Now that the season of weekend getaways, backyard parties, and endless beach trips is officially upon us, it's time to start shopping this summer's best new trends now.
In the spirit of not totally maxing out your credit card, I tracked down all the best affordable on-trend pieces that won't break your bank account. Scroll down to shop this summer's 5 hottest trends--all for under $50
The Trends: Button Dresses and Basket Bags
Trade in your button-down shirt for a button-down dress that packs a punch this season. Accessory wise, the classic basket bag is getting reimagined with leather accents that work just as well for the office or city as they do for the beach.
The Trend: Matching Sets
Go matchy-matchy in coordinating two-piece sets that make a splash this summer.
The Trend: Lavender Craze
Make way for a new pastel trend: the return of lavender. The pretty hue is replacing millennial pink as the season's go-to soft and feminine color.
The Trends: Polka Dots and Yellow
The polka dot craze is here to stay. From puff-sleeved blouses to sundresses, skirts, and even accessories, the print can be worn an endless amount of ways this summer.
Also rising as a top contender for hottest color of the season is bright yellow, which instantly brings a welcome-dose of sunshine to any look.
The Trend: White Dresses
You can never go wrong with a crisp white dress and right now, the shopping scene is filled with plenty of options to choose from. From ruffles to off-the-shoulder cuts to button-down-inspired styles, there's something for every woman to try