These Affordable Summer Pieces Look So Expensive


We’re swiftly stocking up on summer essentials from shorts to sandals to sundresses, as well as warm weather-worthy workwear. With so many things on the list, affordable pieces are essential—but it’s a definite bonus when a well-priced item looks super expensive. The secret lies in the details—if you’re drawn to bright colors and punchy prints, make sure the silhouette is simple with clean lines. For accessories, stick to pieces with minimal embellishment for more sophistication. With swimwear, the it’s all about a flattering fit.

Ready to shop sans sticker shock? Ahead, 15 summer-perfect pieces to buy now.

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Summer Steals, High Style

Crocheted Off-The-Shoulder Top



A crochet crop, perfect to wear with high-waisted denim.

This summer is all about tropical prints.

Plus-Size Tie-Front Underwire Swim Top, Old Navy $24High-Rise Smooth & Slim Plus-Size Swim Bottoms, Old Navy $22

A New Day Plus Size Polka Dot Short Sleeve Ruffle Sleeve Dress



Another major print for the season, but with timeless appeal. Wear yours from work to weekend.

Flat Leather Sandals



The perfect nude sandal with unique detail.

Plus Bloom Tie Waist Fluid Shorts



Clean lines temper this vibrant print.

Beaded Tote Bag



This beaded handbag has an artisanal feel.

Asymmetrical Floral Midi Skirt


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A flattering asymmetrical midi skirt looks smart with a crisp button-down and sculptural accessories.

Eva Button Up Maxi Dress



Puff up the sleeves and wear this dress half-buttoned over jeans for a major fashion-girl look.

Fan Rattan Clutch



Say hello to your new favorite clutch for summer weddings.

Knotted Leather Sandals



With a modern design, these slingback sandals come with so-now squared toes.

Striped One Shoulder Silk Top


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Wear this smart-looking top with jeans for casual cocktails.

Minuet Earrings



These swingy earrings are at once dainty and sculptural.

Paisley Gown



Wear this paisley-print gown with sandals on vacation. For a summer wedding, simply swap for heels.

Alyssum Pant


Little Moon

Wide-leg pants ar having a big moment and flattering on every body type. A punchy print with sleek tailoring is fresh for the season.

This fashion suit translates to summer in breathable linen.

Slim Fit Checked Linen Suit Blazer, Massimo Dutti $250Cropped Fit Checked Linen Suit Trousers, Massimo Dutti $120