As I was flipping through my InStyle magazine I came across this page which showed how to take a silk fuschia top and make two distinct outfits with it. Looking at the prices of each item on the page, I was both shocked and disgusted. This motivated me to make a similar outfit for less. I am pretty pleased with what I found, so if you like the look above, you can do it for much less. In case you were wondering what the above outfit adds up to, it would cost you $2,038. You can gasp now. My version is under $100 created with the pieces below.
|This is by no means a silk shirt but it has the oversize feel of the one shown above and the v-neck will make you appear slimmer. Anvil Women's Sheer V-neck Shirt $8.99 at Amazon.com|
A slim pair of black dress pants will still hold the same dressy look as the wool pants listed above at a much lower cost.
Jolt Skinny Trousers $17.99 at Macys.com
I wondered if I would have difficulty finding an affordable pair of black studded pumps to put with this outfit but it these beauties showed up at a at less than one tenth of the price of the version above.
Not Rated Riveting Platform Pump
$19.98 at Amazon.com
A pretty turquoise necklace really pops off of the pink of the shirt. The version above is $395, this is under $8.
World Traveler Necklace
$7.80 at forever21.com
This bracelet has an architectural feel to it like the one in the magazine. A great staple to add to your wardrobe.
Wavy Hinge Bracelet
$4.80 at forever21.com
Chinese Laundry Twist Clutch (in mustard)
$16.88 at amazon.com
$5.80 at forever21.com
The grand total for my interpretation
of InStyle's outfit is $82.24 :)
Talk about a look for a LOT less. What do you think?