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25 Affordable Fashion Looks From Target That Are Surprisingly Chic

Department stores are the last place you would ever think of when it comes to obtaining the chicest pieces in your closet. Well, the good news is that Target has stepped up their game when it comes to fashion. That's right. Now even if you are on the tightest budget, you can still afford to look like a fashionista and have no excuse not to.

Target has been paying closer attention when it comes to the latest trends in fashion and then streamlining it into something that is more affordable. Shopping at Target is an enjoyable experience until you realize that a quick trip for something has turned into a full-blown shopping spree. That is the effect of a major department store with competitive prices that just seems much more bougie than Walmart. The top trends that Target has been pinpointing are bell sleeves, midi dresses, embellished boots, florals, fringe, sock boots, cropped jackets, and over-the-knee boots. Yep, that's pretty prolific.

After scouring the #TargetStyle hashtag on social media, we have found the top 25 shockingly chic looks straight from Target. The good news is that you no longer have to break the bank in order to look chic at all times.

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25 That '70s Dress (With A Spunky Twist)

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Bold candy-colored stripes are the MO for Summer 2018 that can transcend into fall. For a pop of color and a comfortable sundress, go retro with this '70s look.

The fun part about it is that you can pair it with different accessories to make it pop even more!

Add a waist to the loose fit using a skinny belt to tie it all in together and the color will stand out in a sea of white summer dresses. Throw on a pair of glitzy sunglasses for a super mod accent.

Women's Striped Off the Shoulder Ruffle Midi Dress - Who What Wear Yellow/Green, $32.99

24 Modern Day Military Chic

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In a shade of earthy olive, these tie-waist coveralls give you the crisp look for summer and the colors for fall. This comfortable yet sporty look gives a modern twist to the post-WWII feminist movement fashion choices.

You can make this look more feminine by throwing on a pair of wedge espadrilles and a bold statement necklace or Converse sneakers and a baseball cap for the more tomboyish route. This look is casual enough for doing everyday stuff and is versatile enough to dress up.

Women's Boiler Suit Coveralls - A New Day Olive,$29.99

23 Havana Oh Na Na

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Ever since Cuba has opened its doors (well, unofficially) to US tourists, and ever since that Camila Cabello hit song, "Havana" blasted the Top 40 list, people have just fallen in love with Cuba.

And what's not to love about such a lively, colorful culture?

The fedora hat on top of a neutral colored outfit has been the range for both men and women when it comes to vacation and summer fashion. The hat ties together an otherwise minimalist look that is sure to get noticed without too much "hey look at me!" vibes.

Women's Raffia Panama Hat with Black Band - Universal Thread Tan, $14.99

Women's Striped Short Sleeve Tie Waist Jumpsuit - A New Day Gray/White, $27.99

22 Effortlessly Chic Denim Button-Down

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It is no secret that the Canadian tuxedo is now back in fashion. For those of us who still think denim on denim is just a little too much overkill, we can compromise and throw on a denim top with a basic pair of black leggings.

The perfect light-weight denim shirt (even if it might be imitation denim) is the perfect layering piece for when the AC gets cranked indoors. Not to mention the dark wash gives it another layer of chic. This is perfect for your athleisure outfit to wear as a shirt buttoned or unbuttoned.

Women's Denim Shirt Long Sleeve Button-Down Shirt - Universal Thread Medium Wash, $13.98

21 Island Coral A-Line Skirt

Nothing makes you want to go on vacation like a peachy palm leaf print on an A-line skirt. This skirt can be worn with solid colors or a subtle white-striped tee.

Who says that you can't mix prints?

There is just an art to really pull it off. The link pinky peach has just enough color to freshen up your look without it being too colorful. With a breezy silhouette and feminine shape, this will have you looking adorable while keeping you cool in the summer.

Women's Printed Poplin A-Line Skirt - A New Day Coral, $17.48

20 A Jumpsuit That Looks Like A Dress

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We seriously cannot get over this striped strapless cropped jumpsuit for the summer. From far away, it could pass as a dress but when you are wearing it, you get the best of both worlds in the light skirt and pants department.

You will have the freedom from wardrobe malfunctions while being able to feel the breeze and keep cool as if you were wearing a lightweight fabric skirt. Top it off with a straw tote with colorful pompom accents and you can take it anywhere from the Farmer's Market to the beach.

Women's Strapless Cropped Jumpsuit - Xhilaration, $29.99

Round Handle Straw Tote Handbag - A New Day, $32.99

19 Cobalt Blue + Pink Bauble Earrings = Eccentric Chic

Cobalt blue is a bold color that goes well with tanned skin if you have been catching some sun. This sleeveless blue romper has an extra-soft material that gives a relaxed silhouette so that you can keep cool and look chic at the same time.

The cinched waistline gives a flattering fit to your figure.

You can dress it down with a simple pair of flip-flops during the day and throw on some colorful beaded drop earrings for some eccentric charm during the night.

Women's Halter Top Embroidered Romper - Xhilaration Blue X, $24.99

SUGARFIX by BaubleBar Beaded Ball Drop Earrings, $9.09

18 Over The Hills Folky

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This would be a go-to outfit if you were attending some low-key music festival like Vance Joy with a mellow vibe permeating throughout the air.

The sleeveless embroidered peplum tank gives a sweet, ethereal feel while still giving you that laid-back summer "I don't really care" look at the same time. The high neck adds a touch of elegance and the looser fit in the waist area can hide a tummy if you have one (or even if you don't, you can still rock it).

Women's Sleeveless Embroidered Peplum Tank - Xhilaration, $19.99

17 They Call Me Mellow Yellow

Don't be afraid to go for some bold colors, like banana yellow. There is absolutely no better time of year to sport this lively and bright color!

Sometimes girls just need to rock a bright yellow just to remind themselves that they are alive and ready to seize the day.

This short-sleeve yellow blouse gives your wardrobe a refreshing update and would look cute with high-waisted denim shorts. Or you can pair it with your favorite skinny jeans. For an office-friendly look, opt for a pair of slim-fitting trousers.

Women's Ruffle Wrap Blouse - A New Day Yellow, $16.08

16 Goji Berry Red Gives An Exclamation Point To Athleisure

Athleisure is a trend that doesn't look like it will come to end anytime in the near future. Rather than the standard black leggings, why not go for some bold colors that make your workout routine even more exciting?

The high-rise leggings make is appropriate to wear a sports bra as a crop top rather than having to throw something over it. This will come as a huge advantage to when you are really getting into your workout. Even if you are not working out, throw on a denim jacket or light denim button-down and you are good to go for an everyday sort of look.

Women's Seamless Sports Bra - JoyLab, $16.99

Women's High Waist Seamless Crop Leggings - JoyLab, $29.99

15 Dandelion Yellow Is Where It's At

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There is an art to mixing fun prints with different solid-colored textures. This colorful off-the-shoulder ruffle top comes in three different colors and goes perfectly with your long, pleated skirt.

The wider the A-line on the skirt is, the better because it will capture the movement as you are walking down the street.

If the long skirt isn't the look for you, then you can always try form-fitting denim shorts. Either way, you just cannot go wrong with this type of shirt for summer.

Women's Off the Shoulder Short Sleeve Lace Top - A New Day, $17.99

14 Sunday Afternoon Straw Basket Bag

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Straw cross-body bags are perfect for daytime summer events that add a lot of personality to your persona when you walk into a room (or an outdoor venue). This darling woven basket has some pompom accent that is just too cute and chic for words.

This will definitely add a twist of color to your outfit even if you keep the rest of your look as basic as possible. Just don't get too distracted playing around with the pompoms after the night goes on.

Straw Basket Crossbody Bag - A New Day, $24.99

13 Ruffle Some Feathers

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This ruffle sleeve tie-front top is perfect for any casual and formal outings because it can easily be dressed up and dressed down.

Throw on a pair of high-waisted bottoms and spice it up with a statement necklace.

This look is the key to understated femininity that makes it look like you are not trying too hard. It's so easy to wear with its soft, cotton-blend material that gives your armpits some breathable room in the height of the summer heat.

Women's Ruffle-Sleeve Tie-Front Top - Mossimo Supply Co., $14.99

12 Candy Stripes With Bold '70s Colors, Again!

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The strappy midi dress is an effortlessly chic and comfortable design with a pop of color and stripes. The skirt has two front slits to show off a little leg while maintaining that breezy, staycation vibe.

The adjustable straps help you get the fitting just right for your body and the subtle V-neckline with the tie accent reveals just enough clavicle without showing off too much skin. This striped midi dress is a new way to take on the warm weather.

Women's Strappy Midi Dress - Xhilaration, $27.99

11 Scoopy One-Pieces Offer A "Peek-A-Boo" Style

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One piece swimsuits are having a huge moment and now everyone with any body shape can wear them. Not only that, but they can double as bodysuits when you throw on a pair of denim shorts.

These one pieces are perfect for any Baywatch babe on a budget who wants to put a modern spin on this '80s look.

The fuchsia one-piece gives a low-scoop back and a high-leg silhouette that sultry and to die for. The olive green one-piece has sassy, strappy cutouts on the side for a minimalistic yet playfully flirty look.

Women's Adjustable Scoop Back One Piece - Xhilaration Fuschia Pink, $29.99

Women's Woven Side Scoop One Piece Swimsuit - Xhilaration Olive, $29.99

10 There Is Just Something Subtly Sultry About Black Floral

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If you pair black and floral then you have something that is mysterious and feminine at the same time. Add some mystique to your next sunny-day soiree with this effortlessly sweet style of the square neck wide-leg jumpsuit.

The floral pattern will enliven your look while making you just a little bit understated at the same time. As CheatSheet suggets, you can dress it down during the day with a pair of sneakers and denim jacket or dress it up with some statement earrings and strappy heels for a fancier twist.

Women's Strappy Square Neck Floral Jumpsuit - Xhilaration, $29.99

9 Boho At Its Best

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Maxi dresses are a trend that is here to stay and is the perfect chic style if you are spending the day on the waterfront. With the solid color and intricate embroidery, you will give off an elegant yet folky vibe at the same time.

With its softness and breathability, you will even want to go to bed wearing it.

The strapless cut gives you enough room to play around with different types of jewelry and would pop with a statement necklace.

Women's Strapless Embroidered Maxi Dress - Xhilaration, $29.99

8 Low Key Ethereal

Everyone needs a pair of high-rise denim shorts in their closet at this point. What is unique about these denim shorts is their faded, floral print, mint-green color, and frayed hems.

This makes an excellent choice for any daytime summer outing and gives off an ethereal vibe when paired with a ruffled, white or cream-colored top. Wear them with flat sandals or strappy espadrilles and you are good to go with any outfit of the week. These are one of the most versatile looks on this entire list.

Women's Floral Print High-Rise Jean Shorts - Mossimo Supply Co. Light Wash, $15

7 It's Official: Bold Candy Stripes Are A Thing

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So we have already established that bold, candy-colored stripes that are totally '70s throwback are a thing.

What we have yet to discover is a long pleated skirt on this list.

What you have to love about pleated shirts is that you can wear them in the summer with your favorite T-shirt and then wear it again in the fall with your favorite pullover sweater. The colors will match well with any neutral-colored top or bold color that you also find in the stripes.

Women's Pleated Skirt- Who What Wear, $29.99

6 Can We Say "Daisy Duke"?

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Grab that floppy-hat you wore at the Kentucky Derby and embrace the old romantic feels of this Daisy Duke outfit. The gingham peplum tank top and the high-rise distressed jean shorts compliment the female figure. Likewise, the outfit gives off a Sunday-picnic sort of wholesomeness.

The top has a dainty bow on the bust which puts the cherry on top of a mouthwateringly-sweet ensemble while the frayed denim shorts rough it up but not too much. Throw on a pair of slide-on mules or wedges to complete the look.

Women's Gingham Knot Front Peplum Tank Top - Le Kate (Juniors') Red, $37.99

Women's High-Rise Destructed Jean Shorts -Mossimo Supply Co. Dark Wash, $15

5 Embrace The Espadrille Trend

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Espadrille sandals are all the rage for Summer 2018 and no fashionista is complete without them.

These espadrille sandals are versatile enough to literally complete any warm-weather look.

As Target describes online, with a neutral brown sole and a colorful fabric bow, this makes for a heavy dose of feminine flair that complements sundresses, denim shorts and everything else in-between. Whether you are heading to the beach or the carnival, these sandals help you enjoy the sunny day ahead of you.

Women's Sigma Bow Espadrille Sandals - Universal Thread, $24.99

4 Not Your Typical Slide-On Sandal

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These colorful and easy slide-on sandals are for ladies who just don't care to embrace the minimalist look. Sometimes, you just need to start your day off on the right foot with a pop of color and tassels that provide instant movement to your look.

Throw on a chambray shirtdress or a simple T-shirt with a pleated midi skirt to tie this whole look together with a unique boho vibe. This decorative pair of sandals is not for the ordinary fashionista, it's for someone who would like to get noticed.

Women's Ayana Raffia Tassle Slide Sandals - A New Day, $22.99

3 Neon Yellow Floral = Summer Is Here To Stay

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The neon color and floral print are guaranteed to turn heads at your next pool party. The comfortable fit includes a racerback top with minimal padding and a crisscross strappy bottom to add an electrifying style to any day that is spent under the sun.

And the bright yellow with pink flowers is such a flattering summer color-scheme that you'll want to wear every to every pool party! 

This style with no underwire gives you comfort as well as a heavy dose of color at the same time. Even when the sun goes down, this bikini is sure to glow in the dark.

Women's Scoop Neck Bralette Bikini Top - Xhilaration Neon Floral, $14.99

Women's Criss Cross Strappy Hipster Bikini Bottom - Xhilaration™ Neon Floral, $14.99

2 Laid-Back Greek Goddess

This cover-up dress is a must if you plan on going anywhere near a pool or a beach this summer. Once summer is over, you can bring it back out of your closet for that winter vacation that you keep telling yourself that you are going to take.

This smoked waist tassel trim cover-up dress brings a bohemian style to cover over your swimsuit. The breezy silhouette makes you look cool and comfy as you get splashed with water and catch some rays.

Women's Smocked Waist Tassel Trim Cover Up Dress - Merona White Print, $19.99

1 Vacation 101 Packing List

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Now that we are in the middle-to-end of the summer, we want those light, breathable fabrics that don't absorb any sweat.

At the same time, we want to look as chic as we possibly can, whether or not we are on vacation.

The ruffle sleeve button-down adds a blush of effortless charm and you can dress it up for the office or dress it down for the weekend. The open-toe sandals are ready to walk you through romantic summer nights and sunny adventures for a classically casual style.

Women's Ruffle-Sleeve Button-Down Shirt - Universal Thread, $13.98

Women's Lois Open Toe Slide Sandals - Universal Thread, $24.99

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