The mercury may be rising, but that doesn’t mean the price tag on your summer styles has to follow. It can be easy to get carried away with the joys of the season’s fun-in-the-sun ensembles — especially when you’re shopping for a few extra pieces (or more) for that barbecue party or beach vacay.
But you can still enjoy all that summer chic styling without spending too many of your travel dollars. Don’t get let your bank account get burned! We’ve rounded up a whole list of cute summer shirts that let you indulge in retail therapy without draining your pool of funds. This selection of eight tops are made for the season, but even better, they top out at no more than $10 each. Inexpensive? Yes! But, even still, they will have you looking like a million bucks.
1. Forever 21 Flounce-Layered Cami
Every girl needs a good collection of basics in her wardrobe — but basics don’t have to mean boring. This Forever 21 flounce-layered woven cami, ringing in at $9.90, fits the bill for a good anywhere top that still keeps it flirty and fun with the addition of a front ruffle. Adjustable straps make it wearer-friendly, too. The rosy mauve color is a perfect summer neutral that goes just as well with denim cutoffs as it does with a suit. It also comes in a just-as-versatile black and taupe hue.
2. ASOS The Ultimate Crop Cami
Speaking of basics, the ASOS ultimate crop cami puts a style-forward twist on the classic piece with a V-neckline and double T-back straps. The soft-touch jersey dresses it up a bit, so this one works for a beachside brunch or an evening on the town with skinny jeans and stilettos for a truly hot summer night.
3. Monki Jungle Print Crop Top
An under $10 budget doesn’t mean that you still cannot be a pattern princess. Monki’s jungle-print, boat-neck crop top is a bold option from the brand known for its street-style-meets-Scandinavian-chic design. We love that the $9.71 soft-touch knit top can go from corporate cool to off-duty fun in no time flat — just swap that black blazer and trousers for a pair of jeans or a breezy skirt.
4. H&M Halterneck Top
For even more pattern play, H&M’s halter neck top delivers plenty of eye candy — at only $6.99 a pop. With a trendsetting tribal print, the colorful open-back style is made for summer. It’s styled here with black cutoffs, but we could just as easily see it with a long, flowing maxi skirt and flat sandals to really drive home the boho spirit.
5. Kimchi Blue Daisy Trim Bustier Top
Everything’s coming up roses — make that daisies — with Kimchi Blue’s daisy trim bustier top. On sale for a mere $9.99, it’s a steal that you won’t want to miss. The strapless bustier top with a daisy-trim sweetheart neckline is just the right mix of feminine and flirty for any summer soiree. So, make haste, and don’t stop and smell the flowers when it comes to picking up this little gem.
6. Forever 21 Scalloped Lace Cami
The juicy melon shade of Forever 21’s scalloped lace cami had us at hello. But, beyond the crave-able color, the top is a shoo-in for summer with its slightly cropped styling and lovely boho-inspired lace. It’s available in black and navy, too, but we cannot take our eyes off this vibrant coral version. Of course, that $9.90 price isn’t bad to look at either.
7. 3Hearts Cold Shoulder Top
Continuing the scalloped edge theme, 3Hearts’ pretty top also capitalizes on the season-appropriate cold-shoulder trend. Sweet, and just a little bit sultry, the white blouse has tiny flowers embroidered around the cuffs and hem for a youthful, feminine flair that can be easily dressed up or dressed down. And, despite its $8.04 clearance price, you’ll still look priceless.
8. Old Navy Swing Peplum Crop Top
Bright and breezy, Old Navy’s swing peplum crop top features a slightly fitted, sweetheart neckline that relaxes into a loose waist. As if that wasn’t cool enough, the mint plaid effect is nothing short of a breath of fresh air — no matter how high the mercury climbs. At $9.97, this one’s another on-sale steal, so let the shopping begin!