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In the Trenches: Karlie Kloss's Wide Leg Pants and Trench Coat Look for Less

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Lightweight coats are a must-have for unpredictable spring weather and the classic trench is my absolute favorite! The neutral tones and the timeless silhouette make it the perfect closet staple for any girl on the go. Karlie Kloss served us some serious inspiration with her latest look, in which she paired her coat with a simple grey shirt, navy wide-leg trousers, wayfarer sunglasses and coordinating blue adidas original sneakers. Adidas brand is having a major moment, from Stan Smith styles as seen on Nicky Hilton Rothschild, Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner to Karlie's adidas Skateboarding Seeley Premiere. It's definitely the "cool girl" style of the season - plus they're affordable! Read on to get Karlie's sneakers and the rest of her look for less...


Pop of Pink: Kelly Rowland's Pastel Button-Up and White Patent Heels Look for Less

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Nothing says spring like a bright pink top and Kelly Rowland's latest ensemble is the perfect inspiration. Kelly styled her ruffle-bib blouse with dark skinny jeans, white pointed-toe pumps, all-black aviators, a leather top-handled tote and topped the look off with a classic pair of large pearl earrings. I love the minimalistic and classic style in this outfit, but the fact that she added just a touch of edge with the chain-accented tote and the pair of sporty aviators takes it to the next level. We even found a look-a-like pair for just $14.99! Read on to get these sunglasses and the rest of Kelly's look for less with pieces under $45...

The Marimekko for Target Lookbook Is Here: Your Thoughts?

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In case you missed it, the Marimekko for Target lookbook came out yesterday - here are some highlight images. Per the press release, "Inspired by the idea of creating an eternal summer, Marimekko for Target includes more than 200 pieces with most items under $50, that bring people together and encourages them to play. Spanning indoor/outdoor décor, furniture, entertaining essentials and apparel and accessories for women and girls, Marimekko for Target will be available at all Target stores and on Target.com beginning April 17."

Spot the Real: Madewell 'Comme Ci Comme Ca' T-Shirt

The Look for Less: Comme Ci Comme Ca Tee
I love a good message tee. I don't care if it says something completely meaningless in a foreign language, or features exotic places I've never actually been to, I'm game. For me, French phrase tees are especially irresistible. I like to think they take my casual everyday t-shirt game up a notch - I'm probably fooling myself, but that's not stopping me. I remember seeing this "Comme Ci, Comme Ça" t-shirt (which means 'so-so' en français) at Madewell.com a little while back and thought $49.50 was a tad much to spend on a tee. Then I came across the look for less for just $12.99, and I might even prefer the budget version. Can you tell which is which? Click a link below to find out!



Edgy Bohemian : Serayah's Crocheted Halter and Denim Skirt Look for Less

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The denim skirt is making a major comeback and this distressed knee-length pencil skirt has to be one of my favorite styles that I've seen for spring! Empire star Serayah styled the Freelove 'Ford' Denim Skirt ($116) with a bohemian crochet halter, simple tan sneakers, a basic crossbody bag, camouflage baseball cap and a large statement ring. I love the shared neutral look between the cap and the halter, plus Serayah's affordable pieces don't just stop with the skirt. Her Unif 'Matic' Crop Top is available in limited sizes for $37! Read on to grab these pieces and the rest of Serayah's look for less.