Designer spring looks for less

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    Newsflash: we’re in a recession, homie. No one, not even cheating Wall Street folks, has money to throw around on trends that are here today and gone tomorrow. That’s why we took some of the biggest trends from the catwalks of New York, London and Paris, then found cheap, cute substitutes in our Looks for Less guide.

    Pretty in pink

    Pink’s a classic spring color (it makes us think of Easter and pink lemonade), so you can’t go wrong replicating runway looks with any of these breezy, pink sundresses.

    On the runway:

    [Clockwise from top left: Tracy Reese, Lanvin, Luella, BCBG Max Azria]


    Your way:

    Xhiliration Strapless Fuchsia Bubble Dress
    ($29.99, Target)












    Chiffon Cyclamen Flutter-Sleeve Dress
    ($29.50, Old Navy)











    Kimchi Blue Chiffon Mix Dress ($39.99, Urban Outfitters)












    Volume Sleeve Dress (79.50, Express)













    One shoulder love

    Designers said "later" to two straps and only gave you one for a lot of the cutest spring pieces. If the imbalance makes you feel uncomfortable, try a thin-strapped camisole underneath a more casual one-shoulder dress.

    On the runway:

    [Clockwise from top left: Chloe, BCBG Max Azria, Lanvin]

    Your way: 

    I.N. San Francisco Ruffled One-Shoulder Dress ($59, Dillards)













    One-Shoulder Gathered Rose Dress ($129, bebe)












    Silk One-Shoulder Dress ($159 reduced from $445, Neiman Marcus)













     Belt-buckle down

    Belts are huge this season. Over sweaters or tees and especially over dresses, you cannot go wrong investing in quality belts or belted dresses.


    On the runway:

    [From left: Blumarine, Lanvin]


    Your way: 

    Rocawear Amy Belted Strapless Dress ($69, Macy’s)













    Floral Print Casual Dresses by Beny & Hizzin ($82, eDressMe)














    Wanted onesies

    Babies aren’t the only ones with a serious desire for easy, one-piece clothing. Whether it’s the long, jumpsuit variety or a short and sweet snap onesie, these are the ultimate casual spring outfit.

    On the runway:


    [Clockwise from left: BCBG Max Azria, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Chloe]


    Your way: 

    Side-Snap Onesie ($14.99, Urban Outfitters)













    Apple Bottoms Skinny-Leg Halter-Style Jumper ($108, Macy’s)












    Strapless Jumpsuit with tie ($79.50, Express)












    Dressed up shorts

    Cuffed, short-shorts make yet another entrance this spring, this time more dressed up with button down blouses.


    On the runway:

    [From left: Luella, Chloe]



    Your way:

    Jamie Short ($29.50, Delia’s)












    Satin Ruffle Blouse ($14.99, Alloy)















    – Whitney Teal


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