25 Minimalist Summer Staples Under $100

25 Minimalist Summer Staples Under $100
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Every time a new season breezes in, we get the urge to restock our closets with a few new things, but a short hot-weather season—and a bank account that’s a tad thinner now than it was before that summer share—doesn’t exactly lend itself to no-holds-barred shopping sprees. The solution? Buying with a minimalist’s aesthetic on a bargain-hunter’s budget.

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Following a minimalist look not only takes the guesswork out of building outfits, but it allows you to own less and wear every piece more. And while stylish simplicity often gets a reputation for being expensive (thanks, Céline), we’ve hunted down 30 chic staples in neutral colors and sleek cuts that you can mix and match all summer long—and each is under $100.

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From cropped trousers to boxy tops, click through the gallery and start building your summer wardrobe now.


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Organic by John Patrick Cropped Tee, $72; at La Garconne

Seamless Drape Maxi Slip Dress, $78; at Free People

Toit Volant Venice Top, $88; at Need Supply

Overlap Cotton Trousers, $69; at COS

Kathleen Whitaker Staple Stud, $40; at Need Supply

The Tunic Sweatshirt, $35; at Everlane

Bardot Culottes, $63.50; at ASOS

Linen Tee Dress, $39; at Joe Fresh

Oversized High-Slit Tee, $37; at Style Nanda

Low-Rise Wide Leg Cropped Jeans, $31; at Style Nanda

Round Neck Studio Blouse, $69.90; at Zara

Studio Strapless Top, $49.90; at Zara

BDG Leyla Sandal, $26; at Urban Outfitters

Without Walls Meshed Out Sports Bra Top, $54; at Urban Outfitters

Alice & UO Casper Pant, $69; at Urban Outfitters

Noisy May Black Shorts, $22; at ASOS

The Silk Short-Sleeve Dress in Rose Gold, $98; at Everlane

Evie Bucket Bag, $70.50; at ASOS

Cuffed Cotton Top, $89; at COS

Criss-Cross Bandage Bikini, $65; at Koshka

Faux Leather Criscross Sandals, $17.90; at Forever 21

Striped T-Shirt Dress, $17.90; at Forever 21

Acetate D-Frame Shades, $85; at & Other Stories

Just Female Ziggy Lawn Dress, $98; at Lisa Says Gah

Rio Rio Lipstick

LOngline Collarless Dress, $34.90; at Forever 21

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