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.
Summer Steals, High Style
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
Another major print for the season, but with timeless appeal. Wear yours from work to weekend.
The perfect nude sandal with unique detail.
Clean lines temper this vibrant print.
This beaded handbag has an artisanal feel.
A flattering asymmetrical midi skirt looks smart with a crisp button-down and sculptural accessories.
Puff up the sleeves and wear this dress half-buttoned over jeans for a major fashion-girl look.
Say hello to your new favorite clutch for summer weddings.
With a modern design, these slingback sandals come with so-now squared toes.
Wear this smart-looking top with jeans for casual cocktails.
These swingy earrings are at once dainty and sculptural.
Wear this paisley-print gown with sandals on vacation. For a summer wedding, simply swap for heels.
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