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When it comes to updating your wardrobe for a new season, it's easy to just load up on pieces from fast fashion brands (I still love you Forever 21). But it's even better to have a more curated closet that is stocked with quality pieces that you can reach for again and again.
From a pair of jeans that fit you like a glove to a great bag that you take everywhere with you, some splurges are 100% worth it. Scroll to find out which pieces of clothing and accessories make our worth-the-price-tag list -- Happy shopping!
The perfect white dress:
There is nothing like wearing white in the summer -- it always feels both fresh and timeless. We love the playful ruffles and eyelet details on this off-the-shoulder maxi style.
Light-wash denim that can be dressed up or down
: Whether paired with a cotton tee or a silk cami, you can't go wrong buying jeans that fit like a dream. And while we love ripped denim, having a not distressed pair lets you go from day to night in a flash.
Sunglasses that go with every outfit
: Yes, we all have a million cheap pairs of sunnies that are great for leaving at the beach or breaking at a concert, but this summer, invest in a pair of sunglasses that will last more than a week and can be worn any time of year.
A not-so-basic button down shirt
: Step up your white button down shirt game by adding a more fun version to your summer wardrobe. We love the trendy (yet super subtle) rainbow accent on this shirt that you can leave tucked in or tied.
A black one-piece bathing suit:
You can never go wrong with a black one-piece no matter what kind of beach or pool day you're having. Plus, it can pass for a chic body suit when you throw on a pair of denim shorts after a long day in the sun.
Sandals that you can wear 24/7
: We love flip-flops since we can just toss them on and go -- but think of slides as their older, chicer sister. Pair these flat sandals with everything from a dress to denim and leave more room in your weekend bag for accessories.
What to wear this weekend:
Memorial Day weekend fashion