Take Her Look [For Less]

Amanda Seyfried has been a fashion muse for many, often wearing enviable outfits on and off the red carpet. But as The Daily Mail reports, the actress was once a ‘brand muse’ for a skincare line, Shiseido’s Cle de Peau Beaute Tokyo.

Seyfried stepped back into this role once again on Oct. 9 when she attended the company’s launch event in Tokyo, Japan at the Palace Hotel Tokyo. Looking as stunning as ever, Seyfried kept her look simple and elegant with a white sheath dress by Antonio Berardi, says InStyle, which she paired alongside silver Bionda Castana lace-up pumps. She polished off her look with loose, side-swept waves and natural, dewy makeup.

Seyfried’s white and silver launch event look was breathtaking, but so were the prices on some of the pieces in her outfit. Take her pumps, for example. Her gorgeous metallic Bionda Canstana pumps — the Lana pumps — are available in a different color at Farfetch for a lofty $874.53. If these pumps are out of your price range, never fear — not only have we found the perfect pumps to replace Seyfried’s pricey pair, we’ve also found a dress to mimic her entire look, and all for under $200. Read on for the results!

First on our shopping list was a curve-hugging white dress, and we found the perfect alternative in the form of the Ponte Wrap Hem Bodycon Dress from Missguided. Featuring a split hemline reminiscent of Seyfried’s Antonio Berardi number, this dress will show off your curves while also maintaining a clean, crisp silhouette. Available for only $34, this dress is the perfect piece from which to build the rest of our look for less.

The Ponte Wrap Hem Bodycon Dress, found on Missguidedus.com.

The Ponte Wrap Hem Bodycon Dress, found on Missguidedus.com.

Finding pumps to rival Seyfried’s silver Bionda Castana heels was no easy task, but we finally landed on the Sheer the Wealth Silver Glitter Mesh Pumps from Lulu’s. Featuring a similar pointed-toe silhouette and toe-box cutouts, these heels will easily pass for Seyfried’s pricier pumps — but they’ll only set you back $34.

Sheer the Wealth Silver Glitter Mesh Pumps, found on Lulus.com.

Sheer the Wealth Silver Glitter Mesh Pumps, found on Lulus.com.

Completing the look is a simple bangle, and there’s no better bangle for the job than the Karat Slim Cuff Bracelet from BaubleBar. Done in a hematite tone, this bracelet will add some shine to your outfit without competing with your sparkly metallic heels, and it will do so for only $32.

The Karat Slim Cuff Bracelet, found on BaubleBar.com.

The Karat Slim Cuff Bracelet, found on BaubleBar.com.

Amanda Seyfried is certainly our style muse in this white Antonio Berardi dress and silver Bionda Castana heels, but while we envy her look, we definitely don’t envy its high price, costing upwards of $874.53. But because we believe that high fashion doesn’t have to come at a high price, we recreated her entire look for well under our $200 budget, coming it at an even $100. At a price like this, you have no reason not to go shopping for this look!

Happy Shopping!

She Leads, You Follow: ‘Sleeping With Other People’ Screening Edition

Although summer is slowly coming to a close, screenings of new summer movies show no signs of slowing down. On Monday, August 24, stars showed up in style to the screening of  Sleeping With Other People West Hollywood, California. And of course, each look was better than the next.

First to wow us at the screening was Kirsten Dunst, who wore an all-black Louis Vuitton top and skirt combination according to InStyle. She paired her paneled top and leather skirt with black pumps and silver earrings.

Alison Brie took to the red carpet in a white semi-sheer dress with black panels at the waist. She completed her look with silver sandals by Aldo and an equally shiny new ring on her finger — her brand new engagement ring.

Lizzy Caplan capped off our favorite looks of the night, wearing what InStyle reports as a black tropical print dress by Proenza Schouler. Caplan took her look to the next level with powder blue lace-up heels by Bionda Castana, while keeping her jewelry to a minimum with gold earrings.

Although these leading ladies are dressed up for a film screening, there are certain things we can learn from their looks that we can apply to our own everyday dressing.

  1. Monochromatic can be exciting – Kirsten Dunst’s monochromatic number shows us just how visually stimulating an outfit done in all one color can be. Her outfit incorporates different textures, such as the open mesh of her top and the diamond pattern on her skirt, that combine to create a very interesting look. If you are afraid of wearing an all-black look for fear of seeming boring, just remember that the outfit is only as interesting as the details it features. So be sure to mix different textures (like lace and leather, for example) to achieve a cohesive, yet intriguing look that will be far from boring.
  2. Panels, Panels, Panels – The importance of colorblocked panels cannot be stressed enough, and Alison Brie’s black and white dress is only another example of the miracles colorblocked panels can work in an outfit. The black panels on her dress cinch in right at her natural waist, creating the illusion of an even narrower midsection. Panels like these are a great camouflage tool, so if you are looking to incorporate them into your wardrobe, look for contrasting panels (black on white, white on black or any combination you like!) at the natural waist of tops, dresses and even high-waisted skirts that will make your waist seem tiny.
  3. Dare to be different – Lizzy Caplan paired her tropical frock with a very trendy lace-up heel done in an eye-catching sky blue. Shoes like these end up acting as a statement piece because they are so different from the rest of the outfit. But notice, however, that the blue of her shoes is also featured in small amounts in the print of her dress; this ends up tying the statement shoe back to the dress, creating a cohesive look. If you decide to go for a statement shoe in an outfit, make sure that it makes sense with your look; this could mean taking Caplan’s lead and wearing the shoe in a color that plays a supporting role in the print you’re wearing. Or it could mean wearing a more subdued, neutral outfit so you can make your new bright heels the main focus of your look.