Take Her Look [For Less]

When one stunning look isn’t enough, having a second, equally gorgeous look is only natural. That’s exactly what Jennifer Lawrence did post-Golden Globes, trading in her red Dior gown for a navy number to attend the Globes after-party on Jan. 10.

InStyle says that the Joy actress made her way into the after-party wearing a navy Versace slip dress. The beaded frock was accented by a beaded clutch, a diamond bracelet and Jimmy Choo platform sandals.

If you love Lawrence’s frock, you may have to put the credit card away for a while before it becomes available; according to The Daily Mail, her beaded slip dress is from the Versace Pre-Fall 2016 Collection, which makes it currently unavailable to the general public. But if you have your eye on her platforms — the Dora sandals from Jimmy Choo — they are currently available for $950. $950 for these fabulous sandals may not be in the budget, but if you can spare $200 on some new pieces for your wardrobe, we found a look-alike outfit so you can take Lawrence’s look for less. Read on for the results!

Although finding a dress comparable to Lawrence’s Versace number was quite the task, we finally landed on the Angie Beaded Strappy Shift Dress from Nordstrom. Although the pattern of the beading on this dress has a more linear look, it is cut in a silhouette similar to Lawrence’s frock, while also featuring double straps and a v-neckline. This dress makes an affordable alternative to Lawrence’s Versace number, available at a sale price of $40.80.

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The Angie Beaded Strappy Shift Dress, found on Nordstrom.com.

Nothing compares to a good pair of Jimmy Choo heels, but the Jessica Simpson Banda Embellished Sandals come pretty close. These platforms feature stone embellishment on the heels reminiscent of the green marbled heel of Lawrence’s sandals. While the Jimmy Choos cost $950, these heels will complete your look for only $129 from Macy’s.

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The Jessica Simpson Banda Embellished Platform Dress Sandals, found on Macys.com.

While Lawrence’s Globes after-party ensemble may have cost upwards of $950, our look-alike outfit will have you Beverly Hills-ready for only $169.80. Add a sparkly bracelet and style your hair in loose, tousled waves, and you’ll have JLaw’s look for less.

Happy Shopping!

Take Her Look [For Less]

The leaves on the trees may be changing from their summertime green to their autumnal reds, oranges and yellows, but a certain stylish lady wasn’t ready to trade in her bright green frock for more seasonal colors just yet. We’re looking at you, Amal Clooney.

According to The Huffington Post, Mrs. Clooney was spotted out in New York City on Sept. 29 with husband George to attend the 15th anniversary screening of Clooney’s “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” InStyle says that Clooney wore a green Versace cocktail dress, which she paired with black and green Jimmy Choo sandals and bold statement earrings.

Clooney’s end-of-summer style certainly caught our eye, but so did its price tag. Her dress, the Versace Pleated Dress, is currently available at Farfetch.com for a lofty $2,045 — and that’s not even considering her Jimmy Choo sandals, which have similar styles originally priced at $800 on Tradesy.com. With Clooney’s NYC-night-out look coming in at around $2,845, we set out to recreate her entire look for less than $200. Read on for the results!

Finding a frock in an equally bright, cheerful shade of green was no easy task, but we finally landed on the Springs to Mind Dress from ModCloth. Not only is this sweet dress done in a similar shade of green, it also features a similar construction with a fuller skirt and fitted bodice. This dress, however, won’t set you back $2,045, as it’s available for only $54.99.

The Springs to Mind Dress, found on ModCloth.com.

The Springs to Mind Dress, found on ModCloth.com.

Nothing can compare to Clooney’s two-tone Jimmy Choo sandals, but we thought the N.Y.L.A. Mercutio Sandal from DSW came in a close second. Although this sandal features a more cage-like foot design, its strap pattern is reminiscent of Clooney’s heels. The best part — these sandals will complete your Clooney-inspired look for less for only $49.95.

The N.Y.L.A. Mercutio Sandal, found on DSW.com.

The N.Y.L.A. Mercutio Sandal, found on DSW.com.

Amal Clooney’s all-over green ensemble made us green with envy, but we certainly didn’t envy its $2,845 estimated total price.But if you love her look, our recreated outfit will give imitate her chic style for only $104.94. Style it with your favorite pair of statement earrings, and you’ll have successfully taken Clooney’s look for yourself.

Happy Shopping!

She Leads, You Follow: GQ Men of the Year Awards

At the Royal Opera House on September 8, the most dapper men took to the red carpet outside of the London, England venue for the GQ Men of Style Awards. Dozens of actors, musicians and famous men of today arrived as polished as ever, but while the night may have been about them, there were a certain few ladies in attendance that may have stolen the show.

One of those eye-catching looks came courtesy of Naomie Harris, who posed on the red carpet in a soft yellow mesh dress covered with intricate embellishments. InStyle reports that the actress finished off her look with a black and gold clutch along with metallic sandals by Tamara Mellon.

Harris’ yellow ensemble was followed up by an orange number donned by “Game of Thrones” actress Emilia Clarke. Wearing a tiered, flared and embellished orange frock, Clarke made a statement in her minidress, pairing it with dainty silver bangles and what InStyle says are ankle-strap pumps by Jimmy Choo.

Although Harris and Clarke are styled for a red carpet event, there are certain things from their looks that we can apply to our everyday style.

  1. Cap sleeves cap it off – Naomie Harris’ dress show us just how powerful a cap sleeve can be in a garment. In her dress, the cap sleeve serves to accentuate her shoulders, making them look a bit broader than they appear. This illusion is not only created by the cap sleeve itself, but also by the embellishment on the sleeve, which draws more attention to the shoulder area. Having your shoulders emphasized in this way creates balance between the top half of your body and the lower half of your body, making your shoulders and hips seem perfectly proportional while also creating an hourglass silhouette. The next time you are shopping for a dress or even a top, keep in mind that something as simple as a cap sleeve can work wonders in creating the illusion of balanced, proportionate shape.
  2. Define your waist while wearing a dropped-waist – While dropped-waist dresses can often have the effect of making your legs look shorter, this effect can be reversed when the natural waistline is defined. Emilia Clarke’s orange frock perfectly demonstrates how these double defining seams operate within the garment: the seam at her natural waist fits closer to the body and not only makes her waistline look tiny, but also makes it appear as though her legs begin at that point. The second seam, then, serves to accentuate the top of her hips and complete the hourglass shape she started with her dress’ straight neckline and defined waistline. From this point, the skirt flares out to create an almost A-line silhouette. If you are considering a dropped-waist dress for a special occasion you will be attending, define your natural waistline (if possible) to ensure that your legs look longer while also accentuating your natural curves.

Take Her Look [For Less]

The Billboard and Jimmy Choo “Men of Style” party honors the most fashionable, trendsetting men in the music industry, celebrating the style of musicians including Nick Jonas, Mark Ronson and Leon Bridges. But the party held in Los Angeles on August 28 also featured some very fashionable ladies.

One of those fashionable ladies in attendance was Rashida Jones, who rocked printed shorts with a black button-down shirt and a black cardigan. Jones completed her look with black closed-toe ankle strap pumps and a simple clutch.

Jones’ effortless-chic look may have rivaled some of the male honorees in attendance, but her look comes at a hefty price. Her shoes alone, the Trinity 100 by Jimmy Choo, cost a lofty $895. But if you love Jones’ “Men of Style” ensemble, we’ve found all the pieces necessary to recreate her entire look for less. Read on for the results!

The first items on our shopping list were a black button-down shirt and black cardigan to imitate Jones’ set. We easily found the perfect options to recreate her look in the form of the Chaps No Iron Shirt from Kohl’s and the Classic V-Neck Cardigan from Forever 21. These classic pieces will be an asset to your wardrobe far beyond this look-alike ensemble, as they will easily pair with already-existing pieces in your wardrobe. And for only $39.99 and $8.90 respectively, these essentials won’t make a dent in your shopping budget.

The Chaps No Iron Shirt, found on Kohls.com.

The Chaps No Iron Shirt, found on Kohls.com.

The Classic V-Neck Cardigan, found on Forever21.com.

The Classic V-Neck Cardigan, found on Forever21.com.

Finding printed shorts to rival Rashida Jones’ pair was no easy task, but we finally landed on the Malibu Flutter Short by House of Harlow 1960. Featuring a similar floral print, these shorts will be the statement piece of your look-alike outfit. These shorts, available at Nordstrom Rack, will add visual interest to your look for a sale price of $8.47.

The House of Harlow 1960 Malibu Flutter Short, found on NordstromRack.com.

The House of Harlow 1960 Malibu Flutter Short, found on NordstromRack.com.

Our look for less wouldn’t be complete without a killer pair of pumps to match Jones’ Jimmy Choo style, and the Jessica Simpson Preya Two-Piece Ankle Strap Mesh Pumps from Macy’s do just that. These pumps feature a double ankle strap bound by mesh, creating the illusion of a thicker band to imitate Jone’s heels. These pumps will take your look to the next level for only $68.60.

The Jessica Simpson Preya Two-Piece Ankle Strap Mesh Pumps, found on Macys.com.

The Jessica Simpson Preya Two-Piece Ankle Strap Mesh Pumps, found on Macys.com.

Although Rashida Jones’ “Men of Style” look cost upwards of $895, you can recreate her entire look for less with these great pieces for only $125.96. Now you can look like a star without spending like a star!

Happy Shopping!

Take Her Look [For Less]

AOL’S BUILD Speaker Series on August 20 was all about the upcoming thriller film Queen of Earth, starring Elisabeth Moss. And keeping true to the title of the movie, Moss attended the event looking like a queen in a light blue and emerald green colorblocked ensemble.

The Mad Men actress wore a light blue skater dress to discuss her forthcoming film with the film’s director and writer Alex Ross Perry. She paired her sweet and simple frock with emerald green suede pumps, while styling her hair in loose ringlets and keeping her makeup soft and natural.

According to Us WeeklyMoss’s stunning suede pumps come courtesy of Jimmy Choo, and although the exact style cannot be located, similar styles (like the Jimmy Choo Abel pump) retail for $595. But if you love Moss’s dress just as much as you love her shoes, we found all the pieces necessary to recreate her entire look for less. Read on for the results!

Finding a light blue skater dress to rival Moss’s sweet style was no easy task, but Lulu’s made it a little bit easier with the Stratosphere Light Blue Two-Piece Skater Dress. Done in the same bright hue, this dress offers a similar flared silhouette with a longer sleeve. What’s more is that this two-piece dress can be worn together or separately, allowing you to get the most bang for your buck by mixing and matching the crop top and skirt with other items in your wardrobe. This versatile two-piece dress is the perfect way to recreate Moss’s look for only $68.

The Stratosphere Light Blue Two-Piece Skater Dress, found on Lulus.com.

The Stratosphere Light Blue Two-Piece Skater Dress, found on Lulus.com.

Although nothing can replace the luxurious suede and saturated emerald of the Jimmy Choo pumps, we though the Carri pump in Palmetto Green from Jessica Simpson was a good substitute for Moss’s pricey pumps. These pumps are done in a peep-toe style that strays from the pointy-toe silhouette of the Jimmy Choo pumps, but they feature an equally eye-catching shade of green that will create a beautiful colorblock effect reminiscent of Moss’s outfit. On sale for $59.99 from Heels.com, these pumps are an accessible option for fashionistas of all budgets and price points.

The Jessica Simpson Carri Pump in Palmetto Green, found on Heels.com.

The Jessica Simpson Carri Pump in Palmetto Green, found on Heels.com.

Elisabeth Moss’s blue and green colorblocked look may cost upwards of $595, but we know that you don’t have to spend like a star to look like one! So if you love Moss’s style but can afford to splurge for her Jimmy Choo pumps or her skater dress, we created a look-alike outfit that totals $127.99. Style you hair in loose curls, and you will have recreated Moss’s entire look from head to toe!

Happy Shopping!

Take Her Look [For Less]

The streets of New York City have been a little more fashionable now that Jennifer Lawrence has been spending more time in the city. The Daily Mail reports that the actress, who has been house hunting in The Big Apple for the past month, was spotted yesterday in Tribeca wearing an all-black crop top ensemble. According to VogueLawrence’s bustier-style crop top and pencil skirt are from the Michael Kors Collection, which she styled with an Ana Khouri necklace, Roger Vivier clutch and Jimmy Choo gladiators.

It’s hard not to envy Lawrence’s entire outfit from head to toe, but what THL covets the most are those gorgeous Jimmy Choo heels. While these gladiators effortlessly tie in her gold clutch and necklace with their gold heels, their price tag is not effortlessly affordable — they originally retail for $950 at NET-A-PORTER, but they are on sale for lofty $570. However, if you lover Lawrence’s trendy gladiator style, there are a few other options out there that can mimic her style at a fraction of the cost.

If you love the combination of black and gold on Lawrence’s Jimmy Choo heels, Luichiny combines the two in a comparable gladiator heel. The Take A Bow heel does have more straps and more gold accents running across the top of the foot, but it is just as stylish and easy to wear as Lawrence’s similar style. These heels, however, are available at Heels.com for only $99.

Nordstrom Rack offers another alternative to Lawrence’s Jimmy Choos, and what makes this pair so great is that they are under $100. The Beatrice High Heel Sandal by Modern Rush has a similar strap pattern to Lawrence’s heels, while still offering a hint of gold in the side zipper. These heels were originally priced at $79.99, but Nordstrom Rack has them for only $34.97!

So if you love Jennifer Lawrence’s gladiators but can’t bear the thought of spending over $500 for a shoe that is supposedly “on sale,” give one of these similarly stylish options a try! And don’t forget to pair them with some gold accessories to bring your whole look together!