I'm Shopping for Summer—60 Under-$100 Pieces From H&M, Zara, and Shopbop

affordable trendy fashion finds for summer, under $100 cute summer clothing

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Confession: I’m counting down the days until summer. I know any rational person would look at their calendar and say, “Honey, we’re still in spring,” but I don’t care. As much as I love everything about spring, it pales in comparison to summer for me. I could be partially biased toward summer being the best season. (After all, my zodiac sign is cancer, and I’m perpetually dreaming of living in a Cult Gaia resortwear campaign.)  But really, it’s just because summer is the time of exploration in every sense of the word. It’s ideal for jetting off to Paris or the beach to serve some travel looks, but it’s also the best time to explore the terrains of your personal style. This season grants us permission to shed the layers, embrace more relaxed staples, and maybe even dip our toes into more risqué trends

Basically, living your best life is easier when it’s hot outside. And while I could easily rant about the benefits of summer for days, I figured it’s more productive to round up the best summer clothing to get you excited about the new season. Ahead, you’ll find 60 affordable, trendy fashion finds for the summer. If these under-$100 pieces don’t get you excited, you can consider yourself an anti-summer person.

I am personally dreaming of wearing this top in Paris.

You’ll wear these trousers all summer.

Summer isn’t complete without a Cult Gaia piece. 

Come summertime, I’m living in slides. 

A cute pearl necklace to pair with all your summer ensembles.

Bridgerton’s characters won’t have anything on you in this top. 

Call me cliché, but the color of this slip dress makes me want to wear it by the water. 

Pair these hoops with your favorite swimsuit for a day at the beach. 

Who said summer dresses couldn’t be office friendly?

Pro tip: invest in printed mesh T-shirts to spice up your summer staples. 

If you love Levi’s Ribcage jeans, this miniskirt version is right up your alley. 

The perfect minidress for the summer. 

The contrasting straps on these sandals are a vibe. 

Woven bags are the summer staple. 

The perfect little miniskirt for the summer.

These wrap-up heels embody Hot Girl Summer energy. 

I’d wear this on a trip to the Amalfi Coast.

It’s not summer without a pair of statement shades.

This green straw hat is giving me life.

Perfect for a night out or a day by the ocean.

Pearl chokers are basically a part of every summer starter pack. 

Having a cute hair clip on hand for when you need to pull your hair back on a hot day is something you’ll never regret. 

Everyone needs a perfect floral slip, and this one happens to come in sizes 1x to 3x.

Linen shorts are the summer staple I swear by season after season.

Prediction: You'll wear these all summer. 

I mean, how could you not want these? 

I personally own these, and they’re so comfortable. 

Sporty sunglasses are the must-have frames for the season.

Could have sworn this was a designer top.

The length of these shorts is perfect if you prefer more coverage.

These are just the dose of fun needed for the summer. 

 It’s time to plan a night out. 

My Jacquemus bucket hat is one of the best purchases I’ve ever made. 

Give your beloved button-down a trendy update. 

 Pleated miniskirts are perfect for the summer. 

Cargo pants are back, and I’m not mad about it. 

Summer is the season to embrace white sneakers. 

Perfect for when you want to avoid the sun or styling your hair. 

You’ll live in these all summer. 

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