The Shirt Dress
Celebrities are always on the go, promoting their latest project or dashing off to an exclusive party or relaxing at a luxury destination. To look chic, while feeling comfortable, the shirt dress lends itself to casual comfort and can easily be dressed up. Add tennis trainers, gladiator sandals, or a skinny heel for effortless style. There are some great finds for a thrifty shopper.
The Off-the-Shoulder Top
The Duchess of Cambridge was sporting a sleek off-the-shoulder dress by Barbara Casasola during her recent visit to The Art Room, a children’s charity that aims to improve children’s self-esteem with art. The classic style, also known as a Bardot top, lends itself to a range of styles, from the conservative style of Kate Middleton to Kendall Jenner’s sheer off-the-shoulder top from H&M paired with skinny jeans.
Rompers, one-sizes, and bodysuits: by any name, they are celebrity fashion secrets to look chic and feel comfortable. A favorite of festival goers and cocktails party staples, affordable rompers are available for any budget. (Check out H&M to get a replica of Joan Small’s look and don’t overlook Walmart’s tropical print and solids.)
Crochet Bra Top
Crochet isn’t just for grandma’s throw pillows. The knotting adds texture and a bit of cling, adding a subdued sexiness to any outfit. Look for cute crochet bra tops at Forever 21 for a fashion find under $20.
Add a touch of innocent glamor that hints at the ladylike days of the 1950s. Charlize Theron and Gabrielle Union have been seen wearing these basic skirts that can easily be accessorized to take you from day to night. Savvy shoppers can find a bargain at Forever 21.
A slim fit maxi dress offers a polished look, despite the casual occasion. Accessories make the maxi dress a wardrobe multitasker. Get the look at Forever 21.
From Soludos x Jason Polan’s wink flats, to equally adorable flirty flats from Target, a pair of funky flats are an easy (and affordable) way to adopt celebrity fashion into your budget. Thanks to affordable celebrity fashion finds, you, too can rock Alessandra Ambrosio’s laidback look.
From Kenneth Cole’s velcro strap sneakers (a favorite of Kendall Jenner) to People Footwear (Gigi Hadid’s favorite), these sleek trainers look add a casual, athletic look to denim, sun dresses (or traditional track suits.)
Borrowing a look from Kendall Jenner is easy for a woman on a budget. The $60 slouchy pants have a relaxed coolness, and the high waist and belt finish the look with a chic twist. This is a great thrifty find.
Chambray is a versatile fabric that can easily be dressed up a touch with a statement purse and make-up or with tennis trainers and a messenger bag for casual days. Make it a double win by finding a chambray shirt dress in a flattering, classic silhouette. It will become a staple in your wardrobe for under $50.
The bomber jacket is a universal example of outwear that expresses your style, instead of hiding it. From a leather aviator to sporty varsity style, the bomber jacket keeps celebrities like Joan Smalls in style all season long.
Preppy Stripped Shirt
A classic stripped button-down shirt will remain classic year after year. Find a well fitting shirt in your favorite hue to use as a lightweight cover in warm months and layering piece in the winter. A quality cotton shirt will keep the casual days looking crisp.