Make Your Own: Trophy Wife Chic

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In this Real Housewives era, it's sometimes hard to detect class from “klass,” or that which money cannot buy (thanks for reminding us, Countess!). Which brings us to our point: You don't have to BE a trophy wife to dress like one. See the above photo of Christie Brinkley, snapped in 2008 by New York magazine; Christie, who's been married four times (once to Billy Joel), had in her modeling heyday cultivated a style that was classic sunkissed Americana, low-key and glamorous all at once. Some models don't know how to dress themselves off the runway. Christie did. Here's some affordable ways to get that “Christie look,” without looking like Ramona Singer.

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