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Save Steal Splurge: the Sleek Gladiator

The gladiator sandal is one of summer’s sexiest options. But while the straps and skin have their allure, getting into all those crisscrossing strips isn’t always the easiest. And while studs also catch the eye, sometimes it’s better to keep things simple. If you’re wearing a patterned maxi, a loud romper or you just want attention drawn north of your ankles, you’ll need a pair that’s meant to step up your duds, not stand out. We’ve got a few options that are clean and simple €” and easy to get into €” that will let your summer wardrobe take center stage and let you walk the boardwalk in style.

Save: BCBGeneration Caper Thong Sandal ($29.37)

Steal: Steve Madden Zsaza Embellished Sandal ($47.96)

Splurge: Dolce Vita Marnie Sandal ($89.95)

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The Best Trench Coats for Under $200

There are only a few items that go with everything in your closet. A Chanel bag is definitely one of them, but it’s not something that’ll fit into everyone’s budge. A trench coat, however, doesn’t have to cost a small fortune and will indeed pair with everything in your closet from your favorite jeans and t-shirt to a sundress (not to mention it’s great for a little lingerie liaison).

And now, trenches aren’t heavy or boring. Available in multiple colors and lightweight — and waterproof — fabrics, they’re a versatile piece that always look like a million bucks.