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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Stocking your closet with basic style staples that are simple yet beautiful will save you a lot of time and a lot of money when it comes to switching your seasonal wardrobes. These ten essentials will get you through every season and every occasion. See them below.

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Grab a couple tops in neutral shades that can be worn alone or underneath other tops for extra coverage. A gray tank, a white v-neck short sleeve, a black long sleeve, and a sophisticated white blouse can be mixed and matched with all of your other pieces.

A cozy cardigan and a relaxed boyfriend blazer are layering staples that are as versatile as they are stylish. Worn with shorts and sandals in the summer or pants and boots in the fall, these are two types of jackets that every woman should have in her wardrobe!

Fitted dark-wash denim, gray trousers, and a black mid-length pencil skirt are bottoms that can all be dressed up or dressed down and worn in any weather conditions! Pair them with a tank or tee in the warm seasons, and a sweater or jacket when it starts to get colder!

Everyone needs a good pair of sneakers to wear throughout the year! These shoes from Sorel are fashionable, comfortable, and durable so you can look and feel good no matter the season.

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Sneakers
Sneakers
Midi Skirt
Midi Skirt
Jeans
Jeans
Twill Pants
Twill Pants
Boyfriend Blazer
Boyfriend Blazer
Cardigan
Cardigan
Wrap Blouse
Wrap Blouse
Long Sleeve Tee
Long Sleeve Tee
White V-Neck
White V-Neck
Tank Top
Tank Top
Sneakers
Sneakers
Midi Skirt
Midi Skirt
Jeans
Jeans
Twill Pants
Twill Pants
Boyfriend Blazer
Boyfriend Blazer
Cardigan
Cardigan
Wrap Blouse
Wrap Blouse
Long Sleeve Tee
Long Sleeve Tee
White V-Neck
White V-Neck
Tank Top
Tank Top

Stocking your closet with basic style staples that are simple yet beautiful will save you a lot of time and a lot of money when it comes to switching your seasonal wardrobes. These ten essentials will get you through every season and every occasion. See them below.

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

Grab a couple tops in neutral shades that can be worn alone or underneath other tops for extra coverage. A gray tank, a white v-neck short sleeve, a black long sleeve, and a sophisticated white blouse can be mixed and matched with all of your other pieces.

A cozy cardigan and a relaxed boyfriend blazer are layering staples that are as versatile as they are stylish. Worn with shorts and sandals in the summer or pants and boots in the fall, these are two types of jackets that every woman should have in her wardrobe!

Fitted dark-wash denim, gray trousers, and a black mid-length pencil skirt are bottoms that can all be dressed up or dressed down and worn in any weather conditions! Pair them with a tank or tee in the warm seasons, and a sweater or jacket when it starts to get colder!

Everyone needs a good pair of sneakers to wear throughout the year! These shoes from Sorel are fashionable, comfortable, and durable so you can look and feel good no matter the season.

Shop Wardrobe Essentials

Sneakers
Sneakers
Midi Skirt
Midi Skirt
Jeans
Jeans
Twill Pants
Twill Pants
Boyfriend Blazer
Boyfriend Blazer
Cardigan
Cardigan
Wrap Blouse
Wrap Blouse
Long Sleeve Tee
Long Sleeve Tee
White V-Neck
White V-Neck
Tank Top
Tank Top
Sneakers
Sneakers
Midi Skirt
Midi Skirt
Jeans
Jeans
Twill Pants
Twill Pants
Boyfriend Blazer
Boyfriend Blazer
Cardigan
Cardigan
Wrap Blouse
Wrap Blouse
Long Sleeve Tee
Long Sleeve Tee
White V-Neck
White V-Neck
Tank Top
Tank Top
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Stocking your closet with basic style staples that are simple yet beautiful will save you a lot of time and a lot of money when it comes to switching your seasonal wardrobes. These ten essentials will get you through every season and every occasion. See them below.

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

Grab a couple tops in neutral shades that can be worn alone or underneath other tops for extra coverage. A gray tank, a white v-neck short sleeve, a black long sleeve, and a sophisticated white blouse can be mixed and matched with all of your other pieces.

A cozy cardigan and a relaxed boyfriend blazer are layering staples that are as versatile as they are stylish. Worn with shorts and sandals in the summer or pants and boots in the fall, these are two types of jackets that every woman should have in her wardrobe!

Fitted dark-wash denim, gray trousers, and a black mid-length pencil skirt are bottoms that can all be dressed up or dressed down and worn in any weather conditions! Pair them with a tank or tee in the warm seasons, and a sweater or jacket when it starts to get colder!

Everyone needs a good pair of sneakers to wear throughout the year! These shoes from Sorel are fashionable, comfortable, and durable so you can look and feel good no matter the season.

Shop Wardrobe Essentials

Sneakers
Sneakers
Midi Skirt
Midi Skirt
Jeans
Jeans
Twill Pants
Twill Pants
Boyfriend Blazer
Boyfriend Blazer
Cardigan
Cardigan
Wrap Blouse
Wrap Blouse
Long Sleeve Tee
Long Sleeve Tee
White V-Neck
White V-Neck
Tank Top
Tank Top
Sneakers
Sneakers
Midi Skirt
Midi Skirt
Jeans
Jeans
Twill Pants
Twill Pants
Boyfriend Blazer
Boyfriend Blazer
Cardigan
Cardigan
Wrap Blouse
Wrap Blouse
Long Sleeve Tee
Long Sleeve Tee
White V-Neck
White V-Neck
Tank Top
Tank Top