It doesn't really require much style savvy or sartorial dexterity to walk into Barneys and emerge bearing an amazing outfit. If you really want to see if a self-proclaimed fashion pro is worth his/her salt, take 'em to the discount shops.
To really flex our bargain-hunting muscles, three of our editors headed over to Marshall's, T.J. Maxx, and Strawberry to see if they could put together two head-to-toe looks in one go… for under $50 each. We succeeded and failed in relative degrees, but we'll say this: Shopping with such a time and resource crunch was a blast. Click through to judge for yourself - how'd we do?