As we head into the month of May, there's no doubt I already have summer on my mind. The idea of some downtime by a pool, weekend trips to the beach, warm sunset strolls, and alfresco cocktails with close friends have me excited to my core—especially after such a trying past year.
As the world slowly starts to reopen, we're gradually readying ourselves for reemergence—which in sartorial terms means more occasions to wear chic outfits that don't solely consist of sweats and elasticated waistbands but are instead a reflection of our true personal style. With this in mind, today I've put together an epic affordable shopping guide for every summer occasion ahead. Whether you're putting together a picnic, enjoying a summer barbeque, or getting out into the great outdoors for a sweat session, take a peek below at some fun and chic outfit ideas for the warm days ahead. And the best part? You don't have to spend a fortune to supercharge your summer wardrobe. All my picks are under $100.
L*Space Isadora Hat in Natural Stripe ($68)
A woven bucket hat is super versatile.
Zara Cut-Out Laser Cut Swimsuit ($40)
Embrace this season's cutout swimsuit trend.
Roxanne Assoulin The Brighter the Better Patchwork Anklet ($45)
A colorful anklet adds a cool-girl touch to your beach look.
French Baskets French Basket Moroccan Basket Bag ($52)
For all your beach essentials.
H&M Cotton Beach Dress ($35)
An easy, breezy, (and affordable) cover-up.
Jeffrey Campbell Diggin' Flip Flop ($70)
Swap your normal flip-flops for this elevated pair.
Zara Acetate Glasses ($40)
White-trimmed rectangular sunglasses add a fresh touch to your look.
H&M Smock-Detail Dress ($50)
The prettiest picnic dress we laid our eyes on.
Mango Ruched Leather Sandals ($60)
Ruching adds a luxe touch to a pair of simple slides.
L*Space Lyla Bag in Natural ($99)
It's not summer without a basket bag.
Argento Vivo Sterling Silver Cultured Pearl Pendant Necklace ($98)
Pearl and gold necklaces are everywhere right now.
& Other Stories Linen Blend Wrap Romper ($89)
Perfect for Zoom calls at your desk to balmy afternoons in the garden.
Warby Parker Alston ($95)
Such a cool silhouette.
Vince Kalina Genuine Shearling Slipper ($75)
Cushy slipper slides for the ultimate in home comfort.
Free People Chasing Pavements Claw ($16)
Hair claws are back, and we're 100% here for it.
Lack of Color Holiday Bucket in Aqua Bloom ($119)
A little over $100 but so very worth it.
Out From Under Out From Under Tenny Underwire Bikini Top ($49)
Such a flattering bikini.
Birkenstock Essentials Arizona Waterproof Slide Sandal ($45)
These waterproof Birks are a WWW best-seller.
8 Other Reasons X Jenn Im Newton Coin Choker ($49)
Add some glimmer to your pool look.
Frankies Bikinis Coco Top in Celeste ($92)
Towel tops and shorts are a cool-girl must-have this summer.
Nike Heritage86 Just Do It Washed Baseball Hat ($25)
Protect your eyes from the sun in the coolest way.
Tory Sport Tie Dye Seamless Long Bralette ($61.6)
We still love some statement tie-dye.
Shop the matching Seamless Tie-Dye Leggings ($82)
Adidas Swift Run X Sneaker ($85)
These will go with every work-out outfit.
Bala Bala Bangles 1 Lb. Weights ($49)
Take your sweat session to the next level.
Zara Cut Out Midi Dress ($30)
This cutout LBD can be easily dressed up or down.
& Other Stories Twisted Chunky Hoop Earrings ($25)
Twisted gold hoops are perfect for taking you into the evening.
Charles & Keith Black Strappy Slingback Sandals ($46)
Chic and easy to walk in. Win-win.
& Other Stories Puff Sleeve Spaghetti Tie Top ($69)
A pretty puff-sleeve top is a perfect match for a pair of high-waisted denim shorts.
Urban Outfitters Sausalito Rectangle Sunglasses ($16)
No outfit is complete without a pair of cool shades.
Reformation Charlie Denim Shorts ($78)
Guaranteed you'll be reaching for these all summer.
ASOS Marina Leather Fisherman Flat Shoes ($40)
Get on the fisherman sandals trend.
ASOS Soft Bias Maxi Dress in Vintage Floral Print ($60)
The perfect pick for an outdoor summer wedding.
Mango Knots Heel Sandals ($60)
We love this hue.
Zara Oval Box Bag ($60)
Opt for a unique bag.
Mango Floral Crochet Bag ($40)
Nothing says summer vacation quite like crochet.
Urban Outfitters Valerie Linen Tie-Side Midi Dress ($79)
A linen dress you can wear from day to night with ease.
Zara Topstitched Jute Platform Sandals ($60)
Comfy and cool.
Brixton Joanna Straw Rancher Hat ($79)
A straw hat is the perfect finishing touch for all your summer vacation looks.
Faithfull the Brand Marina Printed High-Rise Bikini Bottom ($90)
Retro floral swimsuits are trending and no doubt get us in the summer spirit.
The Reformation Abbott Dress ($98)
A pretty floral dress will take you from a sunset stroll to cocktails in a pinch.
Superga Cotu Sneaker ($65)
A basic we can't live without.
Kaanas Kaanas Buenaventura Bag in Natural ($97)
Swap your leather crossbody bag for something that screams summer.
This article originally appeared on Who What Wear
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