We've always been a dear friend of the shy girl — the one too timid to stop the stylish passerby and ask her where she got those adorable shoes. Well, ladies, that's why you have us. We're fearless when it comes to sourcing a good look. We'll stop all those lovely ladies, chat 'em up, and snap their photos to boot. But even after we get the dish, replicating your favorites may not be in the budgetary cards. This time though, we're squashing those pangs of jealousy before they even start. Here, we're offering up three street-style looks that we can't stop pining for, and also showing you some affordable ways you can pull them off. The idea that great fashion requires big bucks is so tired...and so untrue. These outfits should inspire you to try something new this fall, without the fear that you're totally derailing your budget for the rest of 2011. Locate your inner copycat and set her free. Come on, don't be shy!
We love Madee's fall look, and we're thinking it's perfect for trying a new West Loop resto or meeting friends for cocktails. We've come up with our own version just in time for cooler temps (though that little extra bit of summer was nice, no?).
Maya's layered look will take any Chi-town freelancer from the home office to a gazillion meetings and back comfortably, and with polish. Those confined to more formal cubicles could give this look a test-drive on the weekend.
Shelby's too-cute casual look is one we'll find ourselves riffing on all season long. It's proof that combining wardrobe classics with great accessories is a fool-proof trick of the trade.
JOU JOU Women’s Knit Boyfriend Blazer, $39.99, available at Tilly's. Chino style trousers, $49.90, available at Zara. Marais USA Oxford 2, $84.95, available at Solestruck. Melody Ehsani The Hologram Necklace in Silver and Raspberry, $46, available at Karmaloop. House of Harlow 1960 14KT Gold Triangle Cocktail Ring in Turquoise, $45, available at The Trend Boutique.