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Spot the Real: Rebecca Minkoff Palm Print Shorts

Can you guess which palm print shorts cost more?
Nothing says summer like palm leaf prints on a cute pair of shorts, skirt or romper. Just take a peek at fashion blogger Song of Style's palm-print shorts and button-down shirt look, or Bows & Sequins' palm-print shorts and blazer outfit for inspiration. Rebecca Minkoff's adorable Valencia shorts are $198 at, but you can get a taste of the tropics for just $29.94 elsewhere (plus 35% off regular priced styles with code PERFECT). Can you guess which shorts cost more? Click a link below to find out!


8 Ponchos Under $50 Inspired by Alessandra Ambrosio's Bohemian Chic Look

Alessandra Ambrosio's poncho style / STPR /
Recently a reader asked me for stylish alternatives to the hoodie, that closet comfort we all reach for when we want to feel cozy. The short answer is this: Denim jackets, boyfriend blazers and leather jackets are all easy, chic options when you need a cover-up but don't want to look frumpy or like you're headed to the gym. Then, I spotted supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio wearing a fringed poncho and it struck me that this lightweight knit is the perfect choice for summer, especially if you're feeling the season's irresistible bohemian vibe. Layer a poncho with denim cut offs and boots for outdoor summer festivals, or pair one with skinny white jeans and heels for a night out. Ready to try the look? Here are 8 options under $50 to help you do just that: