First up, Dolce and Gabbana:
We love gingham and we especially appreciate that something normally considered too childish or cutesy is getting attention from the high end designers. Above is a look from Dolce and Gabbana's Spring 2011 runway show and here is our version of it:
D&G price: Our guess is upwards of $700
Our price: two-piece set, $25 + denim blazer, $18 = $43
Next up is Fendi:
This Fendi dress has a very 70's vibe to it (as most of the collections have the past year or so - but hey, we don't mind!). We feel like this is the kind of dress you wear on vacation after a long day of lounging on the beach, showering and getting fresh-faced and heading for Happy Hour at the nearest beach-front bar. Here's our version:
Fendi price: Our guess is upwards $600
Our price: dress, $26 + belt, $20 = $46
Finally, though Zara isn't a high-end designer, it is still somewhat unattainable as the nearest one is in Chicago:
This look is from Zara's Spring 2011 lookbook and the crisp chic and minimal quality of this outfit really appeals to us. We really appreciate that the outfit has one focal point (those fabulous magenta pants) and the rest of the outfit is so simple it lets the pants sing. Here's our version:
Zara price: Around $120
Our price: pant,s $9 + blouse, $12 = $21
Whether the looks were your style or not, we hope we helped you realize that vintage is a great outlet for those ladies on a budget who love the high end styles but not the prices. This is going to become a normal feature for us on the blog, so if you ever have looks from the runways you love and want us to recreate, send them our way! We'd love to help you stay stylish on a budget!
It's supposed to be nice this weekend so enjoy the outdoors while you can!