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Here's a holiday wardrobe workhorse that you'll want in your repertoire: The leather circle skirt. Kate Spade's is probably buttery leather that will only get better with time, but it carries a $598 pricetag. The faux version is just $69 at the same retailer. See if you can spot the real from the steal by clicking either image below!
Stay tuned, our next Dress by Number feature will show you a chic way to style these skirts!
If you're looking for the perfect date night look, Emmy Rossum absolutely nails it in a ladylike floral midi skirt which she expertly pairs with a button-down shirt. She compliments the blue hued ensemble with her hot pink Kate Spade Saturday clutch (no longer available) and sexy-yet-subtle nude ankle strap heels. We've recreated the look for less...now you add the beau and you'll be ready to go.
The Kate Spade New York 'Charles Street' Audrey stripe satchel is $348 at NORDSTROM.COM. The stripes are classic Kate Spade! It's bold and graphic, yet the black and white print will go with just about everything (and isn't that justification enough?!)
For a similar look that won't break the bank, try this Merona striped satchel instead, just $32.99 at TARGET.COM. I saw this bag in store and it really popped on the shelf and looked awesome for the price!