Take 5

A single key piece can improve both your wallet and your wardrobe. Here's how to create five outfits from just one hot item.

Photographs by Jason Rodgers

Stussy Deluxe
Cannonbury shirt, $138. stussydeluxe.com

1. Cheap Monday checked jacket, $100, at Inven.tory; Brooklyn Industries Kings cardigan, $88, at Brooklyn Industries; Aldo Jag tie, $15, at Aldo

2. Kostym by Cheap Monday Basic jacket, $155, at Inven.tory; Shades of Greige Montclair pleated trousers, $98, at Oak; Hi-Brow tie, $28, at Urban Outfitters

3. Norsea Industries Skua striped henley tee, $77, at norseaindustries.com; Hurley Mafia Walkshort, $47, at hurley.com; hat, $3, at Conway

4. Insight 51 vest, $78, at Urban Outfitters; H&M jeans, $29.90, at H&M; bow tie made from loose ribbon, $1.59 per yard, at M&J Trimming

5. Cheap Monday Curt cardigan, $80, at Inven.tory; Splendid Mills seersucker striped hoodie, $162, at splendid.com; Yoko Devereaux The Brian cotton twill jeans, $140, at Yoko Devereaux; Original Jams by Converse shoes, $75, at Urban Outfitters.

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Kimchi Blue
polka-dot ruffle romper, $68. Urban Outfitters

1. Penelope & Monica Cruz for Mango vest, $119.90, at Mango; Zara skirt, $35.90, at Zara; pearl chandelier earrings, $7, at Strawberry; Fossil belt, $30, at Fossil Accessory Store; Club Monaco graphite loop bracelet, $39, at Club Monaco

2. Silence + Noise top, $58, at Urban Outfitters; Jeffrey Campbell Mel studded-leather platform heels, $195, at LF Flatiron; Deena & Ozzy Wavelength chain belt, $24, at Urban Outfitters; Bracelets, $4.80 (silver) and $7.80 (red and gold), at Forever 21; Mango dark clutch, $80, at Mango; Hue tights, $12.50, at Macy’s

3. Pencey Shad Bully blazer in cyanide, $432 (hey, some things are worth the splurge), at Henri Bendel; Brooklyn Industries Nomad mock turtleneck, $19, at Brooklyn Industries; Zara skirt, $35.90, at Zara; Jeffrey Campbell Asti lace-up gladiator shoes, $109.99, at davidz.com; earrings, $7.99, at Girlprops; Aldo bracelet, $20, at Aldo; Hue tights, $12.50, at Macy’s; Lulu’s basket-weave handbag, $39, at lulus.com

4. H&M cotton blouse, $39.90, at H&M; Eryn brini light-blue denim shorts, $85, at Eryn brini; Fred Flare Carrie sunglasses, $11, at fredflare.com

5. H&M women’s blazer, $59.50, at H&M; American Heritage Fresno flannel, $3.88, at Conway; Baby Phat by Kimora Lee Simmons Electric Love shirred ruffle halter, $54, at Macy’s; Cheap Monday Girl Chino, $70, at Inven.tory; Aldo Persali shoes, $90, at Aldo; American Eagle Outfitters AE thick braided belt, $19.50, at ae.com

Shot on location in Williamsburg at Il Passatore, Motorino, Barcade and Word.
Female Talent: Tennille @ Mc2 Models; Stylist: Quinn Asteak; Make-Up & Grooming: Jeff Gautier @ www.jeffgautier.com

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