The Under-$50 Items I'm Buying to Make My Wardrobe Exponentially More Stylish

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(Image credit: @joiedejude; STYLING: Rixo x Target Swing Dress ($39))

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.

Up next, I shop for a living—these are the under-$100 items too good to pass up.

Judith Jones
Senior Fashion Market Editor

Judith is the senior fashion market editor at Who What Wear and has worked in fashion for nearly a decade. Judith started on the Shop Who What Wear team, creating content and managing a team of merchandisers for the Who What Wear shopping app. She later crossed over to the editorial team, where she shares the coolest, most desirable fashion market finds and brands in her shopping-focused stories and social takeovers. She has become one of the top affiliate earners during her six plus years at Who What Wear. Before working in fashion, Judith was a TV host on the PBS travel show Globe Trekker (airing on Netflix and Amazon Prime) and shared her passion for travel and food. She studied at the prestigious London Academy of Dramatic Arts as well as Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York. She later studied fashion merchandising and design, which laid the foundation for her career in fashion.