Chic and Cheap

By Jennifer Wells
In Feature, Style

Fashionable finds for $100 or less.

 

While shopping for luxury pieces reaps its own rewards, the search for trendy, inexpensive items can be equally fun. In fact, when you’re not investing a week’s pay, you can afford to be a little more adventurous—even downright daring—in your selections. For example, a bold fedora in one of fall’s favorite hues will look just fetching with the season’s light layerables. And those high-end dramatic sunglasses you’ve been eyeballing? Find nearly the same pair on the cheap and drop the damage to your pocketbook without sacrificing your signature sense of style. So go ahead and try on your favorite new fall trend for size.

Stocking up on fall basics (or basics with a twist) doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg, either. In fact, you can find some pretty high-quality merch if you know what to look for. Natural fabrics like cotton, wool or leather tend to look and feel more expensive than those made with synthetic fabrics. Luxe materials like silk and cashmere can also be procured on a limited budget, but usually in the form of accessories like bow ties, socks or scarves. And if your entire ensemble isn’t head-to-toe designer, all the better, as fashion’s current fave look is the high-low combo—think H&M denim coupled with a Hermès belt.

[1] Urban Expressions clutch, $60, available at Cha, Ladue, 314.993.8080.
[2] Benchkraft cuff, $45, available at East + West, Kirkwood, 314.835.1419.
[3] Chanel Rouge Coco Shine, $34, available at Saks Fifth Avenue, 314.567.9200.
[4] Necklace, $38, available at Paperdolls, multiple locations, 636.527.3655.
[5] Proof McCall sunglasses PROOF MCCALL SUNGLASSES, $90, available at 10denza, Central West End, 314.361.1010.
[6] Proof Pledge sunglasses, $95, available at 10denza, Central West End, 314.361.1010.
[7] J. Foid Wallet, $60, available at Moris Men’s Shop, Central West End, 314.361.6800.
[8] Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb cologne, $85, available at Neiman Marcus, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9811.
[9] Bow tie, $65, available at Mister Guy, Ladue, 314.692.2003.
[10] L.I. vintage jeans belt, $65, available at Moris Men’s Shop, Central West End, 314.361.6800.
[11] Vans shoes, $70, available at East + West, Kirkwood, 314.835.1419.
[12] 2b by bebe top 2B BY BEBE TOP, $25, available at 2B Bebe, Taubman Prestige Outlets, 636.536.9674.
[13] Nümph top, $74, available at Ziezo, The Loop, 314.725.9602.
[14] Free People pants, $88, available at Blush, Kirkwood, 314.965.4411.
[15] G-Star Raw shirt, $55, available at Sole & Blues, The Loop, 314.863.3600.

 

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