Affordable & Fun: Outfit Inspo For All Of Your Summer Plans

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My favorite season is upon us! I love the summertime for so many reasons. Obviously, because of the warmer temps, but I also love all of the different summer holidays, family parties, wedding/shower season, beach trips and everything in-between! Our summer schedule is usually pretty packed with all of these things, so it’s important that my summer wardrobe is always ready to accommodate all these engagements/plans, but I’m particular about not re-wearing outfits/dresses once I’ve worn them to an event (that’s just my preference). So it’s really important for me to 1) shop affordably and 2) buy pieces I can mix and match over and over again to create new looks!

Affordable & Fun: Summer Outfit Inspo

p.s. shopping on a budget can be a blessing and a curse — a lot of lower-priced items tend to sell-out SO quickly. Though many of my exact pieces are linked below, any “similar” items I linked will give you the same exact look (or at least a little inspo)!

Party Dresses For Summer 

For the last several summers, I have had at least three to four weddings to attend, plus bridal showers associated with those weddings. Here are some of my favorite summer wedding styles! I always stay away from black in the summer, and try to take advantage of the fact that I’m rocking a pretty decent tan, so this is the time for me to break out those pretty light nudes, blushes and salmon tones since they won’t wash me out like they do in the summertime! All these styles are well under $100! 

dress So many summer events, so many outfits needed! We've got cute, affordable outfit inspo for all the grad parties, BBQs, showers & beach trips on your agenda!1 / dress 2 / dress 3 / dress 4 

My New Obsession: The Bubble Sleeve

My two favorite summer trends for a few years now have been bright colors, fun floral prints and bubble sleeves! I love the structural element a fun bubble sleeve adds to my outfits, and because I have a smaller chest, I feel like it doesn’t add too much volume to the top half of my body! My exact top has since sold out,  but I love this one just as much! Wear it with EVERYTHING! 

So many summer events, so many outfits needed! We've got cute, affordable outfit inspo for all the grad parties, BBQs, showers & beach trips on your agenda!left: top (similar) / skirt (similar) / shoes 

middle: top (similar) / pants (similar) / earrings (similar) 

right: top (similar) / skirt (similar splurge), skirt (similar save) / heels (similar)

Pair A Fun Printed Mini-Skirt With EVERYTHING

…because that’s never not a good idea, right? Here’s how I wear mine: 

So many summer events, so many outfits needed! We've got cute, affordable outfit inspo for all the grad parties, BBQs, showers & beach trips on your agenda!one: top (similar) / skirt (similar splurge), skirt (similar save) / heels

two: top / skirt (similar splurge), skirt (similar save) / heels 

three: top (similar) / skirt (similar splurge), skirt (similar save) / heels 

four: top (similar) / skirt (similar splurge), skirt (similar save) / heels 

So many summer events, so many outfits needed! We've got cute, affordable outfit inspo for all the grad parties, BBQs, showers & beach trips on your agenda!left: top / skirt (similar) / shoes 

right: top / skirt (similar) / heels

A Refreshingly Summery Little Black Top 

This kind of top literally pairs with almost every single bottom I have in my closet, no joke! It’s a little more of a cropped length, so I would always pair with something high-waisted (90% of all my bottoms are anyway) but I just love this fun twist on a classic black top! Try this one from Shein for a similar vibe — it’s literally $7 (and just as cute). 

So many summer events, so many outfits needed! We've got cute, affordable outfit inspo for all the grad parties, BBQs, showers & beach trips on your agenda!

left: top (similar)/ skirt / heels 

middle: top (similar) / pants (similar) / heels / clutch 

right: top (similar) / skirt (similar splurge), skirt (similar save) / heels 

Back To Summer Basics: Gingham & Seersucker

Two of my other go-to summer looks are gingham and seersucker. These are typically associated with a “preppier” look, but designers are having fun with these prints and you can find a very wide variety style of clothing in both of these patterns as they have really modernized it!

So many summer events, so many outfits needed! We've got cute, affordable outfit inspo for all the grad parties, BBQs, showers & beach trips on your agenda!dress 1 (similar) / dress 2 (similar) 

Fun (Yet Comfy) Wide-Legs 

A comfy, wide-leg pant is another summer go-to for me. I always prefer to wear pants like this over shorts even when it’s really warm out, so I always have a variety to choose from for the summer, but yellow tie-waist trousers are my new favorite! 

So many summer events, so many outfits needed! We've got cute, affordable outfit inspo for all the grad parties, BBQs, showers & beach trips on your agenda!one: top / pants (similar)/ clutch / heels

two: top / pants (similar) / heels 

three: top / pants (similar) / heels (similar) 

four: top / pants (similar) / heels 

Satin In The Summertime? Yes. 

Another summer favorite is a satin skirt or dress. It’s such a lightweight, slinky material that keeps me comfortable even in the warmest of temps! This Studio Slit Midi Skirt is from American Eagle, and I love how versatile it is!

So many summer events, so many outfits needed! We've got cute, affordable outfit inspo for all the grad parties, BBQs, showers & beach trips on your agenda!left: top / skirt / heels (similar)

middle: top (similar) / skirt / heels (similar)

right: top (similar) / skirt / heels 

Cute & Comfy Go-Tos That Can Be Dressed Up Or Down

Last but not least, comfortable outfit options for the summertime are an ABSOLUTE MUST. Living in the Northeast, We can have some chillier summer days and even more chilly summer nights, so it’s always essential that I have some cute yet comfy sweater tops, sweater tanks and other summery long sleeved blouses suitable for the summertime!

So many summer events, so many outfits needed! We've got cute, affordable outfit inspo for all the grad parties, BBQs, showers & beach trips on your agenda!

one: top / jeans / heels (similar)

two: top (similar) / jeans / heels (similar)

three: top (similar) / jeans / heels (similar) 

four: top (similar) / jeans / heels (similar) 

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Xo,
Tori 

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