Saturday, October 24, 2009

How to get the look for less: J. Crew window display outfit

I've been obsessed with getting this outfit, seen on a mannequin at my local J. Crew store:

Here's the Polyvore dissection of the outfit:

except the cardigan is the Mohair Argyle Cardigan which seems to be store only, and the necklace is different (it has oversized pearls and glass pieces)

At first, I thought I HAD to buy every single piece, from head to toe, to get this look. I ended up spending way too much (if you do the math, it's about $300). But then, I poked around Forever21 today and found some great pieces that I could substitute in for less. I also scrounged around my closet and found a skinny black belt from ages ago. So here's my look for less:

F21 Double Breasted Cardigan
Heritage 1981 tweed skirt
J. Crew jewel tee
J. Crew necklace
Armani Exchange belt

I bought this F21 Double Breasted Cardigan which I LOVE - it kind of reminds me of J. Crew's Marled Wool Cardigan. And I also got a Heritage tweed miniskirt for less than $20!

So the total cost of this outfit is... $133!


Alexis said...

Love your version! You look great. :)

Sarah Klassen said...

Nice! I really like the textures and layers :)

amy kelinda said...

I love the textures! The F21 cardigan looks super comfortable, and pretty well made too! And how INSANE that J.Crew's outfit costs $300 to put together?!

tres tippy said...

good job on the look for less! i got that mohair cardigan and it was so itchy, i had to return it :)