When it comes to summer dressing, I’m all about easy outfit formulas that require little effort but look effortlessly polished and put together. Most importantly my ensembles need to keep me cool in the sweltering heat. The simplest way to make getting dressed easier in summer is to have an arsenal of chic, trend-forward basics that you can mix and match effortlessly or style easily with other statement pieces.
Luckily, you don’t have to spend a fortune to upgrade your staples this summer. Below, I’ve scoured our favorite retailers for the most stylish essentials that I guarantee you’ll reach for on repeat this warm-weather season. From tank tops to linen shorts and little white dresses, below I’m sharing my absolute favorite summer basics that feel fresh, keep you cool, and make assembling outfits so much easier. The cherry on top? They all clock in at under $50, though you’d never know it.