Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The Look for Less - Madewell Lovin'

These days, Madewell has been one of my go-to sources for fashion inspiration, key word "inspiration" considering I can maybe afford about half of what is already on sale... maybe. But oh, how that store likes to empty my wallet. As college students, shopping on a budget is a must, so here's a look from the Madewell Spring '12 lookbook I'm currently lusting after (one of many...) with some alternatives that are a bit more on the cheap.

I really love the neutral palette of this look, especially seeing as how the monochramatic look is a major trend right now.

Madewell Spring '12

Try this crochet top from Forever 21
(my fav for some quality knock-offs), a much more
affordable version of the Madewell piece.

Forever 21, $12.80

A tad obsessed with this ASOS safari-style skirt.
While it would look insanely awesome paired with this
Madewell-inspired look, this skirt could make for
some rad outfits... While not necessarily on the cheap,
it would definitely be an investment worth making.

ASOS, $62.67

Now for the accessories: these shoes from Steve Madden are the perfect shade of peach and on sale (holla!), are a great alternative to the Madewell look-alikes. Also, kind of in love with this triangle-shaped necklace, following in the steps of the Madewell version and trend of geometric jewelry design.

Steve Madden, $39.99