Unfortunately, not all of us can be a
Kardashian talentless-yet-somehow-insanely-rich celeb. As much as we’d like to list “v experienced Instagram private investigator” on our resumes, that under-appreciated talent won’t pay for our Stuart Weitzman thigh-highs obsession. We’d like to call ourselves bad and boujee, but in all seriousness, we’re bad and boujee betches who still drunkenly eat cold pizza and buy last-minute outfits at Forever21 to save money for our bar tab. BUT, what if I told you there’s a place you can buy things seen on NYFW runways at more than 50% off? The best thing you have yet to stumble across is THE OUTNET. The equally chic sister site of Net-A-Porter is changing the discounted boujee game as we know it. The site carries products from over 350 designers up to 75% off. Yes, that is exactly what I’m saying—those Alexander Wang boots and Rag & Bone jeans you’ve been eyeing can be yours for more than 50% off. With new arrivals every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, here’s everything you need to buy in order to start your new obsession with this hidden gem.
The hot AF weather as of late may not feel like fall has arrived, but it’s here and it’s happening. The cooler weather is going to hit us like a wall of bricks and we have no idea when to expect it. When that happens, you better have some trendy, totally fetch scarves on deck to throw over any lame outfits. Unlike your raggedy scarves from last year, this real silk scarf is lightweight and despite the baby blue, has enough black you can pair with most dark things in your closet to pop some color in both your wardrobe and life.
I need these in my life like I need a bottle of wine to my face even though it’s literally only Tuesday. Oh well, buying these will make me feel just as better as alcohol. These block-heeled ankle booties are the perfect addition to any outfit, regardless of your Friday night plans—whether they involve a late office meeting, Bumble fuckboy meetup, or “classy” wine night with your PICs. The sleek black shoe elevates every look with just the right amount of sass and confidence, so you look like a boss-ass betch anywhere you strut.
The limit does not exist for how many LBD’s you can own, and never let anyone tell you otherwise—or else delete them from your life because you don’t need that type of negativity. The fitted black dress not only makes you look three pounds skinnier, but it’s also your next outfit choice for randomly getting tipsy on a Wednesday night because that’s what mid-week stress drive us to do. It comes to a perfect length of a little above the knee, creating an ideal balance of flirty and classy, without risking a wardrobe malfunction everytime you get into and out of an Uber.
Do we have a Cady Heron here? Well, one for you, but none for Gretchen Weiners. Duh. This dress bearing the name of our fave
crackhead fake redhead actually refers to the luxurious structured fit of the classic skater style. It has just enough stretch to hide your bloat and still allow you to breathe. As a result, you have an hourglass shape in a thinning black shade so no one knows you already gave up on your 2018 summer bod.
Now that our denim high-waisted shorts are buried under an endless pile of leggings, it’s time to consider buying more jeans so you can occasionally look as though you put some effort into your outfit, even if it’s just pretend. These dark mid-rise skinny jeans come up to a comfortable height that will hide your slight muffin top without making you look like Steve Urkel. The dark wash is perf for pairing with stilettos or your fave flats and finishes with a frayed hem that (thankfully) doesn’t resemble ‘90s Avril Lavigne.
In addition to black, you also need at least one pair of brown booties to ring in the new season. With suede being the season’s most basic material, you can’t go wrong with these suede almond-toe boots. Wear with a mini dress, distressed jeans, or cropped leggings for an effortless street style look.
In addition to your oversized tote, hipster-looking canvas bag, and too-small backpack, you’ll need a vibrant bucket bag to complete your bag collection. The fire red hue of this bag has fall-ish vibes and serves as a staple to any outfit without being obnoxious. It holds more than you can imagine and can easily be worn in various ways with its adjustable shoulder strap.
These are basically upgraded Vans that are less skater boy and more of a subtle fashion statement. The slip-on zippered sneakers make for quick and easy transition from heels to flats or from lazy, unwashed hair to Beyoncé in seconds. They’re v versatile and also hella comfortable so you won’t mind making treks in your major city.
Whether you’re still partying away in college or you’ve recently become a businesswoman who’s always on the go, the most classic style of a bag remains timeless for a reason. This all-black backpack makes holding your
secret alcohol stash absolute necessities look more stylish than anyone in your vicinity. It’s fully lined and comes with rose gold details so you can def let your basicness show loud and proud.
As of late, the sneaker trend has taken over the fashion industry by storm, making it a hot item for betches near and far. Despite our love for plain Jane styles and all-white Adidas, fun patterns are emerging and bringing a lively flair to our
hangover outfits college hoodies and overly worn leggings. Opt for a low-key print like this neutral blue and white for a sneaker that goes with most of your closet and can still be worn for a variety of occasions.
If you’re like, not into designer labels or whatever, The Outnet is still going to be your shopping destination. They have their own in-house label, Iris & Ink, whose aesthetic is basically comfort meets style aka your personal life aesthetic. From lightweight cashmere knits to button downs with interesting details that make a statement, there’s tons of clothing that you’re going to want to live in. Also, it’s a little cheaper than the designer stuff, so that’s a win.