On-trend Summer Fashion Accessories for Less

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Every season there’s a few killer accessories that infiltrate your favorite celeb’s closets and then, coincidentally, your Instagram feed. The trickle down from starlets of Hollywood, international socialites, UK It-Girls and infamous reality stars means a wish list of cool but highly-coveted items, complete with the A-Lister price tag to match. And if there’s anything that a budget fashionista knows, it’s that splurging on seasonal, big ticket items is the fastest way to broke. Save your major coin for timeless essentials and leave the summer flings to more affordable options styled with savings in mind.

If there’s anything that a budget fashionista knows, it’s that splurging on seasonal, big ticket items is the fastest way to broke.

Fast fashion is great for something and that something is inexpensive, on-trend alternatives. Designer goods tend to be made from the finest materials, so while your lower-end finds might be made from faux leathers, plastics or cottons to help absorb the cost, the silhouettes, shapes and trends are right on the money. Skip a trip to the department store and put the savings scored on these iterations towards a sweet summer escape.

First up, Sunnies

Rocked by the likes of Rhianna and more, these Dior shades have all the trappings of being the season’s hottest sunglass selection. Snag a similar frame from Forever 21 for a huge fraction of the price. That’s right, for under $10, you can be sporting this gold-trimmed fashionista favorite.

Source: Forever 21

Source: Forever 21

     

Forever 21 Metal Browbar Sunglasses, $7.90 vs. Dior ‘So Real’ 48mm Sunglasses, $595

Shading the Sun

Bohemian babes have flocked to Janessa Leone’s ultra-chic chapeaus to finish off maxi dresses, cutoff denim shorts and crop tops. Wide brimmed fedoras, floppy hats or straw boaters, the label’s in-demand toppers are handmade, but priced to match. UO has the woven number to tide you over.

Mexicali Straw Panama Hat, $24 vs. Janessa Leone Gloria, $165

Print Play

It ain’t summer with a playful pop of print, and palm fronds are all the rage. Skip a memorable designer garment and go for a multi-tasking sarong instead. Not only can you rock it by the pool, you can tie it on your tote or use it as a shawl o cool evenings. Can you say smart buy??

 
H&M Patterned Sarong, $12.99 vs. Paul & Joe Sister Skirt in Palm Print, $196

Colorblock Cool:

Sporty swim silhouettes top this year’s most-wanted for the beach, and Triangl’s neoprene colorblock separates have become a blogger staple. Victoria Secret’s similar bikinis give you the same look without the debilitating blow to your bank account.


The Neoprene Itsy Bottom, $22.50 vs. Triangl Structured Neoprene Bikini, $89

And all that advice means you look great and saves you more than $950. You’re welcome.

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