Leave it to Queen Bey to wear an all-black look in the middle of summer and still look as cool as can be. According to Vogue, the singer was spotted in New York City on Tuesday in head to toe black, wearing a knit dress with a thigh-high slit and cutout at the waist which she paired with a leather motorcycle jacket and simple black pumps.
Vogue reports that Beyoncé’s leg-baring dress is by Self-Portrait, which we found is a racer-style dress priced at $290 ( to purchase this exact dress, click here!). If spending $290 on a single dress isn’t in the style cards for you this summer, read on! We decided to try to recreate this look from head to toe for under $200 and came up with some pretty great pieces that can be worn as a cohesive look or separately, giving you the most bang for your buck!
To mimic the neckline of the dress, we found the Next Veneration Black Strappy Crop Top from Lulu’s. This top will create the illusion of a cutout at the waist, while also showing a little more skin via the sexy back cutouts. This top is available at Lulus.com for only $27.
Recreating the skirt of Beyoncé’s dress proved to be a fairly difficult task, but we finally landed on the Steal Your Heart Skirt from Tobi. Although this skirt is much longer than that of the Self-Portrait dress, its thigh-high leg slit still shows just as much skin, imitating the overall shape of the slit. This skirt comes in at an even $40 and is available at Tobi.com.
We couldn’t leave off Beyoncé’s edgy motorcycle jacket that was so effortlessly draped over her shoulders, so we opted for this gorgeous Quilted Faux Leather Moto Jacket from Forever 21. Forever 21 makes great faux leather jackets that look and feel just like real leather, so don’t be surprised when your friends ask how you were able to afford the same jacket Beyoncé wore! This beautiful piece is a great addition to any wardrobe and is incredibly affordable at only $34.90 on Forever21.com.
Finding affordable black pumps to match Beyoncé’s was a piece of cake — we decided to stick with Forever 21 and go for their Faux Leather Pointed Pumps, which offer a classic silhouette for an affordable $19.90.
We couldn’t leave off the little bit of bling at Beyoncé’s feet — her sparkly silver anklet. We found a sterling silver ankle bracelet from Overstock to match Beyoncé’s look for only $32.99.
So now that you have all the pieces to recreate Beyoncé’s chic NYC style, how much will it set you back? Not as much as you think — all of these pieces total only $154.79, a full $45 under our $200 budget! And what’s more: all of these pieces are versatile enough to be worn with other pieces, which maximizes the investment in each of these items. That’s a win-win in our opinion!