Designer Look For Less
Erin’s favorite designer pieces are classic and timeless. In fact, she’ll be the first to tell you that the designer pieces she features on the blog or on Instagram are worth the investment because of the quality and price per wear. But, we get it…designer prices aren’t always in the budget. Or sometimes, you want to try out the affordable dupe first before committing to its branded counterpart. So, for today’s For Less Friday post, we wanted to round up a few of Erin’s favorites so you can achieve the designer look…FOR LESS!
Consider this the fashion equivalent of having your cake and eating it too 😋 And the best part? Each of these pieces is a closet staple that will stand the test of time in your wardrobe, so it’s worth the investment whether it’s the designer version OR the look for less. And… most of these are under $200!
Balmain Blazer For Less
This double-breasted Balmain blazer is one of Erin’s all-time favorite designer pieces and closet essentials. The tailored fit is so chic and flattering, and the details are beautiful. You can get the look for less with this Lioness blazer that’s under $100! Erin and other Team Busbee members own and love this blazer and it’s a really great quality piece. Fits true to size and does have some stretch.
Valentino Rockstud Slide Sandal For Less
These gorgeous Valentino Rockstud sandals are every bit as beautiful in person as they appear to be! Erin shared a full review here, but spoiler alert, she LOVES them. On the right, these studded sandals from Tuckernuck look almost identical to their designer counterpart. Either will pair beautifully with all your summer outfits!
Gucci Square Sunglasses For Less
An oversized pair of sunnies is perfect for hot summer months. They’ll add a little glam to your look and they’re a lifesaver for those no-makeup days! You can get the look of these oversized square Gucci sunglasses for less with this Free People pair that’s only $25.
Golden Goose Sneakers For Less
Erin can’t say enough amazing things about her Golden Goose sneakers…and her collection grows each season because the comfort is next-level. If you’re wanting to get the look for less, these sequined star, distressed sneakers on the right might be just perfect for you!
Erin shares a full review of the Golden Goose sneakers here including sizing, comfort, break-in time and more.
Rag & Bone Retro Runner For Less
Maybe white sneakers aren’t on your list of summer must-haves. If you are looking for a retro sneaker like these Rag & Bone retro runners that Erin has (in 3 colors!!), these Steve Madden Campo sneakers are very similar. Susan on our team bought these for long dog walks and raves about the comfort! They also come in a few other colors.
Sandro Pleated Trench Coat For Less
Do you remember this Sandro trench from a few seasons back? It’s one of those basics with a twist. The beautiful all-over pleating makes this piece so unique! So, we were floored when we found this affordable look-a-like. A classic trench is a must-have in every woman’s wardrobe, and these are both a little extra special.
See how Erin casually styles her trench here!
St. Laurent Medium Chain Bag
If you need that elegant black handbag that goes with everything from simple jeans to the dressiest of dresses, you might have your eye on this designer St. Laurent bag or something similar. The luxe chevron leather and gold chain hardware are chic and SO elevated. The all-leather, inspired bag from Mango has all the same details at a fraction of the price.
Bottega Veneta Woven Crossbody For Less
Bottega Veneta is one of Erin’s go-to brands when it comes to designer handbags without large logos. They have more of a “quiet luxury” vibe which basically just means understated elegance. The dupe on the right from Anthropologie gives that same sophisticated and on-trend woven look for under $100.
You can read more about the quiet luxury trend here AND find 21 pieces under $150 that give you that quiet luxury look…on a budget.
Hermes Oran Sandal For Less
You might have seen the Hermes Oran sandals on the left pop up on your Instagram feed. They are stunning! We found 2 similar pairs for less. One from Tuckernuck and another by Steve Madden. The details on all 3 are strikingly similar!
OK, your turn! Do you have a favorite designer piece that you can’t live without or even a dupe you’d like to share? We’d love to hear about it in the comments below!!
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