Nope, You Don’t Need More Than $100 For Any of These 7 Summer Trends

If you’ve been on the fence about any of this season’s biggest trends, I have some good news for you. You don’t need to spend your whole paycheck to try them out. In fact, I’ve put on my fashion editor’s hat to scour Instagram for the trends that are about to be the biggest of the summer, and I’ve also hunted across the internet for the best affordable pieces to tap into each theme.

What this means is you can try out some of the buzziest pieces of the summer without too much of an investment. I’m personally a fan of everything from bright button-downs and retro florals (which I dove more into here) to the “kidcore” jewelry that’s taking over. Ahead shop the best affordable summer trends listed from most expensive to least expensive. And here’s the great news: Everything you can buy below is under $100.

If you haven’t already tried out a pair of heeled thongs, this is your sign.

The savviest style upgrade you can make all summer is one of these bright button-ups.

From florals to psychedelic swirls, these groovy prints are everywhere we look.

Open backs may be one of the most defining trends of the season.

A fun (and low-commitment) way to get in on the Y2K trend, no matter your style.

From clothes to bags to accessories, this throwback trend is making its way back in a big way.

Have I mentioned how Y2K dressing is a big theme? Halters are the modern-day version of those iconic going-out tops we used to know and love.

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