What are 10 budget-friendly items every woman should own?

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    Sometimes your least expensive purchases can be your most essential. Here are 10 affordable buys that will change you and your wardrobe, forever.

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    Must-Have #1: Colored Bobby Pins

    A messy updo is suddenly stylish with pops of colored pins.

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    Must Have #2: A Monogrammed Canvas Tote

    This timeless catch-all is not only useful for day-to-day schlepping, but, when monogrammed and in a cool color, can be super chic.

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    Must-Have #3: Chuck Taylors Sneakers

    In cream or black, these totally versatile kicks come in handy—always. They are classically cool with either a high or low top, and look better with wear and tear.

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    Must-Have #4: Metallic Flip-Flops

    A pair of simple rubber flip-flops in gold or silver can add casual shine to your warm weekend wear. Plus, the irony of these slip-on favorites does not go unnoticed.

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    Must-Have #5: A Simple White Tee

    A fistful of white tees—both crew and V-neck—can work with everything from loose harem pants to a formal maxi skirt. Don't be afraid to check the little boys or men’s department for intentionally shrunken or oversized proportions.

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    Must-Have #6: A Head Wrap/Knot

    A little headscarf can add a lot of style to the simplest of outfits. Paired with a men’s button-up and jeans or a simple black sheath, this is ultimate accessory.

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    Must-Have #7: A Panama Hat

    A wider brimmed hat not only tames unruly tresses and protects your precious skin, but adds a casual ease to your wardrobe in sunnier months, too.

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    Must-Have #8: Novelty Tights

    Opaque tights in bold colors or prints liven up your look and add warmth and modesty when needed. A stripe, plaid, or houndstooth print is classic and cool, while rich colors, like rust or navy, add dimension to a monochromatic look.

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    Must-Have #9: Dainty Gold Studs or Hoops

    These tiny bits of shine can finish every look without ever having to break the bank.

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    Must-Have #10: A Denim Shirt

    A classic denim shirt can be worn seven days a week with just about anything. It looks sweet worn over a summer dress, or smart as part of a head-to-toe denim look.

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Bow Barrettes

Bow Barrettes

Forever 21, $3
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Spiked Hair Pin Set

Spiked Hair Pin Set

Forever 21, $2
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Metallic Bobbie Pins

Metallic Bobbie Pins

TONI&GUY, $5
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Large Natural Zip Top Canvas Tote Bag

Large Natural Zip Top Canvas Tote Bag

Lands’ End, $38
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Boat and Tote Bag

Boat and Tote Bag

L.L.Bean, $25
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Chuck Taylor Low Sneakers

Chuck Taylor Low Sneakers

Converse, $45
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Chuck Taylor High Top Sneakers

Chuck Taylor High Top Sneakers

Converse, $50
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Low Sneakers

Low Sneakers

Chuck Taylor, $45
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Slim Flip Flop

Slim Flip Flop

Havaianas, $20
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Leather Flip Flops

Leather Flip Flops

Gap, $25
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Unisex Fine Jersey Short Sleeve T-Shirt

Unisex Fine Jersey Short Sleeve T-Shirt

American Apparel, $18
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Viscose V Neck Tee

Viscose V Neck Tee

Topshop, $20
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Men's 6pk Crew Neck T-Shirts

Men's 6pk Crew Neck T-Shirts

Hanes, $14
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Classic Wired Headwrap

Classic Wired Headwrap

Forever 21, $4
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Garden Goddess Tie-Front Headwrap

Garden Goddess Tie-Front Headwrap

Forever 21, $4
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Mod Striped Wire Headwrap

Mod Striped Wire Headwrap

Forever 21, $2
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Panama Hat

Panama Hat

J.Crew, $58
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Classic Straw Fedora

Classic Straw Fedora

Forever 21, $11
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Spot Tights

Spot Tights

Happy Socks, $28
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Opaque Tights

Opaque Tights

HUE, $7
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Floral Cluster Print Tights

Floral Cluster Print Tights

ASOS, $15
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Children's 14K Gold Ball Stud Earrings

Children's 14K Gold Ball Stud Earrings

Macy's, $109
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14K Yellow Gold Hoop Earrings

14K Yellow Gold Hoop Earrings

Target, $41
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Men's Long Sleeve Denim Shirt

Men's Long Sleeve Denim Shirt

Mossimo Supply Co., $14
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Long-Sleeve Woven Shirt

Long-Sleeve Woven Shirt

Levi’s, $30
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