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Prepped and Ready: Kate Bosworth's Polished Look for Less

Kate Bosworth wears a white ruffle shirt with black jeans and black Mary Jane flats.
When I think of spring fashion, I always envision delicate lace, ruffles and pastel shades. Here, Kate Bosworth adds a touch of edge to the ultra-feminine aesthetic by pairing an eyelet-detailed white button up with tight black denim, patent leather double-strapped mary jane flats, blocky sunglasses, drop earrings and a patch-emblazoned leather satchel.

I'm a huge fan of dark hues (especially black) so seeing this eased transition into April ensemble is perfect for me. Plus, the personalized trend has been literally everywhere this year — I've been lusting after Kate Spade's new line of stickers, straps and charms for customizing my bags, but this Mix No. 6 satchel I stumbled upon has the exact aesthetic, and rings up at only $29.94! Read on for all my look-for-less picks under $100...

MORE: Kate Bosworth's Denim Dress and Suede Boots Look for Less

Kate Bosworth Ruffle Blouse Black Jean

Kate Bosworth Photo Credit: Pacific Coast News

Spring Beauty Essentials: Holographic Highlighters

Holographic Highlighters
It's time to get glowing! This season beauty editors are swapping out the gold and champagne shades for prismatic, out-of-this world hues. Featuring pastel purples, blues, pinks and pearlescent whites, each product offers a multidimensional highlight packed with just the right amount of shimmer. Unique yet subtle, these options are sure to stand out and are the perfect option to light up your day or night!

We've rounded up our favorite brands with options for every budget and are sharing tips on how to look bright, refreshed and absolutely stunning for spring. Read on to get all the details...

Back to Black: Chrissy Teigen's Monochromatic Look for Less

Chrissy Teigen Look for Less
Black is—and will always be— my favorite color to dress in. It manages to say so much, while saying so little. It's always in season, always on-trend and always a go-to for women in fashion.

Chrissy Teigen must agree since she stepped out in this monochromatic ensemble featuring a coordinating off-the-shoulder sweater, ripped jeans, pointed booties, fringed handbag and aviator sunglasses. Combined they create a knockout look, but on their own each piece can be incorporated into countless ensembles.

This past year seemed to be the year of the decolletages with tops, dresses and jackets grazing just below the shoulders. Though the weather may be chillier, Chrissy's sweater is a great option for extending the trend into winter — and 2017! Read on to shop my favorite picks for the look below, featuring pieces priced under $55!

Chrissy Teigen Look for Less

Chrissy Teigen Photo Credit: Bley, Pacific Coast News

Primped and Polished: Lori Loughlin's Plaid Blazer and Riding Boot Look for Less

Lori Loughlin Look for Less
This year we saw a re-imagining of schoolgirl style, simple silhouettes and plaid prints that are a major step up from the uniforms I was envious of as a child. Chloe Sevigny wore the trend with a layered turtleneck and dress ensemble and here, Lori Loughlin puts her spin on the style with a fitted jacket and muted neutrals.

Lori stepped out in her Smythe Peak-Lapel Plaid Blazer ($695) paired with a white tee, skinny black jeans, dark brown suede boots and a coordinating satchel. She kept it simple with accessories, wearing a gray scarf, gold trimmed aviator sunglasses and a black leather belt.

This look is so clean and put together, plus it totally brings images of boarding school girls to mind with major equestrian vibes. Perfect for a day out on the town running errands or grabbing lunch with a group of friends. Shop my picks below to steal her style and get the entire look for less than half the cost of her jacket!

Lori Loughlin Look for Less

Shop the Look for Less:

Tommy Hilfiger Plaid Two-Button Blazer, $89.99 (on sale from $119.99) // H&M Jersey Top, $9.99 // H&M Slim-fit Pants, $29.99 // Chinese Laundry 'Riley' Riding Boot, $41.60 (prices vary by size, 7 for reference price) // MG Collection Shoulder Bag, $41.72 // Nine West Faux Leather Belt, $12.99 // Bolongaro Trevor Stole, $31 // zeroUV Aviator Sunglasses, $10.95

Lori Loughlin Photo Credit: STPR,

One-Piece Wonder: Alessandra Ambrosio's Satin Jacket and Jumpsuit Look for Less

Alessandra Ambrosio Look for Less
A good jumpsuit is a definite closet must-have. Dressed up or down, this piece is always in style and so simple when you're crunched for time or looking to simplify your look.

Alessandra Ambrosio rocks this sleeveless romper over a simple black tee, paired with a waist-tied bomber jacket, leather sneakers and mirrored sunglasses. I love the original color palette and Alessandra's ASTARS 'Marching Orders' Jumpsuit ($129), but in this recreation I wanted to switch it up a bit with a more versatile black jumpsuit and slouchy gray tee.

Steal her Alessandra's style with my affordable picks below, including a look-a-like purple satin jacket from Topshop!

Alessandra Ambrosio Look for Less

Alessandra Ambrosio Photo Credit: STPR,