Tropical Vacation Outfits For Under 40 Dollars

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YAY, summer is finally here!!

I don’t know about you guys, but I actually live for summer. My winters in California aren’t even anything to complain about, but from November to March I pretty much just stalk Australians on Instagram and drown in jealousy because the sun is shining on their hemisphere and not mine.

With that being said, summer is here!!!!!! Which means that for the next 4 months I can dance around in my crop tops and flip flops, live in a bikini, and eat popsicles. Word. Among the many things that are better in the summer, shopping is one of them. Except I’m not rich. $40 is usually my max for an outfit. So here’s some wallet-friendly outfit ideas that will have you picturing yourself prancing around the beach at sunset, fresh-squeezed lemonade in hand.

Outfit 1: Easy & Breezy

Summer falls right in the middle of sundress season, yet another reason why it’s my favorite. Here’s a lil tropical sundress outfit that you can wear while you’re en route to your summer vacay destination.

Summer Outfits under 40$

This little dress has island written all over it. From it’s fresh light color to it’s flirty keyhole back, it’s the perfect staple to pack in your suitcase to prepare for sunset beach walks. And at only $19.90, you’ll have enough left in your budget for accessories too!

Pair it with these round glasses (only 5.90 – bargains)!

Summer Outfits under 40$Finish off the look with a caramel colored cross-body bag — only $12.90 and perfect for keeping your phone, wallet, and keys near-by.

Summer Outfits under 40$

Outfit 2: Boho Babe

Shorts, tank, shoes and jewelry for under $40. These are deals that can’t be beat!

These woven shorts from F21 have a boho feel and are loose with a smocked waist — perfect for those hot days when you don’t want to wear anything that doesn’t feel like pajamas. (what a joke, I never want to wear anything that doesn’t feel like pajamas) AND – only $10.90! If you want, you can pair them with the matching top (also $10.90) but I was feeling a lil creative so I searched elsewhere for something cute. It’s also probably worth mentioning that this print comes in a romper too – only $15.90!

Summer outfits under forty dollars

Lo and behold, a flouncy tank top from Urban Outfitters – on sale for $9.99! How fun is this? Its cropped length will go great with the higher waisted shorts and since it’s black it will go with pretty much anything in your closet. I’m picturing cutoff denim shorts + this tank.Outfits under 40$

Since I’m only at $20.89 so far, I felt like I had room to overachieve and search for shoes and jewelry. Quite a task with only 19$, but it can be done. I came across these sandals in mustard that work perfectly with the boho shorts. Mustard is a trending color for 2016, and now you can rock it on your toes for only $8.90!

Summer Outfits under 40$


No outfit is complete without jewelry so on the hunt I went for something that would tie it all together for under $11.21. And find I did! Check out this necklace from Asos that ties everything together with a beaded chain and a trendy “Y” shape.

Summer Outfit under 40 dollars

Outfit 3: Flirty Girl Next Door

This outfit isn’t as complete as the above two; there’s no room for accessories or shoes in our $40 budget. But it’s so cute, I had to include it! Dresses are complete outfits, right?

Summer Outfit under 40 dollars

This dress from Urban Outfitters is right on trend with the off-the-shoulder cut and will go with everything because it’s denim. Bonus points for us smart shoppers because it will definitely go with the sunglasses and bag from Look #1!

Let me know if this post helped you shop without breaking the bank or if any of you already have any of these pieces. I haven’t bought any of them yet, but they’re hanging out in my online shopping cart so we’ll see if I order them any time soon😎


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3 Complete Summer Outfits for Under 40$

  • Love all the summer inspo!

    xo Jen
    Skirt The Rules

    • Thanks Jen! Summer clothes are the absolute best 🙂

  • Love all of these outfits, especially the matched set! Just wish I had a tropical vacation to wear them on!

    • Thanks girl! And I know, right?! I think the outfits you get to buy for a tropical vacation is almost as fun as going on the actual vacation!

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