Okay I know what you’re thinking…Lauren Conrad again. But what can I say, I love searching for clothes that embody her chic and timeless style. Lauren Conrad debuted this ensemble on June 15, 2010 at the unveiling of her national “Got Milk” advertisement. It sure has taken me long enough to replicate, but like I said before consignment shopping is all about patience!
Lauren’s Jumpsuit- Philip Lim, Lauren’s Shoes- Christian Louboutin
While finding a Philip Lim jumper as cute as Lauren’s in a South Jersey consignment shop is unlikely (but you never know!), there are plenty of other well-made brands of a similar style out there. Check out this one I found at the Greene Street Consignment Shop on South Street.
Ruffles, check. Jumper, check. The only difference is that it is black instead of blue and cost me only $17. The brand is Lucca Couture and the original tags were still in tact!
I found this woven leather belt at Plato’s Closet in Deptford. New Jersey. It is originally from Abercrombie Kids and cost me a little less than $6.
These platform sandals are by Jessica Simpson and were found at Marshalls. Even though Marshalls is not a consignment shop, it is always full of amazing deals and is usually my go-to store for discount brand-name footwear. The retail price on these babies are $90, but I paid $49.
Plato’s Closet is always featuring their sales associates in a Look For Less Outfit on their style blog. It is so easy to replicate your favorite celebrity outfits at a price that you are comfortable with, go ahead and give it a try!
Photo Courtesy: OutfitID
In addition to consignment shopping, the Internet is an incredible tool for finding chic clothing and accessories on a college budget. I am always browsing various blogs to find ideas for my next ensemble. My favorite site for celebrity style inspiration is OutfitID, they post daily updates on recently worn celebrity outfits and where to buy them. This site is usually my first stop on the hunt to find a similar style that fits my budget. Give it a try! You will be pleasantly surprised how close you can come to recreating the original outfit at a much smaller cost.
My recent outfit obsession is this look by Lauren Conrad. She wore this shopping in Beverly Hills on January 27 (you may begin to see a trend here, I love Lauren Conrad). I am obsessed with the shoes, so I had to find a pair of my own for spring!
Lauren Conrad vs. Thriftadelphia Look for Less
Lauren Conrad’s Outfit:$2, 454
- Sunglasses – Ray Ban Classic Aviator, $139
- T-Shirt– Kain Eko modal-blend top, $110
- Handbag– Miu Miu Leather Shopping Bag, $1,420
- Skinny Jeans– Levi’s Made & Crafted Low-rise jeans, $190
- Sandals– Miu Miu Crisscross Platform Sandal, $595
Thriftadelphia’s Look for Less Outfit:$217.60
- Sunglasses – Urban Outfitters Classic Metal Aviator in Gold, $14
- T-Shirt – Forever21 Striped Weekender Top, $12.80
- Handbag – Melie Bianco Miley Hobo in Saddle, $96
- Skinny Jeans– Forever21 Classic Skinny Jean in Dark, 19.90
- Sandals – MICHAEL Michael Kors Juniper Platform Sandal in Teak, $74.90
Have a celebrity outfit you want to replicate? Post a link in the comment section and your pick could be featured on the next Look for Less!
Photo Credit: OutfitID, Bergdorf Goodman, Net-a-porter, Polyvore, Shopstyle, Urban Outfitters, Forever21, Melie Bianco, Nordstrom