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LOOK FOR LESS | GIGI HADID

LOOK FOR LESS | GIGI HADID

After last week's hard-hitting topic of The True Cost of your cheap clothing, I decided to tone things down with a "Look for Less" article featuring the one-and-only Gigi Hadid.  Obviously, I love Gigi because she's in my girl Taylor Swift's #girlsquad, but besides that, she has this fun-loving personality that's hard to be drawn away from.  I picked out two of my favorite looks to get for less. -- but not including stores that aren't free trade or cruelty-free.  After doing some searching around, I have found that the online shop ASOS (via Learn Vest) has been taking the necessary steps to have sustainable clothing and ethical labor practices. Comment down below what your favorite look is! 

LOOK NO.1

GIGI'S LOOK

Top | Misha Collection: $94

Pants | Misha Collection: $110

Vest | The Row: $1,140

Heels | Christian Louboutin: $700

TOTAL COST | $2,044

my recreation

Top | American Apparel: $28

Pants | ASOS: $36

Vest | Max Studio: $48

Heels | ASOS: $43

TOTAL COST | $155

Amount Saved | $1,889

Gigi's look was simple and chic.  All white pieces allows for a sleek look that is sleek, but warmed up with the incorporation of the suede. 

LOOK NO.2

GIGI'S LOOK

Tank | Balmain x H&M: $35

Leather Jacket | Balmain x H&M: $400

Boots | Balmain x H&M: $350

TOTAL COST |$785

MY RECREATION

Top | H&M: $6

Leather Jacket | ASOS: $72

Boots | H&M: $60

TOTAL | $138

Amount Saved | $647

This look of Gigi's is head-to-toe black -- one of my personal favorite types of ensembles.  With her elongated tank top and cropped leather jacket, the proportions play with each other in a way that breaks up all of the black, but still keeping it sleek and chic.


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