30 summer fashion finds under $30
From bare sundresses to sexy sandals and long maxi dresses to denim shorts, summer means relaxing in casual style. And while we could pay a premium to look laid-back, we’d prefer to nab our duds at a discount. — Shannon McCarthy
With multiple looks from demure to daring, Target’s multiwrap, slinky knit sundress is a summer bargain bonanza and offered in 10 trendy hues. Kohl’s presents a pretty picture in cool, crisp chambray, flattering ruffled neckline and easy smocked waist.
Don’t let the name fool you: Celebrity Pink skinny jeans come in more than a dozen fresh, vibrant. summer-perfect colors – including a pink tint – and all sport a slender, slightly cropped, on-trend cut. Levi’s gets into the discount denim game with its Denizen line, stocked primarily at Target.
Pacsun stocks lots of graphic T-shirts, and some of the wildest are from Lira: We love the company’s trend-right Spotted Tee, growling with big-cat sex appeal. Besides creature features, the other trend to rock is the retro band tee, and FEA brings back the classics.
Lace crop tops
So many summer trends in one super-cute shoe: Mighty gladiator style, cool color blocking and the effortless ease of a flat sole makes this Qupid sandal a must-have steal. Beauty meets bargain in the dazzling – and well-reviewed – Bamboo Bryson sandal, gleaming in half a dozen hue choices.
Boost your style profile with a bargain in this fierce-funky pair of summer sandals: The Jess is a glammed-up flip-flop, offered in pretty pastel patents and sexy glimmer finishes. Target gets nautical by nature with its espadrille Pam wedge, featuring wide, woven straps.
The Baggu’s bargain price is matched only by its majorly cute shape and drape. Use brightly colored or vividly patterned versions as reusable grocery bags, roomy beach totes or a cool handbag alternative. Cotton canvas shapes the Eleanora tote, and gorgeously designed prints add impressive chic.