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Update: This post has been updated on August 26, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

Whatever you want to call this piece of clothing – a blanket, a jacket, a cape or a poncho, there’s no denying that Burberry Prorsum‘s check wool and cashmere cape from the Fall 2014 show has been declared the latest must-have item for fall and winter. The popularity of this new cape trend is mostly owed to stylish celebs and It girls like Olivia Palermo, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Sarah Jessica Parker who have all been spotted being cosily wrapped in their monogrammed Burberry blanket capes out and about to fight off the chilly weather. If you love the blanket cape trend, but can’t casually drop $1,395 (not that you could anyway since the Burberry cape is already sold out everywhere), keep on reading to find a few budget-frienldy alternatives.

Burberry Prorsum Check Wool and Cashmere-Blend Cape

Burberry Prorsum Check Wool and Cashmere-Blend Cape
($1.395, Net-A-Porter)

P.S.: Also available at Burberry (US) & Burberry (UK).

Celebrities Love Burberry Prorsum

Celebs such as Olivia Palermo, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Sarah Jessica Parker and Cara Delevingne have all been spotted wearing a Burberry Prorsum Check Wool and Cashmere-Blend Cape.

Olivia Palermo, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Sarah Jessica Parker and Cara Delevingne wearing a Burberry Prorsum Check Wool and Cashmere-Blend Cape

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Forever 21 Block-Patterned Shawl

Update (08/26/2015): Forever 21 might call this a shawl, but I call it a poncho. One that looks familiarly similar to the Burberry version above. On F21’s costs only $32.90.

Forever 21 Block-Patterned Shawl Poncho in camel multi (Burberry knockoff)

Forever 21 Block-Patterned Shawl
($32.90, Forever 21)

SheIn Asymmetric Wool Blend Cape

Let’s start with my favorite steal option which is this wool blend cape by SheIn. It’s the most similar to the Burberry original, plus it’s currently on sale for a very wallet-friendly $29.90!

SheInside Asymmetric Wool Blend Cape (Burberry Prorsum knockoff)

SheInside Asymmetric Wool Blend Cape
($29.90, SheIn)

Choies Multicolor Poncho Cape Coat

Another noteworthy alternative is this cape coat from Choies. Similar design and a nice price tag! Steal deal alert!

Choies Multicolor Poncho Cape Coat (Burberry Prorsum knockoff)

Choies Multicolor Poncho Cape Coat
($36.99, Choies)

Jessica Buurman “DEIDRE” Color Block Poncho Blanket Coat

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If you’re ready to invest a little into your new must-have cape, then this blanket coat from Jessica Buurman might be the right choice for you. It’s the most expensive option at $115, but it’s also very similar to the original Burberry Prorsum cape, plus Jessica Buurman is known for selling high-quality designer-inspired items, so the investment might pay off eventually.

Jessica Buurman "DEIDRE" Color Block Poncho Blanket Coat (Burberry Prorsum knockoff)

Jessica Buurman “DEIDRE” Color Block Poncho Blanket Coat
($115, Jessica Buurman)

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Stripes. I’m still ridiculously obsessed with them and probably will never grow tired of them. That’s why I probably don’t have to tell you how I feel about this striped silk midi skirt by Tibi. And after seeing this skirt on some of my most favorite fashion bloggers, it made my obsession with it ten times worse. Not that I could give in to the temptation of buying it – that skirt costs a whopping $698! But still… if I was rich girl (na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na nah)

Tibi Escalante Striped Silk Full Skirt in black and cream

Tibi Escalante Striped Silk Full Skirt
($698, Tibi)

Style Bloggers Love Tibi

Personal style bloggers such as Blair Eadie (Atlantic-Pacific), Amber (Forever Amber), Wendy Nguyen (Wendy’s Lookbook) and Ania Boniecka (Ania B.) have all been spotted wearing a Tibi Escalante Striped Silk Full Skirt.

Blair Eadie (Atlantic-Pacific), Amber (Forever Amber), Wendy Nguyen (Wendy's Lookbook) and Ania Boniecka (Ania B.) wearing a Tibi Striped Midi Skirt

Who wore Tibi best?

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Topshop Stripe Midi Skirt

Luckily, Topshop caters to the needs of us stripe-lovin’, budget-conscious fashionistas, so they came up with a fantastic Tibi look for less option that will cost you just 1/7 of what the real deal would set you back. It’s not the cheapest skirt in town, I admit, but from what I read in reviews, the quality seems to be good and the fabric to be heavy and crease-free. And who doesn’t love to save time on ironing? Get this beauty while it’s still available, it’s almost sold out at Topshop and Nordstrom will probably follow soon as well.

Topshop Stripe Midi Skirt in black and white (Tibi Escalante knockoff)

Topshop Stripe Midi Skirt
($105, Nordstrom)

P.S.: Also available at Topshop.

Choies Striped Midi Skirt

If you love striped skirts, but don’t want to spend $100 on one, then you might want to take a look at this Tibi-inspired midi skirt I discovered at Choies. It looks very similar to the real deal, but costs only $17.99! You shouldn’t expect too much quality-wise, but if you want a cheap fashion fix for your stripes obession, this is probably the best way to go.

Choies Striped Midi Skirt in black and white (Tibi Escalante knockoff)

Choies Striped Midi Skirt
($17.99, Choies)

P.S.: Also available at Romwe & SheIn.

Image source(s): Tibi, Atlantic-Pacific, Forever Amber, Wendy’s Lookbook, Ania B., Nordstrom, Choies

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Update: This post has been updated on August 23, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

I remember Rag & Bone most notably for their amazing shoes, but after seeing this cool yet preppy yet sexy plunging v-neck sweater here, I think I might have to start taking a closer look at their clothing line as well. What I really like about this sweater is the juxtaposition of the preppy design against the super sexy deep v-neck. But would I be willing to spend $395 on this – admittedly very stylish – sweater? Probably not.

Rag & Bone Talia Plunging V-Neck Ribbed Sweater in white and black

Rag & Bone Talia Plunging V-Neck Ribbed Sweater
($395, Nordstrom)

P.S.: Also available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman & Rag + Bonepjx .

Celebrities Love Rag & Bone

Celebs such as Jaime King and Lindsay Lohan and style bloggers such as Blair (Atlantic-Pacific) and Anouk Yve (Creators of Desire) have all been spotted wearing Rag & Bone Talia Plunging V-Neck Ribbed Sweater.

Jaime King, Lindsay Lohan, Blair Eadie (Atlantic-Pacific) and Anouk Yve (Creators of Desire) wearing a Rang & Bone Talia V-Neck Varsity Sweater

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Forever 21 Varsity Stripe V-Neck Sweater

Update (08/23/2015): And here we go: Forever 21‘s fifth Rag & Bone’s Talia sweater dupe! This one retails for $19.90 and comes in either black, cream or red. Variations of this sweater are also available here, here, here & here (plus size). Order one size up for an oversized fit.

Forever 21 Varsity Stripe V-Neck Sweater in cream and black (Rag & Bone Talia knockoffs)

Forever 21 Varsity Stripe V-Neck Sweater
($19.90, Forever 21)

P.S.: Also available at Forever 21 (Canada)ls, Forever 21 (UK)ls & Forever 21 (EU).

Vince Camuto Border Stripe V-Neck Sweater

Update (02/19/2015): And now Vince Camuto have their very own Rag & Bone Talia dupe sweater. Available for a very affordable $34.65 (sale price)!

Vince Camuto Border Stripe V-Neck Sweater in white and black (Rag & Bone Talia knockoff)

Vince Camuto Border Stripe V-Neck Sweaterls
($34.65, Dillard’s)

P.S.: Also available at Vince Camuto, Macy’s & Nordstromls.

Nasty Gal Club Kid Plunging Sweater Dress

Update (02/10/2015): Because of the popularity of the Boys Club Sweater, Nasty Gal have now released a longer sweater dress version of their Rag & Bone Talia inspired varsity sweater. Love this one!

Nasty Gal Club Kid Plunging Sweater Dress in white and black (Rag & Bone Talia knockoff)

Nasty Gal Club Kid Plunging Sweater Dress
($31.20, Nasty Gal)

SheInside V Neck Long Sleeve Striped Knit Sweater

Update (02/10/2015): Discovered yet another Rag & Bone Talia sweater dupe! This time at SheInside. A very budget-friendly steal for under $25!

SheInside V Neck Long Sleeve Striped Knit Sweater in white and black (Rag & Bone Talia knockoff)

SheInside V Neck Long Sleeve Striped Knit Sweater
($24.67, SheIn)

GoJane Hey Preppy Varsity Stripe Sweater

Update (01/24/2015): And another Rag & Bone Talia inspired v-neck oversized sweater. Found at GoJane and available for $17.95.

GoJane Hey Preppy Varsity Stripe Sweater in white and black (Rag & Bone Talia knockoff)

GoJane Hey Preppy Varsity Stripe Sweater
($17.95, GoJane)

Chicwish Contrast Deep V-Neck Sweater

Update (01/04/2015): Found another Rag & Bone Talia sweater dupe! This time at Chicwish. Available in either black or white for under $50!

Chicwish Contrast Deep V-Neck Sweater in white (Rag & Bone Talia knockoff)

Chicwish Contrast Deep V-Neck Sweater
($46.67, Chicwish)

Trouvé Cricket V-Neck Sweater

Update (12/22/2014): I think we have a new contender for “Best Rag & Bone Talia Sweater Dupe” in this v-neck sweater by Trouvé. So, so close to the original, but only $78 instead of $395!

Trouvé Cricket V-Neck Sweater in white and black (Rag & Bone Talia knockoff)

Trouvé Cricket V-Neck Sweater
($78, Nordstrom)

ASOS Cricket Sweater With V-Neck And Tipping

Update (12/22/2014): Also discovered these Rag & Bone inspired cricket sweaters at ASOS which are currently on sale for under $50.

ASOS Cricket Sweater With V-Neck And Tipping (Rag & Bone Talia knockoffs)

ASOS Cricket Sweater With V-Neck And Tipping
($45.48, ASOS)

Forever 21 Deep V-Neck Sweater

Update (10/03/2014): Forever 21 must really love Rag & Bone Talia sweater as this is their 4th dupe of this highly popular preppy sweater.

Forever 21 Deep V-Neck Sweater in white and black (Rag & Bone Talia knockoff)

Forever 21 Deep V-Neck Sweater
($22.90, Forever 21)

French Connection Cricket Knits Jumper

Update (09/18/2014): Here’s another less extreme version which I found at French Connection today.

French Connection Cricket Knits Jumper in white and navy (Rag & Bone Talia knockoff)

French Connection Cricket Knits Jumper
(£30, French Connection)

Warehouse Cricket Jumper

Update (09/18/2014): Discovered this grey Rag & Bone Talia alternative at Warehouse as well.

Warehouse Cricket Jumper in grey (Rag + Bone Talia knockoff)

Warehouse Cricket Jumper
($45, Warehouse)

LuLu*s Varsity Charm Ivory Sweater Top

Update (09/04/2014): Spotted another Rag & Bone Talia dupe! What do you think of this low cut v-neck varsity sweater of LuLu*s? Hot or not?

LuLu*s Varsity Charm Ivory Sweater Top in black and white (Rag & Bone Talia knockoff)

LuLu*s Varsity Charm Ivory Sweater Top
($67, LuLu*s)

Forever 21 Varsity-Striped Sweater

Update (09/04/2014): I also found this more “decent”, high-necked Talia sweater look-a-like at Forever 21 for under $20. Also available in black.

Forever 21 Varsity-Striped Sweater in black and white (Rag & Bone Talia knockoff)

Forever 21 Varsity-Striped Sweater
($19.99, Forever 21)

Nasty Gal Boys Club Sweater

Update (08/13/2014): So happy to have come across these super identical, fabulous Rag & Bone Talia sweater dupes at Nasty Gal. These sweaters are $24 (sale price!) and have sold out once already, so be sure to snap them up ASAP if you love the style.

Nasty Gal Boys Club Sweater (Rag & Bone Talia knockoff)

Nasty Gal Boys Club Sweater
($24, Nasty Gal)

Forever 21 V-Neck Varsity Sweater

Update (05/27/2014): Forever 21 now have another fabulous Rag & Bone Talia sweater dupe available for under $30! Yay! Get it before it sells out like the other one below!

Forever 21 V-Neck Varsity Sweater in white and black (Rag & Bone Talia knockoff)

Forever 21 V-Neck Varsity Sweater
($29.80, Forever 21)

Forever 21 Daring V-Neck Sweater

Update (04/30/2014): Discovered an amazing and super budget-friendly Rag & Bone Talia sweater dupe at Forever 21. Available in white/black and navy/white for under $25!

Forever 21 Daring V-Neck Sweater in white and black (Rag & Bone Talia knockoff)

Forever 21 Daring V-Neck Sweater
($24.80, Forever 21)

Missguided “Eleonora” V Neck Stripes Jumper

Alright, so this Missguided jumper doesn’t have the same deep v-neck, I know, the overall design however is still very similar to the Rag & Bone Talia Sweater. Plus, it retails for a very wallet-friendly £15.99 and comes in either cream or a beautiful lavender color (my personal favorite!).

Missguided "Eleonora" V Neck Stripes Jumper in white and black (Rag & Bone Talia knockoff)

Missguided “Eleonora” V Neck Stripes Jumperls
($25, Missguided)

P.S.: Also available at Missguided (UK).

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Update: This post has been updated on August 3, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

I think it has become clear why celebs absolutely adore the essential trench, and after all who can blame them? As a vital wardrobe must, this trench coat by Burberry is the ultimate classical statement with a contemporary twist. The silhouette is very flattering, framing the body and accentuating (and concealing) all the right places. Featuring leather piping, this adds a modern flair and truly brings a swanky feel to this highly coveted item. Though the price tag is quite steep, the steal below speaks for itself!

Burberry London Leather Piped Belted Gabardine Trench in honey

Burberry London Leather Piped Belted Gabardine Trenchls
($1.895, Burberry)

P.S.: Also available at Burberry (UK)ls.

Warehouse Pipe Detail Mac

UPDATE (08/03/2015): Just discovered this lovely piped trench coat at Warehouse and thought it would be a nice look for less alternative to the Burberry trench above.

Warehouse Pipe Detail Mac in stone beige (Burberry knockoff)

Warehouse Pipe Detail Macls
($151, Warehouse)

P.S.: Also available at Warehouse (UK)ls & Warehouse (AU)ls.

Anne Klein Piped Trench Coat

UPDATE (02/23/2014): Stumbled upon this piped trench at Anne Klein today and it instantly reminded me of the Burberry one above. Price: $149.

Anne Klein Piped Trench Coat in stone (Burberry London knockoff)

Anne Klein Piped Trench Coatamazon
($149, Aamazon)

Mango Contrast Trimming Trench

UPDATE (11/14/2012): And here’s another great Burberry for less piped trench coat option by Mango. What do you think?

Mango Contrast Trimming Trench in beige (Burberry London knockoff)

Mango Contrast Trimming Trench
($129.99, Mango)

P.S.: Also available at Mango (UK)ls.

Warehouse Piped Trench

UPDATE (08/02/2012): Check out this fabulous Warehouse trench coat I found on ASOS today. So similar to the Burberry trench, isn’t it? Love this one!

Warehouse Piped Trench in camel (Burberry knockoff)

Warehouse Piped Trench
($140.85, ASOS)

Wallis Tipped Belted Trench

Wallis is currently having a sale on this an amazing Tipped Belt Trench priced for only $88! As trench coat season is soon approaching, this one would definitely serve as a great transition piece plus make a staple in your closet. Also, if you’re against wearing leather, this may be a great alternative to the Burberry trench as it highlights a similar style without the leather piping.

Wallis Tipped Belted Trench in stone (Burberry Gabardine knockoff)

Wallis Tipped Belted Trenchls
($88, Wallis)

P.S.: Also available at Wallis (UK).

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I think I must have already mentioned at least a thousand times how much I adore the feminine creations of Italian fashion house Dolce & Gabbana. And it seems Poppy Delevingne is also a fan because she took to the red carpet last week looking like straight out of a fairy tale wearing a gorgeous floral Dolce & Gabbana brocade mini dress, red Aquazzura pumps and a Jennifer Behr floral headband. I loved Poppy’s romantic look so much, I simply had to recreate her premiere outfit on a more budget-friendly level. How do you like it?

Poppy Delevingne’s Dolce & Gabbana Rose-Print Dress Look 4 Less

Poppy Delevingne's Romantic Dolce & Gabbana Rose-Print Dress Look 4 Less

Go Shopping:

Our Rating: ★★★★★

Who?Poppy Delevingne
Where?Paper Towns” Premiere, New York
When?July 21, 2015
What?Dolce & Gabbana Rose Print Brocade Dressls ($3.495), Aquazzura Matilde Crisscross Tie-Back Point-Toe Pumpsls ($695), Jennifer Behr Contessa Swarovski Crystal-Embellished Headbandls ($630)

P.S.: The Closet rose-print dress is also available at Closet London & Zalando.deaffilinet.

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