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It's easy to splash out on summer style when it's so, well, cheap. These easy, breezy pieces start at just $3.

By Real Simple
July 13, 2015
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Okay, maybe you don’t know what hematite is, but its metallic tone contrasts with loud pops of acrylic and flashy crystal to create a fun pair of drop earrings with a psychedelic feel. (P.S.: Hematite is iron.)To Buy: $30, macys.com.
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Flower Beauty Transforming Touch Powder-to-Crème Blush in Tickled Pink
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Flower Beauty Transforming Touch Powder-to-Crème Blush in Tickled Pink

This long-lasting blush is easy to blend and buildable—dust on one layer for a subtle flush or two for a pop of color. In two shades (“Tickled Pink” shown here).

To Buy: $13, walmart.com.

Kenneth Cole Wedges
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Kenneth Cole Perforated Leather Wedge Sandals

Add both punch and polish to your wardrobe with these sturdy open-toe wedges. Also available in apricot and cobalt.

To Buy: $80, macy’s.com.

Essie Nail Polish in Blanc
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Essie Nail Polish in Blanc

Swipe on this crisp and unexpected alternative to your standby neutral polish.

To Buy: $7, 11main.com.

NYC New York Color City Proof 24 Hr Waterproof Eye Shadow in Rockefeller Center Snowflakes
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NYC New York Color City Proof 24 Hr Waterproof Eye Shadow in Rockefeller Center Snowflakes

Draw this creamy pencil along your lower waterlines for a bright-eyed look. Bonus: It doubles as a highlighter.

To Buy: $3, walmart.com.

Tommy Hilfiger Espadrilles
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Tommy Hilfiger Espadrilles

Part Spanish vacation, part sporty-chic, these ultra-padded slip-ons are also available in gold.

To Buy: $69, usa.tommy.com.

Eva Mendes for NY&Co. Skirt
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Eva Mendes for NY&Co. Skirt

This body-hugging asymmetrical pencil skirt gives your summer wardrobe a lux, romantic upgrade. Pair it with a neon-bright blouse to make a night out electric—in more ways than one—or try a neutral-toned chunky summer knit for brunching al fresco.

To Buy: $60, nyandcompany.com.

Lulu's Handbag
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Lulu's Handbag

Embossed with faux-crocodile print and a cheetah-print interior, this gold-and-ivory-winged, vegan leather purse will give your otherwise classic outfit a distinctive edge.

To Buy: $36, lulus.com.

Stila Jewel Eye Shadow in Opal
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Stila Jewel Eye Shadow in Opal

Swap smoky shadows for this shimmery white shade that’s just as impactful, but less likely smear in the heat.

To Buy: $20, stilacosmetics.com.

NYX High Definition Finishing Powder in Transluscent
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NYX High Definition Finishing Powder in Translucent

Lock in your look with this featherweight powder, which will tamp down shine without making you look flat.

To Buy: $10, ulta.com.

NYX White Liquid Liner
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NYX White Liquid Liner

For a retro take on a classic cat eye, paint this fine-tipped pen on top of a black line.

To Buy: $7, ulta.com.

Miss Finch Skirt
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Miss Finch Skirt

Sporty yet soft, this mesh midi skirt swings in ways that even Rafael Nadal would notice. To get your game on, add a distressed black tee and sneakers, or accentuate the lushness with a bold floral blouse and white block-heel sandals.

To Buy: $60, ideel.com.

Knockaround Sunglasses
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Knockaround Sunglasses

Stand out in a world of ubiquitous black wayfarers with these white matte sunnies. Their Fort Knox-inspired gold detailing and New Wave-worthy frames will match any wide-leg trouser or paisley print.

To Buy: $25, knockaround.com.

Zara Dress
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Zara Dress

Be a star (or a heaven full of them) with this lace sheath, somehow both cosmic and dainty.

To Buy: $100, zara.com.

Express Watch
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Express Watch

Stark white leather and elegant rose gold redefine the word timeless.

To Buy: $88, express.com.

Shoedazzle Sandals
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Shoedazzle Sandals

Laser-cut lattice print heels are a shoe-in to frame a blush pink pedicure. Also comes in white.

To Buy: $50, shoedazzle.com.

Banana Republic Jellies
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Banana Republic Jellies

Accent your outfit with these practical, easily cleaned faux-studded jellies. Their shiny nickel ankle strap offers flip-flop comfort without the annoying sound. Also comes in coral, mint green and black.

To Buy: $60, bananarepublic.gap.com.

Sally Hansen I Heart Nail Art Pen in Pearly White
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Sally Hansen I Heart Nail Art Pen in Pearly White

Its pointy tip makes straight lines and precise dots easy to master at home. Use it as a finishing touch to brighten a black or navy manicure.

To Buy: $6, cvs.com.

Soludos Espadrilles
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Soludos Espadrilles

Wear these striped smoking slippers with a chambray shirt and cotton shorts for a casual Hamptons-inspired weekend look. Also available in pink.

To Buy: $55, soludos.com.

Butter London Patent Shine 10X Nail Lacquer in Flusher Blusher
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Butter London Patent Shine 10X Nail Lacquer in Flusher Blusher

This punchy pink polish livens up any summer outfit and stays glossy long after you apply.

To Buy: $18, nordstroms.com.

Make Up Forever Aqua Matic in I-20 Iridescent Turquoise
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Make Up Forever Aqua Matic in I-20 Iridescent Turquoise

For day, trace this cream shadow stick along your upper lash lines; for night, smudge it along bottom lashes.

To Buy: $22, sephora.com.

Lancôme Blush Subtil Crème in Brise Rosee
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Lancôme Blush Subtil Crème in Brise Rosee

Pat this creamy rose shade on lips and cheeks for a dewy flush that won’t fade or feather.

To Buy: $24, lancome-usa.com.

Old Navy Dress
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Old Navy Dress

Show off the triangle halter detailing of this light and airy crepe maxi at a Saturday barbeque. Stow a cardigan in your bag to transition for a breezy night on the patio. Also available in orange.

To Buy: $40, oldnavy.gap.com.

Urban Decay Revolution Lipgloss in Punch Drunk, Bittersweet, and Scandal
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Urban Decay Revolution Lipgloss in Punch Drunk, Bittersweet, and Scandal

It’s everything you want in a gloss: non-sticky, pigmented, and long-lasting. Choose from a range of shades from natural to neon.

To Buy: $22, ulta.com.

The Limited Top
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The Limited Top

This vibrant coral-and-orange geo-print shell looks great alone, with a jean jacket, or a structured blazer. Its crepe material is thick enough to wear without a cami, and you get all the flow without the cling.

To Buy: $50, thelimited.com.

Hollister Co. Bikini
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Hollister Co. Bikini

Want to make a splash? Classic and modern meet in the cinched bandeau top and braided cutout back of his red bikini set.

To Buy: Top $25, Bottom $10, hollisterco.com (top, bottom).

CoverGirl the Super Sizer Mascara by Lashblast in Very Black
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CoverGirl the Super Sizer Mascara by Lashblast in Very Black

Get tons of volume without messy clumps. The extra-long wand reaches all of your lashes at once.

To Buy: $6, walmart.com.

Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Fireball Matte
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Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Fireball Matte

A shot of this orangey-red lipstick is all you need to look pulled together fast. The matte finish ensures it stays on your lips.

To Buy: $20, smashbox.com.

SpaRitual Nail Lacquer in Firefly
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SpaRitual Nail Lacquer in Firefly

Give basic brights a rest. This neon green looks striking on tips or toes, especially against bronzed skin.

To Buy: $12, amazon.com.

bar-iii-earrings
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Bar III Hematite-Tone Earrings

Okay, maybe you don’t know what hematite is, but its metallic tone contrasts with loud pops of acrylic and flashy crystal to create a fun pair of drop earrings with a psychedelic feel. (P.S.: Hematite is iron.)

To Buy: $30, macys.com.

Tommy Bahama Necklace
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Tommy Bahama Necklace

Delicate yet bold, this necklace looks like a souvenir from a trip to Cinque Terre, but you don’t need an Italian vacation to be bellissimo. Dainty mandarin orange beads and hot pink tassels really make the gold chain pop.

To Buy: $78, tommybahama.com.

Stephanie Johnson Bag
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Stephanie Johnson Bag

Though this tasseled carryall looks too gorgeous for everyday use, it’s a workhorse that can carry almost everything you need. A spacious plastic-lined interior means that spills won’t bleed through to the pink Ikat exterior.

To Buy: $85, amazon.com.

Carolee Bangle
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Carolee Bangle

Accessorize with this quad-colored bangle’s distinct, eye-catching blocks of cool greens and blues.

To Buy: $45, lordandtaylor.com.

Rituals Duo Eyeshadow in 11
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Rituals Duo Eyeshadow in 11

These shimmery lilac and lavender shadows flatter all eye colors and skin tones. Pair with a flowing dress for a pretty summer look.

To Buy: $25, us.rituals.com.

Coco Loves Rome Earrings
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Coco Loves Rome Earrings

These marvelous drop earrings look like they’re taken right from a Rococo painting, but you don’t need to be an art lover to look like a masterpiece.

To Buy: $21, cocolovesrome.com.

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Lip Gloss in Spun Gold
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Bobbi Brown Shimmer Lip Gloss in Spun Gold

Enriched with avocado and jojoba oils, this glimmering gloss holds its own when worn on bare lips, and adds fullness when layered on top of any lipstick.

To Buy: $26, bobbibrowncosmetics.com.

Gap Shirtdress
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Gap Shirtdress

Functional and fun, this oversized (yet structured) peony-pink shirtdress is silky and breathable, thanks to its 100 percent cotton fabric. Also comes in opal.

To Buy: $70, gap.com.

Abercrombie & Fitch top
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Abercrombie & Fitch Top

Channel your inner flapper in this pale pink tank with pleated hem. Also available in black, light red, and white.

To Buy: $38, abercrombie.com.

See Eyewear Sunglasses
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See Eyewear Sunglasses

See the world through light-teal-colored glasses with these retro-chic metal frames. Also available in ivory, grey and black-grey.

To Buy: $99, seeeyewear.com.

J. McLaughlin Scarf
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J. McLaughlin Scarf

Drape yourself in this shimmery modal-and-cotton scarf when the breeze off the lake is a bit too chilly.

To Buy: $85, jmclaughlin.com.

Danielle Stevens Jewelry Bracelet
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Danielle Stevens Jewelry Bracelet

Blue glass stones complete this picturesque 12k gold-plated bijou.

To Buy: $40, daniellestevens.com.

Old Navy Shorts
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Old Navy Shorts

Look like a dream(sicle) in these creamy peach- and white-striped high-rise shorts.

To Buy: $30, oldnavy.com.

Cost Plus World Market Necklace
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Cost Plus World Market Necklace

Take inspiration from your mint-chip ice cream cone with this, well, cool necklace.

To Buy: $15, worldmarket.com.

Darling Pants
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Darling Pants

The pale baby-blue-peacock jacquard makes these ankle pants truly darling—especially when paired with a white peplum top.

To Buy: $85, darlingclothes.com.

Clinique Chubby Stick Baby Tint Moisturizing Lip Color in Flowering Freesia
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Clinique Chubby Stick Baby Tint Moisturizing Lip Color in Flowering Freesia

Don’t be intimidated by the purple packaging—this hydrating balm has a hint of violet that deepens your natural lip color.

To Buy: $17, clinique.com.

Zara Pumps
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Zara Pumps

The silver edging on these two-tone leather heels sharpens their sweet steel and powder blues, so you’ll feel feminine but not girlish.

To Buy: $90, zara.com.

Londontown Lakur in Avon Gorge
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Londontown Lakur in Avon Gorge

More pearlescent than sparkly, this purple polish catches the eye without being too flashy. Plus, it’s 5-free.

To Buy: $16, londontownusa.com.

Vanilla Beach Swimsuit
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Vanilla Beach Swimsuit

Soft and strong, this cotton candy-and-cream one-piece’s deep V is a sexy alternative to a skimpy bikini. Inexpensive, sure, but its durable tricot stitching means you’ll have this suit for many summers to come.

To Buy: $45, target.com.

Nila Anthony Clutch
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Nila Anthony Clutch

The laser-cut doilies on this blush-pink clutch make it as pretty (and sweet) as a cupcake. But the bag is useful, too, offering interior pockets for a phone and cosmetics. It even converts to a cross-body bag with an attachable gold chain strap.

To Buy: $38, lulus.com.

Clarins Instant Light Lip Balm Perfector in My Pink
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Clarins Instant Light Lip Balm Perfector in My Pink

Like lip balm, but better, this pretty tint feels comfortable and leaves a subtle sheen.

To Buy: $23, clarinsusa.com.

Ann Taylor Scarf
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Ann Taylor Scarf

Modal silk blend makes this lightweight wrap a scarf for all seasons (and reasons). Pair it with deep brown shades for fall and sunny yellows for summer.

To Buy: $40, anntaylor.com.

Emi Jay Pastel Leather Bows in Pistachio, Aquamarine, and Strawberry Sorbet
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Emi Jay Pastel Leather Bows in Pistachio, Aquamarine, and Strawberry Sorbet

Make like Lana Turner and be discovered when you add a 50s soda-fountain vibe to your ponytail, thanks to these sweet bows.

To Buy: $14, emijay.com.

Missguided Clutch
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Missguided Clutch

From basic to bold, this glossy oversized quilted clutch is great for carrying the basics but can handle all the extras, too.

To Buy: $36, missguidedus.com.

Boden Sandals
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Boden Sandals

Silver is summer’s newest neutral, which is why these sensible-yet-adorable, lattice-cut sandals go with everything in your warm-weather wardrobe. Available in five other colors.

To Buy: $88, bodenusa.com.

MAC Cosmetics Le Disko Dazzleshadow in She Sparkles
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MAC Cosmetics Le Disko Dazzleshadow in She Sparkles

Take the rose-gold trend to your lids—it’s subdued enough for day, yet sultry for night when applied in multiple layers.

To Buy: $20, maccosmetics.com.

Ardency Inn Modster Smooth Ride Supercharged Eyeliner in Gold
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Ardency Inn Modster Smooth Ride Supercharged Eyeliner in Gold

This gel-like liner glides on without tugging or skipping. Use it to draw little flicks on the outer corners of your eyes for a gilded accent.

To Buy: $19, sephora.com.

Pono by Joan Goodman Bangles
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Pono by Joan Goodman Bangles

Give yourself the gold, silver, and bronze with this refined trio of bangles. Everyone’s a winner!

To Buy: $95 for the set, ponobyjoangoodman.com.

Circa Optical Illusion Lash Lengthening Mascara in Black
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Circa Optical Illusion Lash Lengthening Mascara in Black

Get the look of falsies without the fuss. This super-pigmented formula leaves lashes long and glossy.

To Buy: $11, walgreens.com.

Milani Baked Bronzer in Glow
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Milani Baked Bronzer in Glow

Dust this over your cheekbones and forehead for sun-kissed skin sans any orange streaks or splotches.

To Buy: $11, amazon.com.

Erin McDermott Jewelry Necklace
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Erin McDermott Jewelry Necklace

“Raw and chunky” never looked so classy. Gold agate pieces of mixed lengths hang from a tricolor braided chain.

To Buy: $88, erinmcdermott.com.

White House Black Market Tank
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White House Black Market Tank

The silver-lamé linked ovals on this silk tank offer subtle but effective shine.

To Buy: $94, whitehouseblackmarket.com.

BCBGeneration Sandals at Zappos
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BCBGeneration Sandals at Zappos

Slip into some glitz with these mirrored sandals. Also available in nude and white.

To Buy: $79, zappos.com.

Forever 21 Heels
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Forever 21 Heels

These gleaming heels add the fab of at least 30 karats to any outfit (without the price tag).

To Buy: $30, forever21.com.

James Read BB Tan Pen
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James Read BB Tan Pen

This mess-free self-tanner comes with a built-in brush so you can easily apply it where you want color.

To Buy: $30, anthropologie.com.

OPI Nail Lacquer in Glitzerland
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OPI Nail Lacquer in Glitzerland

Salvage a chipped mani by painting this metallic polish across your tips for a modern take on a French manicure.

To Buy: $10, ulta.com.

Nars Eye Paint in interstellar and Iskandar
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Nars Eye Paint in Interstellar and Iskandar

Ditch the palette—one of these metallic cream shadows is all you need for an evening eye look. The silver flatters lighter skin-tones; the gold complements medium to dark complexions.

To Buy: $25 each, narscosmetics.com.