ASOS swimsuit, $47.52
A figure-flattering swimsuit is an absolute necessity when the mecury rises. I’m fond of the waistline-whittling, color-block panels of this suit and the pure white inset that shows off a golden glow (faux, of course!).
Ruche dress, $48.99
Look poised and polished in this easy-to-wear print dress. I have a hard time not introducing color into a black and white ensemble, so I’d add cobalt sandals. Perhaps this pair?
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LOFT dress, $47.70
(use code LOVEMOM to take 40% off the original price of $79.50)
This shift dress has a lot going for it: pockets (!), a bias-cut inset that creates flattering lines, and it comes in saturated hues of violet or navy. It’s under $50 with the current promotion, which is a steal for a dress that goes from the workweek to the weekend with ease.
Zara clutch, $35.90
Contrary to popular advice, I don’t mind investing in a trendy statement piece when it’s something so perfect for my closet that a cheaper alternative just won’t do. My standout was a YSL arty ring long before Yves was dropped from the name. $195 was a lot to pay for a metal and glass cocktail ring (now it’s $290), but it was “the one” and I still wear it regularly. A metallic clutch (or a lucite one, for that matter) is not that type of purchase for me. I’d rather experiment with this budget-friendly Zara version.