Cheap summer fashions

June 9, 2008 4:47:05 PM PDT
If you are looking for clothes that will keep you cool and looking good in the summer heat, you do not need to spend a fortune. "There are so many cute choices. It's hard to decide," said shopper Juliet Gerber-Voss.

We caught up with Juliet trying to make the transition from spring to summer, something that can make even the most skilled shop-a-holic hot under the collar.

With help from the experts, it's no sweat and you can save money.

Allyson Waterman from Lucky Magazine says first, keep it simple.

"By nature, accessories are so much less expensive and simple. A classic scarf, easy bracelet, a cute pair of shoes can change your entire look," said Waterman.

We found affordable pieces at Loehmann's. The bold colors and chunky nature make them one of the most sought after looks.

There are four others you should try to find and here's the bonus. Lucky Magazine did it on a budget. Each outfits that we found costs less than 100 dollars, shoes and accessories included.

One of the top trends is a maxi. These ankle skimming, ground sweeping beauties are easy.

"The great things about a maxi is it looks dressed up even if you only wear it with flats, which is the way we really love it," said Waterman.

You can find them at every price point, but remember we're not spending more than 100 dollars and at Loehmann's that was a cinch.

Everything this summer is coming up roses and any other flower you like. Floral skirts, tops, and dresses are everywhere, but Juliet isn't so sure.

"Some of it can be too much," she said.

The easiest way to ease into florals is to pair items with solids.

Next, grab a pair of crisp Capri pants, but pay attention to fit.

"You don't want them to be too short because they can make you look a little stumpy. If too long, people will say where is the rest of her?" explained Waterman.

The final look: shorts in all lengths, colors and patterns with heels or flat.