I Made a List of the Coolest Affordable Finds If Your Budget Is $50 or Less



It’s currently 85ºF in Los Angeles (yep, I’m wearing shorts, people!), and while it’s unusually hot for April, the warm temps are undoubtedly getting my mind into summer mode. That goes for my wardrobe, too. There are so many chic and fun pieces on the market right now that are getting me excited for the warm-weather season and will undoubtedly give my closet the fresh update it's craving. But if you’re like me and don’t want to spend a small fortune on a new-season wardrobe (I do have a European vacation coming up, after all), then you’re in luck because I’ve scoured all our favorite retailers to bring you only the best, of-the-moment pieces that clock in under $50. From trendy accessories to stylish staples and sleek swimsuits, here’s my current list of cool, affordable finds that will keep you looking chic this summer—and thankfully don’t cost a gajillion dollars.

Tell me this doesn't look triple its price.

Cushy and cool slides you'll be wearing all summer.

Delicate halter-string silhouettes are a summer must.

Say yes to this season's biggest color trend.

I love this eye-catching hue. (The back is really pretty too). 

There's something about white linen shorts that always looks so elegant.

The spaghetti straps, the draping, the color—all so stunning.

Chain belts look so chic over everything from dresses to swimsuits.

Wear this statement pearl necklace alone or combined with other gold or bead chains.

Because you can never have too many.

Guaranteed you'll be reaching for these on repeat.

I can't believe they're $35 either.

Tote your summer essentials in style.

Swap your jeans for a pair of breezy printed pants.

The perfect finishing touch to any summer outfit.

Embrace vibrant psychedelic prints this summer.

So easy to wear with everything from midi skirts to high-waisted jeans.

Minis are a fashion-girl favorite right now.

Sporty sunglasses are a big summer trend.

No one will guess this bikini top is just $18.

Can you tell I'm a little obsessed with orange?

A stylish finishing touch to your summer outfit.

This pretty summer top is already in my cart.

It's not summer without an LWD.

The first thing I'm packing on vacation.