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Taylor Swift channels a preppy schoolgirl with this classic plaid mini and tights. The loafers steal the show with an unexpected pop of mustard yellow, with a pointed-toe and slight heel to keep them sophisticated. Carrying grocery bags never looked so cute! But we prefer her burgundy satchel for every day.
Taylor Swift wore an ASOS Playsuit in Spot Print while visiting her friend Gwyneth Paltrow's home in London. Her exact romper is just $35.64 (down from $59.40) at ASOS.com and you can click the image below to shop.
Here are some under-$100 look-for-less options that might work for us babes on a budget:
1. Boohoo.com Lilly Mesh Exposed Top And Side Bodycon Dress, $40
This UK online fashion store has lots of affordable options - search by keywords like "mesh," "bodycon," "sheer panel" or "cut-out."
2. Blaque Market "Reach For The Stars" Dress, $25.95 (down from $58)
Karmaloop's new women-only site Miss KL carries lots of little hot numbers similar to Taylor's like this dress with demure long sleeves plus racy cut-outs and mesh panels.
3. ASOS Midi Dress With Sheer Detail, $49.88
It's hard to beat ASOS' selection when it comes to cute, cheap and on-trend dresses. They have lots of sheer mesh panel bodycon dress options but this one is my favorite because it's seductive yet covered up at the same time - the perfect soft/hard mix!
5. GUESS Ponte Mesh-Insert Dress, $89
If you can spend a little more, this dress by Guess offers better construction and might help hide minor figure flaws a bit better, too. It's unique yet versatile enough to wear mays ways depending on how you accessorize.
UPDATE: Taylor is wearing a gifted pair of custom Vintage Shoe Company "Aubrey" oxfords in red suede. An oxford similar to Taylor's custom style will be available from the Vintage Shoe Company Fall 2013 collection.