With Fashion Week fast approaching, I thought it would be a good idea to showcase some of my favorite looks, that I seem to see every year. Lately, every magazine, newspaper and blog is filled with images of stylish fashionistas, celebs, and designers, all decked out in high end couture head to toe. It can be daunting to think the average girl needs to spends hundreds, even thousands of dollars to look chic and “current”. Well, that is where the idea for this guide came from. I picked 6 of this season’s hottest trends, and also looks I often see on and off the runway, and I paired the high end choice, with the more affordable alternative. (Trust me, I am all for the investment piece now and then, as evidenced by my Balenciaga jackets and Celine handbags, but if I shopped “high end” all the time, I would be on the street, unable to pay my overpriced NYC rent! LOL) So, mixing high and low end items is the only way to go! And with the things I picked out here, you could be looking like a fashionista in no time…..sans heavy credit card debt!
The Stuart Weitzmans are $329, (down from $650) -VS- $104.99 for the Sam Edelmans.
The Celine bag retails for $2800 -VS-$129.31 for the Asos bag with the same look!!
$2309 for the Balenciaga -VS- $116 for the Topshop jacket
(HUGE price difference! Both are leather, and the Topshop one looks amazing!)
$1409 for the Nina Ricci coat -VS- $119.99 for the J Crew coat!
Neon wool coats are great to brighten up your Winter days, but you don’t need to spend over $1000 to get the look!
$225 for the Robert Rodriguez -VS- $19.80 for the Forever 21 skirt
I admit, I buy tons of stuff at Forever 21
! And a frilly black skirt is a staple for every fashionista! Pair it with booties, and a leather jacket to toughen the look!
$1,195 for the Phillip Lim -VS-$89.95 for the Free People jacket
(Honestly, they look almost the SAME! And I just picked up the Free People jacket for myself! Gorgeous! Stay tuned for photos in future blog posts)
Which are your favorite? Are you looking forward to Fashion Week? Tell me the comments section below!