Splurge or steal? We've got the best summer bargains on the blog today!

I speak for all of us on Team LC when I saw that nothing gets us more excited than a good bargain while we’re shopping. A few weeks ago, we were at the office when I spotted Allison wearing the cutest pale pink tote bag… and I immediately had to know where she got it so I could order one for myself. You can imagine my surprise when she told me that she picked up her gorgeous, expensive looking bag (pictured above) for only $20 at Old Navy. Such a steal, right?! It looked exactly like one I had been eyeing that was $150… which got me thinking, there must be tons of other amazing steals out there this summer. I decided to do some research and round up the best of the best for our lovely LC.com readers! Take a look… 


A great pair of sunnies is a must have for summer. I’ve been lusting after this pair by Chloe for quite some time. They’re gorgeous, chic, and come with a price tag of $260. So if I’m in the market to splurge on some sunnies, those are first on my list. However, I have a tendency to lose my sunglasses at an alarming rate. No matter how hard I try, my sunnies disappear. Therefore, I can’t justify spending almost $300 on something that I’ll probably misplace…

Summer sunnies at an amazing price!

Lucky for me, our editor-in-chief Lauren has designed the most gorgeous pair of sunglasses for her LC Lauren Conrad line that are only $14.99. They look just like the Chloe ones I’ve been coveting, but come at an affordable price, so if I misplace them I won’t have major buyer’s remorse. They look quite expensive and are absolutely adorable.

Tote Bag

A tote bag is a necessity for any girl on the go, especially when you are heading to and from meetings and have a laptop in tow. I had been eyeing this classic caramel tote from Cuyana, which is a brand I absolutely love. I have one of their bags in blush, and it’s the absolute best: high quality, lasts forever, and made of the most gorgeous leather. However, it’s a bit of a splurge at $150.

Our favorite summer bargains.

If you want to get a great tote bag for less, I’ve found the perfect one for you! Inspired by Allison’s pink tote from Old Navy, I found this Faux-Leather Cognac Tote from Old Navy that’s currently on sale for $28. It looks so much like the Cuyana, but at a fraction of the price!


We’ve blogged about our favorite summer sandals before, which include these t-strap ones by Joie. I’m absolutely in love with them, but I’m not sure if $125 price tag is in my budget. So, you can only imagine how excited I was to find almost the same exact pair at Target

You won't believe these summer bargains...

At $19.99, I’d say these sandals might just be the steal of the summer. And they come in black, too. Adding them to my shopping cart as we speak!

Panama Hat

A sunhat is the perfect way to block those rays, stay cool and look chic during the summertime. Our go-to in this department is the Panama Hat from J.Crew. It goes with every single outfit and has such a classic look to it.

The best summer steals for the girl on a budget.

But, if you love a bargain like we do, you’ll be thrilled to find this similar looking sunhat from Forever 21, that’s only $12.99. Sold!

Off The Shoulder Dress

We’ve been having a bit of a love affair with all things off the shoulder this summer. My personal favorite piece is this easy, breezy off the shoulder dress by Reformation. It’s one of those dresses that you’ll want to wear every single day. But if you’re not up for the $168 price tag, I’ve found the perfect dupe for you.

Off the Shoulder Dress... for less!

This cream colored off the shoulder number from ASOS is only $36 and looks just like the more expensive version.

Scalloped Swimsuit

It’s no secret that scalloped edge swimsuits are all the rage this summer. All of the ladies on Team LC own and love suits from Marysia, the brand that is responsible for making this trend so huge.

Team LC's favorite summer style steals!

But if you’re looking for that sweet, scalloped look at a lower price, try these cute bottoms from Victoria’s Secret. At only $25, you can be on trend and save a little extra cash. Win, win!

What other style steals have you found lately?

Post them in the comments below. We’d love to see your finds!

xo Rachel
Team LC


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