Take Her Look [For Less]

If you’ve ever wondered what someone could possibly wear to a Mr. Clean event, Ashley Greene showed us the perfect outfit for such a thing. According to The Daily Mail, the actress attended the July 28 #15MinReno Ideas with Mr. Clean event, which was held at the 24th Street Loft in New York City, invoking the clean theme in a white L’Agence dress which she paired with a pair of fuchsia Paul Andrew pumps,.

Greene’s white L’Agence Alexandra sleeveless ponte mini dress, while adorable with its clean aesthetic and chic pockets, doesn’t come with such an adorable price tag — that’s a $420 price tag, to be exact. Couple that with her gorgeous fuchsia Paul Andrew Zenadia pumps that retail for around $675, and her simple chic outfit comes in just under $2,000 at $1,095. But if this outfit is exactly what your wardrobe has been missing, we have two great dresses and one eye-popping pair of pumps to recreate Greene’s look for less. Read on to see our reimagined looks!

The main focal point of Greene’s L’Agence dress is its seaming and pleating details around the waist, and the Eliza J Pleat Detail Sleeveless Crepe A-Line Dress from Nordstrom mimics these details almost exactly. The seaming on this dress starts at the bust and curves inward toward the waist, while the pleat down the center imitates the pleating at the waist of Greene’s dress. Done in a flattering A-line silhouette, this dress is sure to become your go-to white dress. And for only $91.90, it’s a well-made, yet much more cost-effective version of Greene’s L’Agence frock.

The Eliza J Pleat Detail Sleeveless Crepe A-Line Dress, found on Nordstrom.com.

The Eliza J Pleat Detail Sleeveless Crepe A-Line Dress, found on Nordstrom.com.

The Christin Michaels Sleeveless Sheath Crew Dress from 6pm is another great way to play off of the seaming details of Greene’s dress for a fraction of the cost. Done in a soft off-white, this dress has lace-embellished seaming to highlight its sewn-in shape while also adding subtle visual interest. The lace even extends onto the back of the dress at the waist, ensuring that your waist is defined coming and going. For only $40.99, your purse and your wardrobe will thank you for purchasing this fashionable frock.

The Christin Michaels Sleeveless Sheath Crew Dress, found on 6pm.com.

The Christin Michaels Sleeveless Sheath Crew Dress, found on 6pm.com.

To polish off your copy-cat look, you’ll need a pop of color at your feet, and there is no better shoe for the job than the BCBG Paris Jaze Suede Pump from DSW. This pump is cut in a d’orsay style, exposing the instep of your foot, while the bright fuchsia of the suede is reminiscent of Greene’s Paul Andrew pumps. These pumps will complete your look for less for only $59.95.

The BCBG Paris Jaze Suede Pump, found on DSW.com.

The BCBG Paris Jaze Suede Pump, found on DSW.com.

While Ashley Greene’s clean white look for the #15MinReno Ideas with Mr. Clean event totaled almost $2,000, our look for less — that is, two dresses and one pair of pumps — will only set you back $192.84. So this basically means that you should buy both dresses to go with the pumps because you’ll be able to take Greene’s look in two different, yet equally stylish and affordable ways.

Happy Shopping!

Take Her Look [For Less]

If you thought monochromatic was boring, Selena Gomez just proved you wrong. EOnline reported yesterday that Gomez was spotted in New York City earlier this week wearing an all black and white ensemble upon the release of her latest single, “Good For You,” and she showed us all that black and white is certainly good for her!

Gomez wore a black and white Balmain crop top (which she actually wore backwards so the zipper detail was in the front), pairing the top with high-waisted L’Agence trousers, Saint Laurent pointy-toe booties, a Gucci crossbody bag and Saint Laurent sunglasses.

While Gomez looks stunning in this outfit, what is perhaps most stunning is how much this complete outfit costs. EOnline reports that the completed look totaled $3,311, with her shoes alone making up a third of the price at $1,050! But, if you want to take Gomez’s look for less, you are in luck – we set out to recreate her entire look for only $150, and what we found may shock you!

The first order of business was finding a black and white crop top that was even remotely close to Gomez’s $611 Balmain top, which was no easy task. But, we managed to find a similar color-blocked style at Tobi — the Cross it Over Crop Top offers a black and white colorblock look with a high neckline reminiscent of Gomez’s Balmain look, but it has some cutouts that Gomez’s top does not have. What this top also has that Gomez’ top doesn’t is a small price tag: this top comes in at a reasonable $44!

Finding high-waisted black trousers sounds like it should be easy, but it actually was the hardest part of the process. After some searching, THL finally landed on the Trouser We Go Black High-Waisted Pants from Lulu’s. Although this trousers have the same high-waistline, they do not have the same wide-leg look, but it still creates a chic look nonetheless. These fitted trousers come in at $37, compared to Gomez’s $295 pair.

Because Gomez’s $1,050 Saint Laurent booties were completely covered by her trousers, we decided to go for a simple pointy-toe pump instead. We found these classic faux leather pointy-toe pumps from Forever 21 for only $19.90 to mimic the shape of Gomez’s booties without actually seeing the rest of the shoe.

Gomez’s logo-embossed $980 Gucci crossbody bag certainly cannot be duplicated, so we opted for a simple brown faux leather crossbody with a knotted detail on the front flap. This bag has a similar rich cognac tone to Gomez’s Gucci bag, but it definitely does not have the same price tag, coming it at only $22.90 at Forever 21.

Dark-tinted aviators complete the duplicate look for only $5.90 at Forever 21 — who could tell that these sunglasses aren’t the same $375 Saint Laurent glasses that Gomez is wearing?!

THL set out to recreate Selena Gomez’s $3,311 monochromatic look for less than $150, so how did we do? Our pieces from Tobi, Lulu’s and Forever 21 totaled only $129.70, affording this pricey look to all those who admire it! So if you love Gomez’s look but couldn’t get past the price, take our lead and try out some of our recommendations! Happy shopping!