We never back down from a challenge, and especially not one that involves strategic shopping. The dilemma at hand: Our wardrobes need to get stocked for fall, but we don't want to blow our budgets into oblivion. Luckily, there's a happy medium between breaking the bank and going without, and we've found it. We put our pennies to the test and came up with trend pieces, staples, perfect accessories, and all-around wardrobe musts that anyone can swing. It's amazing to see what you can get for the amount of cash you'd typically spend somewhere between a cab ride and a cocktail. So, if you want to spend smart, scoring both what you need and what you really want, consider yourself hooked up.
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