Which Look is Le$$?

Have an appetite for designer styles but can’t afford to fund your expensive taste? There are ways around that, so get the look for less! Put it to the test – I bet you can barely tell the difference.

So which memorial day outfit is the knockoff? To your right is the nearly $1300 outfit consisting of a Charles Anastase dress, DVF shoes, and Helene Berman hat, while the almost identical outfit on the left costs less than $300. Save $1000? Yes, please!

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These ones are almost identical! Can your hunger for designer styles lead you in the right direction this time? On the left are Christian Louboutin heels which ring up a total of $995! On the right are heels by Jessica Simpson which can be found at http://www.jessicasimpson.com/ and cost a mere $98. When you find a match this close and are on a budget, I’d say why not go with the cheaper pair!?… Except for the fact that the other choice are Louboutins!!! (As you can see, I’m still a little torn.) But at least your wallet will thank you!

This one may be a little easier to tell which is which, but without having one next to the other you would never know. On the left is an original Bottega Veneta that would break your bank at a whopping $4,050! You can grab the one on the right from Forever 21 at forever21.com for $35… That’s over $4,000 you can save for an almost identical look! Incredible, right!?

So we’ve seen it done with clothes, bags, shoes, but you can even steal a celeb’s accessories at a fraction of the cost! On the left are Ippolita teardrop earrings that go for $515, where you can get the look-alikes from t+j Designs on their website http://www.tplusjdesigns.com/ for $12!

Now what if you could get the look for less without feeling like you betrayed your favorite designer by going with a cheaper version? That’s what Boutique on 57 is all about – bringing you real designer fashion at up to 75% off the retail price! Yes, I did say real designer styles and affordable in the same sentence. Check out our collection of top-of-the-line designer clothes, bags, shoes, and accessories at shop.boutiqueon57.com! Stop buy and get the real deal at prices so low it hurts!

Looking forward to hearing your comments and questions!

Your fashion guru,

Kasia

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7 Common Clothing Mistakes You Want to Avoid

Dressing well is something that everyone strives for – even if you’re no fashionista. We live in a world where, even if we don’t want to admit it, we are judged based on how we look… I mean first impressions really are everything! So here is a list of no-no’s you should stay away from when picking out your outfit each morning.

1. Too Tight

Everyone wants to show off something when they’re dressing themselves, so the first and most common mistake you can make is wearing clothing that is too tight. Although we wanna show off that flat tummy or those vuluptuous curves, you don’t want to suffocate in your own wardrobe. Tight isn’t always the most flattering, so don’t try to fit into that smaller size just because you want to feel skinnier or you might end up looking like this!

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2. Too Young/Old for Your Age

Dress appropriately! I cannot stress this enough! Women in their 40s trying to dress like they are in college just look ridiculous. I’m not trying to be cruel, but it is true! You can still look hot no matter what your age is as long as your dressing appropriately for your age!

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3. Detail Overload

Overexposure of logos is never a sign of dressing well. You are not a NASCAR racecar, so you should not be covered in sponsors and logos.

4. White After Labor Day

This rule is as crucial as the laws of physics – they cannot be ignored! Not only should you not wear white after labor day simply because it’s a fashion felony, but also because you should be focusing on wearing colors that suit your skin tone. You want your features and your skin color to look great in what you wear, so don’t wear colors that do nothing for them. If your skin is paler, you shouldn’t always be picking pale colors because your skin will just look dull. Try picking a more vibrant color scheme for your wardrobe! Julianne Moore chose a softer color here and did it right by complimenting her pale complexion.

5. Shapes that Don’t Suit Your Body

Doing this is just you being a hazard to yourself. Even if you are not satisfied with your body shape, you must be aware of what that shape is and how to flatter it. If you have a pear-shaped body and you’ve got those big hips, try wearing something like a wrap dress that draws attention to the chest and waistline instead. If you’ve got a stick-like figure and want to fake some curves, wear clothing that already has its own shape like one of those form-fitting shirts that flare at the bottom or a ruffled shirt with a pencil skirt.

6. Too Busy

Wearing too many prints or buttons can be the epitome of fashion trends gone wrong. Too much of a good thing is bad! Wearing a shirt that has a mixture of different animal prints on it and buttons or such to match may look cute on a 4 year-old toddler, but on a grown woman? Not so much. Even designers get it wrong sometimes – this model is simply wearing too much print!

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7. Too Matronly

There is absolutely nothing wrong with dressing conservatively, but when your fashion choices are sacrificed because you don’t think you can flaunt what you’ve got in other ways… that is where I draw the line! You can look great without showing off too much skin, but you shouldn’t hide beneath layers of frumpy looking clothes either! Choose a look that is sophisticated yet chic like a dress with a full, flowy skirt paired with a cardigan.

So what do you think the most fatal fashion faux pas are?

Looking forward to hearing what you have to think!

 

Your fashion guru,

Kasia

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