I love taking inspiration from high fashion runways and magazines and restyling the looks with more affordable pieces. Zara, Shein, and Boohoo are a few of the retailers I love to shop for on-trend pieces that won’t break the bank. I’ve created this lux look using pieces that are all under $100 – some even under $20!
Here I’m pairing several of my favorite winter pieces, to create a fresh and high fashion look. Come February, I’m absolutely bored with my winter wardrobe, but also not wanting to invest in more cold weather pieces, so restyling what I already own and layering in new Spring pieces, is how I keep things fresh. Here I’ve added a new Spring blouse into an otherwise very winter outfit and styled the look with lower cut booties that will transition nicely into the Spring.
For me, the key to having an affordable outfit look expensive is to go for luxurious textures, like faux leather, such as these trousers, and faux fur, such as this coat. This coat is such amazing quality and nobody believes me when I tell them the low price.
I also find black is a good color option when shopping the high street for designer looks. Steering clear of patterns is another key to having an outfit look more expensive than it is, as I find patterns to be the quickest giveaway of a lower quality piece. And finally, adding lux looking accessories always elevates an otherwise basic outfit to give it a more polished, luxurious look.
Amazon is a great option to find designer “dupes” and my sunnies and handbag are great examples of getting the hot designer look at a fraction of the price tag. I especially like to shop these dupes for trends I’m uncertain I’ll wear for years to come, or even just to test a trend to see if I utilize the item a lot, before taking the designer price tag plunge.
Although this is an all black outfit, I’ve infused interest through the addition of accessories. Keeping all the accessories in the same color tone helps keep the look pulled together and streamlined. And the pop of leopard adds just enough of an unexpected touch to keep the outfit from looking boring.
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