Street Fashion 101: Designer Vs. Department Store

The Look: Here, a pair of models exiting the Marc Jacobs show in NYC sporting very different, but equally interesting, styles. On the left, all designer: dress by Alice Ritter, Miu Miu bag. On the right: an American Apparel tee, Old Navy skirt, and Converse sneaks, with belt, scarf and tights, all from H&M.

For the Style File: While designer pieces are always striking, the non-designer ensemble looks great for everyday, too. We love that the model on the right got her basic pieces (tee, skirt, shoes) from super-affordable retailers, and added a little kick with fun, colorful accessories. And when you go budget on the basics, you just might be able to save up for that occasional special piece (on sale, of couse). Like that to-die-for Miu Miu hangbag, perhaps.

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  1. says

    I bet those tights will ladder straight away! You can get branded ones for the same price but last longer from Tights Please online. I definitely prefer the tights and trainers model. Much more individual and stylish!

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