1. Zara viscose cutout shift
Although perhaps a short dress with cutouts is not the premier choice for streets filled with drunken straight men. Another day, perhaps, ladies.
($69.90 at zara.com)
2. Shipley & Halmos men's striped cotton pocket tank
The priciest thing on my list here, but the value of a cute boy in a tank top is priceless, ammarite?
($85 at shipley-halmos.com)
3. Old Navy stretch denim skinny jeans
The stranglehold of the skinny jean does not relent and Spring 2012 is gonna be all about a colorful pant. Combine the two and you got a season long must for the price of a cheap dinner.
($34.94 at http://oldnavy.gap.com/ )
4. Olsenboye metal wayfarers
The Row makes basics we all long for and Elizabeth and James gives instant downtown cred, but both brands are outside of the everyday budget. Luckily JC Penney got a hold of those Olsen gals and wrestled a lower priced line out of them. Use the muscle of this mall mainstay to your advantage and nab these oh so Mod glasses before they're gone!
($15! at jcpenney.com)
5. ALDO leather 'Hains' convertible clutch
I learned very quickly in my career in fashion, that women crave shoulder straps. It allows for easier errand running, subway catching and creep combating. However switch into a clutch and you've got quite the guy swatter.
($42 at aldoshoes.com)
6. Express men's cotton blend argyle socks
This is one way to honor your Irish(?) roots without being that guy in the light up shamrock glasses.
($9.90 at express.com)
7. ASOS mermaid chain
Never did time in the navy and have the tats to prove it? Fake it with this seatime siren on a string. Ahoy laddie!
($7.16 at us.asos.com)