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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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Update: This post has been updated on December 29, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

So how HUGE was Balmain x H&M, huh? The highly anticipated designer collaboration went live online on November 5th at 8 am EST and it was only a matter of an hour until almost every item of the collection was sold out; all despite the hefty price tags (with prices set around $500-$700 for key pieces, the most expensive item peaking at $699), thus making Balmain x H&M’s collection the company’s most successful designer collaboration yet. The website continued to crash over the visitor overload all morning while eager shoppers in Seoul queued up in front of H&M stores over a week before the official collection launch. The hype surrounding this collaboration has certainly caught on to the masses and it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the collection is now selling for vastly inflated prices on eBay where some pieces are priced at twice their retail value. No word from H&M yet whether they are going to restock the highly successful collection. One of my favorite pieces from the Balmain x H&M collaboration is this gold and white embroidered black velvet mini dress. I love that it doesn’t look watered down and could easily be mistaken for a design from Balmain’s mainline collection. Now would I spend $549 on such a statement dress? Maybe. But due to the hype, I don’t even have to ask myself this question because just like all the other pieces, this beautiful frock is sold out.

Balmain x H&M Embroidered Mini Dress in black, gold and white

Balmain x H&M Embroidered Mini Dress
($549, H&M)

P.S.: Also available at Vestiaire Collective & eBayeBay.

Celebrities and Style Bloggers Love Balmain x H&M

Celeb sisters Kendall and Kylie Jenner and style blogger Sandra Hagelstam (5 inch and up) have all been spotted wearing the black and gold Balmain x H&M Embroidered Mini Dress.

Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner, Sandra Hagelstam (5 inch and up) wearing a black Balmain x H&M Embroidered Mini Velvet Dress

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Missord Embellished Mini Dress

Update (12/29/2016): Stumbled upon another Balmain inspired embellished mini dress by Missord which can be yours for under $30. The customer reviews don’t look too bad either.

Missord Embellished Mini Dress in black (Balmain x H&M inspired)

Missord Embellished Mini Dressamazon
($29.33, Amazon)

bebe Bead & Sequin Crepe Dress

If you don’t want to pay the ridiculously inflated eBay prices and can’t wait a few more months for other fast fashion companies to catch on to this hype to come up with their own inspired Balmain x H&M; look-alikes (c’mon, Forever 21!), I suggest you take a look at this beautiful beaded mini dress by bebe. I know this isn’t a spot-on dupe for the dress above and it certainly isn’t a steal at $299, but the Balmain x H&M inspiration is clearly visible on this frock in my opinion. Plus, unlike the real deal, this dress is readily available for you to buy with all sizes still in stock and all. So you can either keep on stalking eBay waiting for a miracle to happen or you can snap up this dress instead and get your own kind of Balmain party going.

bebe Bead & Sequin Crepe Dress in black and white (Balmain x H&M knockoff)

bebe Bead & Sequin Crepe Dress
($299, bebe)

P.S.: Similar bebe dresses are also available here & here.

Image source(s): H&M, 5 inch and up, Amazon, bebe

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Christmas is right around the corner and today I was in such a festive mood that I decided to create a wintery budget look to honor the coldest of seasons. But it wasn’t until I was finished and very proud of my creation that I noticed this black-white-blush winter outfit might not be exactly weatherproof for colder climates (hello, backless loafers and sheer mesh body!). So instead of ditching the whole look and starting all over again, I simply decided to rename the outfit theme from “Winter Wonderland” to “Californian Winter Wonderland”. Pure genius, I know. But anyways: Happy Holidays, everyone! I hope you will be able to enjoy a relaxed and joyful Christmas with all your loved ones! And now step away from your computer and treat yourself to a Christmas cookie or two.

Budget Look - Californian Winter Wonderland in black, white and rose pink

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Image source(s): Mango, Topshop, Amazon, Minusey, Humble Chic, BagInc, BaubleBar

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Update: This post has been updated on November 15, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

Is there anyone out there who wasn’t crazy about some aspect of the Burberry Prorsum fall/winter 2010 collection? From the draped, ruched mini dresses, to the over-the-knee boots, to the completely delicious cropped shearling jackets—it was a sensation at the minimum, iconic at the max. And you can see why. The Shearling Funnel Neck Aviator Jacket looks like a cloud in the form of a clothing. If I could justify $3.5k for it, I so would.

Burberry Prorsum Shearling Funnel Neck Aviator Jacket in brown

Burberry Prorsum Shearling Funnel Neck Aviator Jacketls
($3.595, Burberry)

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

Banana Republic Leather Sherpa Bomber Jacket

Update (11/15/2016): More than three years after our last Burberry Prorsum jacket steal find, Banana Republic decided to revive the (faux) shearling aviator trend and came up with an amazing Burberry-inspired alternative. It’s quite expensive at $1.400 (retail price), but also so, so gorgeous much so more affordable than the real deal’s $3.595, don’t you agree?

Banana Republic Leather Sherpa Bomber Jacket in brown (Burberry Prorsum dupe)

Banana Republic Leather Sherpa Bomber Jacket
($1.400, Banana Republic)

P.S.: Also available at Banana Republic (EU).

SuperTrash “Olammy” Coat

Update (07/15/2013): I know we’re in the middle of summer and nobody wants to think about warm winter jackets yet, but I just stumbled upon this super fab Burberry Prorsum inspired aviator jacket by SuperTrash and had to share it with you. What do you think? Are shearling bomber jackets still “in” for Fall 2013?

SuperTrash "Olammy" Coat in brown (Burberry Prorsum knockoff)

SuperTrash “Olammy” Coat
(€169.95, Zalando)

Marc New York Faux Suede Jacket with Faux Fur Collar

Update (10/11/2012): Here’s another fabulous Burberry Prorsum Aviator Jacket alternative for under $150 by Marc New York. Love this one!

Marc New York Faux Suede Jacket with Faux Fur Collar in chocolate brown (Burberry Prorsum Aviator knockoff)

Marc New York Faux Suede Jacket with Faux Fur Collar
($142.40, Bluefly)

Mango Flight Jacket

Update (09/25/2012): Woohoo! After quite some time we found another fabulous Burberry Prorsum aviator jacket look-a-like for under $120 by Mango.

Mango Flight Jacket in brown (Burberry Prorsum Aviator Jacket knockoff)

Mango Flight Jacket
($119.99, Amazon)

MICHAEL Michael Kors Shearling Funnel Neck Aviator Jacket

Update (11/14/2011): And here’s another great Burberry alternative coming from MICHAEL Michael Kors. Not a steal but possibly worth the investment if you fancy the look of the Burberry jacket.

MICHAEL Michael Kors Shearling Funnel Neck Aviator Jacket in brown (Burberry Prorsum Aviator knockoff)

MICHAEL Michael Kors Shearling Funnel Neck Aviator Jacket
($295, Zappos)

ASOS REVIVE Sheepskin Aviator Jacket

Update (11/10/2010): Excuse me? Please meet the love of your life! OMG, ASOS has done it! The perfect Burberry Prorsum aviator jacket knockoff. Isn’t it beautiful? I just wish it would be a little cheaper, but even at $600 this buy might be worth the investment. Either way, if you want this jacket, get it NOW. It will fly off the shelves.

ASOS REVIVE Sheepskin Aviator Jacket

ASOS REVIVE Sheepskin Aviator Jacket
($603.40, ASOS)

Barney’s Leather Aviator Jacket

Update (11/12/2010): Another great Burberry Prorsum alternative by Barney’s Orignals. A real leather jacket for under $150? Sold! Available in brown or black.

Barney's Leather Aviator Jacket in brown (Burberry Prorsum knockoff)

Barney’s Leather Aviator Jacket
($146.54, ASOS)

Lipsy Faux Sheepskin Aviator Jacket

If you, like me, are really hanging to recreate the Burberry fall 2010 aesthetic at a lower price point, you know it can be achieved pretty easily until you get to the outerwear. Well now, even that is no obstacle. Behold the Lipsy Faux Sheepskin Aviator Jacket, ladies. This brown faux shearling is cut beautifully, and is the perfect topper for a skinny ruched mini, or even jeans and a tank. And at a mere £85, you’ll be looking like Burberry Barbie in no time.

Lipsy Faux Sheepskin Aviator Jacket in brown (Burberry Prorsum knockoff)

Lipsy Faux Sheepskin Aviator Jacketls
(£85, Lipsy)

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