Celebrity Looks 4 Less

I love looking at pictures of Olivia Palermo because seeing what she wears on a day-to-day basis has become a sheer inexhaustible source of style inspiration for myself! I really thought I’d get bored with Olivia’s style after a while, but she somehow manages to keep me interested by constantly wearing effortless seeming outfits that look both interesting and unexpected, but yet elegant and chic as well. Last September, for example, Olivia stepped out in a fab colorblock sheath which she accessorized with a black clutch and striped heels. And surprisingly, this dress did not come out of some expensive designer boutique, but it was a very accessible dress from a limited edition collection which Narciso Rodriguez designed for DesigNation for Kohl’s. And this very same dress is currently on sale for the amazingly low price of $25.60!

Olivia Palermo’s Chic Colorblock Dress Look 4 Less

Olivia Palermo Narciso Rodriguez Colorblock Sheath Dress Look 4 Less

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Our Rating: ★★★★☆

Who?Olivia Palermo
Where?N/A
When?September 30, 2012
What?Narciso Rodriguez for DesigNation Colorblock Ponte Sheath Dress, REISS Arleta Clutchls, Giuseppe Zanotti Sandalscj

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UPDATE: This post has been updated on December 9, 2012. Scroll down to see the new add.

I’m always happy to see celebrities wearing accessible fashion, especially when they’re hitting the red carpet. Selena Gomez did just that by opting for a Balmain-ish ASOS black frock ($146.54) which she paired with a pair of steep Giuseppe Zanotti chiffon sandals ($850) at the GRAMMY Nominations Concert a few days ago. Well, you can’t expect a celeb going budget fashion head-to-toe I guess.

Selena Gomez wearing a black ASOS Asymmetric Corset Maxi Dress and Giuseppe Zanotti sandals

Our Rating: ★★★½☆

Who?Selena Gomez
Where?GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live, Los Angeles
When?December 01, 2010
What?ASOS Asymmetric Corset Maxi Dress ($146.54) and Giuseppe Zanotti Chiffon-Bow Sandalsls ($850)

Blaque Label “Dulce” Bodice Dress

UPDATE (12/09/2012): Just stumbled upon another great alternative to Selena’s ASOS dress by Blaque Label which is also available in purple and teal. Use promo code “JOYEUX” for 30% off + free shipping at MissKL.

Blaque Label "Dulce" Bodice Dress in black (ASOS knockoff)

Blaque Label “Dulce” Bodice Dressls
($140, MissKL)

ModCloth Storm in the Air Dress

UPDATE (01/26/2012): A big thank you to our reader Aimee who alerted us of this fab dress alternative at ModCloth. Only $99.99!

ModCloth Storm in the Air Dress in black (ASOS knockoff)

ModCloth Storm in the Air Dress
($99.99, ModCloth)

Arden B. Satin Tube Chiffon Dress

UPDATE (09/23/2011): And here’s another great look-a-like though slightly pricier which is available at Arden B. I think it’s my favorite from all the dresses shown here.

Arden B. Satin Tube Chiffon Dress in black

Arden B. Satin Tube Chiffon Dressls
($44.99, Arden B.)

LuLu*s Dante’s Guide Strapless Black Dress

UPDATE (08/13/2011): I just found this wonderful alternative available at LuLu*s. It’s basically the same dress only $65 cheaper.

LuLu*s Dante's Guide Strapless Black Dress

LuLu*s Dante’s Guide Strapless Black Dress
($81, LuLu*s)

ASOS Asymmetric Corset Maxi Dress

ASOS Asymmetric Corset Maxi Dress in red, black & purple

ASOS Asymmetric Corset Maxi Dressls
($146.54, ASOS)

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It seems the fabulous Beyoncé Knowles was spotted wearing a Marc Jacobs Fall 2011 Two-Tone Polka Dot Knit Dress on the streets of Paris looking ever so chic. What really makes this ensemble work for her is the overall silhouette – the pencil skirt and blouse definitely give off the perfect sexy-librarian vibe. But what really pulls a look like this together is the effortless looking updo, romantic accessories, and gorgeous textured bag to add a bit of luxury and mystery to the equation. Ready to recreate this look for yourself? Start with a top and skirt with the same pattern, but in different colors and don’t be afraid to mix and match accessories to keep from looking too tightly wound. In this case, it’s quite refreshing to see a few hairs out of place. Add to that peep-toe pumps and some bohemian-style earrings, and you have an outfit that looks both young and sophisticated. When in Paris, after all.

Beyoncé Knowles’ Marc Jacobs Look 4 Less

Beyoncé Knowles' Marc Jacobs Polka Dot Dress Look 4 Less

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Our Rating: ★★★★☆

Who?Beyoncé Knowles
Where?Hotel Fouquet’s Barriere in Paris, France
When?April 24, 2011
What?Marc Jacobs Fall 2011 Two-Tone Polka Dot Knit Dress, Christian Louboutin Lady Peep Platform Pumpsls ($945)

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With all the glitzy holiday parties just around the corner, how wonderful would it be to snag this red carpet look from non other than the lovely Charlize Theron? It’s the perfect modern ball gown with its sleek silhouette, deep V-neckline, and its absolutely perfect bow detail at the waist. The dress falls somewhere between goddess and princess and the accessories really pull it all together. The trick to looking polished instead of in costume is choosing the right shoes, bag, jewelry and headwear. Charlize nails this 1920′s style for the 21st century by pairing her stunning gown with minimal nude heels giving off a hint of shimmer, a beautiful antique looking brooch at the waist, and a gorgeous headband that gives a nod to the Gatsby-inspired outfit. Wondering how you can pull this off for your upcoming gala? Take a peek at some of the budget-friendly finds we’ve found below.

Charlize Theron’s Golden Globes Look 4 Less

Charlize Theron's Golden Globes Look 4 Less

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Our Rating: ★★★★★

Who?Charlize Theron
Where?69th Annual Golden Globe Awards, Los Angeles
When?January 15, 2012
What?Christian Dior Couture Dress and Givenchy Ankle Strap Sandalscj ($1.055)

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Olivia Palermo always looks fabulous and this look is no exception. I just love the way she paired two bold jewel tones (emerald and citrine) and made them look fantastic together. If I had to guess, I’d say the secret is the neutral basics she wore with them. The soft charcoal grey sweater softens the overall look and her handbag and accessories all compliment her skin and hair color. And then instead of the usual jewelry (like earrings or a necklace) she went for the unexpected brooches worn on her blazer’s collar. Vintage pieces like these are actually not very hard to find these days, with flea markets and antiques turning up many fun sparklers for just a few dollars. Of course, you can always get creative and repurpose some 1950′s shoe clips or clip-on earrings into a whole new look! The only thing left to finish off the outfit is some sassy red nail polish and a gold bracelet and watch. Ready to try it for yourself? Have fun shopping our awesome steals below!

Olivia Palermo’s Green Blazer & Yellow Jeans Look 4 Less

Olivia Palermo's Emerald Green REISS Blazer & Yellow Jeans Look 4 Less

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Our Rating: ★★★★½

Who?Olivia Palermo
Where?Anya Hindmarch Spring/Summer 2013 Fashion Show in London, England
When?September 18, 2012
What?REISS Rosalie Double Breasted Blazerls ($425)

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