MINIMALISTIC | A "STYLE FOR LESS" SEGMENT
Whether you read Vogue, Marie-Claire, or Lucky, somewhere in those pages filled with editorials, up-and-coming celebs, and pricey "get the look" collages you have seen the latest spring/summer trend of dressing minimalistic. Though the queen of dictionaries has yet to define this haute look, dictionary.com on-the-other-hand has defined it as: (of an artistic style) using simple elements with little embellishment. While this trend may seem like it would be inexpensive considering the lack of flashy garments, it is actually a lot more expensive than you would think.
For this segment of "Style for Less", I will be showing you three runway and fashion magazine worthy minimalistic outfits, then recreating them to fit a more affordable price range.
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LOOK NO. 1 (inspo. pictures compliments of style.com)
You usually see culottes paired with all black, looking very "high-fashion" (check out look no.2 for an example). But sometimes it's nice to dress your culottes in a way that is more casual and less obvious. While browsing the internet on my favorite go-to fashion sites, I stumbled upon this look below. With the natural colored culottes paired with a denim jacket and snakeskin ankle booties, I knew this was a look that all of my resident fashionista's out there would LOVE.
Jacket: Forever 21: $28
Culottes: Zara: $80
Booties: Topshop: $75
TOTAL COST: $183
AMOUNT SAVED: $2,332
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LOOK NO.2: (inspo. pictures compliments of refinery29.com)
Like I mentioned in the above look, THIS look is seen almost everywhere. But the part of this outfit that stood out the most to me were her slip-ons. This type of shoe has become a major trend this whole year. They're casual looking but can easily be made to accompany a high-fashion street style look. And instead of the typical black leather slip-ons (that almost everyone seems to own from Topshop), the one's in this look were white, making them the statement of this outfit.
Pants: H & M: $17
Top: Forever 21: $15
Shoes: Topshop: $35
TOTAL COST: $67
AMOUNT SAVED: $753
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LOOK NO.3 (inspo. picture's compliments of refinery29.com)
I adore the look below. As much of a "boho princess" that I am, I would definitely give this look a try, even with my dislike towards anything with a collar when I put it on myself. But because of the way this chambray dress lays, the collar is softer and more relaxed causing it to not frame your face in a way that some collared shirts do, but rather in a way that adds more structure to your jaw-line. Even though this outfit from Refinery 29 didn't include the outfit details for the leggings or coat, I found dupes for the one she was wearing and the total cost still ended up being cheaper! Fashionista's rejoice!
Dress: Forever 21: $28
Booties: Topshop: $65
Leggings: Forever 21: $4
Coat: H & M: $70
TOTAL COST: $167
AMOUNT SAVED: $381
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Since this trend is all about dressing minimal. Instead of spending the big bucks at places such as Acne Studios and Rag & Bone... try spending MINIMAL money on some of my favorite clothing store dupes.