Designer inspired dress that won’t cost you a fortune! Sounds good, right? I thought so 🙂 I love finding clothing for you that doesn’t cost a ton because most of you spend your money on accessories (designer handbags & shoes). While I love splurging on timeless fashion that will last me a lifetime (like this Burberry jacket I bought) I also love to save money in the fashion department. I prefer to save on trendy clothes, and splurge on designer items!
Therefore, I thought you just might love this polk-a-dot dress from Femme Luxe that looks designer but is only $25. I’m wearing a size small and it runs true to size. The material is thin so it’s great for these last few Summer months. I also love transitioning it into Fall by pairing it with killer booties.
Designer Inspired Dress
Designer inspired outfits are a thing these days. I recently talked about where to get the Saint Laurent look for less.
Polk-a-dots are all over stores right now. I’ve seen similar dresses like this one at Neiman Marcus for over $400. While I do splurge here and there on a fancy dress, it’s not practical all the time.
I’m going to share some tips on how to look elegant with designer inspired outfits.
A few tips…
- Throw on a designer handbag with a street fashion look. This instantly makes it look more expensive.
- Shoes, shoes, shoes! They matter! Take care of your shoes and keep them clean. If you don’t want to buy designer shoes buy shoes that look nice. Keep them well cared for with my magic spray.
- Keep your makeup simple.
- Accessorize with jewelry but don’t go overboard with too much at the same time.
- Invest in an at home steamer. This will keep all clothes (cheap & expensive) looking their best.
Why do designer clothes cost so much?
When you purchase designer clothes you are paying for two things: quality and brand recognition. Designer labels charge more because they are designer brands. Sometimes the quality of expensive name brands is questionable.
In my opinion, designer shoes & handbags are worth the cost. They are leather, hold up over time, and are (usually) more comfortable.
As for designer clothes, it GREATLY varies. Not all designer clothes are made the same. There are a few brands I truly believe in and will splurge on here and there (Self Portrait dresses, Frame denim, Rag & bone cashmere sweaters)
However, for most clothing items you can always find a similar or great alternative!
Polk-a-dot dress (wearing small- make sure you convert US to UK size) | Fendi 3 jours | Fendi bag strap | Valentino rockstud booties (go up half a size)
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Photography: Monica Aguinaga
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