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Accessory Steal of the Week: Floral Cross-Body

Floral crossbody bag / Sydne Summer on
In this weekly column, I’m bringing you my favorite budget-fashion steal, plus tips on how to shop for bargains that don't look cheap. This week, we’re talking bags. Make sure to check out my blog for more fashion inspiration!

April showers bring May flowers. And it’s not just nature that’s in bloom! Florals are one of the biggest fashion trends of the season. The easiest way to work the trend into your wardrobe is with accessories.

10 Lace Shorts Under $40 Inspired by Taylor Swift's Leggy Alice + Olivia Look

Taylor Swift in Alice & Olivia lace shorts
Lately every time a celebrity or fashion blogger stops me in my tracks, they are inevitably wearing Alice and Olivia, a coveted brand that's always pushing the style envelope while still being totally girly and whimsical. One look at Taylor Swift's daring Alice + Olivia high-waist lace shorts ($295, and you can see what I mean. Her gorgeous graphic black and white bottoms are definitely unique but the lace short trend is something we can all attempt. The trick to making these borderline boudoir bottoms look daytime appropriate is to pair them with a demure top (think longsleeve) and chic flats for day. Ready to try lace shorts for yourself? Check out my 10 picks below, starting at just $13!

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