Let’s face it: cheaper is cheaper, because it’s not the best quality and it probably won’t stand the test of time. But I think that’s perfectly acceptable when it comes to buying trendy items that I know I won’t necessarily want to keep until I’m old and gray. However, when it comes to a good pair of jeans, a nice winter coat, or a timeless pair of heels, I think it’s necessary to fork out a little more dough.
I’m here to show you 5 expensive, trendy, summer accessories that we’d love to get our hands on, can be had–at a lower price. Can’t beat it!
1. THE LACE BRALETTE
BIG SPENDA [Nordstrom.com $150.00]
PENNY PINCHER [NastyGal.com $18.00]
For all us ladies that lack in the chesticle region, I personally think this lace bralette is comparable to a little cleavage. It comes in a ton of colors and looks great peeking out from under a loose fitting tank top during a summertime outting.
2. THE INITIAL NECKLACE
BIG SPENDA [Asos.com $313.95]
PENNY PINCHER [Urbanoutfitters.com $9.99]
I love these necklaces! They are simple and can be worn with other necklaces for a chunky, statement necklace effect.
3. THE TROPICAL BASEBALL CAP
BIG SPENDA [Urbanoutfitters.com $24.00]
PENNY PINCHER [Target.com $9.99]
Although it’s not insane to spend around $25 for a baseball hat, it just seems silly to do that when you can get it for less. Personally, I like the white pattern better, but I like the cheaper priced black pattern even more. Perfect for a day at the pool or as a funky accessory for a day at an amusement park.
4. HALTER BIKINI
BIG SPENDA [NastyGal.com $183.00]
PENNY PINCHER [Forever21.com $23.60]
I am super weird about tan lines, so I usually opt for the bandeau bikini top or a triangle top with straps I can remove. HOWEVER, this top is so cute with the 90’s halter vibe, that I need to get my hands on one. That’s why I’d go for the F21 version and wear it when I’m feelin’ feisty!
5. THE STUDDED CROSSBODY BAG
BIG SPENDA [Urbanoutfitters.com $250]
PENNY PINCHER [Forever21.com $27.80]
These bags are a staple item to jazz up a casual summer date night outfit. The bags are so similar; even if I had $250 to throw around I would still buy the F21 version!