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Nina Dobrev's Plaid Shirt, Denim Cutoffs, and Black Pumps Look for Less

Nina Dobrev's Plaid Shirt Black Pump Look for Less
Pumps and denim shorts isn't a combo we see often! But the beyond adorable Nina Dobrev totally makes it work and seamlessly combines classy, casual & edgy. You likely have a plaid shirt, basic tee, and shorts in your closet, so this is a super example of how to play them up and get creative with your look - accessories help with that by way of an eclectic silver statement necklace and ladylike chain strap crossbody bag.

Get the Look for Less: Olivia Palermo in Max Mara Blazer and Pants + Louboutin Heels

Olivia Palermo White Blazer and Pants Look for Less
Olivia Palermo stuns in full-on white and sexy heeled sandals! Her embellished Louboutins add a playful element to the professional vibes of her blazer and pants, both by Max Mara. Elegant teardrop earrings and a unique box clutch are the perfect little touches of interest that still don't steal from the outfit itself. We love that she kept her makeup very natural and curled her short hair for a fuller look!

Look for Less: Sanuk Yoga Sling Sandals

Sanuk Yoga Sling Sandals knockoffs at Target
If you're looking for a comfortable flip-flop alternative, Sanuk fans love the Yoga Sling and Yoga Sling 2 sandals. At just $38, these won't exactly break the bank, but we know how every penny counts! These fun, carefree sandals feature soft fabric that wraps around your foot and ankle for all-day comfort. There are lots of prints and colors to choose from, too, to match everything from your yoga gear and bikini to your tie-dye tees and broomstick skirts.

Look for Less: Jeffrey Campbell Bow Slides

Jeffrey Campbell denim bow slides - love this sandal!
Could anything be cuter this summer than a bow detail and espadrille vibes on a slide silhouette?! Answer: Nope! I think these would make the perfect 4th of July outfit maker, too. Whether you opt for the Jeffrey Campbell pair or the look-for-less (which comes in navy or red), it's a great way to introduce a little red, white and blue to any casual outfit all season long.

THE LOOK: Jeffrey Campbell Bow Slides, $63 (down from $90) at

FOR LESS: Universal Thread Sigma Bow Espadrille Sandals, $24.99 at

Look for Less: Madewell 'Tabitha' Mules

Madewell mules look for less
We love Target's new line Universal Thread because it gives us those Madewell vibes for a lot less cash! And sometimes we get more than just "vibes" - we get amazing lookalikes like these mules! Choose from mustard yellow or a beautiful bone white hue.

THE LOOK: Madewell 'Tabitha' Mules, $82.80 (down from $132) at

FOR LESS: Universal Thread 'Avianna' Low Vamp Mules, $27.99 at