Although summer feels like it just started, the longest day of the year is behind us and the season is therefore waning. Sartorially speaking, this can leave you in a tough spot—while you’re probably growing fatigued of your leftover spring wardrobe, it’s not exactly peak time to be investing in more warm-weather clothes. That said, it doesn’t mean you can’t make responsible purchases to refresh your closet without chewing into your fall fashion budget. Enter a host of wallet-friendly mall brands, who surprise us time and time again with key pieces that only look expensive. Here, 20 on-trend staples in lightweight fabrics and eye-catching prints to inject new life into your summer wares.
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H&M Shirt Dress, $35.
Guess High-Rise Flower Jeans, $128.
Gap Denim Wrap Dress, $70.