Awhile back, on Instagram stories, I asked my readers/ followers if they wanted me to do some “Look For Less” posts. Basically, I’d take an outfit from a famous influencer or celebrity and recreate it for less. Most of you said “heck yes!”. I have about 5 of these looks photographed now and will be posting them over the next month or two. Starting with this one, which was inspired by Michelle Madsen from MichelleTakeAim. She rocked a similar plaid on plaid look during New York Fashion Week back in September and I just had to copy it. I love her look because it’s the epitome of Fall Fashion. Every piece is a great staple and extremely versatile. I also love how she mixed color and prints.
Of all the outfits I have coming up, this one was the hardest to shop for! Which seems kinda odd considering most the pieces are relatively basic. Suit set, plaid top, belt bag… should be easy. For starters, I searched high and low for an affordable green suit set so that I could really recreate her look as closely as possible, but I couldn’t find one! I consider it a talent of mine to be able to find pretty much any clothing item so I was pretty frustrated when I couldn’t pull through on this. I decided to broaden my search and start looking for plaid suits in other colors. I ended up falling in love with this brown and tan one from Honey Punch. However, the color scheme of this suit lead to my next problem: finding the perfect undershirt. I had to find one with the perfect tones as to match the suit, but not be too similar. I felt that if I got the wrong shade of tan undershirt I would’ve left people questioning if I tried to match, but missed the mark. Once I found the perfect plaid top, the rest was easy. I went with shoes I already had to save some money, a hat that I found at Nasty Gal for $10 and this gorgeous leather belt bag from ZARA.
In all Michelle Madsen’s look cost over $2,000, mine only cost about $300. I can’t wait for the day I can rock a $2,000 outfit, but for now, I’ll stick with my dupes! The most expensive part of this outfit was the suit set which ran me $150. Although that might be a lot, a suit set is a great investment. You can easy break the pieces apart and style them tons of ways. Click HERE to see another way I styled these pants. I’m really glad I ended up going with this brown and tan suit. The colors are so neutral and easy to wear! However, since creating this post I found a few other awesome suit options for even less- all linked below!