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Gwyneth Paltrow Recommends $18,000 Worth of Spring "Basics"

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On her road to becoming the next Martha Stewart, Academy Award winner and cookbook author Gwyneth Paltrow teamed up with Net-a-Porter to name her top spring basics picks—and, then, helpfully emailed them out to everyone via her lifestyle blog/newsletter GOOP. But are Paltrow's basics really basic—for anyone who's even vaguely middle class? The Daily Mail tallied up the total price of Paltrow's shopping list and wound up with something like an $18,000 shopping cart. We did the price breakdown by outfit in the gallery, above (when something wasn't in stock, we used the price of the next closest item by the same designer for an estimate).

How much do you spend on your basics for spring/summer? We'd ballpark our warm weather foundation pieces (T-shirts, shorts, jeans, swimsuit, and a few button-downs) receipts at about $300? Maybe that's low. Maybe we're not buying the right "basics." Or maybe people who have exceptionally shiny calves have different wardrobe needs than normal-er non-shiny-calved people.
· Spring basics [GOOP]
· Gwyneth Paltrow serves spring fashion advice [Daily Mail]