Coats & Jackets

I have a new favorite trend for the remainder of fall and coming winter: emerald green velvet as seen at Cushnie Et Ochs‘ F/W 2015 runway show (I simply adore the matchy-matchy head-to-toe velvet look here!). There’s just something so hypnotic about this deeply rich color and sensual material mix that makes it absolutely irresistible to me! Emerald green velvet looks so luxurious, so mysterious, so noble. Luckily, a couple of fashion chains picked up on this bold trend and incorporated it into their fall/winter collections, most notably Topshop and H&M which both have an extensive selection of (emerald) velvet pieces available at the moment (check out Topshop here and H&M here). Below I’ve selected my favorite emerald velvet picks which are both fashionable and affordable. Set off your green velvet look with bold gold jewelry, a black faux fur vest or, if you really want to make a statement with your outfit, just add some glitter.

Runway Trend - Cushnie Et Ochs Fall 2015 Emerald Green Velvet

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Image source(s): Cushnie Et Ochs, H&M, Topshop

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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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Budget Look – Blue Crush by Halogen

by Irina on April 28, 2015

Alright, I’ll admit it: I will officially love cobalt blue and stripes until the day I die! There’s just no way I could ever let go of these two personal faves of mine. When I recently browsed through Nordstrom’s newest arrivals the cobalt blue hobo bag and pants by Halogen instantly caught my eye and before I knew it I was already imagining an outfit around those items with stripes being a major part of this look, of course. Well, you know what they say: “If you can’t beat them, join them.” – which is exactly what I did. What do you think of my blue crush outfit?

Budget Look - Blue Crush by Halogen

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Image source(s): Nordstrom

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Who could not love Nikki Reed‘s outfit here? A cool leather jacket, red lips and matching heels, a striped shirt paired with skinny jeans and big black shades – isn’t that a look pretty much every woman would approve (and one that would make almost every woman look good in)? It’s equally cool and casual, but also dressed up thanks to the heels and red lips and a little badass, too. Below is our budget-friendly take on Nikki Reed’s fabulous outfit. Do you like it?

Nikki Reed’s Cool Leather Jacket & Red Suede Heels Look 4 Less

Celebrity Look 4 Less - Nikki Reed's All Saints Leather Jacket & Red Manolos

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Our Rating: ★★★★½

Who?Nikki Reed
Where?Out & About in Los Angeles, California
When?September 10, 2014
What?All Saints Conroy Leather Biker Jacket ($650), Blank Denim Two Tone Skinny Jeanscj ($98), Manolo Blahnik BB Suede 105mm Pumpsls ($595)

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I am currently totally crushing on everything black and white. I also happen to have a total crush on the beautiful Annabelle from the fabulous personal style blog VIVALUXURY. And one of her recent monochrome outfits. I mean, how amazing does she look here? So seductive yet still very classy and elegant. Absolutely love the look! That’s why I decided to recreate it for you on a budget-friendly level. What do you think of my style blogger look for less? Did I nail it?

Annabelle’s Elegant Monochrome Look 4 Less

Style Blogger Look 4 Less - Crochet Crush @ VIVALUXURY

Outfit Picture via VIVALUXURY

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Image source(s): VIVALUXURY, DailyLook, MANGO, Chicwish, Zappos, ASOS, ULTA, Jessica Buurman

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