Look expensive on a budget: 12 affordable picks that are worthy of the runway

high end dressing for less

The plight of any fashion girl is coveting what she can’t afford. Especially during fashion week, when visions of immaculately curated closets dance though our heads for a nonstop month. In dreams, long chiffon Chloé gowns hang next to stiff leather Saint Laurent jackets, and fur trimmed Gucci loafers are lined up with Céline’s buttery ballerinas. But when the Visa bill comes calling and all the number crunching is said and done, the hard reality is, how do we look like a million bucks without actually spending it? By scrolling through our picks of the best pieces you can actually totally afford, of course! A preppy pleated skirt for $44? That one definitely makes the cut, and so does an embroidered dress for $130. An on-trend suede skirt clocks in at under $100, and so do the pair of tassel earrings, thick-soled sneakers and gold knot ring we picked out. It’s all the bang of this season’s top trends, without the buck. This month, you’ll be happy about your credit card statement and your closet upgrade.

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