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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...

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Kate Bosworth Ruffle Blouse Black Jean






Kate Bosworth Photo Credit: Pacific Coast News


Jourdan Dunn's Off-the-Shoulder Top and Fringe Jeans Look for Less

Jourdan Dunn pairs a navy off-the-shoulder top with fringe jeans and a yellow satchel.
I'm loving this outfit inspiration from model Jourdan Dunn, who wore a navy off-the-shoulder top with fringe jeans for a fashion shoot back in January.

Jourdan Dunn pairs a navy off-the-shoulder top with fringe jeans and a yellow satchel.
She carried a bright yellow dome satchel that complements the navy blue of the top so well, and then finished with a neutral ankle bootie that's anything but boring with it's stiletto heel and edgy gladiator styling.

Jourdan Dunn pairs a navy off-the-shoulder top with fringe jeans and a yellow satchel.
I found a lookalike top for only $10 at SheIn, which literally has hundreds of off-the-shoulder tops to choose from! Quality may be hit or miss but at these rock-bottom prices, it's an irresistible way to get in on this trend.

Since block heels are having a moment (and are so much easier to walk in), I chose this Sole Society shoe for the look for less, but this heel by Jessica Simpson is a great lookalike with maj sex appeal - and it's under $100!

Jourdan Dunn pairs a navy off-the-shoulder top with fringe jeans and a yellow satchel.




Jourdan Dunn Photo Credit: PacificCoastNews



My Recent Buys:


I got the spring mailer from Payless this week with a 25% off coupon, so I went a little crazy and ordered four pairs of shoes: The
Nikolle Low Heel Slide in black, the Naomi Block Heel in natural, the bright fuchsia Dottie D'Orsay Knot Flat, and the Tasha Chopout Block Heel. I'm not sure I'll keep all of them but my grand total was just $83.71 shipped!

Then, I went nuts at Sole Society and ordered the Korah Crossbody in dusty rose, the blush combo Rowen, and the cognac Jolene (Chloe vibes!) I normally carry a backpack and haven't bought a new bag in ages since I'm usually just toting around stuff for the kiddos but I wanted to up my handbag game for spring! I may not keep all of them, we'll see. I'll keep you posted.



Olivia Palermo's Off-the-Shoulder Top and White Sneakers Look for Less

Olivia Palermo off-the-shoulder top and sneakers look for less
Olivia Palermo was ahead of the trend yet again, spotted wearing a white off-shoulder top last May while out and about in NYC.

Olivia Palermo off-the-shoulder top and sneakers look for less

She paired her bold yet casual blouse with skinny ripped jeans and white embroidered sneakers for a laid-back athleisure look.

I love the combination of an ultra-feminine top with sporty sneakers and everyday jeans. It makes this type of top much less intimidating and much more wearable. Try the trend for spring and summer with my picks mostly under $25...

MORE: 12 Off-the-Shoulder Tops Under $30

Olivia Palermo off-the-shoulder top and sneakers look for less

Shop the Look for Less:


TOP: Worthington Off-Shoulder Woven Blouse (under $25)
Plus-Size Rock & Republic Off-the-Shoulder Top
SHOES: Brash at Payless Cutout Sneakers (under $25)
JEANS: H&M Skinny Jeans
BAG: Merona at Target Faux Leather Pouch
SUNGLASSES: zeroUV Embellished Cateye

MORE TOP OPTIONS: Love this Chicwish top and this i jeans by Buffalo top - looks identical but in pink or blue - or this near-identical a.n.a. blouse in light blue




Olivia Palermo Photo Credit: PacificCoastNews



Kate Hudson's Bell Sleeve Sweater and Flare Leg Jeans Look for Less

Kate Hudson styles her white bell sleeve sweater with flare leg jeans and ankle boots.
Kate Hudson showed off a stylish way to wear the bell sleeve trend, pairing an off-white sweater with flare leg jeans and ankle boots for a casual boho look.



Shay Mitchell's Tan Moto Jacket and Black Mules Look for Less

Shay Mitchell shows off her casual style in a tan moto jacket and black mules.
Pretty Little Liars actress Shay Mitchell showed off her casual style in a tan suede moto jacket, lighter wash ripped jeans and black mule slides recently while grabbing lunch with pal Ashley Benson.

The star piece in this outfit is of course the moto jacket, a great transitional layering piece. I think this might Shay's exact jacket - it gets rave reviews and I've seen many fashion bloggers rocking it, too.

For a budget alternative under $100, try this faux suede jacket - the plus-size comes in black, olive or blush pink!

Shay Mitchell shows off her casual style in a tan moto jacket and black mules.

And don't forget the shoes: In case you missed the memo, mules are everything for spring. Get in on the trend with this pair by Christian Siriano for Payless that's under $25! Also comes in a chic nude hue, too.

MORE: Kylie Jenner's Tan Moto Jacket and Fitted Midi Dress Look for Less

Shay Mitchell shows off her casual style in a tan moto jacket and black mules.




Shay Mitchell Photo Credit: Sam Sharma/JS, PacificCoastNews