4 Under-$40 Trends You'll See Everywhere This Summer

Summer, is that you? It's on the horizon, which means that now is the perfect time to ditch those heavier layers and usher in some fresh pieces for the new (ahem, best) season ahead. If you're looking for a way to do so without completely abandoning your budget, well, you've come to the right place, friends. We just dropped a fresh round of summer-ready pieces at Target (like we do every month), and this collection is filled with pieces that hit on some of the coolest trends.

We're talking the vacation-ready pieces you'll pack in your suitcase and wear to the office and the new trend that might replace midi skirts for good. If you're familiar with our line, you'll know that everything from the collection is (as always) available in sizes XS to 4X and under $60 (err, under $40, in the case of this drop).

Ready to usher in some new warm-weather pieces to your wardrobe? Scroll down to see and shop all the trends in our new arrivals for May or head to Target stores to check out the designs in person.

OUT-OF-OFFICE LOOKS

En route to an exotic destination or not, dressing like your email is set with an out of office notification is the summer trend that will completely dominate. From refreshing lemon prints to woven raffia accessories, it's all about dressing for the vibe you want—and trust us, that vibe is as laid-back as they come.

INTO THE WILD

Whether your idea of being outdoorsy involves a full-on safari or simply dining al fresco, you'll want to test out the utility trend 2.0. Think go-anywhere pieces (see our Belted Jumpsuit) in neutrals tones like deep green and beige or—yep, you guessed it—animal prints like snakeskin (ahem, our Jacey Mules nail this).

BABY BLOOMS

Floral-printed clothing is an excellent indicator that summer is approaching, and by the look of it, summer has more or less arrived. As for this season, the florals in bloom are of the dainty, '90s-inspired variety.

SUCH GREAT LENGTHS

Hot take: Maxi lengths are back. For a while, midi length skirts and dresses reigned supreme and although those are definitely still in style, longer, ankle-grazing hemlines are the silhouette we're about to see everyone wear once again this summer.