Summer Fashion Trends Under $100 \\ © Image Source\Getty Images(© Image Source\Getty Images)

Savvy shoppers want all the vibrant colors, flattering comfort and of-the-moment designs the summer season has to offer, minus the steep outlay of cash. From the lusciously long pour of a maxi dress to the perfect little pair of faux diamond stud earrings, you can add trendy new clothing to your closet without missing a mortgage payment. Read on as we reveal what's both chic and cheap, because getting more for less is always a beautiful thing.

Dresses and Skirts: Budget Beauties

This season's trend-friendly frocks and skirts run the gamut from basic color-blocked cotton shifts to mega-femme pieces rich with knife pleats or lace overlays. We say avoid the latter's complex tailoring (these techniques add cost), and bedeck yourself on a budget in simpler silhouettes: Fresh denim skirts, boho-casual high-low hems, or comfy and flattering maxi dresses from Caslon, Aqua or C & C California. For date-night impact, try a sexy (and attractively priced) number from the Sofia by Sofia Vergara line.

Looking to add of-the-moment acid brights to perk up your summer wardrobe? Instead of a more expensive silk or linen dress, choose a cotton tank dress or a midi skirt in a poly blend. You'll still look supremely stylish, but won't bust the bank on what may well be a fleeting fad. A good rule of thumb? The more extroverted and outlandish the trend, the less you should invest.