Chrome and Velvet

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T-shirt: The Ragged Priest | Dress: Urban Outfitters | Jeans: Dr Denim | Sneakers: Nike

 

I tend to find it hard to dress up in the middle of winter because actually being warm is a high priority of mine. This outfit really caters to a comfy, warm but interesting look. The long jeans keep your legs warm and with a leather or bomber jacket on top it is a perfect going out outfit for the colder months! Not to mention having a shimmery dress over the top of a jeans and t-shirt outfit really adds a point of interest.

Clean Cut

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T-shirt: Stylenanda | Pants: Stylenanda | Sneakers: NO NAME | Bag: Replica Louis Vuitton

 

I love styling oversized tops and tighter bottoms for a casual but put together look. The texture on the pants adds a cool element to the look and plus are super warm! Stylenanda is currently my favourite place to look for clothes and they have everything I ever want, both for casual and fancy looks.

Harajuku Shopping

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Top: Vintage Slazenger | Mesh Long Sleeve: ASOS | Pleated Pants: Topshop | Puffer Jacket: Uniqlo | Fishnets: ASOS | Sneakers: NO NAME | Earrings: Curated Wholesale | Sunglasses: Dior

 

I recently went on a trip to Japan and when I was in Tokyo, I had a good shopping day in Harajuku. It was a bit cold so i went with a puffer jacket and mesh top underneath to keep warm. Some of my favourite stores were Kinji for vintage clothing and XLARGE for street fashion.

Stripes x Floral

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Shirt: Stylenanda | Jeans: Bardot | Sneakers: NO NAME | Shoulder bag: Gucci

 

Mixing prints is always a good way to spice up your outfit but it doesn’t have to be crazy and clashing. Having subtly different patterns can make a simple outfit look more put together. And having a very neutral colour pallet allows the bag to be the feature of the outfit!

Leather Skirt

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Top: The Ragged Priest | Singlet: Kookai | Skirt: Topshop (UK) | Shoes: Nike | Choker: Camberwell Markets

 

This leather skirt from Topshop has to be one of my favourite pieces to wear out. It has a really nice shape, isn’t too short and has the added elements of the silver zips and buckle. I love to pair it with a softer colour on top for an interesting contrast!

Designer Dupes

While I think that buying good quality, sometimes more expensive pieces can be a good investment, some items are just never going to be in my price range.

So here are some cheaper alternatives to some popular items that I love!

 

Stuart Weitzman | Highland Boot

The Highland Boot from Stuart Weitzman has been crazy popular over winter. However, with a price tag of $1056, these are way out of reach for me. This pair from Betts Shoes, the Seduce, is almost identical. They have a similar heel shape and same tie detail at the top for a fraction of the price. You can pick up this pair for $139.99, saving a massive $916!

 

Dior | So Real Sunglasses

The Dior So Real Sunglasses are some of the most beautiful sunglasses I have ever seen but are crazy expensive ($600-$700 depending on colour). Many other brands have copied the bridge style and I have found two alternatives that have a similar style to the So Real Sunglasses without the designer price tag.

These identical-looking Bridgeless Arch Brow Bar Sunglasses from F.A.S.O.C are a steal at $18. I think it’s safe to say you won’t be getting the same quality as the Dior originals but if you’re just after a cheap pair with the same look, these are a perfect way to go!

 

Puma x Rihanna Fenty | Creepers

The Puma X Rihanna Fenty Creeper Trainers In Black have been crazy popular and sold out in no time at all. But with a price tag starting at $173, in my opinion, they are way overpriced. These Satin Lace Up Velvet Flatforms Black from Missguided sell for $52.50, are on sale currently for $22, and look almost identical. They have the same velvet finish and ribbed platform you wouldn’t be able to tell the difference and would be saving $163.50!

 

I hope these dupes have saved all you savvy shoppers some money!

Leah x

 

Note: All prices are in AUD