The hottest summer trends shouldn’t burn a hole in your pocket. Wear the season’s hottest trends for less than R500.

We’re already counting down to the holidays and we’ve got our trendy outfits planned. Here‘s how to wear this summer’s hottest trends without blowing your budget.

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The dress and sneakers trend lives on

We loved it last summer and we still love it now. The dress and sneaker trend is the perfect mix of fun, flirty and casual style.
This fit and flare dress is easy on the pocket and a great foundation piece for your wardrobe; wear it with strappy sandals or wedges for a smarter, smart-casual look.

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Summer trends under R500

Bermuda shorts are nothing short of perfect

Judging by how popular paper bag pants and shorts have been lately, it should have been obvious that Bermuda shorts were on their way back onto the rails and into our wardrobes.

If you love paperbag pants, you’ll love Bermuda shorts. If boyfriend jeans and paperbag pants had a baby in the ‘80s it would be Bermuda shorts. Soften the look with a crop top or light and feminine cami and strappy heels to complete the look.

summer trends under R500

Button down midi skirts are a hit

A printed midi skirt says simple, carefree and breezy. It’s effortlessly stylish and needs minimum effort to complete the look.

A plain white t-shirt and comfortable sandals are an amazing way to finish off this simple look.

summer fashion under R500

Cycle shorts aren’t just for cycling

Cycle shorts are just one of those looks that aren’t for everyone. If you aren’t sure about wearing cycle shorts as casual wear, then you might be convinced by these awesome leopard print tights that are definitely meant to be seen (and not just worn under your skirt in case it’s lifted by the wind).

Since cycle shorts are already on the sporty side of fashion, chunky sneakers or ‘trainers’ are the perfect shoes for this look.

Related: How to look chic in cycling shorts

summer fashion under R500

Off the shoulder style

The bohemian, hippie look is a practical trend for the hot summer we’re heading into. Show some shoulder in a gypsy off the shoulder dress or top for the Woodstock look.

This brown gypsy dress epitomises the look, combining rusty brown and the dress style for an unmistakable nod to 1969. Accentuate your bare neck and shoulders with drop earrings.