Just because it’s a recession doesn’t mean we can’t be trendy. Recession chic is all about creative practicality and the days of once-worn-prom-dresses-turned-closet-clutter are so over. Reinvention is key during these economic hardships, so stack your closet with must-haves that will keep your wallet slim and your June days stylish. Take one part summer dress, throw in a beaded clutch, and you’ve got a flawless evening look for that May soiree. Or dress it down for a bbq bash with a pair of sandals and a wooden bangle. Either way, being economical never looked so good.