When the mercury begins to hold steady at 70 degrees, a particular type of frenzy takes hold of you. You’re browsing bathing suits, saving pedicure art to Pinterest, and Googling “best beaches near me” with every free moment you have. It is officially shore season, and you’re absolutely determined to spend as much time sand-bound as possible. You may live in a concrete jungle, but that’s not going to stop you from organizing the coastal carpool during every possible summer weekend. And a long weekend? Forget it: there won’t be anything but crickets and tumbleweeds at your desk come 5 PM. You’re off to that rented seaside bungalow to snatch as much vitamin D as a three-day vacation will allow.
Now, we know your saltwater habit doesn’t come cheap — three months worth of gas, house rentals, grill supplies, and cases of beer will start to add up, and doesn’t allow a lot of room in the budget for the crucial task of outfitting yourself. But we’re here to let you know that you don’t need to break the bank on oceanfront style essentials — in fact, we’ve found 20 of them that clock in under $50. Whether you’re in the market for that one cute suit that you can nab for a song, or an oversized straw bag to lug around Margaret Atwood’s entire bibliography along with your sunscreen and Smartfood, we’ve got you covered. Click through to check out some stylish purchases to complement your sun-seeking journey this season.
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