5 Sophisticated Style Steals Under $50

July 20th, 2009

What do we love about summer?  Gorgeous style at a fraction of the price of heavy winter clothes.  Well, that, and beautiful weather, outdoor concerts, and beach bonfires.  Get dressed for less, wherever summer is taking you.  Here’s five sophisticated style steals, each well under $50:

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Paisley Tunic Dress | $40.50 at Alloy
Toss on a low-slung belt to roughen up the look of this pretty paisley dress.  If it’s too short, add a pair of skinny pants underneath.

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Pleated Vest Dress | $24.80 at Forever 21
Grab a sweater to cover up your shoulders, and this pleated vest dress goes to work in a cinch.

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Textured Gauze Bow Neck Top | $40 at Tulle
The vibrant purple color and the oversized bow on this top make it a standout.  Pair it with navy (as shown), with a brown handbag.

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Francine Floral Slub Tunic | $19.80 at Forever 21
We’re digging the gorgeous orange, tan, and yellow pattern on the deep navy blue.  Pair it with a pair of white jeans and heeled sandals for a chic beachy look.

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Daisy Dots Eyelet Tank Top | $28.99 at Ruche
Pair this eyecatching fire-engine red top with a pair of deep navy jeans to do red, white, and blue in style.

Entry Filed under: Shopping Guide, Women

8 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Abra Cat  |  July 21st, 2009 at 5:37 am

    I love the Francine Slub Tunic, but couldn’t (probably shouldn’t) wear it braless. What do you suggest– tank top under it, cami, thin-strapped bra?

  • 2. JenX  |  July 21st, 2009 at 6:05 am

    very nice selection of tops. I love the pasley dress and belt look.

    for abra cat, I think a nude deep v bra if you’re feeling sassy. I don’t usually like the look of a cami under a sundress but it usually works. I also like wearing a scarf for a bit of coverup when the v is too low.

  • 3. Sal  |  July 21st, 2009 at 6:37 am

    The bow neck top is just fab. Can Tulle do no wrong?

  • 4. Sophia  |  July 21st, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    Loving the forever 21 vest dress! I have the typical pear shape, skinny up top, bigger on the bottom - this should be perfect for me, right?

  • 5. Amy  |  July 22nd, 2009 at 6:41 am

    I loved the paisley dress but i tried browsing over the collection at the alloy website. I dont seem to get thru the shopping site at all :( can u help me solve this problem or suggest a similar style dress elsewhere plssss!

  • 6. Trisha  |  July 22nd, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    Sophia, that dress will be perfect for you!

    Amy - looks like the Alloy site was temporarily down. I just tried clicking through, and I can see the paisley dress. Do you still have the same problem getting through to the Alloy site?

  • 7. Amy  |  July 23rd, 2009 at 4:54 am

    :( its down down down and i m not liking it..may be i d give it a shot later again..thanks trisha !

  • 8. Jasmine  |  July 23rd, 2009 at 10:22 am

    Amy- lulus.com also has the same dress- telegraph avenue dress is what they call it. Its about $47. I just ordered one myself. I love that dress!

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