Most Wanted is a weekly series in which one editor, staffer, or influencer shares their top 30 must-haves or current wish-list items.
Now that things are really starting to warm up in L.A., I'm finally getting my summer wardrobe into gear. I've been eyeing a mix of luxe-looking staples and on-trend items that not only are fun and comfortable but also will make my wardrobe exponentially more stylish this summer.
I'm a firm believer you don't have to spend a fortune to pull off a chic and elevated summer look. So below, I'm sharing some of my favorite under-$50 pieces I've unearthed from some of my favorite retailers (most of which I've already bought or are sitting in my cart!).
Keep scrolling for the affordable and stylish new-season pieces that will have you looking altogether on-trend this season.
This chic textured dress looks way more expensive than its price tag.
Pearl-and–gold chain necklaces are trending.
I love the relaxed elegance of this shirt set.
Shop the matching High Waist Cotton Shorts ($48).
Minimalist-chic summer slides will work with everything in my summer wardrobe.
Is this not the perfect floral sundress?
Update your hoops with these twisted beauties.
I'm a sucker for a little crochet.
So cute and charming.
Shop the matching High Waisted Bikini Bottoms ($45).
This $30 halter looks so elegant.
You can't go wrong with a versatile Panama hat.
These have been a WWW best seller.
Wear over swimsuits and tank tops alike.
Get on that Gen Z chunky-resin-ring trend.
Rectangle frames are a fashion-set favorite.
You can't get through summer without a versatile white tank top.
You'll get so much wear out of these.
I'm all over cool-girl fisherman sandals.
How stunning is this back?
Okay, a little over $50, but this one is so worth it.
Amp up your swimwear with a gold belly chain.
Flatform espadrilles to wear with shorts, jeans, and dresses alike.
So many cute details.
Make a statement in bold white frames.
Vests worn as tops will keep you looking chic.