49 Under $49: Your Ultimate Affordable Shopping Guide for Summer

Straightforward enough, right? Here, you'll find 49 summer-ready finds to carry you through the season, all under a mere $49 and, of course, all handpicked by yours truly. There is no need to thank me because, in all honesty, this endeavor felt more like "me" time than work. Now that things are "opening up" and there are countless ways to safely go out and do something, I have suddenly found myself in need of more clothes and accessories than my budget is really built for, so affordability is key to making my sartorial dreams a reality right now.

On the same page and ready to start shopping? Just keep scrolling for all 49 of my under-$49 finds for summer, including everything from swimwear and sandals to dresses and shorts. When you're done, don't forget to brush up on the latest trends so that you can truly feel ready to make the most of the coming fashion season.

Why yes, this is the top that you clicked into the story for.

I can't be the only one who still loves wearing black in the summer.

I think I need to add these to my Birkenstock collection.

This is the most you should spend on sunglasses if you're someone who always loses them.

I know your next thought is that you need the matching skirt, too.

They'll look so good with blue jeans.

I love this paired with high-waisted jeans.

I'm copying this full look ASAP.

I'm not much of a hat person, but this is making me think I should be.

It's saying, "Wear me under a linen blazer this summer."

I may be just a tiny bit obsessed with this.

A pareo is definitely a summer essential.

Gold jewelry is an easy way to accessorize your favorite summer dress.

This is your sign to swap out your everyday black bag for a beige one.

When two of my favorite things—ribbed tanks and henleys—come together.

We all need that simple bikini for tanning sessions.

These look five times their price.

Whether you wear it alone or layered, you'll get so much use out of this lightweight shirt.

Can't go wrong with straight-leg jeans.

This post was originally published on an earlier date and has since been updated. Next: The Best Summer Dress Brands, According to Me


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