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Summer Whites, For Less Green

Wearing white is a sure hit when it comes to your summer look.

And, in The Early Show's "Chic on a Shoestring" Wednesday, Glamour magazine's executive fashion editor at large, Suze Yalof Schwartz, proves you don't need to spend a lot to look fantastic. She shows how to update this traditional summer look using the latest accessory trends.

In "Chic," expensive "splurge" outfits are shown along with much more reasonably priced combinations called "steals." It's often hard to tell the difference.

Schwartz says brights, neutrals and gold are "in" this year for accessories.

LOOK No. 1: WHITE AT WORK

We all have the classic white button-down and white pants. If not, you should. Throw on this season's thick gold chain necklace, a neutral suede bag and brown clunky shoes to make it new.

Steal:

Top: Brooks Brothers $75
Pants: Gavin Pant $195
Necklace: CRAFT $38.00
Bag: H&M $50
Shoes: Aldo $39.50

Grand total: $397.50

Splurge:

Top: Theory $185
Pants: Theory $225
Necklace: M&J Savitt $800
Bag: Devi Kroell $1150
Shoes: Bettye Muller $365

Grand total: $2,725

The difference: The Theory skirt has a better fit, and the expensive necklace is made of real gold.

For more looks, go to Page 2.

LOOK No. 2: SUMMER COCKTAILS AND THE PERFECT WHITE DRESS

The way to dress up your simple white dress is to throw on pale filigree earrings, a great clutch with sporadic beading, and a braided gold high-heeled strappy sandal.

Steal:

Dress: Express $70
Earrings: Banana Republic $26
Bag: Moyna $152
Shoes: Banana Republic $48

Grand total: $296

Splurge:

Dress: Susana Monaco $130
Earrings: Vicente Agor $2,880
Bag: Jamin Puech $535
Shoes: Hollywould $385

Grand total: $3,930

The difference: The expensive earrings are made of real gold. The expensive bag is hand-beaded, and the expensive dress is made of a nice, thick jersey.

LOOK No. 3: WHITE WEEKEND

Protect yourself with an oversized hat like we are seeing on all the celebrities this season, a great straw bag, and ballet flats, so walking for hours is both chic and breezy.

Steal:

Top: Club Monaco $49
Pants: Old Navy $20
Hat: Anthropologie $68
Sunglasses: Pink $25
Bag: Aldo $25
Shoes: Banana Republic $80

Grand total: $267

Splurge:

Top: J. Crew $69
Pants: Club Monaco $79
Hat: Patricia Underwood $360
Sunglasses: Dior $240
Bag: Eric Javits $450
Shoes: Delman $315

Grand total: $1,513

The difference: The J. Crew is a higher-quality fabric.