ALEXA CHUNG | LOOK FOR LESS

LOOK NO.1

TRENCH & METALLIC BOOTIES

Alexa Chung takes this ever-so-effortless trench coat and amps it up a few notches by pairing it with metallic booties.  Since the shoes can overwhelm a more lively outfit, by pairing them with simple jeans and a coat is the way to go to look simply glam.

LOOK FOR LESS DETAILS

COAT | TAHARI

JEANS | ZARA

BOOTIES | ZARA


LOOK NO.2

LEATHER & DENIM

This is a signature Chung look and can be easily accomplished with pieces you already have in your wardrobe.  Not only is this look super casual, but it's perfect for the days where the weather just can't make up it's mind.  The leather jacket is the perfect cold-weather contrast to the chunky sandals which makes the look all-weather appropriate.

LOOK FOR LESS DETAILS

TEE | H & M

JEANS | ZARA

COAT | ZARA

SHOES | ZARA

** the leather jacket I chose for the "Look for Less" is a bit pricey, but since it is almost identical to the one Alexa Chung is wearing and also is faux leather and from a story that is in the 80th percentile for sustainability, I think that the price emulates the quality of the jacket **


LOOK NO.3

SWEATER & SUEDE

This look put together by Chung is very Parisian-chic.  With the french graphic sweater all the way down to her patent chelsea booties the ensemble screams "ready-to-hit-the-street."  Not only is this look incredibly fashionable, it also receives major comfort points.

LOOK FOR LESS DETAILS

SWEATER | ZARA

SKIRT | NORDSTROM

BOOTIES | ASOS

TIGHTS | H & M


LOOK NO.4

METALLIC MIDI & EGGSHELL BLUE

This look by Alexa Chung brings together fashion week style and loungewear.  The metallic pleated skirt is the statement of the outfit, toned down with an eggshell blue sweater that not only softens the look but makes it everyday appropriate.

LOOK FOR LESS DETAILS

SWEATER | H & M

SKIRT | FREE PEOPLE

BOOTIES | ASOS


Which Alexa Chung inspired outfit will you be recreating?  Let me know in the comments below and tag me in your picture on Instagram (@brunettewithabudget)

CARRIE BRADSHAW | LOOK FOR LESS

After just two short months of binge-watching Sex and the City, I have finally finished watching all 6 seasons shamelessly.  Currently, I am watching both of the movies in order to continue my Carrie Bradshaw obsession for just a little while longer.

After spending a good 2 months with my new BFF Carrie, I have fallen completely and irrevocably in love with her closet and sense of style.  She is the spitting image of the theoretical New York "IT girl".  And as much as I wish I could go out and drop over $400 on a new pair of Manolo's, doing so is just not realistic with my non-existent blogger and editor salary.

But even-so, I feel like I am not a minority with my adoration for all things Carrie Bradshaw.  Which is why I wanted to created 3 "Looks for Less" in order to fulfill my desire to someday be as city-chic as Carrie Bradshaw and to hopefully fulfill your wishes as well.

Fun Fact: The stylist for Carrie Bradshaw's outfits was Patricia Field.  I met her while I was in NYC last February.

look no.1 : the long-lost sweater 

This sweater was the hidden gem in Carrie's overwhelming closet.  It was the piece she pulled out of her closet and fell in love with again as she was cleaning it out to move in with Mr. Big.  This sweater is the perfect piece to include in your "wannabe-Carrie-Bradshaw" closet.  It's layer-able, versatile and adorned with beautiful embroidery that causes you to swoon in the name of fashion.

OUTFIT DETAILS

Sweater | Free People

Skirt | Missguided

Heels | ASOS

look no.2 : THE LEGENDARY TUTU

I am guilty for fast-forwarding through the intro of T.V. show's just because they are overly repetitive and after the Pilot I have seen it one-too-many-times.  But Sex and the City was different.  I was obsessed with Carrie's dusty pink tutu.  For many years now, I have been trying to find the perfect tutu to layer under and over some of my favorite pieces in my closet, but gave up hope in finding one after a year-long search.  After watching the intro of this show play several times, I decided I would reacquaint myself with the glorious tutu hunt in hopes that I would find the perfect one -- Carrie Bradshaw style.

Outfit Details

Skirt | Needle & Thread

Tank Top | H & M

Heels | ASOS

LOOK NO.3 : I WISH THE FUR WAS FAUX

As much as I love Sex and the City, I was never a fan of the use of real fur in almost every episode.  And as humorous as it was when Samantha's fur coat got red paint thrown all over it in the first movie (relive the moment here), "I couldn't help but wonder" what it would be like to recreate Carrie's signature fur coat look using faux instead.  But with that being said, finding a natural-looking faux fur coat isn't an easy feat.  But regardless of the tackiness of some faux fur coats, I still believe it is worth it in order to avoid supporting those companies that kill animals in the name of fashion. 

Outfit Details

Coat | MANGO

Dress | ASOS

Heels | Missguided

I hope these 3 looks fulfilled your aspirations to dress similar to the oh-so-fabulous Carrie Bradshaw.  Which look was your favorite?  Let me know in the comments below!  Decide you're going to re-create one of the looks?  Make sure to show off your style to me on Instagram!

@brunettewithabudget #brunettewithabudget