There are people who dress solely for fashion, wearing six-inch heels that ensure blisters will bloom all over their feet. There are people who dress solely for comfort, throwing on a baggy t-shirt just because it’s the first thing they see. To all of the “fashion” people and the “comfort” people out there–why not try to achieve both? I know that it can be challenging to strike that perfect balance between “cute” and “comfortable.” Not to mention the added factor of affordability–no, I’m not going to buy a pair of $172 dollars shorts, even if they speak to my soul.
But finding clothes in that overlapping space between the categories is a goal worth setting. You should be able to wear something that makes you confident about your body and your style… But also something reasonable enough that you can move around in it and you’re not dealing with an itchy fabric. With summer’s arrival, it’s officially time to swap out your bulky winter clothes for sweet summer styles if you haven’t already.
Here are 10 pieces of clothing you should buy if you want something that’s cute and cozy.
1. Lovely lace shortsToBeInStyle
These shorts come in black, coral, fuchsia, mint, off-white, royal blue, and taupe. There are several lace patterns to choose from, so you’re sure to find whatever it is that you’re looking for.
Get them here starting at $7.85.
2. Strappy summer dressForever21
This simple-yet-sexy bodycon dress comes in olive (shown above), royal blue, burgundy, and navy.
Get it here for $8.
3. Fun floral teeH&M
This comfy t-shirt comes in a bunch of summery prints and goes perfectly with your favorite jeans.
Get it here for $9.99.
4. Cool cacti bottomsAllegra K
On Amazon, there’s a great assortment of adorable shorts that allow you to move around with ease.
Get them here for $12.99 or less.
5. Lots of dotsAfibi
This polka dot maxi skirt will make a statement. It also comes in a variety of colors and patterns if you want to get more than one.
Get it here starting at $13.99.
6. Maximum comfort maxi dressSHEIN
This cozy t-shirt dress comes in eight different colors. Dress it up a little with some accessories or throw it over your bikini and use it as a cover up on the beach!
Get it here for $14.
7. Crocheted crop topAmerican Eagle
This off-the-shoulder top comes in cream and pink. The pattern is pretty and the top is basic enough to match most things.
Get it here for $17.47.
8. Short and sweetH&M
This orange patterned skirt is fun adn can be paired with any standard white shirt.
Get it here for $17.99.
9. Sunflowers for hoursHalife
This flowy button-up dress is the perfect thing to wear on your summer picnic and if sunflowers aren’t your thing, it comes in a variety of colors and prints.
Get it here for $19.99. (I know I’m cutting it a little close here.)