm done.

Guaranteed this will be a fashion-girl favorite.

Elevate your basics with a cute collar.

A satin skirt will elevate any outfit.

Pair with high-waisted denim shorts.