Buy This, Not That: Summer 2019


Summer is HERE and you know what that means…another Buy This, Not That. Summer is such a fun month to play around with fashion, but the trends can get expensive for only 3 months of enjoyment. So to make sure you don’t go broke this Summer, here are the Summer’s hottest trends and fashion pieces for a much more affordable price. You and your wallet can thank me later.

Gingham is a classic but mixing it up with a fun color is a perfect way to look cute this Summer. Summer dresses are always a must, so I’ve been wanting this adorable green gingham mini dress from Reformation. Luckily, I found a very similar style from NanaMacs. It has a straight neckline instead of the slight scoop neckline, but that tends to be more flattering anyways. Plus, I picked up the NanaMacs dress for less than $50! This dress is almost sold out though so grab it before you have to wait for a restock!

Yellow is always the perfect color for Summer. It reminds you of sunshine and warm days. Why not wear Summer’s favorite color on your shoes? Better yet, get a pair of mules that are a chic way of jazzing up a Summer dress, but they will also move into your Fall wardrobe seamlessly. These yellow mules from Steve Madden are to die for, but this option from Lulu’s is just as cute for less than half the price!

Is it just me or is it absolutely exciting that lavender is in? I’m falling hard for this color trend – everything from lavender Summer dresses to lavender handbags. Lavender is such a stunning color and is the perfect backdrop for some Summer florals. This top from Revolve has me wishing I could afford a $300 shirt, however, Lulu’s came through with a very similar lavender button-up top that’s much more affordable. Pair this with a pair of slacks and some bright heels, and you’re set for work, happy hour, and everything in between.


Woven bags are in this season and it doesn’t seem like they’re going away any time soon. They are perfect for adding a statement to any outfit and for making it feel just a little bit like vacation. Round woven bags are super popular but other styles and shapes are making waves in the accessories world for Summer. You might be crushing on this Cult Gaia Small Ark bag from Nordstrom, but this total dupe from Nasty Gal is the perfect addition to all of your Summer outfits and just has a unique, chic touch for almost $100 less.

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