A 7-Piece Summer Wardrobe at Every Budget

Dress, woven bag, sandals, lightweight top, shorts, sunglasses, and a one-piece: Separately, they don’t mean much, but when you combine them, you have the ultimate summer starter pack that will have you ready for everything. Sure, you won’t exclusively wear these items, but when you mix them with the seasonless pieces you already own, you’ll have the perfect, functional wardrobe for the next few months and even beyond. Consider it the light seasonal update your wardrobe needs to prepare it for sunny skies, tropical vacations, outdoor dining, and whatever else summer's arrival may mean to you. 

And, whether you need one, own none, or have them all but are simply in the mood to refresh your look, today we’ve rounded up our favorites for each category at three different price points so your closet can get the seasonal update it deserves. Shop our picks, starting at less than $50, below.

Under $50

In the right material, a black dress can feel just as breezy as a light-colored one. 

This color combo means you can wear it with any and all outfits.

Scarf print looks expensive at any price point.

A light pair of sunglasses will make all your outfits feel summer-ready.

This striped one-piece can be worn with countless cover-up styles.

For 2019, long shorts reign supreme.

The strappier, the better.

Under $150

This covers your dress and tie-dye trend buckets.

You can never go wrong with a Reformation find for summer.

Classic with a twist.

These shorts look equally cool dressed up or down.

Nude mules will go with everything you own.

Under $300

Wear this anywhere from brunch to a summer party.

This tote is the perfect size to fit all your essentials.

There are so many ways to wear this breezy blouse.

A classic shape, slightly updated to feel very 2019.

Simple shorts that will look good with anything.

The return of the wedge trend means cool comfort for all.

Up next? The only five swim trends you need to know about this year.

This post was published at an earlier date and has been recently updated.

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