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Splurge or Save: Summer Essentials

Caitlin Marky

Scrolling through your Instagram feed it doesn’t take long to stumble upon a piece you instantly fall in love with. A quick search later and you’re heartbroken to see the price is more than your budget allows. Expensive summer essentials are everywhere, but what if you don’t want to break the bank? Here is a list of some of the summer must-haves and their guilt free alternatives.

Splurge: KIINI Flor Crochet-trimmed triangle bikini top ($285) a trendy spin on the classic triangle. For those who want to get their feet wet with crochet without fully committing try this combination.

Save Platnium Azul Crocheted X-Back Triangle Bikini ($168) gives you the same effect at over $100 less.

Splurge: Marysia Mott Scalloped Halter neck ($335) swimsuit adds a more feminine edge to the go to black one piece.

Save: Kate Spade Scalloped High Neck One Piece ($127) defines the preppy feminine look at a fraction of the price.

Splurge: Acacia Awapui Top and Ho’okipa Bottom ($215) Gingham dominated spring and now is taking on summer as a bikini trend.

Save: Topshop Gingham Bikini ($61) is a cute take on the retro trend.

Splurge: Lisa Marie Fernadez Farrah Polka Dot bonded Maillot ($395) a fresh take on rash guards were highly featured at Miami Fashion week for the sportier.

Save: Roxy Boheme Life Crochet Long Sleeve Zipped Rashguard ($52) a popular brand for surfers for years knows all about what makes a good rashguard.

Splurge: Eugenia Kim ($495) this floppy hat is perfect for shade from the sun and a sassy Instagram.

Save: Francesca’s No Photos Please Sun Hat ($30) sass with a side of extra cash.

Splurge: Givenchy 53mm Sunglasses ($395) any summer look isn’t complete without bold sunglasses like this well recognized pair.

Save: Quay Australia ($55) also makes a daring dark pair.

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