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If diving into the summer wardrobe you packed away last year produced some less-than-desirable results, it's definitely time to refresh your stock. We love a good maxi dress and a high-impact accessory as much as you do, but it's the basics that we really rely on during Chicago's hot and sticky season.
You'll need clothes you can count on to make sure you don't waste one minute of seasonal fun wondering what to wear, and today, we're pointing you in the right direction. Our picks for chic warm-weather basics all ring in under $50, so you'll have plenty of cash left over for what really matters. And don't worry—you won't find any cray-cray $100 T-shirts here. We'd rather save that cash for a day trip or two.