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Dress like the stars for a reasonable price

While I’ve written about celebrity fashion multiple times, I usually write about being inspired by stars’ styles in general, rather than their specific pieces of clothing. Sometimes, however, stars wear outfits that are so lovely that we just have to copy them. Not all of us can buy the exact same clothes as celebrities, so the best thing we can do is find outfits that are really similar. Luckily for us, most stores copy styles similar to what celebrities wear, so it isn’t difficult to imitate their styles. Here are a few ideas for how to get some popular celebrities’ styles for less!

Here’s a jacket worn by Emma Watson, who has recently gained a lot of attention for making a speech about gender equality for the UN General Assembly as a UN Ambassador.

The outfits that she makes using this jacket are typical of Watson’s polished and classic, yet somewhat edgy, style. For instance, she has paired a similar jacket with a simple black skirt from the brand Theory, a cashmere sweater from the brand Equipment, black tights, and short black boots from the brand 3.1 Phillip Lim. She has used the black leather jacket as the statement piece of her outfit, along with a simple gold pendant necklace. While the brand of Watson’s leather jacket is unknown, a jacket with a similar fit and belt can be found at Topshop for $136. A gray sweater or a nice blouse can be bought anywhere, such as H&M or Forever 21. And the same goes for a black mini skirt, since this is a basic piece that most stores should carry. As for black boots, 3.1 Phillip Lim ones that Watson wears are approximately $525, but Lucky Brand’s ‘Bartalino’ Stud Embossed Leather Booties are only $99.95 and are about the same.

Another notable celebrity who has been relatively scandal-free and known for her incredible style is Blake Lively. She’s best known for being one of the stars on Gossip Girl, but is currently better known for her interest in fashion and lifestyle. Her style on a day-to-day basis can be described as Bohemian-chic, and is illustrated by the outfit to the right.

This outfit can be dressed up or dressed down, and like Emma Watson’s outfit, can be copied with just a few basics. The loose-fitted white T-shirt can be found anywhere, but the pants are the statement piece of the outfit. Grab yourself a pair of printed pants from Free People, such as the Star Crossed Crop Pant for $98. Pair these pieces with a pair of black ballet flats to dress the outfit down or black heels to dress it up, and you’re good to go!

Although the Kardashians are pretty unpopular among most people, one of the younger members of the family, Kendall Jenner, is well known for her fashion. She has modeled in Fashion Weeks around the world, has her own fashion line with her sister Kylie, and sometimes appears in the well-known TV show Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Jenner’s style is also very simple and polished.

Jenner has a classic black leather jacket; ou can find a similar one from Topshop for only $110, which is relatively less than what Jenner’s original would cost. A fitted gray T-shirt and dark skinny jeans can complete the look, but the main pieces in her outfit are the shoes. She has worn printed ballet flats that add interest to her outfit, as well as 3.1 Phillip Lim calf hair flats, which are approximately $142. Compare that to the BP ‘Moveover’ Pointy Toe flat from Nordstrom for only $59.95, which looks exactly the same, and you could get this look for much less.

As you can see, most celebrity styles consist of basic pieces that can be found anywhere, with one statement piece for which a cheaper copy is easily accessible. For this reason, copying a celebrity’s style is a great way to spice up your wardrobe without spending too much, since you probably have basic pieces. Just buying one new item of clothing can create a whole new look.