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A great post about what to purchase for your style summer essentials. All items are $25 and under!

While I’m not a fan of the summer heat, I am a fan of summer fashion. Would you like to know why? Because each year it’s simple, breezy and fun. You’ll never have a boring wardrobe in summer, whether you’re a booty shorts lover (please don’t be one of these) or a maxi dress aficionado. Another plus for summer fashion is that all summer essentials are available at many price points. If you’re on a budget, or in the mood to splurge, you’re covered. Since we’re frugal fashionistas, today I’ll focus on items that are $25 and under, and all are from my favorite “fancy on a budget” place, Target.

Summer Essential #1 – Fedora Hat

Let me start off by saying this: floppy hats are great, but fedoras are cool. They just are. I have a plethora of floppy hats for summer, some high end and some bargain buys. But, I only have 2 fedoras. Why? Because they go with most outfits, and once you find one (or two) that completely fit your style, you won’t need to buy more. This summer essential completely changes a summer outfit and makes it chic yet fun. Target has this fedora hat for only 15.99, plus some other awesome selections. Find your hat and be glorious.

Summer Essentials #2 and 2 1/2 – Midkini and Swim Skirt

Each year we get a new take on the bathing suit and this year the midkini is in style. I love that it’s not a string bikini, which can make some of us (ahem) feel uncomfortable at the neighborhood pool, but it still has a sexiness to it so you don’t feel all frumpy. Pairing this with a swim skirt makes the whole outfit summer festive and gives you a bit more coverage.

Summer Essential #3 – Braided Sandals

I have to admit that I jumped on this trend last year, with a pair of Target braided sandals in hot pink. I recently wore them in this maternity fashion post while displaying my belly bump. Even after last spring and summer and this spring, they are still going strong, and are still a great addition to any everyday outfit. I love that the braided sandals pictured above are under $20. You know they will be worn quite a bit this season, and you won’t have to break the bank grabbing them up.

Summer Essential #4 -Fun Summer Tote

When it comes to summer, you need a stylish tote to get you through. Something big enough for a light towel, your floppy hat or FEDORA (get one! seriously!), and any other essential items. The good news is totes don’t have to be boring. This sequin tote is a welcome change to the usual boring tan tote. Can you imagine it glistening in the sunlight at the beach? Oooh shiny!

Summer Essential #5 – Shades

While some may call them “sunnies,” in my family we’ve always called them shades (name that 80s movie). Those lovely sunglasses that makes you look way too cool for anyone around you. Unfortunately for me, the shades that my parents and their friends rocked when I was young and impressionable were of the $100 variety. Once I found out that stores like Target had those aviator type glasses without the aviator price tag, I grabbed quite a few. This year, aviator style glasses are still a staple, but other styles like the cat eye glasses are also on trend. Grab a pair that you may not have thought to try and rock them this summer.

Summer Essential #6 – A Sundress

Now, I’m a big fan of maxi dresses. The rock my socks off. But, in the summer, a beautiful yet simple sun dress really brings home the fact that it’s the season of effortless style. With sundresses you can experiment with prints, since there isn’t a lot of fabric, and like maxi dresses, solid color dresses can be part of an everyday outfit or a more fancy outfit. A sundress on date night just seems so right. Pair with some espadrilles and a chunky necklace and your date will be oh so happy. Get this: Target has a buy one, get one 50% off dresses sale right now. Plus, they’re offering free shipping for orders $50 or more. Now is the perfect time to try out some new sundresses and get them for less.

Which summer essentials are you planning to try this season?

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  1. 6.13.14

    I love and want that tote. I’m all about bags, seriously.

    But I’m trying to bust out some of my summer dresses and get to wearing them a little bit more.

    And I love those sandals, but I can’t do them so flat. Which makes no sense since I live in flip flops, but still … 🙂

  2. 6.15.14

    I love the tote and the shades. They are too cute and sandals are winner, too. I can pair them up with my jeans and a blouse too.