Erin's Spring Budget: $400
Erin's Spring Budget: $400
HER STRATEGY "These are the last of my weekend travel must-haves-everything I've bought over the past four months will fit in my getaway bag."
HER INSPIRATION "I want to be as chic and happy at the beach with my son as Jane Birkin and her daughter are in this photo."
Nylon-Spandex Bikini, $19
"My standby suit is a black string bikini. This price gives me a chance to try a bright trendy color without breaking my budget."
Nylon-spandex bikini (top/bottom), Forever 21, $10/$9;
Silk Tunic With Crochet Detail, $37
"I wear tunics everywhere, either with a white cutoff denim mini or over a bathing suit."
Silk tunic with crochet detail, Calypso St. Barth for Target, $37;
Cotton and Jute Wedges, $40
"I'm into espadrilles. I like that these have a wedge to give you a little height."
Cotton and jute wedges, Lands' End, $40;
JUNE TOTAL: amp#36;96
REMAINING BUDGET: amp#36;2
HER STRATEGY "I'm thinking beach, beach, beach! All of these items are great at or around the ocean and on weekend trips."
HER INSPIRATION "I spent part of my summer in Antibes when I was living in France. I adore the beaches there."
Print Dress, $30
"While it works as a swimsuit cover-up, I'd most likely cinch this with a wide leather belt and use it as a dress."
hm.com for stores.
Straw Hat, $28
"I'm never at the sea without a hat. Straw is so much lighter than a fabric version."
Roxy, $28; at
"I live in very casual sandals. I'm into the combination of denim with silver chain."
Mixit by JC Penney, $22; at
"This long pendant necklace reminds me of one my mother had in the '70s."
Freedom at Topshop; at
MAY TOTAL: $103
REMAINING BUDGET: $98
HER STRATEGY "I'm attempting to get back to my Southern California roots. When you live there, your entire wardrobe is pared down and casual-light-weight fabrics with flat sandals or espadrilles."
HER INSPIRATION "Growing up, I spent every summer day at Windansea Beach in La Jolla."
Crochet Dress, $70
"I love crochet; it's so beachy. I'd use this as a swimsuit cover-up or wear it with wedges to lunch."
Victoria's Secret, $70;
Metal and Resin Necklace, $14
"The coral-colored beads are such a nice shade for summer. You could wear this long necklace with anything."
M Style Lab; at select Macy's stores.
Gold Sandals, $16
"In general, adding gold flats elevates any outfit and makes it look chic."
APRIL TOTAL: $98
REMAINING BUDGET: $201
Erin Sumwalt, Market Director
"I already have all my clothes and accessories for work and events, so I'm focusing on casual weekend and travel items."
HER SPRING INSPIRATION (clockwise from top): "While visiting a friend in Monaco, I snapped this picture because the pastel colors-pinks, yellows and blues-were so gorgeous."
"The Salvatore Ferragamo show did the bohemian vibe in a chic, not grungy, way."
"I keep this Louise Dahl-Wolfe photo tacked above my office desk. It reminds me to plan more vacations."
Plastic Sunglasses, $10
"Totally cute to throw in the mix. I like the abstract animal print on a classic sunglass shape."
Cotton Vest, $40
"Two huge spring trends are lace and crochet. Both elements are in this vest, which I'd layer over dresses and Ts."
American Eagle Outfitters;
Faux Leather Belt, $13
"Tomato red is everywhere for spring-on clothes, bags and shoes."
Straw and Cotton Fedora, $13
"My classic go-to summer hat is the fedora."
Mossimo for Target; at select Target stores.
Denim Jeans, $25
"Railroad-stripe denim feels fresh and is easy to pair with tops and sweaters."
MARCH TOTAL: amp#36;101
REMAINING BUDGET: amp#36;299