Saturday, September 3, 2011

InStyle Magazine Fall Look for Less

Once again I was flipping through my InStyle magazine and came across an outfit I absolutely loved! As per usual, the prices on each piece are outrageous (by my standards) and I challenged myself to create a similar outfit for a whole lot less!

The total for the blazer, shirt, necklace, pants, bag and shoes of the InStyle look is an astronomical
$1,801.00. I don't know about you but I just can't justify spending that much on an outfit.

Though my choices below are not exact materials, patterns, etc., I think you will find that they would create a very similar effect.

I also put together a similar concept using things I already have in my closet!

Here are the items I chose to recreate the outfit shown above.

I have included links to each of the following items below
so you can see larger photos and different views (or make your purchase).

1. Chic Two-Button Jacket - $28.90 from Forever21

2. a.n.a Crochet Racerback tank - $8.99 from JC Penney

3. Nautical Rope Necklace - $13.00 from Etsy (LulaAccessories)

4. Fornarina Pants in Red - $32.00 from

5. Bamboo Leighton Penny Loafer Heels - $32.00 from Lulu's

6. Belted Double-Pocket Satchel - $22.50 from Charlotte Russe

                   Grand Total  = $137.39

  That is less than a tenth of the price of Instyle's look!

I took a few pieces I had in my closet and put together another similar look (shown below).

Is this a style you would rock this fall?
Personally, I will be wearing this outfit to the office.
I love it!

Thank you InStyle for the inspiration!


  1. wow this outfit is fabulous for fall...I love the boldness of the colors!

  2. I love this style, my favourite pieces are the heeled loafers, super stylish!

  3. I loved the colors as well, such a fresh look for fall! I am very glad you like it! :)

  4. Great post! I love the way you recreated the look! This style is my favorite for fall - a little bit more elegant and business appropriate than the pieces I wear in the summer!


  5. Thank you so much! I fell in love with the InStyle outfit and had to give it a try! It is a great departure from boring business wear. :)

  6. OH my god! RED PANTS! These may actually work better for my body type! LOVE it!- Jessica

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