Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Twofer Tuesday - Alice & Olivia

This beautiful outfit is from Alice & Olivia's Resort 2012 collection. The sheer, neutral color-blocked top provides the perfect foundation for building the outfit. The magenta shorts give the look a pop of color and the big floppy hat reminds us of a relaxed vacation in the sun. But the ensemble isn't so relaxed and casual that it looks messy- the heels and accessories give it some edge.

Fabulous as this is, who among us can afford a designer outfit straight off the runway? Certainly not me (although I wish I could)! So take a look at these much cheaper, but still adorable alternatives that add up to a similar look:

For the top, try this:
Forever 21-Colorblocked tulip-back top

Or this:
Urban Outfitters- Plastic Island Crepe Contrast Sleeveless Top

For the shorts, try these:
GoJane.com- Flare shorts in purple

Get your hands on these heels:
Urbanog.com- "Delicious Boatie" Patent Open Toe Sandal

And this hat:
Nine West at Macy's- Packable Straw Super-Floppy Hat in Black

And these accessories from Forever 21:
Geo cutout necklace in silver
Shimmering Bracelet set
Square Sunglasses

See girls-even if we can't afford a designer outfit, we can certainly make it look like we can!

Elle Michele

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  1. You picked some really great alternatives! And I LOVE Alice & Olivia! They better watch out for the new duo in town.. Anthony & Elle! ;)

  2. love that you have pieces more for my budget haha.