As someone who consumes fashion, beauty, and wellness content for a living, I'd like to think that I've logged enough shopping tips from my expert editor friends and colleagues to consider myself a savvy shopper—an "armchair expert," if you will. I love to follow the latest trends in fashion, but as a work-from-home gal who also appreciates zero-fuss pieces that can take you from lounging at home to running errands to drinks with friends, I prioritize a multifunctional wardrobe that can be dressed up or down at any given time. Sure, I've invested in several pieces that have a justifiable cost per wear—we'll save those selects for a different day—but most of the pieces I own are pretty affordable. Over the years, I've fine-tuned my tips, tricks, and go-to retailers that can offer high-quality pieces for under $100 that feel seasonally trendy and timeless at the same time. Intentionally or not, I've curated a pretty solid collection of compliment-worthy summer pieces that look triple the price.
If you're like me and you like to look bougie on a budget, keep scrolling to see and shop the affordable items that will have you looking ultra luxe all summer long.