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Scouring through sales takes a lot of time and effort—but nothing pays off like finding the piece you laid eyes on months ago that was too pricey for your pocket. Here, InStyle’s senior fashion editor Stephanie Trong does all the hard work for you. Each week, Stephanie finds the best of the hard-to-resist steals out there.

Reece Hudson bag, $402.50 (originally $575);

Elizabeth and James shirt, $185.50 (originally $265);

A.L.C. skirt, $237.60 (originally $396);

Marc by Marc Jacobs dress, $274.80 (originally $458);

United Nude sandals, $122.50;

Joie shorts, $110.60 (originally $158);

Shay ear crawler, $100 (originally $200);

J Brand pants, $187.50 (originally $269);

Why it’s a score: Black and white has the advantage of being perennially on trend and timeless at the same time. That said, you can't lose by picking up these pieces. Whether you go graphic with a stripe motif or plan to mix and match solids, it's a look that's sharp and chic.