In this feature, InStyle's style editor, Ali Pew, combs through our favorite fashion sites and picks out key pieces that will elevate your wardrobe. The best part? Everything clocks in at $250 or less--total! Read on to shop Pew's finds from Armani Exchange. Warning: You'll be clicking "add to cart" in no time.

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Wide-leg culottes in Twilight ($120; Culottes have become a major summer staple. Love this pair in this fresh blue shade.

Striped bucket bag ($120; Keep things effortless with an easy bucket bag—it carries everything you would need.

Combined total cost: $240

Check back next week for Ali's latest affordable fashion finds.