One of these outfits costs $300. The other? $1,350. Can you guess the steal?

Guess which outfit is the save and which is the splurge

Photography: Marie Rainville Author: Julia McEwen


One of these outfits costs $300. The other? $1,350. Can you guess the steal?

As you check out these quintessential hot-weather looks, we bet you can't guess which one's the steal and which one's the splurge. The lesson to be learned: Great style has no price tag.


Some items ever fall out of fashion. When it comes to summer dressing, white jeans, striped tops and strappy sandals have a never-ending shelf life.

Tip: Silk handkerchiefs and bandanas have made a comeback. Whether artfully knotted around your neck or tied onto your bag, they add a certain je ne sais quoi to just about any ensemble.


LEFT: Paige jean jacket, $315, Top, $90, Michael Micheal Kors white jeans, $165, earrings, $85 and watch, $235, Silk scarf, $300, Bag, $450, Shoes, $180, RIGHT: Jean jacket, $37, Top, $40, White jeans, $34, Earrings, $50, Silk scarf, $3, Bag, $70, Watch, $95, Shoes, $35,

Left: $1,820. Right $364.


An oversize vest will easily become the MVP of your summer wardrobe with its power to add instant polish.


LEFT: Vest, $65, and earrings, $7, Babaton top, $55, Silk pants, $124, Shoes, $39, RIGHT: Vest, $490, Judith & Charles top, $295, Silk pants, $295, Earrings, $74, Michael Michael Kors shoes, $178,

Left: $290. Right: $1,332.


Step out in this season's freshest style: the white frock. Although the pristine shade can be chic year-round, nothing says summer like a little white dress.

Tip: If you find wearing white from head to toe daunting, mix in some light hues such as camel, blush or beige.


LEFT: Leather moto jacket, $850, Michael Michael Kors dress, $250, bag, $228 and shoes, $395, Salvatore Ferragamo sunglasses, $375, Earrings, $344, RIGHT: Polyester/spandex moto jacket, $108, Babaton dress, $135, Sunglasses, $15, and bag, $20, Earrings, $62, Shoes, $39

Left $2,442. Right: $379


Nothing says breezy dressing like a shoulder-baring blouse in bright white. When paired with a '70s-inspired button-down denim skirt, a fringed bag and strappy heels, the look epitomizes laid-back summer style.

Tip: Statement-making jewellery doesn't need tobe hefty. Pendant necklaces can bring minimalist glamour to your silhouette.


LEFT: Sea top, $365, Skirt, $178, Necklace, $55, and shoes, $148, Bag, $170, Bracelet, $175, Ring, $319, RIGHT: Top, $50, and necklace, $15, Skirt, $34, Cuff, $62, and ring, $55, Bag, $40, Shoes, $100,

Left: $1,410. Right: $356.


Pleats have made a dent in the fashion landscape this season, but micropleats add another layer to the story. Uniform vertical creases and abstract folds create a sculpted silhouette that shines for work or play.

Tip: Anchor the look with a pair of gingham pumps.


LEFT: Michael Michael Kors dress, $195, Earrings, $62 and cuff, $50, Shoes, $378, RIGHT: Dress, $50, and cuff, $10, Earrings, $8, Shoes, $80,

Left: $685. Right: $148.


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One of these outfits costs $300. The other? $1,350. Can you guess the steal?