Want to know what a pro would scoop up for her own wardrobe? Real Simple’s senior fashion editor shares her favorite finds.

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This woven tote looks so much more expensive than it is ($35!). Use it all summer long at the beach, and then have it do double-duty as a cute storage basket for shoes or magazines in the off-season (after a thorough de-sanding, of course). To buy: $35, target.com.
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Bell sleeves and a crisp, graphic print make for an fashion-forward take on the humble striped tee.

To buy: $25, target.com.

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This woven tote looks so much more expensive than it is ($35!). Use it all summer long at the beach, and then have it do double-duty as a cute storage basket for shoes or magazines in the off-season (after a thorough de-sanding, of course).

To buy: $35, target.com.

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The kind of piece you put on one day and never want to take off, this bracelet will look just as lovely with a white T-shirt and boyfriend jeans as it would with your favorite dress.

To buy: $35, target.com.

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A chic update on a perennial favorite, denim adds a serious dose of style to classic espadrilles.

To buy: $25, target.com.

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Sometimes less really is more (items loaded with inexpensive embellishments can look, well, cheap). This crossbody bag’s minimalist vibe feels high end.

To buy: $25, target.com.

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Simple sleek heels in a sophisticated hue will elevate any look. Not sure what to pair with the mustard shade? Just think of it as a neutral—it will work unexpectedly well with nearly any other color.

To buy: $30, target.com.

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This skirt hits all the high notes for denim right now—a flattering pencil silhouette, front slit, and an undone frayed hem are all very of-the-moment.

To buy: $30, target.com.