Casual Chic For Summer

No matter whether you're looking for a steal or a splurge in this week's Chic on a Shoestring, Marie Claire magazine's Editor-in-Chief Lesley Jane Seymour has some fun fashionable summer outfits for any budget.

This time, The Early Show team consisted of: co-anchor Rene Syler, correspondent Tracy Smith and weatherman Dave Price. It was a competitive game that ended in a three-way-tie, which proves it is hard to tell the difference between the bargain looks and their expensive counterparts.

The following are the outfits featured on the show. Can you tell which is the steal and which is the splurge?

Denim Jacket with White Pleated Mini and Black Tank

Seymour says this look is for the downtown girl who likes wearing Marc Jacobs. The peek-a-boo heels dress it up so it can be worn to meet friends, she says.

Steal, $75
Levis Jacket, $30
Jockey Tank, $10
Mystique Boutique Skirt, $35

Shown with Enzo Angiolini Black Peek-A-Boo Heels, $79

Splurge, $252
Gap Jacket, $62
Juicy Tank, $40
Development Skirt, $150

Shown with Charles David Black Peek-A-Boo Heels, $160


White Pant Suit

A chic white summer suit makes a bright impression with a feminine fuscia camisole, says Seymour, and gold heels will take you into the evening for cocktails. Whether you're in the city or at the beach, this fresh version of the summer suit works when meeting a date or friends for drinks, she says.

Steal, $98
XOXO Suit, $98

Shown with a Gap Camisole, $14
ZARA Silver Pumps, $98

Splurge, $469
Tocca Suit, $469 (Jacket $238, Pant $231)

Shown with an American Eagle Camisole, $30
Cesare Paciotti Silver Pumps,$380


Red Jacket and Skirt Ensemble

The sporty red ensemble is perfect for a day of shopping, says Seymour. All the metal gear and buckle detail give it a utilitarian look, she says. And you can break up this look by pairing the skirt with a T-shirt for something more relaxed, or wearing the jacket with white jeans for an entirely different look.

Splurge, $890

Steal, $98
Rampage Suit, $89

Shown with Newport News Sandals, $15

Splurge, $890
Sportmax Suit, $890

Shown with Christian Louboutin Sandals, $365

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