Five affordable summer must-haves

June 12, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
Five affordable, fashion summer must-haves for you and your family. "The Fashion Guy" Lawrence Zarian, who is also a consultant for TJ Maxx and Marshalls, has the scoop on these looks at a fraction of the cost.

SUMMER MUST HAVES:

  • Printed swimsuit
  • Cool cover-up that can take your swimsuit from day right into night
  • Summer tote with cool detailing.
  • Sexy summer sandals with embellishments
  • Over sized sunglasses

FEATURED LOOKS:

LOOK 1: MARVELOUS IN MILITARY
Super chic light weight military inspired jacket that can be carried from day right into night-- The jacket is layered over a sheer multi colored cat eye print blouse with dark denim jeans and white sling backs for some fashionable fun.

JACKET WAS: $120.00
IS: $60.00
SAVED: $60.00

BLOUSE WAS: $150.00
IS: $60.00
SAVED: $90.00

JEANS WERE: $120.00
IS: $60.00
SAVED: $60.00

WAS: $490.00
IS: $220.00
SAVED: $270.00

LOOK 2: PLEASANT IN PEASANT
Another hot trend is called Boho chic. Pea green empire waist peasant dress with delicate embroidery is right on trend and the floral trend rushes in lots of color and fun. Step up your style with an espadrilled wedge that will carry you all the way through the entire summer.

DRESS WAS: $68.00
IS: $40.00
SAVED: $28.00

TOTE WAS: $230.00
IS: $130.00
SAVED: $100.00

WEDGE WAS: $100.00
IS: $40.00
SAVED: $60.00

WAS: $418.00
IS: $220.00
SAVED: $198.00

LOOK 3: WALKING ON SUNSHINE
Freshen up your wardrobe with a burst of color like this light weight canary yellow trench coat. Lawrence put the trench over a sheer ruffle front blouse that i paired with crisp white capris. I finished off the look with a top designer woven bag. This entire look is in department stores right now. So why not shop smarter, wear your favorite designers and save.

TRENCH WAS: $150.00
IS: $60.00
SAVED: $90.00

BLOUSE WAS: $80.00
IS: $30.00
SAVED: $50.00

CAPRIS WERE: $35.00
IS: $17.00
SAVED: $18.00

TOTE WAS: $300.00
IS: $150.00
SAVED: $150.00

WAS: $565.00
IS: $257.00
SAVED: $308.00

LOOK 4: MAX OUT YOUR MAXI
Take your maxi dress to the next level and get the maximum use of it. Lawrence took this magenta maxi dress and took it to the next level by adding a classic cardigan, exotic accessories plus super stylish gladiator sandals.

DRESS WAS: $80.00
IS: $40.00
SAVED: $40.00

CARDIGAN: $35.00
IS: $17.00
SAVED: $18.00

SANDALS: $60.00
ARE: $25.00
SAVED: $35.00

SCARF: $26.00
IS: $13.00
SAVED: $13.00

WAS: $261.00
IS: $120.00
SAVED: $141.00

LOOK 5: MAD FOR PLAID
For men, for summer it's all about layering and being mad for plaid. Turquoise polo is anchored by the chocolate brown linen camp shirt with funky and fun plaid shorts and flip flops.

SHORTS WERE: $35.00
ARE: $17.00
SAVED: $18.00

CAMP SHIRT: $70.00
IS: $25.00
SAVED: $45.00

POLO WAS: $65.00
IS: $30.00
NOW: $35.00

FLIP FLOPS: $35.00
NOW: $15.00
SAVED: $20.00

WAS: $205.00
IS: $87.00
SAVED: $118.00

FOR ALL 5 LOOKS, AT A DEPARTMENT STORE, EVERY THING WAS: $1,939.00

AT MARSHALLS & TJ MAXX: $904.00

WE SAVED: $1,035.00

For more information on Lawrence Zarian, visit www.thefashionguy.com.


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