15 MAR - 2022
It’s a dark week when petrol starts eating into my shopping budget.
Looking at the price of gas right now, it’s unlikely that I’ll be able to drop $800 on a sparkly handbag for the foreseeable future. Without needing to sell the can you can sport some of the latest trends while sticking to the budget.
Welcome to the new series, Look for Less, all about snagging a bargain on the popular items you're seeing all over IG. My style is definitely more monochrome and minimalistic (with a hint of sparkle and feathers) so if you can relate, here are some of my favourite looks for less right now.
Lily Aldrige in SIR The Label
Style Influencer Leonie Hanne
Sir Lace Slip Dress
I’ve seen every Aussie influencer in each colourway of the SIR lace slip dress. Thankfully, Meshki have come to the rescue with their version. If you’re not so into the cut out, they also have one without!
Valentino Platform Heels
Everyone on the fashion week circuit is loving platform heels sick right now, especially the Valentino and Versace ones! Swap the budget-breaking price for the Tony Bianco Jaguar Heels for a similar look.
Sleeper Feather PJs
Not going to lie, I spent $400 on a pair of Sleeper Pjs. While I have no regrets, I could have simply saved my credit card from the heart attack. In comes ASOS! Their feathers are also detachable, and come in a few colour-ways.
This saddle bag is giving me all the Dior vibes. I love that it’s also a classic timeless look - so definitely a bag you’ll wear for seasons to come! It’s also available in 11 different colourways!
If I was to buy all the Bottega heels I loved, I’d be broke. These heels were specifically ones I’d been waiting to filter down to the highstreet market, so thank you Dazie! I fell in love with the chocolate and lemon colour so got both for a Carrie Bradshaw mismatched shoe moment.
Sparkles are in!
I’m attracted to all things sequined and sparkly, so the sell-out Cult Gaia Hera back obviously caught my eye. But, I wasn’t about to drop $800 on a flimsy looking bag! Get the look with this affordable version on Aliexpress
Another look fashion influencers have been loving is the full feather top! With some setting you back more than $600 a pop, I was glad to find this Peppermayo version. It doesn’t look thin and cheap which is a huge win when looking for more affordable items!
Hailey Bieber in Saint Laurent
Yes, we’re talking about that cut out Yves Saint Laurent dress pictured at the top of the page! Now, I don’t know about you, but I don’t have an easy 4k to drop on a red carpet look, and even if I did, where would I be wearing the damn thing? If you want to channel Hailey, Maison Femalien has us covered for under $400, with both a maxi and a mini version!
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