You're gazing out of your office window at the cityscape below and your mind naturally wanders to a relaxing, sensual beach paradise with endless piña coladas and margaritas. You're soaking up rays, decked out in a chic sunhat, beachwear and shades, of course.
At that moment, nothing in the world could dampen your mood -- until you realize your bank statement is beyond depressing and your wallet looks like a gaping black hole of emptiness.
Sure, those Tory Burch sandals are beyond major, but your budget does not, well, budge.
The stores offer affordable prices, and styles always come through for the fashion-savvy consumer.
Here are some must-have looks T.J. Maxx and Marshalls have cooked up this season. Grab your SPF and sunnies, because this vacay will be #onfleek:
Be the best package at the party.
For each outfit, start with one unique garment or accessory that says, "I look absolutely fabulous," and build up your look from there. It can be as simple as a spectacular color or a fun embellished item.
Cover-ups are statement pieces, they are also super convenient when jumping in and out of the ocean. Keep in mind, a cover-up is a critical piece for a weekend getaway, so play it up with equally chic hats and beach bags.
Left: tan crochet cover-up, $29.99, T.J. Maxx; straw hat with bow, $12.99; gold metal straw bag, $49.99, both Marshalls. Right: blue cover-up, $99.99, T.J. Maxx; white straw hat, $12.99, Marshalls.
Be a bold, beautiful bombshell in your bikini.
Swimwear plays a major role during your beach getaway, so go with the prints and designs you really love.
Geometric prints and jewel toned colors are always flattering and vibrant on the beach, and especially good for enhancing that tan you've been baking all day to show off.
Be sure to shop for several options to switch up your look. Just remember not all bikinis are meant for everyone, so go with the cut and style that's most flattering to your body type.
You want to feel confident, comfortable and most of all, sexy!
Left: strapless multi-colored bikini, $39.99, Marshalls. Right: halter bikini, $16.99, Marshalls.
Be a Put-Together Princess in your maxi.
You can never go wrong with a fun maxi.
These long, flowy delights pack well and can be easily accessorized for any plan. From boutique shopping and lunch in town to cocktails and dinner at the marina, maxis are extremely versatile.
Paired with a floppy straw hat and fun tote, these looks are completely fresh and fun for any getaway.
Left: multi color striped maxi, $49.99; orange floppy hat, $14.99, both T.J.Maxx. Right: blue maxi, $59.99; blue straw bag, $39.99; blue floppy hat, $14.99, Marshalls.