Even if I don’t envy Kylie Jenner’s current situation right now, I certainly envy her look. I mean, if nobody aspired to look like Kylie, would she still have her makeup empire? Would lip fillers still exist? It’s seriously doubtful on both accounts. So I’m not ashamed to admit that I want to look as good as Kylie, because her outfits and makeup are always on point. (And she’s worth almost a billion dollars, but that’s totally not at all why I aspire to be her.) But let’s be honest here—since Kylie Jenner is worth 900 bazillion dollars, she can buy whatever clothes she wants, even if she’s only going to wear them once. I, however, have a total of $9 in my bank account currently, so I’ll go out on a limb here and say spending thousands of dollars on an outfit is just not in my budget.
Because I still love her ~lewks~ (even though one of her outfits could prob feed me for three months), I have recreated some of Kylie Jenner’s most loved outfits, all on a budget. You’re welcome. I’m not gonna say I’m doing the Lord’s work here, but like, these outfits are really cute AND super affordable. Thank god. Now you can dress just like the youngest and richest Kardashian-Jenner sister, and with the added bonus that you don’t even have to deal with the drama of your best friend hooking up with your sister’s baby daddy!
Kylie’s 21st Birthday Outfit
My first look is Kylie’s iconic 21st birthday outfit. Her hot pink ensemble had the internet going crazy. I found this look on Pretty Little Thing for a total of $56. Please don’t faint. This look is a matching skirt and top, so you can pair the top with jeans and dress it up, or pair the skirt with a bodysuit and you have three looks in one purchase. Now you may faint.
Kylie’s Beaded Sheer Dress
Look #2 is this insane beaded nude dress that’s taken me months to find. The recreated look is from Fashion Nova, and it will run you a whopping $39.99. That’s less than a brunch! This look is perfect for a dressy evening event that you know your ex might be attending. Don’t worry, it’s not as sheer as the one Kylie wore, but it will certainly make a statement. Your ex is gonna hate it, but in the best way.
Kylie’s Post-VMAs Lewk
My last look is a thigh-high boot with a sweatshirt dress, which is one of my favorite looks, especially when I really don’t want to wear pants. Kylie did a photoshoot in this outfit in her New York hotel after the VMAs, which like, same. I found a dupe of the off-the-shoulder sweatshirt dress for under $20, so it’s an obvious win. This look is perfect for a night out, or even a boozy brunch when you want to look a little extra—which, let’s be real, is every boozy brunch. I found these thigh-high boots, which are very similar to Kylie’s, for under $100 as well, so I’m pretty proud of myself. Smalls wins in life are what matter.
Pick up some of these pieces so you can live your best off-brand Kylie Jenner life. We can’t all be billionaires, but we can still look hot AF.
Images: @kyliejenner/Instagram (3); PrettyLittleThing; Fashion Nova; Calzedonia; Boohoo; EGOShoes
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New Year’s Eve is the one night it is socially acceptable to wear head to toe sparkles, and for that one reason only I will be going out. NYE plans are always changing at the last minute (you should see my group chat right now), but no matter what, it’s always a struggle to figure out what to wear. Whether you’re going for something a little more reserved, or all-out glam, you want to look great. I’ve put together three outfits for three different occasions, and of course, they’re all looks for less.
My first look is inspired by Kourtney Kardashian’s birthday dress. Maybe Kourtney will spend this NYE babysitting Sofia Richie? This is the quintessential New Year’s sparkle dress. I found this dress from Get Choosy, which perfectly replicated Kourt’s sexy look. To complete the look, I paired the dress with a simple heel and a hoop earring to, just like Kourtney. Throw on a black fur with this and it’s the perfect New Years Eve party look. The best part about all of this? The dress is only $55.
My next look is perfect if you want something a little flashy, but aren’t feeling the full glitter fantasy. I found this silk mustard dress from Zara, and paired it with thigh-high boots and a sheer bodysuit underneath. This look is great for a nice New Year’s dinner, whether you’re hitting the club after or not. This particular dress is a great purchase, because it can be worn in so many different ways, and this color is also very on trend right now. Full disclosure–I added the slit in this dress, and I think it really makes the look. If you don’t spend a lot of money on something, you don’t feel as bad changing it up!
My third look is for the person who wants to go all out this New Year’s Eve. This set is from Zara but the bodysuit and top can be worn long after the ball drops. This bodysuit is perfect with black pants or jeans if you’re staying low-key but want a pop of sparkle for a fun night out! These pants can also be worn with a simple black top and a chic pair of pumps. The set is perfect together for your over the top NYE glam, but it’s also a good investment piece. This specific set is sold out online, but it is still in stores, and here is a similar look!
If these looks are not your vibe and want to wear all black, I’ve totally been there. To add a little something interesting, here are a pair of statement earrings that will turn your low-key outfit up a notch. New Year’s fashion is all about having fun, so play around with your personal style, and take a risk!
Images: @kourtneykardashian / Instagram; Shutterstock; Alexandra Gordon (3)
As you all know, going to work is the actual worst. Like, I have to wake up hours before my body naturally wants me to, all so I can go to a job just so I don’t die of starvation. Life is hard. It’s not just getting out of bed that ruins my day, but the fact that I have to put myself together enough to look like a functioning human. I wish we could all just give up the pretenses and allow sweatpants in the office. Personally, I think it would make everyone happier, and happy employees just don’t
shoot their husbands do crappy work, right? Right. Like, I’m not even washing my hair on most days (thank you, dry shampoo) and I don’t think there’s been a Monday (or Tuesday, or Wednesday) that I haven’t showed up super hungover. Obviously, I reserve all my effort for looking good when I actually have the chance to see people I care about—Linda from HR, you do not count. So, here are some office looks for less that’ll make you look like you actually tried for once. Employee of the month over here.
Some of these office looks for less are inspired by my favorite era, and some are just inspired by the stuff I happen to have in my closet at the time. In any case, none of these outfits will cost your entire paycheck, so you can thank me for that. And, obviously, you’ll still look super cute in case you need to impress the cute guy in sales or whoever. And for more advice on what (not) to wear to work, buy our third book, When’s Happy Hour?