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The Look for Less: Mock Layer Sweater

The Look for Less: Mock Layer Sweater
Okay, I'm just going to give this one to you guys, no guessing necessary! Have you noticed the mock layer sweater trend this season? Designers are taking the guesswork out of layering by creating tops that look layered, but are really just fooling the eye. I love taking shortcuts in fashion (truly committed over here) so I love the idea of a two-in-one piece. You get the cool layered look without the bulk or bunching! It's a no brainer. I'm sold on the mock layer sweater and love the two options above. Simple yet chic and you can dress them up or down with different accessories. Are you a fan or would you rather do your own layering?


Low: APT. 9® MOCK-LAYER CREWNECK SWEATER, $25 (down from $36) at

Spot the Real: Saint Laurent Check Shirt

Can you spot the real Saint Laurent shirt?
You can never have too many plaid shirts, am I right? A Saint Laurent tartan wool check shirt is $890 at (hey it's real wool after all). But head to Nordstrom Rack and you'll find a similar style shirt for just $33 (down from $64). See if you can spot the real from the steal by clicking a link below!


Shoulder Caping: Miranda Kerr's White Coat and Print Dress Look for Less

Miranda Kerr's white coat and floral dress look for less
We get it: Just because it's fall doesn't mean it's cold where you happen to reside. And that's why Miranda Kerr's chic jet-setting outfit is inspiring us today. You can indulge your yearning for coats by draping a white topper over a summery print dress. The key is wearing your coat like a cape, fashion-editor style. Nude sandals and a black carryall complete the look, while a blue belt adds a touch of the unexpected. Read on to get our look for less picks...