One of the less talked-about truths of summer is that all that fun stuff we love about the season—weekend trips out of town, patio rosé, al fresco meals at restaurants because it's just too nice out to stay in—gets expensive fast. And that goes double for anyone with a wedding (or twelve) on their calendar.
Which, of course, doesn't leave a ton of extra cash lying around to buy that new bag you've been eyeing or those gingham shorts that would go perfectly with your favorite tank. But fortunately, not every warm-weather buy has to set you back a few hundred bucks. Take just-launched swimwear brand Summersalt, a brand with sleek, stylish suits all $95 and under, and (this is key!) they won't fall apart after a couple of wears. Why not steer yourself away from that $300 one-piece you've been lusting after on Instagram, and keep the extra funds for, say, a modestly priced straw bag from boho brand Doên, or an under-$60 sundress for your next Saturday in the park?
Below, shop 16 weekend-ready pieces for under $100 each.
Sunshine yellow and navy may just be our new favorite color combo.
Just add fresh white sneakers.
Resistance is futile: You need a straw bag this summer.
Better than a picnic in the park.
Clear skies, clear frames, can't lose (that's how it goes—right?)
Two tones are better than one.
Pair with a vintage tee or your favorite one-piece-turned-bodysuit.
Exude glamour—even if you're laying out on a not-so-glam city roof.
Make Minnie Mouse proud.
Did we mention we love stripes?
One can never have too many classic leather sandals.
Polished enough to wear to the office (provided your A/C isn't set to sub-zero).
So comfy you'll want to live in it till Labor Day.
Like a tropical vacation in a top.
With so little fabric, why not go for a bold print?
This bag goes with everything—and it costs less than a fancy workout class.