I Have a $150 Budget—Here's What I'm Eyeing From Shopbop, Nordstrom, and More

If the best things in life are free, I'd say anything cheap and affordable ranks a close second. For the budget-savvy folks out there, we scanned through the new arrivals at a few of our favorite stores including Nordstrom, Net-a-Porter, and Shopbop to pick out the coolest, chicest finds under $150. No, these items aren't on the house, but at their inexpensive price point, they feel like the next best thing. 

For those wanting to take advantage of this year's biggest trends, we've got you covered there with an embellished tie-top bikini and a retro floral-print sundress that looks deceptively luxe. If your mind is on accessories right now, I found the perfect earrings and summer sandals guaranteed to make all of your summer outfits really shine. Considering their price, I don't imagine these will stay in stock for long, so keep scrolling and happy shopping!

We're all about not-so-simple basics right now, like this cool asymmetric top from Reformation.

Rectangle frames look flattering on virtually every face shape.

The color and big sleeves are amazing.

Pair these with khaki trousers for a beachy, sophisticated vibe.

The tie-top trend may not be for everyone, but at this price point, it's worth a try.

We can easily see fashion girls jumping all over these.

Summer is all about sweet sundresses like this.

Now's as good a time as any to add to your collection of basics.

Such a fun new take on the classic Chuck Taylor hi-top.

Playsuits are becoming my new obsession.

If you haven't yet, you should totally invest in a pair of fun pants.

Since '60s-inspired prints are dominating right now, this dress feels right on the money.

It's rare to find a set like this for such a good price, but consider me an expert shopper.

Big statement blouses like this will make your summer outfits so much easier. Just wear them with jeans for an elevated casual look, or try a maxi skirt for fancier occasions.

With the pop of burgundy and the runner silhouette, these might be my new favorite sneakers.

Can we talk about this ruching detail?!

I couldn't be more enamored with a blouse right now.

Call me late, but I just discovered En Saison, and now my cart is full of its relaxed, affordable summer dresses. 

I'm already planning to wear this to all of my picnic parties.

Because West Coast weather is unpredictable. 

The sneakerhead in me can't resist.

I'm calling it: Cargo pants are the micro-trend to watch.

Scoop up the matching bottoms to complete this bikini set, for less than $150.

Norma Kamali continually kills it with her classic bombshell swimsuits.

Lightweight cardigans are a must for cool summer nights.