Stock Your Summer Wardrobe With Must-Haves For Every Budget

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One of our favorite fashion mantras is, “new season, new wardrobe!” And while stuffing your closet top to bottom with new clothes, shoes and accessories four times a year may be more of a dream than a reality for most, there’s no reason you can’t get your hands on some of Summer 2017’s hottest trends. Whether you’re willing to splurge on one or two of your faves, or are sticking to a budget, here are a few ways to upgrade your summer style.


These cheeky flats are the perfect opportunity to show off your personality and start every day off on the right foot.

espadrilles, flat shoes, Michael Kors

Splurge: MICHAEL Michael Kors Kendrick espadrilles, $250

circus by sam edelman, espadrilles, flat shoes

Steal: Circus by Sam Edelman Leni espadrilles, $55


Nothing says “Summer!” like showing a little skin. Clavicle-baring tops are all the rage this season—especially in bright and bold shades.

off the shoulder top, summer must haves, vince camuto

Splurge: Vince Camuto pleated off-the-shoulder top, $99

off the shoulder top, summer must have, inc international concepts

Steal: INC International Concepts off-the-shoulder pom pom top, $49.50


Save the solid handbags for fall. This sunniest season calls for totes in creative and colorful prints. A size big enough to fit a few beach essentials doesn’t hurt either.

tote bag, summer must have, Calvin Klein

Splurge: Calvin Klein tote, $248

beach totes, beach bag, summer must have, vera bradley

Steal: Vera Bradley straw tote, $68


You don’t need to rock a bikini to make waves at the beach. One-piece swimsuits in fashion-forward designs or statement-making graphics are just as splashy.

one piece swimsuit, summer must haves

Splurge: La Blanca one-shoulder ruffled one-piece, $129

one piece swimsuit, summer must haves

Steal: California Waves Squad one-piece, $48

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  1. I love love love the Vera Bradley beach bag…I wish I had found this bag as I just returned from a Southern Caribbean cruise and could have used this wonderful bag!

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