Coats & Jackets

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


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)


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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Update: This post has been updated on March 16, 2014. Scroll down to see the new adds.

My personal style includes a mixture of classic designer pieces and inexpensive trendy items. When I saw this striped blazer by Tory Burch (retail price: $325), I knew there was a designer space for it in my closet. The simple shape is given a new look with nautical stripes. I’m already running imaginary outfits through my head!

Tory Burch Magnus Striped Jacket in black & white

Tory Burch Magnus Striped Jacketls
($325, Net-A-Porter)

Max Mara Striped Blazer

UPDATE (03/16/2014): Check out this striped blazer by Max Mara.

Max Mara Striped Blazer in navy and white (Tory Burch Magnus knockoff)

Max Mara Striped Blazerls
($250, Bloomingdale’s)

Old Navy Ponte-Knit Striped Blazer

UPDATE (03/16/2014): And here’s another cute striped blazer alternative. This time found at Old Navy for a steal price of $39.94!

Old Navy Ponte-Knit Blazer in navy and white (Tory Burch Magnus knockoff)

Old Navy Ponte-Knit Striped Blazercj
($39.94, Old Navy)

ELLE Striped Peplum Blazer

UPDATE (03/10/2013): Found another great Tory Burch blazer alternative by ELLE. It’s currently marked down to only $10.80!

ELLE Striped Peplum Blazer in black and white (Tory Burch Magnus look-a-like)

ELLE Striped Peplum Blazerls
($10.80, Kohl’s)

Warehouse Stripe Tailored Blazer

UPDATE (02/18/2013): Here’s another great striped blazer alternative. By Warehouse.

Warehouse Stripe Tailored Blazer in black and white (Tory Burch Magnus look-a-like)

Warehouse Stripe Tailored Blazer
($71.21, ASOS)

Tinley Road “Bleecker” Striped Blazer

UPDATE (02/26/2012): Just came across this wonderful and budget-friendly Tory Burch alternative by Tinley Road. Love the striped blazer and it’s $79 only!

Tinley Road "Bleecker" Striped Blazer in black and white (Tory Burch Magnus knockoff)

Tinley Road “Bleecker” Striped BlazereBay
($79, eBay)

Spiegel Ponté-Knit Striped Blazer

If you want to add a little stripes into your wardrobe, but don’t want to drop a whole load of your hard earned money, then this Spiegel blazer is an excellent option. The shape and stripes get the job done. If you still have your mind set on gold nautical buttons, only a few dollars and a needle and thread will do the trick.

Spiegel Ponté-Knit Striped Blazer in black & white (Tory Burch Magnus knockoff)

Spiegel Ponté-Knit Striped Blazer
($79, Spiegel)

Image source(s): Net-A-Porter, Kohl’s, ASOS, Piperlime, Spiegel


So how cool is this monochrome floral biker jacket by Christopher Kane? I love how it both unifies tough girl chic and femininity. It’s such a versatile statement piece that would look great with anything from a cool leather pant as pictured below to a cute and flirty summer dress. What I certainly don’t love though? The steep price of $1.900, of course.

Christopher Kane Floral Biker Jacket in black, grey and white

Christopher Kane Floral Biker Jacketls
($1.900, Barneys)

Club Monaco “Davie” Botanical Print Moto Jacket

If you can’t afford the pricey designer jacket, take a look at this just as faboulous look for less alternative by Club Monaco which is currently on sale for $119 (even 30% less if you take advantage of the offer posted above). The floral print on this jacket is slightly smaller, but the overall look screams Christopher Kane, don’t you agree?

Club Monaco "Davie" Botanical Print Moto Jacket in grey and white (Christopher Kane knockoff)

Club Monaco “Davie” Botanical Print Moto Jacketls
($119, Club Monaco)

Image source(s): Barneys, Club Monaco


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