The end of summer is a perennial bummer. Adding insult to injury, I inevitably start to get a bit bored with my summer wardrobe during this final stretch. In addition to feeling tired of the same old cut-offs and summer dresses, there’s also the fact that the last month of summer is usually packed with parties to cram in as much fun in the little time we have left. As such a new purchase (or two or three) is justifiable… as long as you’re smart about it.
You don’t want to invest too much money in an outfit with a limited shelf life and you probably also don’t want to buy something amazing only to wear it once and then send it into storage until next summer. There’s also the fact that all that fun in the sun can often drain your funds leaving you with little to work with by this stage in the game.
If you’re itching for something new, the best solution is an affordable style that is versatile enough to be worn through the fall. Fortunately, I’ve rounded up 10 suggestions that fit the bill. Check out my top picks for versatile summer styles under $50 with tips on how to make the transition to fall. [continue reading…]