Take Her Look [For Less]+

Something as a simple as a black dress can look just as stunning as the fanciest couture gown, and Angelina Jolie showed us how it’s done when she walked the red carpet of the Kung Fu Panda premiere in Los Angeles on Jan. 16.

Taking to the red carpet with five of her six children, Jolie turned heads in what InStyle says is a black Saint Laurent shift dress with cap sleeves, which she paired with minimal jewelry and black pointed-toe pumps.

If this is the little black dress that you’re wardrobe has been missing, you may want to hold off on purchasing the frock until you learn its price. Jolie’s Saint Laurent tube dress is available from YSL for a lofty $1,490. But before you think that all hope’s lost in owning your dream LBD, we’ve found all the pieces necessary to recreate her entire look for under $200. Read on for the results!

Black dresses are always in high demand, so finding the perfect shift dress for our recreated look was a cinch. The Have a Good One Black Shift Dress from Lulu’s not only mimics the silhouette of Jolie’s Saint Laurent number, it also comes with an added bonus: slit pockets at the hip! What’s more is that this dress will give you Jolie’s exact look for only $59.

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The Have a Good One Black Shift Dress, found on Lulus.com.

If you’re looking for the perfect LBD in extended sizes, we’ve found another great alternative in the form of the Strappy Shift Dress from Charlotte Russe. Although this frock has some extra detail at the shoulder, it only makes the look that much more chic. This dress will not only make a great way to take Jolie’s look for less, it will also make a great wardrobe staple for only $23.99.

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The Strappy Shift Dress, found on CharlotteRusse.com.

Capping off our head-to-toe look is the Journee Collection Yoko Pump from DSW. Featuring a similar pointed-toe silhouette and leather upper, this heel will be your wardrobe’s utility player for years to come, and it’s available for only $39.95.

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The Journee Collection Yoko Pump, found on DSW.com.

If Jolie’s Saint Laurent shift dress was calling your name but it’s$1,490 price tag was waving goodbye, we were able to recreate her entire look for $98.95 and $63.94 for extended sizes. Just add some dainty jewelry, and you’ll have Jolie’s look in no time!

Happy Shopping!

Take Her Look [For Less]

White lace has a place in every season of the year — that’s what model Miranda Kerr showed us when she dropped by Sydney’s Westfield Bondi Junction on Dec. 16.

According to The Daily MailKerr made an appearance at the shopping center to promote KORA Organics skincare line, her own line of organic skincare and beauty productsWearing what InStyle says is a lace dress by Self-Portrait, Kerr paired her feminine frock with nude cap-toe pumps and pieces from her Swarovski jewelry collection.

Kerr’s crochet lace dress made us stop in our tracks — and so did its price. Although the $336 cream style of the Azaelea Floral Lace Dress by Self-Portrait is no longer available, Forward is selling the dress in its black and red counterparts for $480. If spending $480 on this dress (no matter how gorgeous it is) is out of the question, we set out to recreate her entire look for less than $200. Read on for the results!

Look no further than Lulu’s for the perfect substitute for Kerr’s pricey Self-Portrait number. Their Burning Desire Ivory Lace Dress features a similar v-neckline and spaghetti strap construction, while the bust has a seaming pattern reminiscent of Kerr’s dress. Although the skirt is not cut in an A-line silhouette, it does have a semi-sheer skirt to mimic that of Kerr’s ensemble. This $58 frock does come with one catch — it won’t be in stock until January 11, so you will have to wait a bit to get your hands on this look-alike dress.

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The Burning Desire Ivory Lace Dress, found on Lulus.com.

A cap-toe heel will cap off our look for less, and there’s no better pump for the job than the Lucite Single Sole Cap-Toe Pump from Charlotte Russe. Although this heel has an ankle strap that Kerr’s pumps don’t have, their nude cap-toes invoke those of her heels, making them a great addition our look for less. These heels will complete your look-alike ensemble for only $20.

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The Lucite Single Sole Cap-Toe Pumps, found on CharlotteRusse.com.

While Kerr’s white lace look cost at least $336, our recreated ensemble totals a mere $78. That leaves plenty of room to shop for jewelry to accessorize your new look!

Happy Shopping!

 

Take Her Look [For Less]

Show-business magazine Variety and their sister publication Women’s Wear Daily held a launch party on Thursday, Nov. 19 at Smashbox Studios in Culver City, California for their latest media venture, Stylemakers, a publication in which fashion and entertainment meet. And keeping true to their new magazine, all the hottest stylemakers of Hollywood showed up to mark the occasion in high style.

One such stylemaker was Kerry Washington, who wore a striped crop top and midi skirt combo by Saloni, InStyle reports. Capping off her look were chevron Nicholas Kirkwood pumps and jewelry by Anita Ko.

Although we love Washington’s striped style, we can’t say we are thrilled about it’s price. Her pumps alone, the Nicholas Kirkwood Women’s Monochrome Chevron Pointed Pump, originally retailed for $790, although they are currently on sale for $158 on LN-CC. We think you don’t have to pay high prices to achieve a high-fashion look, so we set out to recreate her entire look for less than the sale price of her pumps — that is, less than $158. Read on for the results!

Leave it to Lulu’s to present us with the perfect two-piece dress in the form of the Telephone Lines Black and Ivory Striped Two-Piece Dress to recreate Washington’s Saloni look. Mimicking the wrapped bodice style of Washington’s top, this two-piece style also features a full skirt reminiscent of her midi style. And the best part — this dress will only set you back $49.

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The Telephone Lines Black and Ivory Striped Two-Piece Dress, found on Lulus.com.

Chevron pumps will complete our look for less, and the Chevron Pointed Toe Pumps from Charlotte Russe will do just the trick. Done in a similar pointed-toe style, these chevron printed pumps will easily pass for Washington’s pumps, but they certainly don’t cost as much — these pumps cost an easy $16.99.

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The Chevron Pointed Toe Pumps, found on CharlotteRusse.com.

Kerry Washington’s Nicholas Kirkwood heels alone may cost a sale price of $158, but our entire look for less will only set you back $65.99 — yes, you read that right. Just add your favorite jewelry, you’ll have taken Washington’s look for MUCH less!

Happy Shopping!

Take Her Look [For Less]

On Sept. 26, New York City played host to the Global Citizen Festival, which served to bring awareness to issues such as hunger, healthcare and education that affect people around the world. Musical performances from acts such as Coldplay and Beyoncé added to the festival, and so did some of the fashion from celebrities in attendance.

One of our favorite looks came courtesy of Kerry Washington, who attended the festival in what InStyle reports is a black and white lace-up Balenciaga dress, which she paired with a black clutch, grey pumps and Eva Fehren jewelry. Washington capped off her look with a pop of color in the form a slick of orange lipstick.

Although we love the Scandal star’s black and white ensemble, we wish we could say the same about its price. According to The Daily Mail, her dress is part of the yet-to-be-released Balenciaga’s Resort 2016 collection, but similar strapless styles from the current collection start at $1,695 at Net-A-Porter. We love her look, but we think that you don’t have to spend like a star to look like one. That’s why we set out to recreate her entire look for under $100. Read on for the results!

Because Washington’s frock is so unique, we had to opt for a dress similar only in color palette and construction — and that’s where the Color Block Mesh Asymmetrical Dress from Charlotte Russe comes in. Its black and white color block style invokes Washington’s Balenciaga number, but it isn’t even close in terms of price, on sale for a mere $9.99.

The Color Block Mesh Asymmetrical Dress, found on CharlotteRusse.com.

The Color Block Mesh Asymmetrical Dress, found on CharlotteRusse.com.

To mimic Washington’s textured clutch, we chose the Urban Expressions Reilly Clutch from DSW. Featuring a tonal faux snakeskin leather, this clutch can easily pass for Washington’s clutch, but will only set you back $29.95.

The Urban Expressions Reilly Clutch, found on DSW.com.

The Urban Expressions Reilly Clutch, found on DSW.com.

The Audrey Brooke Sloane Pumps complete our look our less, with their perforated toe box reminiscent of the texture on Washington’s charcoal grey pumps. This gorgeous suede heel will elevate your look to the next level for only $59.95.

The Audrey Brooke Sloane Pump, found on DSW.com.

The Audrey Brooke Sloane Pump, found on DSW.com.

Kerry Washington’s Balenciaga dress for the Global Citizen Festival costs an estimated $1,695, but our look for less will give you a similar look for only $99.89. Swipe a bright orange lipstick on your lips and you’ll have taken Washington’s entire look for less.

Happy Shopping!

Take Her Look [For Less]

Reese Witherspoon is as known for her on-screen acting roles as she is for her off-screen style. And this week, Witherspoon proved yet again just how fashionable she is.

According to InStyle, the actress was photographed out and about in Los Angeles, California on September 2 wearing a polka dot top from her clothing line, Draper James. She paired her classic top with casual skinny jeans and a navy satchel, while also sporting a tote from her Draper James collection. A gold chain necklace, dark sunnies and bright red pumps and lips polished off her casual, on-the-go look.

Witherspoon’s polka dot Draper James top — the Nashville shirt in Navy Pearl Dot — is certainly the object of our envy. Its original $175 price tag, however, is less than enviable. That’s why we set out to create Witherspoon’s classic southern style for less than her top’s $140 sale price. Read on for the results!

We easily found classic navy polka dot top to rival Witherspoon’s Draper James style in the form of Forever 21’s Boxy Polka Dot Top. This sweet style not only shares the same pattern and color as Witherspoon’s top, it also shares its straight cut throughout the body. For only $12.80, this shirt is sure to pass for Witherspoon’s pricey Draper James number.

The Boxy Polka Dot Top, found on Forever21.com.

The Boxy Polka Dot Top, found on Forever21.com.

Next on our shopping list were casual skinny jeans, and we found the perfect pair from Forever 21. Their Mid-Rise Skinny Jeans in the dark denim wash not only provide the same slim silhouette throughout the leg of the jean, it also provides whiskering and rinse details at the hip and thigh reminiscent of Witherspoon’s casual denim. These jeans are the perfect base for our look-alike ensemble, and they’ll only set you back $29.90.

The Mid-Rise Skinny Jeans in dark denim, found on Forever21.com.

The Mid-Rise Skinny Jeans in dark denim, found on Forever21.com.

A red pointed-toe pump will add a much-need burst of color to our reimagined look, and the Single Sole Pointed Toe Pumps from Charlotte Russe does just that. Delivering a similar color and silhouette, these pumps will take your look to the next level for only $29.99. And what’s more — Charlotte Russe is offering 30 percent off and free shipping on these heels so you can take Witherspoon’s look for even less!

The Single Sole Pointed Toe Pumps, found on CharlotteRusse.com.

The Single Sole Pointed Toe Pumps, found on CharlotteRusse.com.

The Curb Chain Collar Necklace from Forever 21 is the perfect way to mimic Witherspoon’s gold chain without spending a fortune. This chain will add some shine to your look for a mere $7.90.

The Curb Chain Collar Necklace, found on Forever21.com.

The Curb Chain Collar Necklace, found on Forever21.com.

Last but certainly not least is a rich, navy satchel, and there is no better way to complete our recreated look than with the Nyssa Chain Satchel from Charming Charlie. Done in an equally saturated navy, this neutral bag will not only pair with our look-alike ensemble but also with all of your other favorite outfits. This satchel will look much more expensive than its $39 price tag.

The Nyssa Chain Satchel, found on CharmingCharlie.com.

The Nyssa Chain Satchel, found on CharmingCharlie.com.

Reese Witherspoon’s charming ‘Nashville’ top from her Draper James collection may have been on sale for $140, but our head-to-toe look for less will only set you back $119.59. Just add a bright red lip and you’ll have Witherspoon’s southern style down pat.

Happy Shopping!

Take Her Look [For Less]

Very few women can pull off high-fashion looks, but Selena Gomez is certainly one of them.

W Magazine reports that the singer/actress double-threat attended the iHeart Music Presentation in Los Angeles on August 6 in a cream wrap dress by J.W. Anderson. The dress, part of J.W. Anderson’s Fall 2015 collection, is constructed from nappa leather and features dramatic 3/4 length sleeves, an oversized buckle at the waist, and a curved hemline. Gomez styled her fashion-forward look with a lucite cap-toed pump and minimal jewelry, letting her dress garner all the attention it deserves.

If Gomez’s dress is the object of your envy (as it is ours), you might want hold off on purchasing this dress before you know the price — in fact, you may want to sit down before we make the big reveal! This architectural stunner of a dress, the White Leather Curve Wrap Dress with Buckle by J.W. Anderson, was once available at Moda Operandi for an equally stunning price: $2,355. But, if you love Gomez’s look, you’ll want to read on, because we’ve recreated her look in what may be our best look for less yet!

Gomez’s J.W. Anderson dress offers a unique, high-fashion take on the classic wrap dress, so finding a frock that imitates its shape and belted style was no easy task. But we’ve found the perfect alternative to the pricey J.W. Anderson dress, and you won’t believe where we found it – Forever 21. The High Road dress by The Fifth Label offers a strikingly similar wrap style, complete with a curved hemline and wide belt. Featuring a deep v at the front and back of the dress, this frock allows you the opportunity to add jewelry in a way that won’t obstruct the neckline, which is something that Gomez’s dress didn’t allow for. And if that’s not enough, this dress is available for only $95.

The High Road Dress by The Fifth Label, found on Forever21.com.

The High Road Dress by The Fifth Label, found on Forever21.com.

Capping off the look is the Lucite Single Sole Cap-Toe Pumps from Charlotte Russe. These heels could easily pass for Gomez’s cap-toe heels and will complete your look for less for only $16.49.

The Lucite Single Sole Cap-Toe Pumps, found on Charlotte Russe.com.

The Lucite Single Sole Cap-Toe Pumps, found on Charlotte Russe.com.

Although we’d all love to own Gomez’s J.W. Anderson leather wrap dress, its $2,355 price tag simply won’t allow that dream to come true for most of us. But all hope isn’t lost, because our reimagined look can be yours for only $111.49 — that’s a $2,243.51 price difference! So if this look is on your style radar, hurry over to Forever 21 and Charlotte Russe to snatch up these great finds to own the look for yourself!

Happy Shopping!

Take Her Look [For Less]

The new movie Trainwreck starring Amy Schumer and Bill Hader hits theaters Friday, but on Tuesday night, Schumer attended the premiere of the film held at Alice Tully Hall in New York City and worked the red carpet in a sexy little black dress.

People StyleWatch reports that Schumer wore a Dion Lee dress with an asymmetrical leather bodice, which she paired with a strappy black Gianvito Rossi heel.

Schumer’s sexy all-black ensemble is far from a “trainwreck,” but the total cost of the outfit is close, at least for us budget-conscious fashionistas. Schumer’s Dion Lee dress, the Leather Detailed Orbit Dress retails for $1,840 while her Carey Triple-Strap Sandals by Gianvito Rossi go for $995, bringing the grand total to a hefty $2,835. But if you want to recreate this look for the red carpet events in your life, THL has found three great dress (and a pair of awesome heels!) to take Schumer’s killer style for [a lot] less.

The House of Harlow Jett Faux Leather Laser Cut Dress is a great way to copy Schumer’s mixed-media look. This dress delivers an edgy leather that is softened by the eyelet-like laser-cut detail. You’ll look good coming and going in this dress with the slit opening in the back of the dress, adding just a little bit of sexiness to an already edgy piece. This dress will make a great addition to your wardrobe at a great price, on sale at Asos.com for only $85.17.

The House of Harlow Jett Faux Leather Laser Cut Dress, found on Asos.com.

The House of Harlow Jett Faux Leather Laser Cut Dress, found on Asos.com.

To show a little more skin, we opted for the Deep Sweetheart Cut-Out Dress from Charlotte Russe. Although this dress does not have any leather details, it offers a similar silhouette to Schumer’s bodycon style, while also giving you a chance to show off your summer tan with the sweetheart neckline and cutouts at the ribs. On sale for only $28.99, you can’t afford to miss out on this great style deal.

The Deep Sweetheart Cut-Out Dress, found on CharlotteRusse.com.

The Deep Sweetheart Cut-Out Dress, found on CharlotteRusse.com.

For a more conservative dress featuring faux leather, try the Faux Leather-Paneled Dress from Forever 21. This cute frock still gives you the edginess of leather, but in a modest shoulder detail. Cut in an easy-to-wear skater style, this dress is the perfect addition to any wardrobe in need of a little black dress, and it’s a steal for only $22.80.

The Faux Leather-Paneled Dress, found on Forever21.com.

The Faux Leather-Paneled Dress, found on Forever21.com.

Last but certainly not least are heels, and there is no better way to complete this look for less than with the Michael Antonio Jaslene Heeled Sandal. While these black patent heels offer a similar strap pattern to Schumer’s Gianvito Rossi heels, they come in at a fraction of the cost for only $19.99 at 6pm.com.

The Michael Antonio Jaslene Heeled Sandal, found on 6pm.com.

The Michael Antonio Jaslene Heeled Sandal, found on 6pm.com.

Schumer’s sexy Dion Lee dress and Gianvito Rossi heels totaled $2,835, but all of our dress/heel combinations come in under $110, making them the perfect way to take Schumer’s look for a lot less!

Happy Shopping!

Take Her Look [For Less]

For the past several months, we have seen our favorite stars wearing a certain studded shoe that has worked its way into the wardrobes (and hearts) of many: the Valentino Rockstud Pump. These studly stunners have been rocked by the likes of Mindy Kaling, Olivia Palermo and Reese Witherspoon in recent months, but these gorgeous pumps don’t come cheap – stores like Barney’s New York are selling them for $995!

If these nearly-$1,000 pumps aren’t in your budget, never fear! There are a few different brands that make similar pumps for thrifty and extravagant spenders alike!

If you love Mindy Kaling’s pink rockstud pumps, DSW offers almost an exact replica of the pricey Valentino version for only $79.95. The BCBGeneration Darron Pump not only comes in pink, it also comes in yellow, black, white, and turquoise, all paired with nude straps and gold-tone studs.

Screenshot from DSW.com of the BCBGeneration Darron Pump valued at $79.95

Screenshot from DSW.com of the BCBGeneration Darron Pump valued at $79.95

If you would rather spend a little less, Charlotte Russe offers another replica of the Valentino Pumps for only $40.99 in black with nude straps. To sweeten the deal, Charlotte Russe has a promotion where if you buy one pair of shoes, you can get another pair for only $12.50!

Screenshot of the Charlotte Russe Studded Strappy Pointed Toe Pump valued at $40.99.

Screenshot of the Charlotte Russe Studded Strappy Pointed Toe Pump valued at $40.99.

So if you’ve been envying the Valentino Rockstud pumps that your favorite leading ladies have been rocking lately, the BCBGeneration Darron Pumps and Charlotte Russe Studded Strappy Pointed Toe Pumps are two great options to add to your shoe rotation!