It’s time for another splurge vs. save post, because we love looking good for less! If you’re ITK when it comes to this year’s seasonal trends, then you know sporty skirts are all the rage this summer. This athletic chic look mixes preppy and practical pieces for a look that will take you from a morning on the courts to an afternoon lunch on the boat. Or just, like, running errands around town, dropping the kids off at camp, wistfully gazing out at your backyard wishing you had panoramic views of the Long Island Sound…whatever. See our summer splurge vs. save inspiration below.

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A striped long sleeve tee is a versatile top for summer! This one from J. Crew costs $50, while this one from J. Crew Factory is only $20.

A white pleated tennis skirt is a super trendy seasonal piece. This version from Lululemon costs $68, while this version from Gap is only $29.

A simple cardigan is a classy addition to your look. This version from J. Crew is $40, while this version from Amazon is only $21.

A neutral belt bag is a great on-the-go accessory. This one from Lululemon costs $38, while this style from Amazon is just $9.

And white tennis sneakers are the perfect finishing touch. This pair from Sam Edelman costs $80, but this pair from J. Crew Factory is only $46.

Shade your eyes from the strong summer sun! These ones from Quince are $50, but this style from Amazon is only $15.

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Graduation is a special time for seniors – the air is filled with the anticipation of all the things to come, the promise of exciting new adventures, and the nostalgia of the memories made with friends near and dear. Dressing up and looking your best on graduation day adds to all of the fun and makes the feeling of growing up and moving on to the next chapter even more momentous. Whether you’re graduating high school or college this spring, we’ve rounded up some gorgeous graduation gowns so you can make the most of your moment in the spotlight! See our graduation dress try-on haul below.

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White is a classic color for graduation, but this dress is anything but classic. The asymmetrical hemline, deep v-neck, and stunning lace back make this white dress a fashion-forward, sultry graduation look!

If you like the idea of a white dress but want to show off a little more of a sweet personality, this floral-print dress with mesh cutouts is a gorgeous option.

This deep emerald green dress is a classy, sleek look for graduation. The ruched waist adds a nice bit of dimension!

An elegant black dress with an asymmetrical hem and low neckline is a subtly sexy look for the big day.

And for a fun twist on the LBD, we love this dress with a lace back detail and a two-tiered skater skirt!

A flared skirt gives a lot of flirty movement, and this beautiful purple dress also has an alluring lace-up back to give it some extra flair!

Graduation day needs a little sparkle and shimmer! This rose gold-sequined bodycon dress is an eye-catching and unique option for your ceremony.

This pale pink, almost-nude dress is definitely a little risqué, but the chain strap details and the bowtie back add an element of youth and playfulness.

Another pretty pink option! This one brings beaded fringe and a high slit to an otherwise plain look so you can shimmy and shake your way across the stage!

Sequins + ombre = a perfectly on-trend graduation dress! You deserve to shine in the spotlight and this dress will help you do just that.

Graduation is a special time for seniors – the air is filled with the anticipation of all the things to come, the promise of exciting new adventures, and the nostalgia of the memories made with friends near and dear. Dressing up and looking your best on graduation day adds to all of the fun and makes the feeling of growing up and moving on to the next chapter even more momentous. Whether you’re graduating high school or college this spring, we’ve rounded up some gorgeous graduation gowns so you can make the most of your moment in the spotlight! See our graduation dress try-on haul below.

Frugal and Thriving may earn a small commission via affiliate links in this post. See full disclosure here.

White is a classic color for graduation, but this dress is anything but classic. The asymmetrical hemline, deep v-neck, and stunning lace back make this white dress a fashion-forward, sultry graduation look!

If you like the idea of a white dress but want to show off a little more of a sweet personality, this floral-print dress with mesh cutouts is a gorgeous option.

This deep emerald green dress is a classy, sleek look for graduation. The ruched waist adds a nice bit of dimension!

An elegant black dress with an asymmetrical hem and low neckline is a subtly sexy look for the big day.

And for a fun twist on the LBD, we love this dress with a lace back detail and a two-tiered skater skirt!

A flared skirt gives a lot of flirty movement, and this beautiful purple dress also has an alluring lace-up back to give it some extra flair!

Graduation day needs a little sparkle and shimmer! This rose gold-sequined bodycon dress is an eye-catching and unique option for your ceremony.

This pale pink, almost-nude dress is definitely a little risqué, but the chain strap details and the bowtie back add an element of youth and playfulness.

Another pretty pink option! This one brings beaded fringe and a high slit to an otherwise plain look so you can shimmy and shake your way across the stage!

Sequins + ombre = a perfectly on-trend graduation dress! You deserve to shine in the spotlight and this dress will help you do just that.

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Graduation is a special time for seniors – the air is filled with the anticipation of all the things to come, the promise of exciting new adventures, and the nostalgia of the memories made with friends near and dear. Dressing up and looking your best on graduation day adds to all of the fun and makes the feeling of growing up and moving on to the next chapter even more momentous. Whether you’re graduating high school or college this spring, we’ve rounded up some gorgeous graduation gowns so you can make the most of your moment in the spotlight! See our graduation dress try-on haul below.

Frugal and Thriving may earn a small commission via affiliate links in this post. See full disclosure here.

White is a classic color for graduation, but this dress is anything but classic. The asymmetrical hemline, deep v-neck, and stunning lace back make this white dress a fashion-forward, sultry graduation look!

If you like the idea of a white dress but want to show off a little more of a sweet personality, this floral-print dress with mesh cutouts is a gorgeous option.

This deep emerald green dress is a classy, sleek look for graduation. The ruched waist adds a nice bit of dimension!

An elegant black dress with an asymmetrical hem and low neckline is a subtly sexy look for the big day.

And for a fun twist on the LBD, we love this dress with a lace back detail and a two-tiered skater skirt!

A flared skirt gives a lot of flirty movement, and this beautiful purple dress also has an alluring lace-up back to give it some extra flair!

Graduation day needs a little sparkle and shimmer! This rose gold-sequined bodycon dress is an eye-catching and unique option for your ceremony.

This pale pink, almost-nude dress is definitely a little risqué, but the chain strap details and the bowtie back add an element of youth and playfulness.

Another pretty pink option! This one brings beaded fringe and a high slit to an otherwise plain look so you can shimmy and shake your way across the stage!

Sequins + ombre = a perfectly on-trend graduation dress! You deserve to shine in the spotlight and this dress will help you do just that.