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Frugal Fashion: Who says Selena Gomez needs Bieber fever to attract attention?

June 22, 2011 |  7:00 am

SelenaGomez Selena Gomez happens to be pop sensation Justin Bieber's cute girlfriend, but the young actress and singer can more than hold her own beyond Bieber fever. She's got Disney channel fans swooning with her series "The Wizards of Waverly Place," the new hit single "Who Says" and our heads turning with her refreshing, fun and flirty sense of style.

At just 18 years old, Gomez is showing some serious chops on the red carpet with looks such as the gold J. Mendel gown she wore to this year's Grammys and the beige Burberry mini at the Much Music awards. It's safe to say the fashion world has found a new "it" girl.

Gomez is already having a busy summer, with a hosting gig at the Much Music Awards last weekend and a press tour for her new film, "Monte Carlo," slated to open July 1, alongside fellow fashionistas Katie Cassidy and Leighton Meester.

At a recent promotional appearance for the film in Santa Monica, Gomez wore a white eyelet top, cuffed black shorts and a pair of two-tone high-heeled sandals by Tory Burch. She accessorized with a gladiator gold cuff, layered necklace and earrings for an extra boost of shine to her summer glow.

Gomez's top is lightweight and flowy, ideal for a day in the sun, mojito-sipping poolside. For a similar blouse check out the Elementz top for $27.99 from, staring at stars cropped textured tee from Urban for $39, the eyelet floral front top from for $19.80 or the inset eyelet top from the Gap for $59.95.


A black pair of shorts is a great summer transition piece, to wear for a day at the pool or a casual dinner date. For a versatile "wear-anywhere" pair try the Lacoste stretch cotton pique short for $43.99, AB Studio cuffed linen shorts from for $19 or the belted twill shorts from for $22.94. If you're in need of a dressier pair, snag the Bar III shorts for $49 from


Gomez's heels are great for a night out, but for a more laid-back summery feel go for a stylish two-tone espadrille like Lauren by Ralph Lauren "Idalis" espadrille wedge sandals from Dillards for $69, or the Philip Simon Aviya platform wedge espadrilles for $77 on For more espadrilles, check out resident stylist Melissa Magsaysay's favorite picks here.


I'm a fan of chunky gold jewelry for any occasion, but when summer rolls around a rocker gold cuff is the perfect accessory to get noticed in the sun. For a floral accent get the vintage floral cuff for $5.80 or for a classic gladiator look like Gomez get the dimpled rocker cuff for $4.80, both from Forever 21.

Happy shopping!

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-- Jenn Harris


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Photo: Selena Gomez poses for photographers during an appearance at the Santa Monica Place mall to promote her new movie "Monte Carlo." Credit: Fred Prouser / Reuters.

Tops photo, from left: Elementz; credit: Staring at stars cropped tee; credit: Eyelet floral front top; credit: Inset eyelet top; credit:

Shorts: Lacoste stretch shorts; credit: AB Studio cuffed linen shorts; credit: Belted twill shorts; credit: Bar III shorts; credit: 

Shoes: Lauren by Ralph Lauren "Idalis" espadrille wedge; credit: Philip Simon Aviya platform wedge espadrilles; credit:

Jewelry: Vintage floral cuff; credit: Dimpled rocker cuff; credit: