Luxe for Less

Tough Times Call for Drastic Measures: Dress to the Nines, Indulge Your Inner Foodie, Get Cultured, Spoil the Kids, Break a Sweat. It’s All About Living Big on Little! The Look for Less Anyone who says you have to spend a lot to look good doesn’t know where to go. Our hunt for a chic summer look took us to the style havens of The Purple Goose, Dazzle, Patricia Shoppe, Little Luxuries and shoe mecca DSW. Every item on this page is $60 or less—and believe it or not, you can wear this entire look (dress, shoes and handbag) for about $150. Pick out a few of your favorite accessories and you can still look and feel luxe for less—for $200 or less. What to wear to that special event this summer? A stylish dress, clutch and heels, plus a few accessories from this page. Style dilemma solved! Clockwise from left: Hoop earrings, $12, Dazzle; renne c cotton halter dress, $60, The Purple Goose; multistrand necklace, $36, Patricia Shoppe; silk flower headband, $24, Little Luxuries; Urban Expressions crocodile-print clutch, $36, Patricia Shoppe; cocktail rings, $18, Dazzle; Nina red satin “Electra” heels, $60, DSW; flower cuff, $12, Dazzle. Guy Style Decoded Most men like their closet standbys—pieces they reach for that make them look (and feel) good. Maybe it’s a crisp polo shirt, denim that works 24/7 or a tailored blazer. Allow us to introduce you to your new summer standbys, all priced at $200 or less. Pick up these pieces and with a few tweaks here and there they work from day to night. A lightweight blazer and button-up are cool for summer. Add some edge with stylish aviators, Ray-Ban lookalikes or classic Chucks.

Lap of Luxury Perk up your day (or someone else’s!) with a little thrifty, gifty item for less.