Denim

UPDATE: This post has been updated on March 12, 2014. Scroll down to see the new add.

Stripes are this season’s biggest trend – can you imagine how happy I am about this since I’ve always loved all things striped? And even though I’m not the biggest fan of vertical stripes, I must say I really like these Balmain stripe skinnies. But – OMG! – $2.038? For a pair of jeans? To me this seems unjustifiable and downright overpriced. But fret not, we have found so many great stripe jeans alternatives, there’s one available for every kind of budget!

Balmain Striped Low-Rise Skinny Jeans in black and white

Balmain Striped Low-Rise Skinny Jeansls
($2.038, NET-A-PORTER)

Dollhouse Black and White Striped Skinny Jeans

UPDATE (03/12/2014): Stumbled upon these black and white striped skinnies by Dollhouse which are yet another wallet-friendly dupe of the Balmain jeans above.

Dollhouse Black and White Striped Skinny Jeans (Balmain knockoff)

Dollhouse Black and White Striped Skinny Jeanspjx
($38, Dollhouse)

7 For All Mankind Coated Striped Cigarette Jeans

If you’d like to try the striped jeans trend, but aren’t willing to spend a fortune on a seasonal trend, check out these amazingly similar cropped skinny jeans by 7 For All Mankind which will give you the same trendy look for a fraction of the Balmain price.

7 For All Mankind Coated Striped Cigarette Jeans in black and white (Balmain look-a-like)

7 For All Mankind Coated Striped Cigarette Jeanscj
($69.99, Boutique To You)

P.S.: Also available at Neiman Marcusls & Shopbopcj.

bebe Striped Multi Zip Skinny Jean

If you want to save some more bucks, bebe has another great option that will give you the designer look for less. Their striped skinny jeans retail for $129 and they even have the front zip pockets just like the Balmain original.

bebe Striped Multi Zip Skinny Jean in black and white (Balmain look-a-like)

bebe Striped Multi Zip Skinny Jean!cj
($129, bebe)

Motel Skinny Jordan Jean

Next up is Motel and their “Jordan” Jean in black and white stripe as seen on Miley Cyrus. Price point? $24.99 (sale price!). Also available in other colors.

Motel Skinny Jordan Jean in black and white stripe (Balmain look-a-like)

Motel Skinny Jordan Jeancj
($24.99, Boutique To You)

Warehouse Bold Stripe Skinny Pant

And here’s yet another great Balmain look-a-like with smaller stripes by Warehouse. These also have the zip front pockets like the real deal.

Warehouse Bold Stripe Skinny Pant in black and white (Balmain look-a-like)

Warehouse Bold Stripe Skinny Pantls
($81.38, ASOS)

Topshop MOTO Stripe Leigh Jeans

Of course Topshop couldn’t leave out such a huge trend. I really like their Balmain inspired skinny jean version. Just wish they also had the zip pockets. But for $80 these are a great and affordable alternative.

Topshop MOTO Stripe Leigh Jeans in black and white (Balmain look-a-like)

Topshop MOTO Stripe Leigh Jeansls
($80, Topshop)

ASOS Elgin Skinny Jean in Mono Stripe

ASOS‘ striped skinny jeans also looks nice and it costs $20 less than the Topshop version above.

ASOS Elgin Skinny Jean in Mono Stripe (Balmain look-a-like)

ASOS Elgin Skinny Jean in Mono Stripels
($23.76, ASOS)

Romwe Black And White Stripe Pants

Another vertical striped pants alternative by Romwe. I especially like the wallet-friendly price of $37.99!

Romwe Black And White Stripe Pants (Balmain look-a-like)

Romwe Black And White Stripe Pants
($37.99, Romwe)

Forever 21 Verticle Stripe Skinny Jeans

And here’s a final Balmain alternative for all of you who want to save some serious cash here. These striped skinnies by Forever 21 are very similar to the designer original but cost only $24.80! Also available in mint and light blue.

Forever 21 Verticle Stripe Skinny Jeans in black and white (Balmain look-a-like)

Forever 21 Verticle Stripe Skinny Jeansls
($24.80, Forever 21)

Image source(s): NET-A-PORTER, Shopbop, bebe, Boutique To You, ASOS, Topshop, Romwe, Forever 21

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A few weeks ago actress Ashley Tisdale sported a lovely yellow-infused casual look which I absolutely loved and thus had to recreate for you on a more budget-friendly level. The attention seeker in this outfit is, of course, Ashley’s fabulous sunshine yellow Céline tote and luckily I found an awesome alternative at BagInc that will leave you looking just as chic (use promo code “INTHEIRCLOSET” for 10% off!). So, what do you think about my take on Ashley’s look for less? Yay or nay?

Ashley Tisdale’s Sunshine Yellow Look 4 Less

Ashley Tisdale wearing a yellow stripe top, yellow Céline Luggage Tote and Isabel Marant Caleen Studded Booties Look 4 Less

Go Shopping:

Our Rating: ★★★★½

Who?Ashley Tisdale
Where?Running Errands in Santa Monica, California
When?July 24, 2013
What?Gucci 3502 Sunglassesls ($159.22), Lark & Wolff by Steven Alan Stripe Boatneck Sweater, Céline Luggage Tote Bagcj ($4.198), Isabel Marant Caleen Studded Ankle Bootsls ($890)

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A few days ago Jessica Alba and her cute little daughters attended Ralph Lauren’s Fall ’13 Girls Runway Show in The Hamptons. The former actress and now entrepreneur (see The Honest Life) looked absolutely amazing in head-to-toe Ralph Lauren; I just adore the navy blue polka dot dress on Jessica which she combined with a denim jacket, a monochrome two-tone satchel and matching black cork wedge heels. The dress is supposed to be from Ralph Lauren’s Black Label Collection, however, I couldn’t find it anywhere online, but stumbled upon an almost identical and more affordable alternative at NORDSTROM (see dress #1 in the list below). How do you like my budget-friendly take on Jessica Alba’s casual-chic summer look? Yay or nay?

Jessica Alba’s Ralph Lauren Denim Jacket & Polka Dot Dress Look 4 Less

Jessica Alba's Ralph Lauren Denim Jacket & Polka Dot Dress Look 4 Less

Go Shopping:

Our Rating: ★★★★☆

Who?Jessica Alba
Where?Ralph Lauren Fall ’13 Girls Runway Show, The Hamptons
When?August 5, 2013
What?Ralph Lauren Black Label Polka Dot Dress, Ralph Lauren Denim Jacket, Ralph Lauren Ricky Satchells ($2.500), Ralph Lauren Fimesa Cork Wedgescj ($297.99)

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Remember last spring when floral denim was all the rage? I was admittedly a little hesitant about that trend, but there was one floral jeans which I have fallen in love with and it was this rose-print skinny jeans by J Brand. It was love at first sight. What I liked about it is that it’s a bi-colored version and the almost tattoo-like flower print is also large enough to not look too busy which I find to be a frequent problem with floral print. This skinny jeans however looked perfect to me… perfectly expensive ($203), too!

J Brand Large Floral Print Skinny Jeans

J Brand Large Floral Print Skinny Jeanscj
($203, Shopbop)

Forever 21 Rose Print Skinny Jeans

When I browsed Forever 21‘s latest arrivals, I stumbled upon this floral skinny jeans and it immediately reminded me of the upscale J Brand version above. The beige color has more yellow undertones and the rose print on this jeans is not quite as pretty as on the designer jeans, but for $24.80 it’s a great alternative if you can’t afford to splurge on J Brand.

Forever 21 Rose Print Skinny Jeans (J Brand knockoff)

Forever 21 Rose Print Skinny Jeansls
($24.80, Forever 21)

Image source(s): Shopbop, Forever 21

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UPDATE: This post has been updated on July 19, 2013. Scroll down to see the new add.

Reinventing denim is not an easy task, but somehow the fashion industry manages to come up with new trends and variations season after season. A few trends from the last couple years have been: distressed/destroyed, ombré, floral print and pastels for example. Star print has been quite popular lately as well (we have written about Current/Elliott‘s star printed denim shorts here). Last year they also released a super chic semi-sheer star-print skinny jean which I loved! The print instantly adds interest to the outfit and takes this jeans from plain ordinary to fashionably chic. But $220? Designer denim sure isn’t for everyone’s wallet.

Current/Elliott The Stiletto Star-Print Skinny Jeans

Current/Elliott The Stiletto Star-Print Skinny Jeansls
($220, NET-A-PORTER)

Celebrities Love Current/Elliott

Dakota Fanning, Rachel Bilson, Khloe Kardashian, Sophia Bush, Jessica Alba and Rochelle Wiseman wearing Current/Elliott The Stiletto Star-Print Skinny Jeans

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Mossimo Supply Co. Juniors Rolled Cropped Denim in Star Print

UPDATE (07/19/2013): Check out these fab and budget-friendly star-print skinnies by Mossimo which are a great alternative to the sold out Current/Elliott jeans.

Mossimo Supply Co. Juniors Rolled Cropped Denim in Star Print (Current Elliott Stiletto knockoff)

Mossimo Supply Co. Juniors Rolled Cropped Denim in Star Print
($22.99, Target)

Rock & Republic Hamburg Star Skinny Ankle Jeans

UPDATE (04/25/2013): Found yet another great and budget-friendly star-printed jeans alternative by Rock & Republic which is currently on sale for $21.60 and which has been sported by both Ashley Tisdale and Kristin Chenoweth.

Rock & Republic Hamburg Star Skinny Ankle Jeans (Current Elliott Stiletto look-a-like)

Rock & Republic Hamburg Star Skinny Ankle Jeansls
($21.60, Kohl’s)

Only Star Print Skinny Jean

Luckily, we have a few brands from more affordable sectors that have also incorporated the star print trend. These skinny jeans by Only are a great alternative if you’re craving the designer look but don’t want to splurge on the original. The print is more opaque on these, but everythings else seems virtually identical.

Only Star Print Skinny Jean (Current/Elliot Stiletto Star look-a-like)

Only Star Print Skinny Jeanls
($64.49, ASOS)

P.S.: Also available at ASOS (DE)zx & ASOS (FR).

Forever 21 Star Print Skinny Jeans

If you’re looking for something even more budget-friendly, these skinny jeans by Forever 21 are super affodable at only $24.80! The star print on these is even more opaque, but the look of the Current/Elliot jeans is still very visible.

Forever 21 Star Print Skinny Jeans (Current/Elliott Stiletto Star look-a-like)

Forever 21 Star Print Skinny Jeansls
($24.80, Forever 21)

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