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Now that things are really starting to warm up in L.A., I'm finally getting my summer wardrobe into gear. I've been eyeing a mix of luxe-looking staples and on-trend items that not only are fun and comfortable but also will make my wardrobe exponentially more stylish this summer.
I'm a firm believer you don't have to spend a fortune to pull off a chic and elevated summer look. So below, I'm sharing some of my favorite under-$50 pieces I've unearthed from some of my favorite retailers (most of which I've already bought or are sitting in my cart!).
Keep scrolling for the affordable and stylish new-season pieces that will have you looking altogether on-trend this season.
H&M Rib-Knit Dress ($50)
This chic textured dress looks way more expensive than its price tag.
Cowlyn Necklace Pearl Vintage Chunky Link Chain ($23)
Pearl-and–gold chain necklaces are trending.
4th & Reckless Heaton Stripe Button-Up Shirt ($48)
I love the relaxed elegance of this shirt set.
Shop the matching High Waist Cotton Shorts ($48).
Charles & Keith Chalk Buckle Strap Slide Sandals ($49)
Minimalist-chic summer slides will work with everything in my summer wardrobe.
Zara Floral Print Dress ($50)
Is this not the perfect floral sundress?
Lilie&White Twisited Gold Chunky Hoop Earrings ($14)
Update your hoops with these twisted beauties.
Urban Outfitters Gran Crochet Backpack ($49)
I'm a sucker for a little crochet.
Out From Under Tenny Printed Underwire Bikini Top ($52)
So cute and charming.
Shop the matching High Waisted Bikini Bottoms ($45).
H&M Halterneck Crop Top ($30)
This $30 halter looks so elegant.
Urban Outfitters Ellie Woven Panama Hat ($34)
You can't go wrong with a versatile Panama hat.
H&M Wide-Cut Pants ($25)
Flowy, comfy, chic—these linen pants will become your summer staples.
Lisa Says Gah Check Hair Claw ($18)
Say yes to '90s hair claws.
Zara Floral Print Midi Dress ($50)
Obsessed is an understatement.
Open Edit Jagger Kitten Heel Sandal ($40)
These have been a WWW best seller.
Open Edit Oversize Organic Cotton Poplin Blouse ($49)
Wear over swimsuits and tank tops alike.
Urban Outfitters Lola Resin Ring Set ($16)
Get on that Gen Z chunky-resin-ring trend.
H&M Linen-Blend Pull-On Shorts ($18)
White linen shorts are a summer must.
Mango Vichy Bucket Hat ($30)
A fun bucket hat will keep you looking on-trend this season.
& Other Stories Halterneck Plissé Top ($49)
Perfect for day-to-night dressing.
Urban Outfitters Ash Translucent Rectangle Sunglasses ($16)
Rectangle frames are a fashion-set favorite.
H&M Ribbed Modal Tank Top ($10)
You can't get through summer without a versatile white tank top.
Open Edit Soft Drawstring Shorts ($39)
You'll get so much wear out of these.
ASOS Marina Leather Fisherman Flat Shoes in Black ($40)
I'm all over cool-girl fisherman sandals.
Zara Linen Blend Dress ($50)
How stunning is this back?
Source Unknown Mini Croissant Bag, Ivory ($58)
Okay, a little over $50, but this one is so worth it.
Mango Towel Cotton Shirt ($50)
If you don't own a trendy terry cloth set yet, get your hands on this one.
Shop the matching Towel Cotton Shorts ($50).
Urban Outfitters Kourtney Waist Chain ($16)
Amp up your swimwear with a gold belly chain.
H&M Platform Sandals ($30)
Flatform espadrilles to wear with shorts, jeans, and dresses alike.
Open Edit Shirred V-Neck Top ($29)
So many cute details.
& Other Stories Angular Cat Eye Sunglasses ($29)
Make a statement in bold white frames.
Zara Linen Blend Vest ($40)
Vests worn as tops will keep you looking chic.
This article originally appeared on Who What Wear
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