These heat-beating bargains, all $60 or less, let you keep your cool - and more of your cold, hard cash.
For wearability you can take to the bank, nothing tops this go-everywhere white denim jacket. Toss it over a tank and slim skirt for a dinner date - or slip it over jeans and a tee for a date with your Saturday to-do list.
Jacket, $49.50, American Eagle. Tank, $14.50, Shade. Skirt, $58, Rafaella. Gold-and-turquoise necklace, $42, Bodega. Turquoise necklace, $16, Rimistyle.
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In Full Swing
Deep pockets aren't required to afford this tropical-print tunic: $58 gets you an effortless, body-skimming piece that's polished enough for a day in the city but playful enough for covering up by the pool.
Tunic, $58, Echo. Bikini top, $52, Becca by Rebecca Virtue. Pants, $20, T.J. Maxx. Earrings, $12, ShopTheLook. Necklace, $48, Bodega. Sandals, $18, æropostale
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What we love about this snappy stretch-a-dollar find: how, with a garden-lattice print and grass-green trim, it's a stylish solution for a summer's worth of alfresco events.
Cardigan, $29.50, American Eagle. Dress, $49.50, L.L.Bean. Earrings, $44, Lia Sophia. Necklace, $6, Forever 21. Bangles, $14 for six, ShopTheLook
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Turn down the temperature on your wallet - and turn it up on your wardrobe - with priced-right pants and a flower-strewn tee in sizzling shades of coral. Complete the combo with a crisp, classic white shirt that's right on the money.
Shirt, $25, Almost Famous. Tee, $25, Fashion Bug. Pants, $50, Esprit. Necklace, $8, and belt, $3, Forever 21. Cuff, $24, Boden
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It's a Wrap
Give your necklace a vacation and sub in an accessory with pull-it-all-together power. This fringed scarf flatters the folkloric flowers on a calf-swishing skirt.
Shirt, $19.50, Gap. Skirt, $29.50, Old Navy. Earrings, $24, Bodega. Scarf, $10, Aeropostale. Belt, $39.50, Esprit. Sandals, $45, L.L.Bean
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