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Feet First
Who says you have to give up flip-flops? These shoes by Reef give you the comfort of the summer staple in a ballet flat. Bonus: The striped fabric is woven by women in Guatemala, helping them to make a sustainable living (through a partnership with charity organization Nest).

$54, Reef;

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Crazy for It!
An ATM by Anthony Thomas Melillo shirt is as comfortable as your favorite tee from college but way more chic. The shirts, which come in a sophisticated array of colors, have the perfect combination of slouch and fit, and you'll find yourself wearing them everywhere: under a blazer for work or with a pencil skirt and stilettos for a night out. Starting at $58, they cost less than designer tees but have the same flattering drape and extrasoft fabric as the premium versions.

Starting at $58, ATM by Anthony Thomas Melillo;

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Band Camp
The latest offering from L.A. teen designers Emily Matson and Julianne Goldmark (they're 17!) is a collection featuring beautiful handmade stretch headbands woven with tiny pearl-like glass beads. Not only do the bands work year-round, but a portion of the proceeds goes to Operation Smile.

$30, Emi-Jay;

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O, What a Buy!
Who doesn't remember Jordache jeans? Well, they're back, and they aren't the logo-happy disco jeans of yore. These skinny styles come in the same saturated, grown-up color palette as high-end designer versions—and you won't believe the price.

$16.50 each, Jordache;

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Dream Weaves
At first glance, the Rebozo scarf by Hacienda Montaecristo reminded me of the tallith I wore at my Bar Mitzvah. But once I got a taste of its silk fabric and gorgeous patterns, I was hooked. Designed by Francesca Bonato and Jacopo Janniello Ravagnan, the scarves are handmade by artisans in the Yucatan with materials entirely sourced in the area. You can wear one as a scarf, of course, but also as a skirt or halter top over a bodysuit. Ultraluxurious.

$575, Hacienda Montaecristo;

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