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I almost get the sensation that I’m looking at a Magic Eye poster when I look at this Givenchy Ottoman Stitch Stripe Jacket. It’s definitely different and very appealing to the eye. I love how Keri Hilson sports it with a pair of black skinnies and a peep-toe boot. Such elegance when it’s worn so simplified. I’m very curious to see how this jacket would look with a pair of jeans as opposed to the all-black ensemble. So, if you want to get the look and not be on the waiting list and spend $1557 on this striking jacket, here are a few more choices!

Givenchy Ottoman Stitch Stripe Jacket

Givenchy Ottoman Stitch Stripe Jacketls
($1.557, Net-A-Porter)

Celebrities Love Givenchy

Keri Hilson, Liv Tyler & Courtney Love wearing a black and white Givenchy Ottoman Stitch Stripe Jacket

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White House Black Market Striped Ponte Blazer

Update (01/30/2017): Didn’t really expect to find any more dupes of this striped Givenchy jacket after four years, but White House Black Market onbviously beg to differ.

White House Black Market Striped Ponte Blazer in black and white (Givenchy dupe)

White House Black Market Striped Ponte Blazer
($140, White House Black Market)

Old Navy Single-Button Jersey-Knit Striped Blazer

Update (01/30/2017): Also came across this super budget-friendly striped blazer at Old Navy which would be a great designer real deal alternative for under $40.

Old Navy Single-Button Jersey-Knit Striped Blazer in navy and white (Givenchy inspired)

Old Navy Single-Button Jersey-Knit Striped Blazer
($39.94, Old Navy)

Wallis Black Stripe Jacket

Update (05/18/2013): Just discovered this striped blazer at Wallis which would be a great alternative to the pricey Givenchy jacket. On sale for $70!

Wallis Black Stripe Jacket in black and white (Givenchy Ottoman look-a-like)

Wallis Black Stripe Jacket
($70, Wallis)

Anthropologie Striped Spinnaker Blazer

Update (07/25/2012): Found another lovely striped blazer option over at Anthropologie for under $100.

Anthropologie Striped Spinnaker Blazer in black and white (Givenchy knockoff)

Anthropologie Striped Spinnaker Blazer
($98, Anthropologie)

Smythe Piped One Button Blazer

Update (02/25/2012): If you’re looking for a high quality alternative, look no further because this striped Smythe blazer is a great Givenchy look-a-like. It does retail for a very hefty $486.50, but it’s still less than 50% of the original’s price.

Smythe Piped One Button Blazer in black and white (Givenchy knockoff)

Smythe Piped One Button Blazercj
($486.50, Shopbop)

Mango Cotton Sailor Blazer

Update (02/25/2012): And here’s another great inspired-by option by MANGO.

Mango Cotton Sailor Blazer in navy and white (Givenchy knockoff)

Mango Cotton Sailor Blazer
($79.99, Mango)

Canna Striped Blazer

Update (07/15/2011): Just came across another fabulous and budget-friendly Givenchy alternative by Canna.

Canna Striped Blazer in black and white (Givenchy knockoff)

Canna Striped Blazerls
($99, Nordstrom)

Alice + Olivia “Sage” Striped Blazer

I love this Alice + Olivia “Sage” Striped Blazer! I love the shoulders and the pockets! Very similar to the Givenchy and you won’t be out $1557 either. Priced at $368 this jacket is definitely a steal. But, if it still doesn’t fit your budget we have some more for ya!

Alice + Olivia Sage Striped Peak Lapel Blazer in navy and white (Givenchy Ottoman knockoff)

Alice + Olivia “Sage” Striped Blazercj
($368, Shopbop)

Aryn K. Stripe Blazer

This Aryn K. blazer has slightly bigger stripes than the Givenchy and the Alice + Olivia, but I’m really enjoying the collar detail around the neckline on this one. And priced at $94, I’d say it’s pretty budget-friendly!

Aryn K. Stripe Blazer in black and white (Givenchy Ottoman knockoff)

Aryn K. Stripe Blazer
($94, 6pm)

Tart “Camryn” Jacket

Now this Tart jacket looks the most like the Givenchy with the striping. However, it looks more of “going to the office” than a jacket that you can wear more casually. Nonetheless, if you like the look and you’re really loving the stripes of the Givenchy and want something a little more affordable, I’d go for this one!

Tart "Camryn" Jacket in black and white (Givenchy Ottoman knockoff)

Tart “Camryn” Jacket
($69.99, Last Call)

525 America Striped Blazer

OK, so I’m not sure how I feel about this jacket by 525 America. I like the buttons, but I feel like it should’ve been a full-length sleeve rather than a 3/4 sleeve. Especially since you have the button style of a pea-coat! It does look cute with jeans and priced at $95.99, it might suit your taste for the warmer weather that’s soon ahead.

525 America Striped Blazer in navy and white (Givenchy Ottoman knockoff)

525 America Striped Blazer
(95.99, Macy’s)

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Update: This post has been updated on January 25, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

Oh Balmain, how I love your sharp-tailored blazers! And apparently Kim Kardashian does just the same as she’s been spotted wearing this gorgeous military-inspired double-breasted leather blazer on at least 12 different outings. And if you follow Kim K.’s style, you’ll know how rare it is to see her wear something as bold as this blazer more than once, so she must be really in love with this particular piece. I so wish I could afford me some Balmain real deal goodness, but at $3.710 this isn’t going to happen anytime soon.

Balmain Double-Breasted Leather Blazer in black and gold

Balmain Double-Breasted Leather Blazerls
($3.710, Net-A-Porter)

P.S.: Also available at Neiman Marcusls, Forward by Elyse Walker, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Matches Fashionls, S|Sense, MyTheresa, Stylebop & Vestiaire Collective.

Kim Kardashian Loves Balmain

Balmain’s no. 1 fangirl, Kim Kardashian, has been spotted wearing Balmain Double-Breasted Leather Blazer at least a dozen times.

Kim Kardashian wearing a black Balmain Double-Breasted Leather Blazer

Missguided Faux Leather Military Blazer

Update (01/25/2017): Just spotted this lovely Balmain faux leather blazer dupe at Missguided which has a cool weathered look to it. Price: $81. Bonus: US students get a generous 30% student discount on their orders at Missguided!

Missguided Faux Leather Military Blazer in black (Balmain dupe)

Missguided Faux Leather Military Blazer
($81, Missguided)

P.S.: Also available at Missguided (UK) & Missguided (EU + International).

Vakko for INC International Concepts Faux-Leather Blazer

While randomly browsing the big ol’ Internet today, I stumbled upon this chic faux leather blazer by INC International Concepts and it stopped me right in my tracks. Everything about it looked so familiar – the design, the colors, the silhouette – and after about five seconds it dawned on me: Balmain on a budget for sure! The original price for this piece used to be $169.50 which I find to be quite heavy for a *faux* leather blazer, but luckily it got marked down to a little over $100 as of now. So if you’re a passionate Balmain lover and are willing to invest a bit to get the coveted designer look, this is a great alternative.

Vakko for INC International Concepts Faux-Leather Blazer in black and gold (Balmain dupe)

Vakko for INC International Concepts Faux-Leather Blazer
($105.99, Macy’s)

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We do see a whole lot of lace-up bodysuits or tops in stores nowadays, but back in 2015 Givenchy were among the first designers to rediscover this super sexy trend in their badass Fall/Winter collection 2015. Shortly after the collection debut, mega socialite Kim Kardashian wore the runway look head-to-toe, going braless in this deep plunging v-neck bodysuit and – if I might add – absolutely killing it while doing so! Sure, the outfit was risqué, revealing and overtly sexual, but Kim had the poise and attitude to pull it off. The lace-up bodysuit then continued to garner further fame and attraction as more celebrities and fashion insiders have been seen wearing this super sexy, bondage-inspired $2.600 Givenchy number. Yes, you read that right: this bodysuit costs $2.600!

Givenchy V-Seamed Lace-Up Bodysuit in black

Givenchy V-Seamed Lace-Up Bodysuitls
($2.600, Neiman Marcus)

P.S.: Also available at Bergdorf Goodmanls.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Givenchy

Celebs such as Miranda Kerr and Kim Kardashian as well as style blogger Negin Mirsalehi have been spotted wearing a Givenchy V-Seamed Lace-Up Bodysuit.

Miranda Kerr, Kim Kardashian and Negin Mirsalehi wearing a black Givenchy V-Seamed Lace-Up Bodysuit

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Nasty Gal Bad to the Bone Lace-Up Bodysuit

If you want to try the lace-up bodysuit trend without having to go bankrupt, I suggest you take a long good look at this Givenchy inspired number by Nasty Gal. It’s super close to the real deal, but costs a fraction of the designer price: $78 instead of $2.600! This one’s my personal dupe favorite!

Nasty Gal Bad to the Bone Lace-Up Bodysuit in black (Givenchy dupe)

Nasty Gal Bad to the Bone Lace-Up Bodysuitls
($78, Nasty Gal)

Charlotte Russe Ribbed Lattice Lace-Up Bodysuit

Not ready to go that low with the plunging neckline yet? Or you’re simply looking for a cheaper alternative? No problem, Charlotte Russe has got you covered. Their ribbed lattice lace-up bodysuit has all the important key details of the Givenchy real deal without the neckline plunging down to the belly button aaaaaand it’s super budget-friendly, too, because it’s only $21.99! Major steal deal alert!

Charlotte Russe Ribbed Lattice Lace-Up Bodysuit in black (Givenchy inspired)

Charlotte Russe Ribbed Lattice Lace-Up Bodysuit
($21.99, Charlotte Russe)

Bardot “Tavia” Lace-up Bodysuit

Another fab steal deal option is this lace-up bodysuit by Bardot. Like the Nasty Gal version, this one, too, is very similar to the pricey Givenchy bodysuit. It’s currently on sale for $51, but you have to hurry as it’s pretty much sold out everywhere.

Bardot Tavia Lace-up Bodysuit in black (Givenchy dupe)

Bardot “Tavia” Lace-up Bodysuit
($51, ASOS)

P.S.: Also available at Lord & Taylorls, Bloomingdale’s & Revolve.

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Update: This post has been updated on January 23, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

Fall has officially arrived now and I am slowly starting to build my winter wardrobe. Acne Studios‘ “Velocite” shearling jacket has been an obsession of mine for several years. I just love the luxe-looking, plush shearling lining, the straps and buckles, the oversized moto look. It’s the perfect winter jacket and just look how fab and cozy all the style bloggers look in their Acne Velocite below. The only thing holding me back to get my own Acne Velocite? The price tag, of course. $2.800 is a pretty steep price.

Acne Studios Velocite Oversized Shearling Biker Jacket in black and camel tan suede

Acne Studios Velocite Oversized Shearling Biker Jacket
($2.800, Forward by Elyse Walker)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstromls, La Garçonne, Net-A-Porterls, Shopbop, Barneysls, LN-CC, Acne Studios, S|Sense, Saks Fifth Avenuels, Browns Fashionls, MyTheresa & Jades24.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Acne Studios

Celebs such as Rihanna, Blake Lively and Rachel Weisz as well as personal style bloggers like Gala Gonzalez (Amlul Fashion Blogger) and Betty Autier (Le Blog de Betty) have all been spotted wearing an Acne Studios Velocite Oversized Shearling Biker Jacket.

Gala Gonzalez (Amlul Fashion Blogger), Betty Autier (Le Blog de Betty), Janni Delér & MVB by Marie von Behrens in Acne Studios Velocite Oversized Shearling Biker Jacket

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Pixie Market Faux Shearling Fur Biker Jacket

Update (02/23/2017): Discovered this lovely Acne Velocite inspired faux shearling jacket at Pixie Market today. It’s a little on the expensive side at $279, but the quality looks quite decent, don’t you agree? Use promo code “CNY2017” to get 15% off everything at Pixie Market. This would lower the price for this jacket down to a little over $237 which makes a saving of over $40!

Pixie Market Faux Shearling Fur Biker Jacket in brown and black (Acne Studios Velocite inspired)

Pixie Market Faux Shearling Fur Biker Jacket
($279, Pixie Market)

J.O.A. Faux Shearling Jacket

Update (01/18/2017): Stumbled upon this great Acne inspired aviator jacket by J.O.A. in khaki green and brown which retails for $145 and couldn’t NOT tell you about this awesome designer dupe find.

J.O.A. Faux Shearling Jacket in olive and brown (Acne Studios Velocite dupe)

J.O.A. Faux Shearling Jacketls
($145, Nordstrom)

P.S.: Also available in ivory white at Amazonamazon.

Missguided Oversized Faux Fur Lined Aviator Pilot Jacket

Update (11/10/2016): Today I came across yet another set of Acne Velocite inspired aviator jackets at Missguided. They’re available in a variety of colors including black, blue, wine and camel and cost $110.50.

Missguided Oversized Faux Fur Lined Aviator Pilot Jacket in black, blue, wine and camel (Acne Studios Velocite inspired)

Missguided Oversized Faux Fur Lined Aviator Pilot Jacket
($110.50, Missguided)

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

Forever 21 Bonded Faux Suede Moto Jacket

Update (11/10/2016): Forever 21 also came up with a new Acne inspired moto jacket available in black or blush for a little under $30 (sale price!).

Forever 21 Bonded Faux Suede Moto Jacket in black and blush (Acne Studios Velocite inspired)

Forever 21 Bonded Faux Suede Moto Jacket
($23.95, Forever 21)

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

Vero Moda “Taina” Faux Fur Biker Jacket

Update (11/10/2016): I also came discovered these aviator jackets by Vero Moda which bear a strong resemblance to Acne’s Velocite jacket.

Vero Moda "Taina" Faux Fur Biker Jacket in black and tan (Acne Studios Velocite dupes)

Vero Moda “Taina” Faux Fur Biker Jacket
(€71.95, Zalando)

P.S.: Also available at Vero Moda & Lipsyls.

Warehouse Oversized Faux Fur Biker Jacket

Update (11/10/2016): And here’s one more set of Acne Velocite dupes! By Warehouse, available in black or khaki/brown for $151.

Warehouse Faux Shearling Aviator Jacket in brown (Acne Studios Velocite inspired)

Warehouse Oversized Faux Fur Biker Jacket
($151, ASOS)

P.S.: Also available at Zalando & Warehousels.

River Island Oversized Faux Fur Aviator Jacket

Update (09/19/2016): Now that summer is over, more Acne Velocite dupes are starting to roll in! Found these Acne inspired faux leather + faux fur aviator jackets at River Island.

River Island Oversized Faux Fur Aviator Jacket in black and tan (Acne Studios Velocite dupes)

River Island Oversized Faux Fur Aviator Jacket
($100, River Island)

P.S.: Also available at River Island (UK)ls & River Island (EU).

Topshop “April” Faux Shearling Biker Jacket

Update (09/19/2016): Topshop has two great faux suede + faux shearling Acne Velocite alternatives in either black or khaki for affordable $150.

Topshop Faux Shearling Biker Jacket in black and khaki (Acne Studios Velocite dupes)

Topshop “April” Faux Shearling Biker Jacketls
($150, Nordstrom)

P.S.: Also available at Topshop & Zalando.

Topshop Real Shearling Biker Jacket

Update (09/19/2016): If you’re willing to invest, but not just as much as the real deal, how about this gorgeous real shearling aviator jacket, also by Topshop, for $1.100 instead? Definitely not a steal deal, but still $1.700 cheaper than the Acne Studios designer version..

Topshop Real Shearling Biker Jacket in ivory white (Acne Studios Velocite dupe)

Topshop Real Shearling Biker Jacketls
($1.100, Nordstrom)

P.S.: Also available at Topshop.

Jakke “Natasha” Oversized Faux Fur Collar Suedette Biker Coat

Update (09/19/2016): I also spotted these lovely suedette biker jackets by Jakke for £125 which you can buy at Lipsy.

Jakke "Natasha" Oversized Faux Fur Collar Suedette Biker Coat in black and taupe (Acne Studios Velocite dupes)

Jakke “Natasha” Oversized Faux Fur Collar Suedette Biker Coatls
(£125, Lipsy)

Dolce Vita “Veronica” Faux Shearling Moto Jacket

Update (09/10/2016): Discovered this lovely faux shearling, faux suede moto jacket at Dolce Vita today and it instantly reminded me of Acne’s Velocite. Price: $192.99 (on sale!).

Dolce Vita "Veronica" Faux Shearling Moto Jacket in black faux suede (Acne Studios Velocite dupe)

Dolce Vita “Veronica” Faux Shearling Moto Jacketamazon
($192.99, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Dolce Vita & Revolve.

Dolce Vita “Maelle” Oversized Faux Shearling Vest

Update (09/10/2016): And if you’re not looking for a jacket, here’s a great Acne Velocite inspired vest alternative for $125.99, also by Dolce Vita. Available in 3 colors.

Dolce Vita "Maelle" Oversized Faux Shearling Vest in black and ivory (Acne Studios Velocite inspired)

Dolce Vita “Maelle” Oversized Faux Shearling Vest
($125.99, Dolce Vita)

P.S.: Also available at Sole Society, Revolve & Amazonamazon.

Muubaa “Darma” Shearling Biker Jacket

Update (01/05/2016): OMG! I just stumbled upon this insanely beautiful Acne Velocite look-alike in ivory by Muubaa. And the best part? This beauty is currently 50% off (even though I have to admit £562.50 is still quite a heavy price tag)!

Muubaa "Darma" Shearling Biker Jacket in ivory (Acne Velocite dupe)

Muubaa “Darma” Shearling Biker Jacket
(£562.50, Muubaa)

Missguided Faux Shearling Pilot Jacket

Update (11/09/2015): Spotted another Acne Velocite dupe today! Check out these faux shearling pilot jackets available at Missguided for $110.50 in either black or beige faux leather. What do you think of this one? Good one or not?

Missguided Faux Shearling Pilot Jacket in black and beige (Acne Velocite knockoffs)

Missguided Faux Shearling Pilot Jacket
($110.50, Missguided)

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

Forever 21 Faux Fur-Lined Jacket

Luckily, you can get a very similar look with this cozy faux fur-lined jacket by Forever 21. It’s not exactly a Velocite dupe, but the Acne inspiration is still very visible here I think. Get this beauty for as little as $62.90!

Forever 21 Faux Fur-Lined Jacket in black (Acne Velocite knockoff)

Forever 21 Faux Fur-Lined Jacket
($62.90, Forever 21)

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

Stradivarius Oversize Jacket

I also spotted this fab-looking, budget-friendly Velocite alternative at Stradivarius for all of my European readers. It’s pretty close to the real deal, huh?

Stradivarius Oversize Jacket in black faux suede (Acne Velocite knockoff)

Stradivarius Oversize Jacket
(£55.99, Stradivarius)

P.S.: Also available at Stradivarius (EU).

Choies Suedette Lapel Zipper Front Coat

Another set of Velocite dupes can be found at Choies. Not sure about the quality here, but I love that these look almost identical to the real deal and who wouldn’t love the price? A second (faux suede) version can be found here ($59.90).

Choies Suedette Lapel Zipper Front Coat in black and tan (Acne Velocite knockoffs)

Choies Suedette Lapel Zipper Front Coat
($41.90, Choies)

Image source(s): Net-A-Porter, MyTheresa, Amlul Fashion Blogger, Le Blog de Betty, Janni Delér, MVB by Marie von Behrens, Pixie Market, Nordstrom, Vero Moda, Warehouse, River Island, Topshop, Lipsy, Dolce Vita, Muubaa, Missguided, Forever 21, Stradivarius, Choies

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Mary Seng from Happily Grey is one of my absolute favorite personal style bloggers at the moment. I love scrolling through her Instagram feed; she has such a great taste in clothes and I adore her sense of style which is modern yet feminine and elegant yet also bold and fearless. To me it feels like Mary isn’t afraid of playing with fashion and taking risks while at the same time still maintaining her unique style and genuineness. One of her recent looks particularly caught my attention; Mary wore a white oversized chunky knit sweater with a beautiful forest green wool skirt which she then paired with a timeless black quilted Chanel bag. I loved this outfit so much that I just had to recreate it on a more accessible level with budget-friendly options. Let me know what you think of my white and green blogger winter look for less.

Get Happily Grey’s White & Green Winter Look

Get The Look - Happily Grey's White Chunky Knit & Green Wool Skirt

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Image source(s): @happilygrey/Instagram, Dillard’s, Amazon, Public Desire, Revolve

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