Because they are to serve as inspiration, I am not including shopping info for the pieces below. But, I tried to choose simple items that would be easy to recreate your own "look for less" version of. Don't forget to send me your requests/suggestions for things you want to see more of - I promise to respond quickly & give you what you're looking for!
Ways to rework: Try a midi or maxi skirt instead, keeping everything else the same. Also, if you're not a high-heel gal, you could easily swap out these sandals for a lower version or wear ballet flats.
Ways to rework: For those cooler days, you can layer a boyfriend-length cardigan or lightweight anorak on top. Alternately, you could switch out the cropped jeans for denim cutoffs if things warm up.
Ways to rework: If you're looking for a more structured option, try a printed sleeveless blouse with a chambray blazer on top & keep the shorts and wedges.