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Summer basics that won't break the bank

Catherine Conelly is a Senior Love and Health Editor at SheKnows.

Budget friendly Summer basics

In the summer, clothes just don't seem to last as long. Luckily, it's easy to create a great warm weather look without investing a lot of money. Bathing suits are not the place to save money, if for no other reason than you want to have every advantage in your favor when wearing the most dreaded item known to women. Shades are also not the place to cut corners; Sunglasses transcend summer and can be worn 365 days a year. Here is a collection of basic summer wardrobe pieces for a bargain.

The staples of simple summer fashion

White Pants

The thing about white pants is they're white. After a season of picnics, parties, and barbeques, the odds are they may end up irreparably stained. Make sure you snag a pair or two that don't cost a bundle.

Budget friendly Summer basics

Left to right: Old Navy Cargo Capri $29.50, Old Navy Trouser Jeans $29.50, Anne Taylor Cotton Cropped Cargos $49.50, Coldwater Creek Sateen Cropped Pants $29.50, H&M white linen pants $24.95

Tanks and Tops

Here's some great choices for hot weather so affordable they're almost disposable!

Budget friendly Summer basics

Left to right: American Eagle floral cami $24.95, Old Navy Crochet-Trim top $19.94, Target pocket tank $14.99, Targt Ruffle Neck Blouse $9.98, H&M jersey tank $17.95

Flirty and Flattering Summer Skirts

Light flowing skirts give ultimate comfort in the summer heat. Fun colors a flirty design details give them a beachy feel.

Budget friendly Summer basics

 Left to right: Target Belted Leisure Skirt $14.99, Target blue embroidered skirt $29.99, Old Navy Fold-Over Jersey Skirt $15.00, H&M long flared skirt $29.95, American Eagle Printed Flare Skirt $34.50

Cropped Jackets

Pull together your look from day to evening without spending a fortune.

Budget friendly Summer basics

Left to right: Old Navy Jersey Blazer $17.99, H&M cropped biker jacket $39.95, Charlotte Russe Cropped Lace Evening Jacket $29.99, BCBG at Nordstrom Cropped Knit Jacket $98.00, Victoria's Secret Runched Sleeve Linene Blazer $68.00

Affordable Fun Summer accessories

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