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Trendy on a Budget

Budget-minded tips for spring, summer fashions

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    LONDON - DECEMBER 4: British pop star Elton John's closet of clothes to sell on behalf of the "Aids Foundation" held at 243 Regent Street on December 4, 2002 in London. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)

    Being trendy usually means spending money on the hottest looks, but in today's economy may are trying to be more cash conscious.

    Looking hip on a budget is all about strategic shopping.  The trick is to take inventory of your wardrobe and add a couple of key pieces.

    Here's some cost/location information for wardrobes shown in the accompanying video:

    H&M Trench Coat, $59.60 -- hm.com

    Trendy on a Budget

    [CHI] Trendy on a Budget
    Looking good doesn't have to break the bank. The trick is to take inventory of your wardrobe and add a couple of key pieces.
    (Published Tuesday, July 28, 2009)

    AE Deep V Slub Henley, $24.50 -- AE.com

    Martin + Osa Osa Straight Jean, $79.50 -- Martinandosa.com

    Mossimo Gladiator Sandal Heels in Tan, $29.99 -- Target.com

     Martin + Osa Slim Jean, $79.50 -- Martinandosa.com

    Converse One Star Cardigan, $22.99 -- Target.com

    AE Striped Tank, $19.50 -- AE.com

    AE Scarf, $19.50 -- AE.com

    Martin + Osa Breanne Flip Flop, $49.50 -- Martinandosa.com

    Martin + Osa Safari Dress, $120 -- Martinandosa.com

    Mossimo for Target Sandals, $19.99 -- Target.com

    Target Earrings with Blue Cabachon, $8.99 -- Target.com

    AE Scarf, $19.50 -- AE.com

    Martin + Osa Floral Maxi Dress, $130 -- Martinandosa.com

    Martin + Osa Breanne Flip Flop, $49.50 -- Martinandosa.com

    AE Large Textured Hobo, $39.50 -- AE.com

    Mossimo Paz Faux-Snake Wedge Sandals in Natural, $29.99 -- Target.com

    Minx Los Feliz Baby Luxie Pouch, $59.50 -- Martinandosa.com

    Martin + Osa Silk Halter Top, $49.50 -- Martinandosa.com

    Felix Rey for Target Tote, $39.99 -- Target.com

    Miss Trish of Capri for Target Sandals, $29.99 -- Target.com

    AE Roll-Up Denim Bermuda Shorts, $39.50 -- AE.com