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From Alexis and Alexandra:

How to Build a Wardrobe on a Budget

Begin with the basics, every gal needs one of the following:

- The classic jeans ( Earnest Sewn)

- The little black (or red dress)

- The cigarette skirt

- The quintessential oxford

- The "fun" Friday night top

- The transitional topper

The Classic Lambertson Truex Clutch

Retail price: $995; price: $398

A great investment piece. I recommend a metallic. It can be worn year round and will never go out of style.

The Signature Lamberston Truex Tote

Retail price: $1,395; price: $568

White tote is the perfect piece to transition from Spring to summer.

The Missoni wedge

Retail price: $485; price: $110

The signature knit Missoni is fun and colorful. Perfect staple shoe that is both fun and functional.

John Hardy Coil Cuff

Retail price: $2,895; price: $1,398

Investment/statement piece .

Diane von Furstenberg Blouse

Retail price: $154; price: $58

Artful draping and luxe layering are Diane von Furstenberg trademarks. Pair the luxurious silk jersey top with jeans or with a skirt for cocktails.

For men:

Perfect pair of Earnest Sewn Jeans

Retail price: $180; price: $72

Offers stylish wash and perfect fit for both Men and Women.

Malo Cashmere Sweater - Men and Women

Retail price: $325; price: $98

You can't beat luxurious cashmere from Italian designer Malo. Great basic to pair with anything from jeans to business attire.

Hickey Oxford Stripe Shirt

Retail price: $198; price: $69

The classic go-to golf shirt is every man's best friend.

John Varvatos Sport Coat

Retail price: $1,395; price: $488

Three-button peak lapel wool sport coat

Lambertson Truex briefcase

Retail price: $565; price: $198

Multi-function briefcase is the ultimate organizer for any man. Fashionable and functional.

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