Fashion Finds: Team USA

Fashion and athletics pair together like no other when the Olympics roll around. And for Team USA, they’re set to make one stylish grand entrance when they step into the Opening Ceremony in Ralph Lauren’s specially-designed ceremony attire.

Ralph Lauren shares on the company website that it took 292 people to craft the ceremony uniforms, with over 1,100 members of Team USA set to be outfitted in Polo Ralph Lauren paradewear. The ceremony attire itself is comprised of a sleek blue blazer, patriotic boat shoes, white pants and a selection of red, white and blue tops.

The clothing itself holds true to the crisp aesthetic of the Ralph Lauren brand, offering classic styles in patriotic red, white and blue. With everything from blazers to T-shirts and boat shoes to belts, the Ralph Lauren Olympic attire delivers an unmatched style, all while keeping in mind the true focus of the Olympics: the athletes.

Looking to purchase a piece of Olympic sartorial history? Check out THL’s favorites from the women’s collection and remember — when you purchase anything from the Team USA collection, proceeds will help support the U.S. Olympic Committee.

Favorite top: The Team USA Cotton Jersey Tee. You too can represent the red, white and blue with this tee from Ralph Lauren’s Team USA collection. A traditional short-sleeved tee with a bold “USA” emblazoned across the chest, this tee proudly proclaims your support for Team USA not just during Olympic season, but all year round. Price: $55.

Favorite bottom: The Team USA Stretch Legging. If watching the Games inspires you to train like an athlete, now you’ll have the proper attire to do so. With friction-minimizing flat seams and a patriotic flair, these leggings are sure to motivate you to work out like a champion. Price: $98.50.

Favorite accessory: The Team USA Crosscourt Cap. Proudly proclaim your support for Team USA with this cotton-mesh hat that features the traditional U.S. Olympic Team logo at the front, the year at the side and the Ralph Lauren logo at the back. Price: $49.50.

If you can’t make it to the Games in Rio, at least you can support Team USA in style from the homeland!

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Take Her Look [For Less]

With the holiday season officially upon us, it is now acceptable to start wearing seasonal colors. And actress Lupita Nyong’o did just that on a recent outing in New York City.

Spotted out and about on a chilly day in the city, Nyong’o sported a bright green cable-knit sweater by Ralph Lauren, says The Daily Mail, which she paired with a black skater skirt, black tights, black pumps and a black wool fedora. Nyong’o polished off her chic look with aviator frames and an eye-catching blue satchel to rival her bright green top.

Although Nyong’o’s sweater has us green with envy, we can’t say the same about its price. This cashmere cable-knit style, courtesy of Ralph Lauren’s Black Label collection, rings up at a lofty $750. While we think cashmere is always a good idea, we also think we can recreate this entire look for under $200. Read on for the results!

Finding a sweater in a hue just as bright as this Ralph Lauren number was no easy task, but the Liz Claiborne 3/4-Sleeve Geo Stitch Tunic Sweater from JCPenney was a good substitute. Done in an equally eye-catching lime green, this sweater’s stitching mimics the classic cable-knit style but does so with a more modern, geometric pattern. The best part — its original price is only $54.

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The Liz Claiborne 3/4-Sleeve Geo Stitch Tunic Sweater, found on JCPenney.com.

You’ll need a cute skater skirt to tuck your sweater into, and there’s no better skirt for the job than the Evelyn Scuba Skirt from Tobi. Featuring similar box pleats, this skirt will easily pass for Nyong’o’s style, but will only cost you an affordable $30.

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The Evelyn Scuba Skirt, found on Tobi.com.

Top off your look with a matching fedora — the Small-Brim Wool Fedora from Forever 21, to be exact. This fedora will replicate Nyong’o’s style for only $22.90.

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The Small-Brim Wool Fedora, found on Forever21.com.

As if one pop of color weren’t enough, you’ll have to add this bright blue Merona satchel from Target to your outfit to achieve her total look. Featuring a hue and hardware similar to Nyong’o’s bag, this satchel will add both color and functionality to your outfit for only $39.99.

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The Merona Satchel Handbag with Removable Crossbody Strap, found on Target.com.

No look is complete without a good high heel, and the Penny Loves Kenny Friend Pump from DSW is just the shoe to cap off our look for less. Done in a pointed-toe silhouette with the toe-box opening cut straight across the foot, this heel has all the features reminiscent of Nyong’o’s heels with an extra detail at the heel. These pumps, however, will only set you back $39.95.

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The Penny Loves Kenny Friend Pump, found on DSW.com.

Lupita Nyong’o’s New York City chic look may cost upwards of $750, but you can steal the star’s style for only $186.84. Wear it with some opaque black tights and your favorite pair of aviators, and you’ll have successfully taken Nyong’o’s look for less.

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Take Her Look [For Less]

The A-List’s 15th Anniversary party may have taken place on September 1, but the fashion from the party was just so good, we can’t help but talk about it four days later.

The party, held in their Beverly Hills showroom, played host to a gaggle of a-list celebrities (no pun intended), and each one of them attended the event in high style. While we discussed our favorite looks earlier this week, there’s one look we loved so much, we decided to recreate the entire outfit for less. And that look comes courtesy of the ever-fashionable Jamie Chung.

Chung showed up to the party in what InStyle reports is a top from Forever 21, which she paired with rag & bone leather shorts, a Ralph Lauren blazer and Oxford booties. She kept her hair and makeup simple while also opting for minimal jewelry, letting her perfectly put-together look speak for itself.

Chung’s look features an interesting combination of high, low and intermediately priced items, mixing pieces from Forever 21, Ralph Lauren and rag & bone. While the exact prices of her blazer and shorts elude our searches, a similar style of leather shorts by rag & bone — the Tennis Leather Shorts — retail for $595 at Nordstrom. But if you love Chung’s look, we were not only able to locate her exact Forever 21 top, we were able to recreate her entire look for under $200. Read on for the results!

With a couple of simple clicks, we were able to find Chung’s Forever 21 Scarf Print Top. The top features a small, all-over abstract print with a black and white striped hem and a ribbed crew neckline. Chung’s exact top is the basis of our look-alike outfit, and it will only set you back $19.90.

The Scarf Print Top, found on Forever21.com.

The Scarf Print Top, found on Forever21.com.

You’ll need leather shorts to pair your new scarf print top with, and that’s where these faux leather Short Shorts from H & M come in. These shorts share the same button and fly construction while also delivering a quilted side panel, which offers just a little bit of texture to the otherwise flat finish. These shorts could easily pass for Chung’s pricey rag & bone style, but for only $19.99, they won’t leave your bank account bare.

The Faux Leather Short Shorts, found on hm.com.

The Faux Leather Short Shorts, found on hm.com.

Finding a blazer to rival Chung’s tailored Ralph Lauren style was no easy task, but we thought the Mural Slouchy Boyfriend Blazer from Nordstrom delivered an equally crisp look. Featuring a similar collar design along with a structured shoulder, this blazer will look just as expensive as her Ralph Lauren piece, but will only cost you $74.

The Mural Slouchy Boyfriend Blazer, found on Nordstrom.com.

The Mural Slouchy Boyfriend Blazer, found on Nordstrom.com.

Rounding out our look for less are cute oxford booties, courtesy of the Tahari Grace Bootie from DSW. These booties deliver a silhouette reminiscent of Chung’s style while offering oversized laces that can be tied into a cute bow. Coming in at $69.95, these boots are the perfect way to complete our look-alike ensemble.

The Tahari Grace Bootie, found on DSW.com.

The Tahari Grace Bootie, found on DSW.com.

If you loved Jamie Chung’s ‘A-list’ style but can’t afford to pay $595 for her cute leather rag & bone shorts, you’re sure to love our recreated look for less not only for the great pieces we chose, but also for it’s $183.84 total price tag!

Happy Shopping!