Selena Gomez Rocks Chic Forever 21 Wedges

One of my most prized character traits is the ability to pluck hidden gems from the labyrinth of mediocre-at-best bargain racks at discount chain stores like Forever 21 and H&M. And I'm thinking lately that my girl Selena Gomez has been blessed with the same talent. She always gets snapped wearing the most mysteriously cute clothes and accessories which inevitably send me on a wild goose chase to locate them for myself (and you!).

Her cute, casual ensemble of a flowy, shoulder-baring white top, slate-grey skinny jeans and these incredibly versatile and substantial $27 chestnut faux-suede platform wedges is not only age-appropriate, but so effortless. I'd rock this look like Miss Gomez, who was out to dinner in Los Angeles for a little girls' night, or take it up a notch with some bright red lips for date night.

Scoring discount goodies is half the battle, you see. The rest of the feat is accomplished with smart styling. One way is to mix in some high with your low; an heirloom necklace or investment bag is a great way to give your look some class. Another trick is to feel the fabrics - - inexpensive doesn't have to look cheap.

How would you style these wedges?

Ariel brags about her bargain finds on Twitter. 

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