Top 10 Affordable Summer Fashion

10 Cute And Cheap Fashion Buys For Updating Your Summer Look

10 Cute And Cheap Fashion Buys For Updating Your Summer Look

More time at home means more time to shop online, and if you're anything like us, your bank account is starting to feel the effects. But what's a gal supposed to do when designers are releasing swoon-worthy styles left and right and we've got nothing but time to buy them? Turns out we may just have the answer. In an effort to stay on trend and on good terms with our wallets, we've gathered a list of the cutest and most affordable summer styles you can get your hands on right now. Backed by Instagram buzz, editorial mentions, and rave reviews from people just like you, the following pieces are sure to freshen up your summer outfits in a flash. From a Target dress that looks designer to an adorable Forever21 lounge set that—get this—comes with a matching face mask, keep scrolling to shop the Top 10 cheap fashion finds on the market. Opening image: hm.com

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August 10, 2020

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Target Puff Elbow Sleeve T-Shirt
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Target Puff Elbow Sleeve T-Shirt

WHY YOU NEED IT: Puff-sleeve t-shirts are pretty much the perfect hybrid of comfort and style, and this one rings up under $30 but looks designer. Run, don't walk.

STYLE WITH: Tuck this into high-rise jeans for a look that can go from Zoom meeting to drinks with your BFFs.

Forever 21 Face Mask Lounge Set

LOVED FOR: Just when we thought 2020's loungewear game couldn't get any better, in comes Forever 21 with affordable sets that have matching face masks. Please excuse us while we go buy every color.

HELPFUL TIP: Reviewers say this set runs large, so we recommend ordering a size down.

H&M Puff-Sleeved Blouse

LOVED FOR: With its puff sleeves, square neckline, and feminine smocking, this pretty top looks like it came straight from the racks of Reformation for a whole lot less.

USERS SAID: "Absolutely love this top! It’s cropped and goes well with high-waisted jeans. The pattern is beautiful and it has nice quality material. Would definitely recommend it!"

Who What Wear Polka Dot Puff Elbow Sleeve Dress

STYLE WITH: You can wear this pretty prairie dress with flat sandals now and booties in the fall.

USERS SAID: "This could easily pass for a Johanna Ortiz or Ulla Johnson dress from last season. The fabric has a beautiful, heavy drape, and because half of the fabric content is linen, it’s extremely breathable. I wore it to a midday cookout and was totally comfortable!"

Universal Thread Mid-Rise Tie-Front Utility Shorts

BEST FOR: For a subtle take on the utility short trend, you can't go wrong with these beauts. With their breathable fabric and comfy rib-knit waist, you'll want to keep them on 24/7.

STYLE WITH: Style these with a trendy white tank for a look that can go from lounging to a casual lunch date.

Mango Puffed Sleeves Dress

LOVED FOR: Thanks to the crisp cotton and trend-forward silhouette, this summer dress could easily pass for five times the price. Way to go, Mango.

WHERE TO WEAR: Add a pair of leather slides and a straw bag for the cutest farmers market look.

H&M Ribbed Bodysuit

WHY YOU NEED IT: Whether you wear it with denim shorts on the weekends or under a blazer at the office, this bodysuit is a total staple that works for all seasons. Go ahead and buy it in every color while it's still in stock.

HELPFUL TIP: Snaps at the bottom mean this bodysuit is a breeze to put on and take off.

Free People Seamless Rib Bike Short

BEST FOR: Featuring a seamless design and super cozy ribbed fabric, these bike shorts are an excellent choice for lazy days and lounging.

USERS SAID: "These shorts are amazing! They cinch my waist perfectly but don't squeeze my stomach, and there are so many matching bralettes and camis for them. They've become an everyday quarantine staple!"

Topshop Smocked Poplin Dress

LOVED FOR: Whether you're barefoot on the back porch or out on the town, this versatile dress works both ways. Bonus: it's also available in an equally chic midi length.

USERS SAID: "I've been looking for a dress that’s cotton, lightweight, and cool regardless of the color being black. They always say dark colors make you hot in the heat, but this dress is loose fitting and the light cotton fabric helps. It looks adorable on me and I’m only 5’2”. A total win for my hot summer days!"

Mango Shoulder Pad T-Shirt

WHY YOU NEED IT: Shoulder pad tank tops are blowing up big time on Instagram, and most of the options on the market cost quite the chunk of change. This find from Mango looks just as good as designer styles, and it rings up under $30. Act fast—this is definitely going to sell out.

AS SEEN ON: See the trendy top in action on influencer Ellen Anna.

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