Yes, I do love my J Brands and don’t we all wish we could own a Lanvin + Acne denim dress, but unfortunately, pricey designer labels are not an option for most of us. Do not fret my fashionista friends, you don’t need to spend a lot of money to look great. With a small budget and a savvy shopping attitude, denim can be found at bargain prices!
American Eagle Outfitters Spandex Leggings, $39.50
Jeggings, the most versatile item to own. Wear them with flats and a t-shirt for a cool casual look.
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Express Smocked Denim Jumpsuit, $49.50
This cute jumpsuit is great for a picnic in the park while all eyes are on you.
ASOS Denim Tuck Jumpsuit, $37.61
Who would of thought a denim jumpsuit could look this sexy? Sex it up with mile high heels and a statement necklace.
Jolt Ruffle Romper, $42.00
A sweet romper for the girly girl.
G by Guess Blair Cuffed Denim Capris, $44.50
Get ready for spring with a great pair of capris paired with heels or a great pair of wedges.
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The Limited Denim Skirt, $69.50
Every girl’s got to have a great little denim skirt. This one thinks out of the box with the thin sheer panels. Take it from day to evening, with a canvas wedge for day and platform heels by night.
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Victoria’s Secret Chain Purse, $34.50
A quilted denim bag will add a playful punch to jeans and a t-shirt or a cute little shift dress.
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DV by Dolce Vita Ontario Sandal, $49.95
Think Talitha Getty poolside in a kaftan with her man servants feeding her grapes.
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Forever21 Denim Braided Sandals, $14.80
A great pair of sandals to kick around in on the beach or out on the town.
–Nikki Cho Russo
Tags: American Eagle, ASOS, DV by Dolce Vita, Express, Forever21, G by Guess, Jolt, The Limited, Victoria's Secret
Straight from the runway of Balmain’s Spring/Summer 09 collection is a Sgt Pepper inspired jacket paired with distressed, slashed and acid washed jeans. Cool, chic and playfully rock ‘n’ roll! Perhaps a cue taken from the Beatle’s or could it be Coldplay? Nevertheless, this military/band inspired ensemble is truly a sizzling look for the spring season.
Can’t afford the Balmain price tag? Most of us can’t, but we certainly can be inspired and get the look for less.
Balmain Ripped Jeans, $1,199.54 Buy it now
Balmain Military Style Denim Jacket, $3,633.50 Buy it now
Giuseppe Zanotti for Balmain Studded Sandals, $1,546.94 Buy it now
JBrand 912 Thrasher Ripped Jeans, $218 Buy it now
3.1 Phillip Lim Cadet Jacket, $595 Buy it now
Bebe Charla Embellished Leather Gladiator Sandal, $139 Buy it now
Forever 21 Chelsie Frayed Straight Jean, $22.80 Buy it now
The Limited Military Style Jacket, $79.50 Buy it now
My Diva’s Closet Studded Gladiator Sandal, $22 Buy it now
For a more authentic version of the military/band inspired jacket, I would scour vintage stores and ebay. You will probably find a much more stylish and cheaper jacket such as this one at a starting bid of $9.99!
Click here to view this jacket on ebay
–Nikki Cho Russo
Tags: 3.1 Phillip Lim, Balmain, Bebe, ebay, Forever21, JBrand, My Diva's Closet, The Limited