Erin's Spring Budget: $400

Denim Jeans, $25
Photo: Time Inc. Digital Studio

Erin's Spring Budget: $400

01 of 19
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Time Inc. Digital Studio / Leonard de Raemy/Sygma/Corbis

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."

02 of 19

Nylon-Spandex Bikini, $19

Nylon-Spandex Bikini, $19
Time Inc. Digital Studio

"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;

forever21.com.

03 of 19

Silk Tunic With Crochet Detail, $37

Silk Tunic With Crochet Detail, $37
Time Inc. Digital Studio

"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;

target.com.

04 of 19

Cotton and Jute Wedges, $40

Cotton and Jute Wedges, $40
Time Inc. Digital Studio

"I'm into espadrilles. I like that these have a wedge to give you a little height."

Cotton and jute wedges, Lands' End, $40;

landsend.com.

JUNE TOTAL: amp#36;96
REMAINING BUDGET: amp#36;2

05 of 19
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Time Inc Digital Studio, Corbis

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."

06 of 19

Print Dress, $30

Print Dress, $30
Time Inc Digital Studio

"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."

H&M, $30;

hm.com for stores.

07 of 19

Straw Hat, $28

Straw Hat, $28
Time Inc Digital Studio

"I'm never at the sea without a hat. Straw is so much lighter than a fabric version."

Roxy, $28; at

roxy.com.

08 of 19

Sandals, $22

Sandals, $22
Time Inc Digital Studio

"I live in very casual sandals. I'm into the combination of denim with silver chain."

Mixit by JC Penney, $22; at

jcp.com.

09 of 19

Pendant, $30

Pendant, $30
Time Inc Digital Studio

"This long pendant necklace reminds me of one my mother had in the '70s."

Freedom at Topshop; at

topshop.com.

MAY TOTAL: $103
REMAINING BUDGET: $98

10 of 19
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Time Inc Digital Studio, Courtesy Photo

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."

11 of 19

Crochet Dress, $70

Crochet Dress, $70
Time Inc Digital Studio

"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;

victoriassecret.com.

12 of 19

Metal and Resin Necklace, $14

Metal and Resin Necklace, $14
Time Inc Digital Studio

"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.

13 of 19

Gold Sandals, $16

Gold Sandals, $16
Time Inc Digital Studio

"In general, adding gold flats elevates any outfit and makes it look chic."

Charlotte Russe;

charlotterusse.com.

APRIL TOTAL: $98
REMAINING BUDGET: $201

14 of 19

Erin Sumwalt, Market Director

Erin Sumwalt, Market Director
Time Inc. Digital Studio; Imaxtree; Getty Images

"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."

15 of 19

Plastic Sunglasses, $10

Plastic Sunglasses, $10
Time Inc. Digital Studio

"Totally cute to throw in the mix. I like the abstract animal print on a classic sunglass shape."

Fantas-Eyes;

fantas-eyes.com.

16 of 19

Cotton Vest, $40

Cotton Vest, $40
Time Inc. Digital Studio

"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;

ae.com.

17 of 19

Faux Leather Belt, $13

Faux Leather Belt, $13
Time Inc. Digital Studio

"Tomato red is everywhere for spring-on clothes, bags and shoes."

Old Navy;

oldnavy.com.

18 of 19

Straw and Cotton Fedora, $13

Straw and Cotton Fedora, $13
Time Inc. Digital Studio

"My classic go-to summer hat is the fedora."

Mossimo for Target; at select Target stores.

19 of 19

Denim Jeans, $25

Denim Jeans, $25
Time Inc. Digital Studio

"Railroad-stripe denim feels fresh and is easy to pair with tops and sweaters."

Aeropostale;

aeropostale.com.

MARCH TOTAL: amp#36;101
REMAINING BUDGET: amp#36;299

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