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Summer style under $25: hats, tote bags, shorts and more

July 16, 2014 at 10:09 AM ET

Video: Style expert and author Lilliana Vazquez displays hats, accessories, totes and other beach-ready buys that won’t break your budget.

Summer shopping doesn't need to put a dent in your wallet. (Save that money for the vacation resort!) From fashionable hats to cute accessories, style expert Lilliana Vasquez shares some truly affordable items for the season:

Beach Bub, $19.95, Beachbub.com
This unique item has proven to solve the number one beach problem in helping reduce runaway umbrellas! It's also been wind-tested at 42 MPH and provides lateral stability with uplift support. It's the prefect accessory, allowing you to enjoy the entire day at the beach.

Beach chairs, $19, Target.com
These striped chairs are not only great for the beach, pool area or patio, but are also fade resistant!

Rash guard, $24.95, Old Navy
Rash guards, which provide complete coverage, are one of the hottest styles this season and work well for the whole family. 

Swim shorts, $17.95, H&M
We know men secretly love color and prints but may be a little skeptical in wearing such bold items to the office. The beach or pool, however, are the perfect place to have fun with some style risks!

Beach blanket, $25, Gypsy Collective
This authentic Mexican style blanket comes in a range of bright colors perfect for the beach, picnic and even your upcoming festivals. Even better? You can enjoy them throughout the entire year.

Cabana Life tunic, $25, Cabana Life
If you're worried about sun damage, opt for clothing items that give the benefits of wearing sunblock! All Cabana Life styles provide 50+ UV protection and block 98 percent of UVA and UVB rays.

Hats, $15-$22, Charming Charlie
Floppy sun hats are great to wear when looking for complete coverage from the sun (while staying stylish). Or if you're a fan of the fedora style, look for one that defines casual chic in a straw material. These are super breathable — it's a summer staple both on and off the beach.

Sunglasses, $12, Callitspring.com
Instead of splurging on really expensive sunglasses, opt for multiple pairs of affordable ones that you can wear to the beach or on the boardwalk! And they all provide 100 percent UV Protection!

Kimono cover-ups, $16.99-$19.99, TJMaxx Stores
Looking for a cover-up that you can actually wear on and off the beach? The kimono cover-up has been the hottest item this summer. Not only is it the perfect pairing to your swimsuit, but it looks equally amazing with shorts, skirts, dresses and even jeans! 

Fruit totes, $22.99, 3c4g.com
Perfect for the beach, by the pool or even heading out on the boat, these large totes are great for carrying everything you need for the day. 

Native kids shoes, $21.93, REI
No kid feels like wearing sneakers at the pool or the beach. Instead opt for these waterproof shoes that are easy to slip on — lightweight, breathable and available in bold colors!

Flip-flops, $18, Forever 21
Flip-flops are the "it" shoe for the summer season. So, if you're looking to get more out of this style, choose a version that can be worn throughout the entire day, like one in vegan leather with hardware accents that make it look dressy enough to wear when you step off the sand.

Reversible beach towels, $8.99, Kohls
Beach towels can get pricey, especially if you're buying for the whole family. Instead look for bargain beach towels in fun prints and patterns that are unisex and can be used by anyone! 

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