30 Under-$100 Summer Finds That Look Like They Cost a Fortune (But Don't)



If you read my articles regularly, you may well know that I have this little thing called "expensive taste, small budget" syndrome. I'll be the first to admit I'm partial to a luxury leather Bottega Veneta purse, but my bank account suggests I better stick to Zara. Luckily, however, as a fashion market editor, I've become rather good at finding the most elevated and expensive-looking seasonal pieces that won't damage your bank balance. 

Today, I'm sharing some of my favorite luxe-looking (but budget-friendly!) finds for summer. Included in the mix are pretty summer dresses, designer-looking bags, and sophisticated sandals that will take your warm-weather ensembles to next-level chic. So if you're a "champagne taste on a beer budget" type like me, then scroll below for some fancy-looking summer finds—all coming in at under $100.

Ribbed knit dresses are all over our feeds right now. 

Everything from the puff sleeves to the high neck to the smocked fabric makes this top look so expensive.

Every fashion girl is wearing minimalist thong sandals right now.

These look like they came straight off the runway.

We can't believe this is under $30 either.

This ribbed strapless tube top has major Khaite vibes.

Exude a relaxed elegance this summer. 

We're wearing the above shorts with these posh-looking slides.

Swap your sweats for these chic (and super-comfy) pleated pants.

We might just wear this as a bold anklet too.

Linen adds a sophisticated touch to your summer outfit.

Major designer vibes without the designer price.

A silky slip skirt elevates every ensemble.

Can you tell we're into long shorts?

Add this to your cart quickly while it's still on sale.

Woven leather is one of this season's biggest bag trends.

Not your average tank top.

Preppy tennis skirts are trending, and we're 100% here for it.

Channel the massive '70s trend we saw all over the S/S 2020 runways.

Everything about this fun frock puts us in the best mood. 

Mock-croc fabric makes everything look more expensive.

Voluminous and billowy dresses are all we want to live in right now.

Your summer straw bag just got a fancy update.

We love the luxe-looking scallop edge.