24 Items That Will Carry You Straight Through Summer

When I was younger, my shopping habits were almost solely trend- and event-driven. I was making purchases thinking only about what was right in front of me—either an event I was attending in the near future or a trend I was suddenly seeing everywhere. As irresponsible as it sounds, I never gave much thought to the longevity of the piece I was purchasing. But with age comes wisdom, so as I've gotten older, I've started to give much more thought to the cost per wear and life span of the item I'm considering. Will the quality hold up? Is it overtly trendy and I'll end up hating it in two months? Can I continue to wear it once the weather changes?

Examining these aspects makes me feel much more confident in my purchases, as I know they're pieces I'll wear over and over again. I've recently started applying this thought process to my favorite spring trends to figure out which is worth investing in and which I'll probably be over shortly after I start wearing it. Especially now with the uncertain financial climate, I want to rest assured that whatever I choose to spend money on will be something that lasts well through summer and maybe even years to come. So just in case you're shopping at the moment, below are 24 insanely chic fashion items that are too good not to share.

Meet your new favorite throw-on dress.

The smocking trend will still be going strong come summertime. 

This wrap detailing is so pretty.

This dress looks much more expensive than it is. 

Perfect with a tee for spring and summer.

Crochet is going to be everywhere for spring/summer 2020.

I'm so into the wallpaper print trend. 

Trust me. You'll wear these with everything. 

Polka dots are trending hard for spring and won't be slowing down in the least for summer. 

The perfect spring dress is also the perfect swim cover-up.

The corset detailing is right in line with spring's lingerie-inspired trend. 

This color is just too good. 

Chic on its own or over a swimsuit. 

Linen just screams spring and summer to me.

The puff-sleeve detail makes this dress stand out. 

Is there anything chicer during the warm months than white linen?

This heel is low enough to be comfortable but high enough to elongate your legs.

Chunky chains make everything feel more elevated.