As someone who shops a lot—perhaps, too much—okay, definitely too much—I consider it a small victory when I manage to keep my purchases within a reasonable budget, or at least in the same ballpark as I’d planned for. While it doesn’t happen all the time, I can at least say I have a handful of fiscally successful seasons under my belt, and I’m hoping that this summer can be another one.
So what’s the game plan? Well, what I like to do is begin my seasonal shopping by looking for as many cool, affordable items as I can find first. That way, I can hit on as many trends and stock up on as many basics as possible at low prices, leaving less of a desire to splurge on investment pieces. On that note, today I’ve rounded up all the under-$100 items that are “pending” in my shopping cart right now—38 of them to be exact. From tops to skirts to swimwear, just keep scrolling to see and shop the ones that made the cut.