How to Build your Summer Wardrobe for $100 or Less!


By: Sarah Harley

It's officially summer - cue the striped sundresses, must have one-pieces, colorful sandals and everything white! While you'd love to have it all, if you're like us, you're on a budget. So, for all the fashionistas out there who love a good deal, here’s how to build a summer wardrobe for $100- or less!

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A White T-Shirt 

A white tee is a must for any wardrobe! Not only does it practically match with everything, but it can also look chic when paired with a simple pair of jeans. Don’t bother dishing out big bucks for a casual top. We all know those armpit stains that occur instantly after a month’s wear! Instead, purchase a comfortable t-shirt that’s sure to look stylish without breaking the bank. 

Abercrombie & Fitch V-Neck Boyfriend Tee, $18 (now $10);

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Playful Gingham Dress 

Whether you're heading to afterwork drinks, or a weekend brunch, a gingham dress is just the thing you need. It's easy, breezy, and won't show wrinkles even after a very long day of fun. 

Old Navy Gingham Dress, $44.99 (now $24);


 "Take me to the Disco" Shorts 

We know you have a few pairs of ripped jean shorts in your drawers. But, why not give your bottoms a fun upgrade and purchase a pair that can take you from day to night? These silky hot pants are a sure fire way to make your summer plans even more fun. 

River Island silver shorts, $44 (now $14);


A Crop Top 

Is summer really summer if you don’t sport a crop top? Definitely not! This woven shirt has a stunning dot pattern and ruffled trim. The best part? You can match it with your new high-waisted silver shorts! 

Forever 21 Dots & Stripes Cotton Crop Top, $12.90;

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Crochet Sandals  

You definitely need a sturdy pair of summer sandals, but that doesn't mean you need to sacrifice style for comfort! A crochet style means the shoes will stretch to your foot keep your cool and comfortable all season long. 

Target Universal Thread sandals, $17.99;


Colorful Sunnies 

Step up your eyewear game with a pair of colorful sunnies and for $9.99, it doesn't get any better than that!

Claire's round sunglasses, $9.99;


Baywatch One Piece 

There's nothing more classic than a solid one piece in a bold red!

Red one piece, $6.99;

With these seven purchases, you’ll be spending a grand total of $95.87! Not too shabby since you’ll be rocking these looks all summer long.


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