Celeb-Inspired Travel Outfits That Are Chic Yet Comfortable

With the summer FINALLY deciding to show up this year, thoughts of vacationing are consuming us. So in this week’s fashion column, let’s talk travel outfits. Now this may not be a big deal to most people, but like a lot of things that don’t matter, it consumes my thoughts. Travel outfits can be tricky. Sometimes I’m feeling sporty, sometimes I’m feeling chic, and sometimes I just want to look really fucking cool. TBH I just want to get really good Insta shot. However, I never want to be that girl going through airport security in stilettos—and neither should you. Somehow, celebrities always manage to look extremely fashion-forward and put-together even when they just got off a plane, so I’m looking to them to inspire some solid travel outfits.

I have three airport looks that I have recreated and changed a little, but of course, it’s all a look for less!

Look 1: Kendall Jenner

First up is Kendall, who is always effortlessly cool with her style. She can wear a paper bag and call it fashion and I would still think she’s the coolest person on the planet.  Bitch. 

#kendalljennerstyle #kendalljenneroutfits #kendalljennerupdates #kendall #jenner

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Kendall is the inspiration for my sporty airport look. My windbreakers are from forever 21 paired with a white crop top also from forever 21. Throw on with a pair of white sneakers, and you are literally good to go. Add a fanny pack and leather jacket to your look and people will ask you if you’re TSA pre-check.

Pants: Forever 21 striped Cali joggers
Top: Forever 21 rolled hem crop tee

Look 2: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Airport looks also depend on where you’re going. If you need to be off the plane and headed somewhere quickly you may need to upgrade your style from sporty to chic. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley does this perfectly, so of course I’ve copied her.

this rose-coloured duster tho ???? #rosiehuntingtonwhiteley @rosiehw #airportstyle

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I’m wearing a basic black pant and black tee from Forever 21, but Zara has a similar pair of pants. I paired it with a nude trench from Naked Wardrobe. I threw on some Steve Madden heels, and I literally feel like someone should be directing me to the private plane section. Also, mini bags are super on trend right now. I found this one in my mom’s closet, but here are some similar ones.

Travel Outfits

Pants: Zara the high waist in Revolve black
Shirt: Zara rib T-shirt
Trench: Naked Wardrobe out of touch sheer trench

Look 3: Olivia Culpo

Next, sometimes you just want to look really cool, like you’re an international pop star boarding your flight for your upcoming tour. (Not like I dream about that or anything.)

SO so soooo excited about not living out of these suitcases anymore ????????!! See you next time, Paris ❤❤✈✈

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Olivia was my inspo for this look, but I switched it up a bit. I’m wearing Zara joggers, which are extremely comfortable. I then threw on this crop black sweatshirt from forever 21 and a black leather jacket. Now it depends on how you’re feeling if you want to wear sneakers or a heel with this look.  But since I’m an international pop star, I threw on sock boots on for the gram.

Travel Outfits

Pants: Zara jogging pants
Top: Forever21 active mesh panel hoodie

Images: kendalljenneroutfits, bowdowntorosiehw, oliviaculpo / Instagram; Maya Media

The Chic Spring Trends That Are All Over IG & How To Wear Them For Less

I know the first day of spring was two weeks ago, but I’m still freezing my ass off in NYC. Even though the weather isn’t heating up, that doesn’t mean your wardrobe shouldn’t! I just feel like it’s my civic duty to make you aware of some of the spring trends you’ve probably already noticed on fashion bloggers—and as always, how to wear them for less.

Trend 1: Fanny Packs

Each year I find myself thankful for: winter in Los Angeles ????????, an all-day brunch menu ????????, and the fact that chic fanny packs have made a comeback ???????????????? #c21stores is the ???? #notanad #ijustlovevintagebags

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First, the fanny pack this trend is totally “I’m not a regular mom, I’m a cool mom.” That being said, you do not need to go drop thousands on a designer fanny pack (even typing that made me feel dumb). This trend will be by gone the fall, so no need to have a Louis Vuitton fanny pack that could fund your future children’s tuition.

 This yellow one (also a trendy color this spring) is from Zara and it gets the job done, whatever a fanny pack’s job is— but it’s sold out, even though I bought it a month ago. Instead, try these inexpensive, cute alternatives I found.
ASOS Flat Fanny PackASOS Flat Fanny pack

Zara Crossbody Belt Bag

Zara Crossbody Belt Bag

Zara Belt Bag

Zara Belt Bag

Another trend in this same look are paper bag pants. Shay is wearing a pair for $165 by Flynn Skye, but mine didn’t cost nearly as much. Here are the same pants I’m wearing for $40. And obviously, everyone needs these $10 sunglasses from WearMe Pro.

Trend 2: Topstitch

I feel like 1️⃣9️⃣ Shay finds 1️⃣8️⃣ Shay hilarious ????. Thank you all for sticking by me, I can't believe the next balloon pic is 20m! I need some good (read: crazy) photo ideas! Leave some below????????!!!

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One of this years hottest trends is topstitch, which sounds like a Disney Channel movie, but in reality it’s just having the seams on top of your clothes. You’ll see it a lot on denim because denim just kind of lends itself to topstitching. It’s a cool trend but definitely not cool enough to spend hundreds of dollars. I don’t know why, but I feel like Sabrina The Teenage Witch had at least one of those jumpsuits.

This romper from Topshop is a little pricier than I’d like it to be ($130), but sometimes you need a staple piece, especially if it works for multiple occasions. This could be great for date night, a work event (throw on a cool blazer), a Saturday lunch date (love a good day date), or a night out with the girls. I paired it with my Public Desire white boots, but you can put pumps on and dress it up, or even wear it with flats while you run errands on a Saturday. Instead of a designer chain belt, I finished the look off with one I found in my closet. I love you all, but I’d rather not come home to find you in my closet, so try this chain link belt from Nasty Gal instead.

I love jumpsuits, because they take the agony out of matching pants and a top and sometimes I just can’t do that. But if it’s a little too much from you, these items are both cheap (and approachable) ways to do topstitch.

Topshop Topstitch Shorts

Topshop Topstitch Shorts

ASOS fit and flare topstitch

ASOS Fit And Flare Midi Dress With Contrast Stitching

Trend 3: Translucent

Paris outfits up on the blog! Hair by @anhcotran

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Who knew that the @evachen212 pose required so much upper body strength? P.S. yes I packed my raw bars in there. #evachenpose

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Clear plastic shit has been in since last year, when Kim Kardashian wore those famous clear plastic boots. This trend is a little daring, but you can pull it off in a few ways—and obviously they’re all inexpensive.

First, I bought this jacket from Zara, since I’m not into dropping thousands on a Burberry trench.

I also found these shoes from Forever 21. They’re a little more subtle, but they still make a statement (without costing as much as Kim’s pair, I’m sure). Throw them on with jeans or a skirt and everyone will think you’re a blogger that just left a really, really important photo shoot.

If this is all still too much, you might feel more comfortable with a translucent bag. These bags are cool for spring and summer and will make you still feel on trend. Most importantly, they’re much cheaper than the $210 Staud one the blogger above is rocking.

BP Mini Translucent Metal Handle Bag

BP Mini Translucent Metal Handle Bag

Forever21 Leather Crossbody

Forever 21 Transparent Faux Leather Crossbody Bag

Zara Vinyl Tote Bag

Zara Vinyl Tote Bag

Images: shaymitchell (2), josefinehj, songofstyle (2) / Instagram; Maya Media (4)

How To Pull Off Polka Dots Like A Fashion Blogger For Cheap

To polka dot or polka not? Let’s pretend I never said that. Dad jokes aside, polka dots are very on trend right now, and I have to be honest, I am kind of obsessed with it. This trend may take some getting used to, but, I am telling you, there are multiple ways you can rock this without feeling like the president of your fifth grade class. Remember when Elle Woods’ advisor told her to have a backup for Harvard and that they wouldn’t be impressed that she aced History of Polka Dots? Well, joke’s on her, because Elle became the best lawyer and POLKA DOTS ARE HERE TO STAY. Every blogger has been rocking this trend, all in very different ways.

As always, I have three blogger-inspired looks I recreated, and duhhh I saved you a ton of money!

Look 1: Polka Dots in Paris

Au revoir! See you next season Paris! ????????♥ #weworewhatparis

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First, this AFRM dress is $128, and could be reasonable, except for the fact that it’s not. So that’s why I found you something very similar from Forever 21 for $32. I threw it on with my Public Desire white boots (also a trend I hope never ends) and some $10 sunglasses, and we are ready to go. This is a great look for a bridal or baby shower blacking out on a rooftop during spring.

Forever21 tiered flounce maxi dress

Look 2: Pretty in Polka Dots

#OOTD ???????? @swarovski #ad @fwrd #fwrdtravels

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Olivia, Olivia, Oliva. $600 for a top???? Must be nice. Here is the SAME SHIRT for $50 from Zara. I love these bodysuits from Zara because they are extremely versatile. It’s like buying two shirts for the price of one. You can pin this and wear it to work, or wear it open on a night out with the girls.

Zara polka dot bodysuit

Look 3: Polka Dot Pose

???? new @lioness_official denim mini

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Lastly, I switched this look up for you, just to show you how to rock polka dots in different ways. I found this dress at Forever 21 for $38. I put a Zara blouse on underneath and my Public desire boots again, then obvs my go-to sunglasses. I love dresses that you can wear during spring time with a shirt underneath, and then easily rock at summer patio parties.

Forever 21 polka dot mini cami dress

Bonus Polka Dots Looks

Are you nuts for polka dots? Here are some extra ways to rock this trend for cheap.

Try some polka dot tights with a black dress and heels.

Forever 21 sheer dotted tights

Put on this headband with an all-black or all white bathing suit this summer, and you’ll be the coolest girl at the beach.

Forever 21 polka dot headband

Polka dot crop top???? How cute with jeans or black pants.

Forever21 polka dot crop top

Images: weworewhat (2), oliviaculpo / Instagram; Maya Media (3)
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How To Dress Like A Fashion Influencer For Way Less Money

I’m back, and as promised, I have three more blogger-inspired looks that you can recreate for way less than these fashion bloggers spent. I get that keeping up with trends can be almost as hard as keeping up with your new boyfriend’s ex, so leave them to me and you can keep refreshing her Instagram in peace.

One trend I’m really loving right now is hats. Hats have become a staple in my wardrobe recently, and not just because I need to cover up my dry shampoo overload. Every fashionista seems to be rocking them in different ways, but not all hats are created equal. One wrong purchase and bam, you’re an extra in Newsies, or like, my dad. This week, I’m taking three different fashion bloggers’ looks that incorporate a hat, and breaking down just how much money you’ll save getting the look for less. You and your bank account are welcome in advance.

Look 1: The Bodega Beret

Deli Diaries • tap for outfit creds!

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My first blogger is We Wore What. I feel like Danielle (yes, I’m on a first name basis with her in my mind) has a style that is very NYC.  If I want to be the ~cool fashion girl~ in flats and a hat, I look to her. She inspired this week’s bodega cool-girl look. Here’s how much her look will run you.

Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell, $150-$250
Jacket: Tome NYC,  $400-1,000.
Bodysuit: Wearcomando, $74
Total: $1,324

Here’s my version, the look for less. I topped this look off (literally) with a beret and sunglasses from Amazon. Spoiler alert: you’ll like the price tag a lot more.

Shoes: Public Desire, $59.99
Jacket: My jacket is almost TEN years old (gotta love vintage), but here is a similar one from Forever 21 for only $24.
Bodysuit: Naked wardrobe, $34
Total: $118

Look 2: Shine Betch Shine

It was 88° out this day… My pants stuck to this leather barstool and I needed two people to help me off ????

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Next is Shay Mitchell. Shay isn’t just an actress, model, CEO, entrepreneur, and brand ambassador; she’s also The Head Pro’s girlfriend a fashion blogger. Shay’s style is always on trend, and to me, it always seems like she has the perfect outfit for every occasion. She’s downtown chic with uptown class. Not to mention she’s gorgeous, and everything looks great on her (I promise I’m not trying to date her). But for real, she has a very cool, edgy style—overpriced, but cool. Here’s how much her look will cost you.

Bag: Chanel, $3,000
Pants: Petar Petrov$1,435
Belt: Gucci, $450
Total: $4,885

I know Gucci belts are all the rage right now, but in a few months no one is going to even remember them. Why spend your hard-earned vodka soda money on something that probably won’t even hold up your pants all that well? For the pants, I found almost an exact copy on the cheap. And ASOS is my favorite for hats right now. Your bank account is going to personally write me a thank you note.

I love anything shiny… pants, hats, a new Hinge match. This look is great for the seamless transition from daytime brunch to 2:00am “ u up” texts. Here’s my rockstar-inspired look: 

Here’s how much my look cost me.
BagZara bag, $55.90
Pants: Topshop, $60
Belt
Zara, $50
Hat: ASOS, $26 (Note: The hat in my photo is currently sold out, so I found you this cool replacement)
Total: $160

Look 3: Business, But Make It Fashion

Check mate ???? #thelimitdoesnotexisttxnyc

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Jourdan Sloane is the last blogger this week, but certainly not the least. Jourdan’s style is effortlessly trendy. She’s the girl who walks in and says, “Oh this? I just threw this on and it happens to be super on trend and super fucking cool.” This is what I try to achieve every Friday night in hopes of getting free shots. She was the inspo for my last hat trend look this week, and certainly didn’t disappoint. It’s very edgy, but sometimes you need to be bold and channel your inner Elle Woods, aka show up in a blazer ready to argue.

Here’s how much this look cost her.
Shoes: Dior, $800
Bag: Givenchy, $2,450
Blazer: Vintage, so it basically cost her an arm and a leg or maybe her first born.
Total: $3,250

In reality, I wouldn’t wear this to your next meeting unless you want to be fired immediately, and maybe you do. In which case, go for it! I threw on a beanie with this to stay on brand with the hat trend, and also because I need to buy more dry shampoo. But I think this outfit is perfect for a Thursday night downtown sushi spot, or maybe an art event where you pretend to know what’s going on.

Here’s how much this look cost me.
Shoes: $89.90; you can find pumps similar to mine here.
Bag: Forever 21, $24.90
Blazer: Zara, $50; I found you an even cheaper one for $24.43 from Forever 21.
BeanieZara, $17.90
Total
: $139

Happy shopping betches! May your looks be Instaworthy, and your wallets full.
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