I love summer. I love spending most of my days outside, I love the sun staying up until late in the evening, and most of all I love summer fashions. Give me those shorts, those cute little dresses, the crop tops and the tank tops. I love it all. I'm always in the market for something new to add a bit of pizazz to my summer wardrobe, which is why I just had to make this list for you: it's all of the best summer pieces that are on trend and utterly cute for this season. But don't worry: I'm not about to do you dirty and list a bunch of shorts that cost a couple hundo a piece. This list is for those of us who want to have cute and on trend while still staying affordable. So you can update your whole summer wardrobe without breaking the bank. Let's find you something to wear.
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This Off-The-Shoulder High Waisted Ruffle Swimsuit is a Huge Insta Trendvia Amazon
One of the most obvious pieces you'll need for any summer wardrobe is a swimsuit, but it can be tough to find one if you aren't into showing off ALL the skin. When you're looking for something other than a string bikini, this off-the-shoulder high-waisted swimsuit will give you a different look. It's such a fun piece to wear by the pool or at the beach, and it's become a big fashion trend.
A Slouchy and Soft Tank Top is a Must Have for Summer
As a self-described sweaty person (trademark pending), I'm always on the lookout for good tanks — and this one is one of my favorites. It's soft and slouchy, hugging in all the right places while being loose in others. Plus, the graphic on the front isn't some annoying, stupid slogan you'll regret wearing in a few years.
There is No Such Thing As Owning Too Many Shacketsvia Amazon
The shacket is one of the most genius clothing items ever invented. I mean, a shirt and a jacket combined so that you can look cute but add an extra layer if the summer evenings get a bit too cool? Incredible. This shacket looks as cozy as it feels AND it makes for some cute Insta pics. That's why we all get dressed up after all, right?
Tee Up Compliments in This Golf Polovia Amazon
I wish I always looked as neat and pulled together as this model looks in this sleeveless golf polo shirt. (Maybe I should buy said sleeveless golf polo shirt? I digress.) This design is made of breathable fabric and the zipper at the top adds visual interest. But, I really just love that purple ... or maybe the dark green ... oh, or what about the navy? Decisions, decisions.
Stay Comfy While Looking Cute With This Ruched Dressvia Amazon
Summer dresses have always been popular, but ever since the pandemic, comfort is key. This means that dresses are going to be a hit this year. This ruched mini dress is simple yet made for comfort. You can wear it out at the grocery store or glam yourself up for a night on the town.
These Spanish-Style Espadrilles Are Muy Calientevia Amazon
These Spanish-style Espadrilles will have you feeling like you're in Barcelona for the summer. They pair with almost anything, which is super important for a pair of sandals. You can dress them up for going out, or wear them with shorts and a cute tee to hit the store.
These Leggings Are Such a Good Gymshark Dupe
Gymshark is by far one of the most popular workout brands on the market–and for a good reason. Their stuff is high quality and reasonably priced. However, I don't always have the money to drop $50 on a pair of leggings. These leggings are such a good dupe for Gymshark's, and they're half the price! The only thing you aren't going to love about them is how hard it will be to choose a color. I haven't even got to the best bit - there is a matching top available also.
These Padded Crop Tops for Yoga or Summer Daysvia Amazon
These padded crop tops are perfect for yoga or just a casual summer outfit that you can team up with shorts or jeans. The price point is super affordable, and I've personally bought it in a few different colors because I love this top so much. They're my go to for working out because I don't need to add a sports bra and I can still look cute as heck.
Cross-Back Sports Bras in a Three-Packvia Amazon
If you like more of a strappy look when you're working out, these medium-support sports bras might be your new favorite purchase. Made from moisture-wicking fabric in a pull-on style, these sports bras are ideal for anything from yoga and Pilates to boxing or fitness classes. They come in a pack of three, which makes that $20 price tag look even better.
I Want This Crop Top In Every Single Color It Comes In
If it were up to me, I'd live in tank tops all year long. Luckily, since I'm from the desert, I get to wear tank tops 8 months out of the year. So, of course, I ordered this crop top after seeing it on Instagram. It's such a good staple piece that can be worn with almost every bottom imaginable, and it comes in so many colors that you will never run out of options. And don't even get me started on the adorable criss-cross back. I won't be taking this one off once it gets here.
These High-Waisted Leggings are Great for Any Occasionvia Amazon
Leggings are one of those wardrobe staples that every girl needs and these ones are perfect for cool summer nights after the sun has set. Whether you like to wear leggings around the house or on a casual outing with friends, these ones have become a best-seller on Amazon. The fabric is buttery soft and the price point is so affordable that I'm stocking up my leggings drawer with this brand.
These Drawstring Cotton Shorts Epitomize Comfortable Fashionvia Amazon
Nothing says summer like drawstring cotton shorts, and these are my favorites for casual fashion. They're an Amazon bestseller, and they're easily machine washable, so you don't have to worry about being gentle on them. I personally love that they have an elastic waistband, because we are here for comfort this year my friends.
Get Sexy in a Matching Setvia Amazon
I've always been a bit jealous of the people who can pull off the matching workout set look. I never feel like I'm put together when I'm working out, but this look absolutely does it. There's something about this tonal look that I really enjoy. It's like it says, "I care about matching, but I'm not trying too hard." Grab it in green, blue or grey for right around $15 to $20. With a touch of Spandex, it'll be both comfortable and functional.
A Tank Top is a Wardrobe Staple Suitable for Any Occasionvia Amazon
Grab a few of these tank tops if your closet is in need of some good, solid basics. They're great for year-round wear, as you can wear them alone in the summer, or layered under a cardigan in the fall and winter. Plus, the little pocket detail on the chest is a cute touch.
These Blue Light Blocking Glasses Look So Chicvia Amazon
Being online all day started worrying me about eye health. I heard a lot about blue light damage, so I snagged these blue light blocking glasses to prevent eye strain and headaches. I love that they're actually stylish and don't make me look like a total nerd, plus they're so comfortable I forget they're on!
These Ribbed Tank Tops Are A Must Have For Summervia Amazon
These stretchy ribbed tank tops are my go-to casual look for summer. They're so comfortable that you can wear them during the day or night, for yoga classes, or even as pajamas. They come in a range of colors, and the best part is the price tag (spoiler alert: it's low).
This Ruffled Lace Up Monokini Proves One-Piece Swimsuits Are Sexyvia Amazon
If you're more of a one-piece girl when it comes to swimsuits, then this one has the sexiness of a bikini, while flattering the waistline. This ruffled V neck design compliments any woman's figure, so no wonder it's a best-selling swimsuit on Amazon. I'm buying it in black for summer, but if that's not your color, there are more than a dozen others to choose from.
The Bucket Hat Trend is Hot Again So Don't Miss Outvia Amazon
Bucket hats have been around for a long time, but they're newly back in fashion and will look extra fresh this spring and summer. This Bucket Hat comes in 25 colors, so you can match one to any outfit (monochromatic looks are also a big trend this year). Plus it's a great way to keep the sun off your face so your skin stays healthy.
Keep Your Ladies in Placevia Amazon
Honestly, my least favourite part of working out is having to wear a sports bra. They're always either too tight or they don't do their job. This one on the other hand… PERFECT. It's supportive enough for my HIIT training but comfy enough to lounge in too. Truly the best of both worlds.
A Must Buy Muscle Tank That'll Motivate You to Get Off The Couchvia Amazon
Well — did your last workout kill you? No? Then your next one won't either, so get off the couch and hit the outdoors in this muscle tank. It's sleeveless and airy, helping you stay cool when temperatures rise high. And with four colors to pick from (black, blue, pink, or red), it's easy to find one that suits your style.
This Versatile Stretchy Mini Skirt is a Best Sellervia Amazon
This casual stretchy skater skirt has become an Amazon hit – aka a best-seller under women's skirts. The secret to the perfect summer wardrobe is to create a capsule collection that's versatile for any occasion. So, you can mix and match most of your items together – therefore this skirt is a must-have. It'll take you from casual to glamor in a heartbeat depending on what you match it with.
This Sweatshirt Dress Covers Your Buttvia Amazon
I'm in love with sweatshirt dresses since they cover your butt in leggings and look cute every time. This one comes in lots of colors and is so easy to throw on and go. Make it dressier by adding chunky statement jewelry, or keep it casual with sneakers and stud earrings!
Throw On a Long-Sleeved Crop Topvia Amazon
Got abs? Flaunt them! This cropped sweatshirt shows just enough skin to be classy without giving away all the goods. Despite the fact it's a sweatshirt, it's lightweight to keep you from overheating during a workout and the design, which hits between your bra line and your belly button, is designed to keep your waist looking slim and trim. The wine red color is dope.
Throw on Double-Layer Shortsvia Amazon
Double-layer shorts with a hidden liner pocket? Sign me up! These shorts are packed full of great features in a small package. The waistband is designed for better tummy control, the layers are color-coordinated and there's a reflective logo for nighttime running safety. There's also a zippered pocket tucked into the shorts' lining. I'm a big fan of the pink pictured above.
A Tank Top with a Cute Pocketvia Amazon
I like to tuck this tank top into a pair of shorts for a quick summer outfit. And since I'm a very, very sweaty person, the sleeveless cut is a total lifesaver when it's hot outside. Besides — who can resist the little pocket on the chest? I know I couldn't. Practical plus a little pop of detail is my go to every time.
You Can't Go Wrong With This Pack of Sports Brasvia Amazon
Put on one of these cute sports bras when you're doing a relaxing outdoor activity, like taking the dog out for a walk. Each order comes with three — and they're made from soft cotton that's ideal for light impact activities. Plus, they're made by trusted brand Fruit of the Loom — so you know you're getting great quality.
Kim Lee's Iconic 'Bling Empire' Leopard Print Dressvia Amazon
She's the sultry DJ from Bling Empire, and Kim Lee's head-turning leopard print dress is definitely one to replicate. But instead of spending hundreds or thousands of dollars on couture, this strappy bodycon dress on Amazon will make your wallet thank you. This dress is perfect for that hot date you've got this summer.
Lily Collin's Chic Houndstooth Beret From 'Emily In Paris'via Amazon
Once Emily adopted the Parisian style in the Netflix hit show, she tried all things French, including this chic houndstooth beret. Instead of traveling to Paris, you can get her look for less on Amazon with this almost identical cotton-blend French beret. Add it to your summer outfits and you'll elevate your style instantly.
We Love This Jumpsuit You Can Wear All Year Roundvia Amazon
Throw a denim jacket over this jumpsuit in the fall, or wear it by itself with a pair of sandals in the summer. It even looks cute with white sneakers — and since it's made from a spandex-polyester blend, it's got a ton of stretch to help keep you comfy. Plus, reviewers loved how it fits true-to-size.
You'll Always Be "On" in This Off-The-Shoulder Tunicvia Amazon
I have a thing for off-the-shoulder tops. With just a peek of skin or a lacy undergarment, it oozes sex appeal without trying too hard. This oversized tunic has a lot of interesting features, including batwing sleeves, a boat neck, and a loose fit. Some variations of it are as low as $8. The product description suggests ordering down a half-size if you don't love the oversized look.
This Workout Tank Top is Perfect for High Waisted Leggingsvia Amazon
This workout tank top has been on my want list for months now. When I go to spin class, I typically work out in just a sports bra, but I prefer a little more coverage when I am at the gym. This tank is perfect because it shows off a little skin without making you feel uncomfortable.
How Cute is This Three Piece Bikini Set?!via Amazon
I've never been a big fan of spending a lot of money on bathing suits. Trends come and go, and I find that I get tired of my suits after a year. That's why I've turned to sites like Amazon to get affordable yet stylish options–much like this leopard bikini. For less than $25, you get a suit that's totally trendy yet high quality.
This Single-Sleeve Bodysuit is So Seriously Cutevia Amazon
When you're ready for a night out on the town, this bodysuit is my go-to piece. Not only does it look cute with shorts, but it comes in a bunch of fun, bright colors to suit any mood. Or, if you're like me, just grab it in black — everything in your closet is already black, but I think it needs some more. Don't you?
This Adjustable Strappy Beach Swing Dress is Bringing the '90s Back
Drew Barrymore used to rock a sunflower dress in the 90s and now 90s fashion is back. This strappy beach swing dress proves just that. It's the perfect light and floaty dress to wear on a hot summer's day, with sandals, sneakers, or even heels. I absolutely love how it feels when I twirl and I promise you will too.
Relax With These Cute Board Shorts
I'm always on the lookout for a good pair of shorts, and I love these ones because they're casual but still totally cute. I can wear them lounging around the house when it's too hot to be alive, but I can also toss them on if I'm hanging out with friends or running some errands. All around win.
Stay Flirty With This Ruffled Skirt
There's something about ruffles that just says "I'm very fun and also incredibly cute." This skirt is the perfect example. It comes in tons of colors so that you can match it to your personality (or the top you're dying to wear). It's lightweight, flowy, and just uber fun to wear.
Simple and Sexy LBD is Will Have You Party Ready
Everyone needs a good little black dress. This dress is more than that: it's a little black dress with pockets that's flattering to pretty much everyone who puts it on. And if black isn't your jam, it comes in plenty of other colors too. But if it were me, I'd grab one in black and one in a pattern. Just to cover my bases.