Summer is the perfect moment for fast fashion. The season of beach and barbecues will scent your clothes with that distinctive sweaty, sloshed drink smell anyway, so why not spend your cash on new margarita glasses instead of clothes that will be one season wonders?

In this spirit, here’s our challenge:  to assemble a complete outfit–from head to toe–for under or around $50.  And to save time and energy (it’s hot outside, and there’s fun to be had), these picks are from just three stores.

♣Perfect ForSaturday Afternoon Errands (add your own jeans under the dress for a completely new outfit).  Dress:  Forever 21, $18.90; Shoes:  Payless, $24.99; Bracelets:  Forever 21, $6.80.  Total:  $50.69

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♣Perfect ForHot Nights Out.  No accessories necessary:  this outfit is tough enough as is.  Dress: Forever 21, $36; Shoes:  Target, $26.99.  Total:  $62.99

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♣Perfect ForLadies Who Brunch.  The combo of high waist shorts + platform heels = long and lean = requests for your trainer’s number.  Shirt:  Forever 21, $19.80; Shorts: Forever 21, $24.00;  Shoes:  Target, $19.99.  Total:  $63.79

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♣Perfect ForSummer Wedding/Baby Shower.  Shirt:  Target, $8.99; Necklace:  Forever 21, $7.80; Skirt:  Forever 21, $15.80; Shoes:  Target, $19.99.  Total:  $52.58

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