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


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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.

Up next, seven strikingly simple outfits I'm trying when I have nothing to wear.

Judith Jones
Senior Fashion Market Editor

Judith Jones is the senior fashion market editor at Who What Wear who specializes in shopping content and trend stories with high-affiliate impact. She shares the coolest, most desirable fashion market finds and brands for every budget. Previous to working in fashion, Judith worked as a TV host on the PBS travel show Globe Trekker (airing on Netflix and Amazon Prime) sharing her passion for travel and culture.