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A style, runway & wellness blog created by Chicago-based fashion journalist Amanda Kaplan.

EDGE | A "STYLE FOR LESS" SEGMENT

EDGE | A "STYLE FOR LESS" SEGMENT

I'm late... I know.  With school and work and traveling, posting on time has actually been a struggle.  But, none-the-less, I promise that I will try to do better and keep up and on schedule for next time.  

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WELCOME, to the first segment of "Style for Less".  For all of you fans of the edgy look out there, this post is FOR YOU (along with all of you gals -- and possibly guys -- that want to start experiencing the edgy look without the huge price tag).  

Today, I am going to be creating 3 outfits with clothing chosen from stores such as TOPSHOP and ALLSAINTS... both in which have pieces ranging individually from $30-$100+, hardly ever less than that.  Then, I am going to create 3, almost identical looking outfits from stores that are at least 50% cheaper.  So keep on reading, and make sure to comment which look is your fave. 

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LOOK NO.1

 

JACKET: ALLSAINTS: $595

SKIRT: TOPSHOP: $95

BOOTIES: ALLSAINTS: $360

NECKLACE: TOPSHOP: $35

TOTAL COST: $1085

 

JACKET: H&M: $50

SKIRT: H&M: $35

NECKLACE: H&M: $15

BOOTIES: FOREVER 21: $38

TOTAL COST: $138

AMOUNT SAVED: $947

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LOOK NO.2 

JACKET: ALLSAINTS: $215

JEANS: ALLSAINTS: $160

TOP: ALLSAINTS: $360

PURSE: ALLSAINTS: $178

TOTAL COST: $913

JACKET: GAP: $37

JEANS: FOREVER 21: $20

TOP: FOREVER 21: $18

PURSE: FOREVER 21:  $30

TOTAL COST: $105

AMOUNT SAVED: $808

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LOOK NO.3

DRESS: ALLSAINTS: $140

TIGHTS: TOPSHOP: $11

SHOES: TOPSHOP: $50

TOTAL COST: $201

DRESS: ASOS: $37

TIGHTS: TOPSHOP: $11

SHOES: FOREVER 21: $10

TOTAL COST: $58

AMOUNT SAVED: $143

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As you can see, dressing edgy does not require an unlimited amount of money and shopping at high-end stores.  By searching around, you are able to find great deals and dupes for the edgy pieces that you love.

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