5 Budget-Friendly Summer Style Finds

Celebrity Style Jun. 29, 2011 AT 3:12PM
5 Budget-Friendly Summer Style Finds Credit: Albert Michael/startraksphoto.com; Fern/Splash News Online

You don't have to shell out lots of cash to dress like a celeb, especially during the summer when some of the hottest items -- from maxidresses to platform shoes -- can be found at amazing budget-friendly prices. Us Weekly fashion director Sasha Charnin Morrison, who's an expert at tracking down super chic styles that won't break the bank, shares her top five must-haves right now.

1. Old Navy Rainbow Crochet Halter Bikini
Kristin Cavallari and Denise Richards both showed off their hot bodies in this colorful Old Navy crochet bikini. I never understand why some people are willing to spend upwards of $150 for a tiny triangle top and miniscule bottom when there are so many affordable options out there.
($19.50 for top/bottom each at Old Navy stores)

2. Bakers Shoes
The Bakers' website is my go-to for bargain shoe fabulosity! What am I loving this week? Anything from their H by Halston line as well as the sky-high "Sister WP" gold cork platform sandal, which is similar to the Christian Louboutin ones that Kourtney Kardashian recently wore.
($99 at bakersshoes.com)

3. Sam Edelman "Dazey" sandals
Giddy up! I love fringe so obviously I'm obsessed with these Sam Edelman "Dazey" sandals, which look like a pair that I recently spotted on Ashley Greene. Not only does this style standout, but it won't murder your wallet. P.S. After three years, my Sam Edelman sandals are still in excellent condition.
(on sale right now for $119 at hsn.com)

4. Zara dress with slit
Wow! This vibrant dress looks just like the hot pink Michael Kors design that Rosie Huntington-Whiteley just sported on the red carpet. You can have your version in an eye-popping orange hue. So right for those who love something cut long and slinky!
(on sale right now for $129 at zara.com)

5. Forever21 Paisley Halter Maxi Dress
Everyone wants to wear something loose and breezy in the heat. That's why this lightweight paisley print maxi dress is such a great find (I've seen Halle Berry and Jessica Alba in similar styles). Pair it with a chunky cuff bracelet and some big gold hoop earrings and you're good to go. Bonus: You can transition it into fall with a few layering pieces like a nice cozy cardigan and a belt.
($29.80 at forever21.com)

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