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Stephanie Hayes, Katie Sanders, Kameel Stanley, & Keyonna Summers

Classic summer whites



Forever21cottencargoThe white blouse can do no wrong in the summer. It looks crisp at work. Unbuttoned over a lacy tank, it gets playful on the weekend. Thrown over your bikini, it's a preppy cover-up at the beach.

BananarepubliccottonblouseYou can spend as much as you want on this tan-enhancing classic. No one but you has to know. The simple lines and basic color make this an easy piece to pick up at stores like Forever 21, Old Navy, Gap, Target or even (gasp) Wal-Mart. The trendy diva might go for a ruffle down the front, or a blouse with an ultra feminine loopy tie.

While there's nothing wrong with spending a little more for quality, don't go crazy. Between spills and sweat stains -- admit it, they happen -- I have yet to keep a white blouse clean for more than two seasons. Do you think the $40 difference between Forever 21's cargo shirt ($19.80, left) and Banana Republic's puff-sleeve cotton blouse ($59, right) is worth it?

~ Deal Diva Letitia

(Photos: Forever 21, Banana Republic)

[Last modified: Thursday, May 20, 2010 5:08pm]


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