Wendy's Spring Budget: $4,000

Linen-Cotton Blazer, $695
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Wendy's Spring Budget: $4,000

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HER STRATEGY "When summer starts, I'm living for the weekend. Friday through Sunday you'll find me in sun-faded denim tops and a bandana-print dresses that remind me of lazy afternoons in Texas, where I grew up."

HER INSPIRATION "I recently found this old shot of my Peepaw on his farm in Texas. Look at him rocking that denim on denim. So cool!"

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Cotton Shirt, $99

Cotton Shirt, $99
Time Inc. Digital Studio

"This chambray button-down also works as a cardigan or swimsuit cover-up."

Cotton shirt, The Shirt by Joe's, $99;

joesjeans.com.

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Gold-Plated Studs, $65

Gold-Plated Studs, $65
Time Inc. Digital Studio

"I'm not usually an earrings girl, but these barbed wire studs were irresistible."

Gold-plated studs, Tom Binns Design, $65; 917-475-1412.

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Silk Dress, $680

Silk Dress, $680
Time Inc. Digital Studio

"I'll wear it to work with wedges and then slip on a pair of leather flip flops to get my weekend started."

Silk dress, Thakoon, $680;

net-a-porter.com.

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Plastic Sunglasses, $15

Plastic Sunglasses, $15
Time Inc. Digital Studio

"You don't need to spend a lot of money on stylish sunglasses. These give my look a '50s flair."

Plastic sunglasses, Fantas-Eyes; $15

fantas-eyes.com.

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Brass Cuff, $55

Brass Cuff, $55
Time Inc. Digital Studio

"I love the rugged toughness of this bracelet, a clever twist on a railroad spike."

Brass cuff, Giles & Brother, $55;

gilesandbrother.com.

JUNE TOTAL: $914
REMAINING BUDGET: $18

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Time Inc Digital Studio, Eric Ryan/Getty Images

HER STRATEGY "This time of year I try to stay cool in the heat and still look professional when running around the city on showroom appointments. My summer uniform is wedges and skirts, with a shot of red to liven up my neutral wardrobe."

HER INSPIRATION "Lou Doillon has that casual/sexy French thing going on. How could she not with Jane Birkin as her mom?"

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Silk Blouse, $334

Silk Blouse, $334
Time Inc Digital Studio

"I'm replacing all my T-shirts with blouses that I'm styling casually, with the sleeves rolled up."

Rachel Comey; 212-219-2688.

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Ruched Jersey Skirt, $110

Ruched Jersey Skirt, $110
Time Inc Digital Studio

"This skirt is made of the softest T-shirt-like material. I'm going to pair it with the slouchy blazer I got in March."

T by Alexander Wang, $110; at

alexanderwang.com.

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Necklace, $285

Necklace, $285
Time Inc Digital Studio

"I'm totally into this new jewelry line. The pieces are small and delicate but have a nuts-and-bolts kind of vibe."

Etten Eller, $285;

barneys.com.

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Wedge Sandals, $444

Wedge Sandals, $444
Time Inc Digital Studio

"I love high heels, but in summer I just want to be comfy. Wedges are the perfect compromise."

Surface to Air, $444; at

surfacetoair.com.

MAY TOTAL: amp#36;1,148
REMAINING BUDGET: amp#36;932

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Time Inc Digital Studio, MCV Photo

HER STRATEGY "I have a lot of neutral items. Now I want things that are more eye-catching. I usually don't choose shiny clothes—I'm too pale to wear gold—but this spring feels like the right time to try pieces in silver."

HER INSPIRATION "Burberry Prorsum always does classic shapes but in unexpected materials, like this metallic python trench."

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Sequin Jacket, $615

Sequin Jacket, $615
Time Inc Digital Studio

"I love this jacket! The metallic sequins aren't flashy, and the whole thing fits like a soft sweatshirt. I'd pair it with black or white jeans and push the sleeves up."

IRO; 212-925-3539.

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Silver-Plated Bracelet, $180

Silver-Plated Bracelet, $180
Time Inc Digital Studio

"This modern bracelet is spiky, which is perfect for me. But it's also stretchy, so it's really comfortable around your wrist."

Metal Pointu, $180; at

metal-pointus.com.

APRIL TOTAL: amp#36;795
REMAINING BUDGET: amp#36;2,080

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Wendy Wallace, Senior Market Editor

Wendy Wallace, Senior Market Editor
Time Inc. Digital Studio; Imaxtree; Getty Images

"You'll never find me in pink or ruffles. I definitely gravitate toward more slouchy tomboy silhouettes and lots of denim."

HER SPRING INSPIRATION (clockwise from top): "I recently read Patti Smith's memoir, Just Kids. She is such an intelligent, independent woman, with a rebellious menswear style."

"All of the models in the spring Mulberry show came out in red wigs, convincing me to pick clothes that play off my hair color."

"Silver and gold Minx nails were all over runways, like Alexander McQueen's. The chrome shine makes me think futuristic jewelry."

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Leather Skirt, $430

Leather Skirt, $430
Time Inc. Digital Studio

"For me, mustard yellow is a new neutral. When it's chilly, I'll combine this skirt with chunky-heeled sandals, tights, and a V-neck sweater. In the summer, I'll go with bare legs and a button-down."

A.P.C.; 212-966-0069.

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Linen-Cotton Blazer, $695

Linen-Cotton Blazer, $695
Time Inc. Digital Studio

"I'm going to wear this supercool slouchy blazer instead of a cardigan."

Theyskens' Theory; 877-242-3317.

MARCH TOTAL: $1,125
REMAINING BUDGET: $2,875

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