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    1. A floral maxi, because nothing screams summertime like a loose, yet chic maxi dress. It'll drape comfortably, so even if you're standing in hot temps for a long time, you won't feel like you've got sweat dripping down your back.,

    Promising review: "Okay, I am in LOVE! This might be my favorite Amazon purchase EVER. It's the perfect length the winged sleeves are beautiful and far more comfortable than I thought it would be. I want this dress in every pattern!" —TA

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and 19 styles).

    2. A cold-shouldered dress with ruffles and a faux-wrap that'll make date night so much more exciting. What's not to be excited about when you look and feel your best?


    Promising review: "I bought this for my daughter and it looks fantastic! It's made from a nice lightweight material and is overall very flattering." —TRVLTESS

    Get it from Torrid for $32.88 (originally $68.90, available in sizes 00–6).

    3. A sleeveless denim shirtdress made from 100% cotton for breathable, comfortable wear. Yes, you want to look cute, but you also want to feel relaxed in what you're wearing.


    Get it from Target for $29.99 (available in sizes XS–2XL and two colors).

    4. A printed duster cardi to layer over a plain tank for a pop of pattern. Since the material is thin, you won't feel like you're overheating on a hot afternoon.,

    Promising review: "Really cute, really light top. I love it, because if I want to cover my upper arms, but it is hot outside, this does not make me sweat. It's a very cheery top. I get lots of compliments when I wear it. It is meant to be a looser fit, so don't expect something fitted!" —Mrs. JPS

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in sizes S–5XL and 46 styles).

    5. A ribbed sweater tank that'll become a very versatile piece in your wardrobe. It can be paired with jeans, slacks, or French-tucked into your favorite skirt. Tan France would be proud.


    Get it from Loft for $49.50 (available in sizes XS–XXL).

    6. And a pair of drop earrings to pair with your incredibly cute sweater tank. The best way to jazz up an outfit is with accessories!


    Get them from Loft for $34.50 (available in two colors).

    7. A polka-dot bathing suit top that'll provide full support as you splash around in the water during your next pool day.

    Addition Elle

    Promising review: "This fits so well! I love that the bra inside really gives you support. It fits nicely, looks great, and dries quickly." —leany

    Get it from Addition Elle for $34 (originally $68, available in sizes 40C–44DD). To get the full look, check out these black bathing suit bottoms for $24 (originally $48, available in sizes X–4X).

    8. A striped jumpsuit you can throw on for that minimal-effort style vibe. It can be worn pretty much anywhere like brunch, a work happy hour, or a night out with friends.,

    Promising review: "I absolutely love the fit of this jumpsuit. It's not clingy and the material is flattering. It's not form-fitting, so it's comfortable to wear. It's true-to-size with adjustable straps. I felt like I was wearing pajamas. Buying another color because it's my new favorite outfit!" —Trish

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in sizes S–L and 20 styles).

    9. A loose-fitting, casual maxi dress with pockets you'll legitimately never want to take off. It'll become your everyday go-to, especially during the warmer months.,

    Promising review: "I got this for a trip to Mexico and bought it in a size small, which fit absolutely perfectly. The fit is flowy and it is casual, but could be dressed up. I love the pockets, too. Just a great summer piece for the price." —Mark A. Eatherton

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in sizes S–2XL and 17 styles).

    10. A belted polka dot dress that'll look adorable with a pair of wedges. Let's just say you're definitely gonna want this piece for your next tropical vacation.,

    Promising review: "This is by far the most comfortable dress I've ever worn. I'm not one to wear dresses often, but I'm glad this was the first one I picked from Amazon. It really gives me a confidence a boost when I wear it. It's simple, yet very stylish. I sometimes safety pin the front V-neck for a bit more security, but you don't have to." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99 (available in sizes S–XL and four colors).

    11. Wide-legged linen pants, because we love easy-breezy fashion. The summer heat can be super uncomfortable, so your clothes should not. Gaucho-styled linen pants are exactly what you need to stay cool.


    Get them from ModCloth for $59 (available in sizes XS–XL).

    12. A graphic tee to showcase your ~girl power~ in a bold way. The shirt is cropped so it'll pair nicely with high-rise jeans or shorts.

    Mulberry and Grand

    Get it from Mulberry and Grand for $26.

    13. And a pair of hoop earrings that'll take your outfit to the next level. The marbled acrylic design is eye-catching, while the brassy yellow and hints of pink and blue pop against a white tee.

    Mulberry and Grand

    Get them from Mulberry and Grand for $24.

    14. A zebra print romper to wear to your next summer soiree where you want to look cute, but not overdressed. A romper can remain casual, especially when worn with a pair of sandals.


    Get it from Asos for $56 (available in sizes 12–22).

    15. A Steve Madden platform sandal for some '70's-era flair. Don't be intimidated by the height – platform sandals lift the ball of your foot, making them incredibly comfortable for long-term wear.


    Get them from Nordstrom for $69.95 (available in sizes 5.5–11 and four styles).

    16. Or a block-heeled sandal made from soft Italian leather that'll have you ditching flats for good. This heel is a bit lower and can easily be worn on your morning commute.


    Get them from Everlane for $145 (available in sizes 5–11 and seven colors).

    17. A straw fedora so you can marry function with style. Yes, it'll provide coverage and help you simmer down in blazing sun, but it'll also become a chic accessory to add to your favorite outfit.,

    Promising review: "Let me start off by staying I've never been a beach hat type person...until now! I love this hat! Well, I just got back from Belize and this hat was amazing. I love how adjustable it is. I was able to comfortably wear it while riding a golf cart, all day at the beach, and even out on a kayak without it blowing off or being too tight. And it was just the right coverage for me. Enough to protect my sensitive eyes and fair skin from the sun, yet not so large that it was in the way. I wore it much more than I thought I would because it was so useful. Cute and comfortable!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (available in 33 styles).

    18. A neoprene pencil skirt to wear from work to happy hour to dinner. With a bit of stretch, it won't feel like you're suffocating.


    Promising review: "I have several of the neoprene skirts and I really enjoy wearing them. There are lot of great patterns and colors. They make getting dressed in the morning a lot easier." —Katrina S.

    Get it from Eloquii for $19.99+ (available in sizes12–28, and three fits: regular, petite, and viola. Once you select your fit, you can choose your exact size. It's also available in 32 colors and patterns).

    19. An oversized straw bag you can toss everything into before heading to the beach. It's got a zipper closure and separate internal pockets for your phone, wallet, and keys.

    Promising review: "Very beautiful natural straw bag to have for the upcoming summer season. The design is simple and stylish, with plenty of room inside. I will definitely use it for the beach and mini vacations. It also can be used as a daily bag, too. One thing I have to mention is the silk scarf that comes with it. It makes this bag so unique looking. Overall it's very lightweight to carry around and the zipper is easy to use. Great purchase!" —Anya

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in two colors).

    20. A pair of high-waisted shorts to pair with your favorite crop top or studded belt. If summer festivals are your thing, then you can't go wrong with these shorts.,

    Promising review: "I'm IN LOVE with these shorts. These are stretchy, too. No wiggle struggle getting them on. I got a billion compliments on them the first time I wore them out! I saw a couple of reviews that were mad about the button hole being sewn closed upon arrival and mine was, too. But I've worked in many boutiques where brands manufacture pockets and button holes like that to keep them neat during shipping. It literally opened to a normal hole when I buttoned my shorts. Get these! I'm purchasing the dark ones next!" —Melody Orlanes

    Get them from Amazon for $21.99 (available in sizes S–2XL and five colors).

    21. A V-neck, bell-sleeve shirt that can be either professional or casual, depending on the occasion., Amazon

    Promising review: "This is a really cute blouse! The material is opaque so it is work-appropriate and doesn't show your bra underneath. I wear this tucked in to a pencil skirt or pants and it looks really cute that way. The large bell sleeves with the mesh cut-outs look like the picture. The mesh is very thin and gives the appearance of empty space in a very cool way." —bheckel

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in sizes S–2XL and 30 styles).

    22. A palm-print, cold-shouldered dress with fabric so soft, you'll ditch pants forever. It also washes super well, so don't fear throwing it in the washing machine. It'll come out silky smooth.,

    Promising review: "I was a little nervous about quality and fit with the price being so low. This does not disappoint. The fabric is nice and light for and the quality is good. You can't beat the price. This is perfect for a beach wedding or vacation." —alicia gaysek

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99 (available in sizes 0X–4X and 21 styles).

    23. A chunkier rhinestone necklace you can pair with a tank on a night out. But it doesn't stop there – it can be worn to a more formal event like a wedding or baby shower.

    Promising review: "I couldn't be happier with this purchase. I bought this necklace to go with a plain ivory dress for my wedding rehearsal dinner and it is absolutely perfect. I'm always hesitant buying certain things online like jewelry because I really like to see it in person, hold it, and try it on, however I'm so glad I went with my gut and bought this. Now I can't wait to wear it!" —Kelly Leya

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    24. A twist headband that'll hold all those loose baby hairs out of your face, but will also make your updo look better than ever., Amazon

    Promising review: "These are so cute! I thought they might be too youthful/girly for me to get away with, but they're adorable. Perfect for keeping my hair out of my face when I work and when I apply makeup and skincare treatments. There's a wire that runs throughout the whole headband which means it stays on my (large) head, whereas other elastic headbands just slip off. These are available in many different pretty prints, as well. Great value for the money!" —meems

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $8.99 (available in three styles).

    25. Cat-eye mirrored sunglasses, because I don't think any other accessory makes you feel as cool as a great pair of shades.,

    Promising review: "I'm a total sunglass snob. I have a huge collection and favor Chanel & Dior. My daughter had seen someone wearing red reflective glasses and I saw these on Amazon, so I figured I'd add these to her stocking. Well, I was pretty blown away by the good quality of the glasses, as well as the case and cleansing cloth they came with. I swear to you that there's not a lot of difference between these and a pair of my $400+ glasses..." —Brat

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in 10 styles).

    26. A colorblock bikini to get you that beach day 'gram you've been waiting all year for. The UPF 50 fabric provides sun protection, but make sure to apply sunscreen!

    Forever 21

    Get the bikini top from Forever 21 for $17.90 (available in sizes S–L and two colors) and get the bikini bottom from Forever 21 for $14.90 (available in sizes S–L and two colors).

    27. A denim jacket, because it's a classic warm weather staple. You can dress it up or down, layer it over a dress, or wrap it around your waist for later wear. Either way, it'll become an essential piece in your wardrobe.,

    Promising review: "This is a super cute denim jacket. It's well-made, material is a nice, soft denim and the price is excellent. The sizing chart was spot on, so I ordered a medium and it fit very well. The sleeves are even long enough." —callan yarkosky

    Get it from Amazon for $29 (available in sizes S–XL and six colors).

    28. A drop chain necklace that'll pair perfectly with a V-neck shirt or dress. It's delicate, so make sure it store it away from other necklaces so it doesn't get tangled.


    Promising review: "I love this necklace! It is very beautiful and dainty. I can wear it with a T-shirt or with any of my dresses to go out. The weight of the bar keeps the necklace centered and I'm glad it was made with a connector so it can slide and doesn't shift on my neck." —Amber

    Get it from Amazon for $24 (available in three finishes).

    29. A cropped linen jacket, because everyone deserves an adorable piece that can go from day to night effortlessly. It'll be the perfect lightweight jacket for chillier nights when you want to grab a jacket before heading out, but one that'll enhance your outfit, not detract from it.


    Get it from Anthropologie for $149 (available in sizes XS–XL).

    30. Or a camo jacket to pair with dark wash jeans and a black tank for instant cool streetwear vibes. You can cuff the sleeves or leave them long for more coverage.,

    Promising review: "Love this jacket...easily my go-to jacket now when I’m hanging out. Fits true to size. I wear a large in tops so that’s what I ordered and it fits great. The sleeves do cut off a little short, but that’s okay with me because I don’t have long arms. If you do, you may have to roll up the sleeves like the model. Other than that, love the jacket. Great material for the price paid." —Toshia

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99+ (available in sizes S–2XL and three colors).

    31. A cheetah print dress for those nights when you're feeling a bit fierce. With bolder patterns, you can utilize solid-colored accessories to tone down the outfit.


    Promising review: "Love this dress! It's made of a nicely textured flowy material that doesn't wrinkle. So no ironing needed! Perfect for traveling. The inner lining is a legit slip with adjustable straps. And it has pockets! I wish this style dress came in a multitude of colors and prints because I would buy them all and wear them from spring to fall!" —Angelaa86

    Get it from Target for $29.99 (available in sizes X–4X).

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