Reese Witherspoon is a style icon, known for her casual, classy everyday looks. As real-life women, mothers, and wives, it isn’t exactly realistic to wear pumps and a tight dress every day. We want practical fashion that still looks good. It is important to realize that you CAN mix extremely cheap pieces, like a Forever 21 top, with a more expensive, staple piece, such as a Jcrew cardigan, to create a high-end look without the high-end price tag.

We all secretly love when someone asks us, “Hey, where did you get that blouse?” As you go on to tell them the amazing story of how you scored it at a discount, they respond in disbelief. This is a good strategy to create a useful wardrobe on a realistic, frugal budget.

Lace Shift Dress $29.80 Forever 21

(this dress currently unavailable online but check back, they restock often. Dress is available in stores)

Wow, that dress looks like a million dollars but guess what? It’s under $30! With its delicate lace and unique details it is a stand out piece that can be worn in many different ways and to numerous occasions. Shh…don’t tell Reese but, I think I like the Forever 21 dress better!

Daybreak Cardigan in Vintage Lace $68.00 Madewell

In every wardrobe there should be some staple pieces that may take a bit more of an investment. We don’t want to spend a million dollars, but we do want to look like a million dollars, right? This cardigan from Madewell would be a great piece to last you all the way through Fall.

Strappy Leatherette Handbag in Beige $29.80 Forever 21

Another extremely amazing deal from Forever 21. This faux leather bag is a great staple piece at an extremely reasonable price.

Oversized Sunglasses in Brown Tortoise $15.95 Sunglasses Warehouse

Just as Reese is wearing, oversized are a very popular sunglasses choice. Sunglasseswarehouse.com is a great resource for great sunglasses at a great price. With a huge selection you are sure to find something just for your personal style. Right now there is a promo code (summer11) that will give you 15% off!

Sam Edelman Gigi Sandals in Whisky $60.00 Piperlime

Sandals are an absolute essential during the hot summer days. A good pair of tan sandals is a great go-to for almost any outfit, and these Sam Edelman sandals won’t let you down. You might want to splurge a bit here if you can!

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