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Hump Day Dupes

Back in October (has it really been that long!?) I introduced you all to a fun little side project of mine, UnderEmployed Fashionistas. I also shared with you one of my favorite weekly features, the Hump Day Dupes! Today, I’m sharing more of these as a cross post. I’d also like to say that if you’re interested in budget living, and/or music, we’re looking for more writers and contributors to help push the website into grander success! Shoot me an email at Sahra@underemployedfashionistas.com if you’re interested in joining!

On to the dupes…

lvWho doesn’t remember the iconic oversized checks of the Louis Vuitton runway, the coveted final collection of Marc Jacobs!? With gargantuan prints still being in style you can’t go wrong with this style steal. Romwe’s version is $24.99; compare that to the bank-breaking $2,500 price tag of the real deal.
fish bone backWith Fashion Weeks around the corner, our sartorial wheels are spinning as fashionistas everywhere look for the coolest, most unique inspirations. This jacket is a cult favorite; Christine Centenera of Harpers Bazaar Australia in a $1,995 Dion Lee jacket. What a pretty price, eh? For us budget inclined divas, Get The Look offers up this admitted dupe for $99. Still out of your price range? TARI DC (a local upscale thrift store, that SHIPS) has a version for $88!
mini mac vsThe Rebecca Minkoff Mini-Mac is one of the most covetable handbags of our generation. It’s been seen on bloggers, celebrities, and friends alike. But with a $200 price tag, even the occasional luck of finding one at TJ Maxx still puts it at $100 or more. Charlotte Russe is to the rescue though, with their very clear dupe at, wait for it….only $15! The leather, or lack there of, won’t be as buttery, but the aesthetic is there without breaking that new 2014 savings bank!
givenchy vsWhile us here on the Eastern Coast can’t even FATHOM the thought of sandals right now, these dupes are too good to wait until spring for. Compared to the Givenchy price tag of nearly $700, these Alloy pumps are higher and cheaper, by a long shot. At just under $30, these pumps are fabulous and fierce, and financially reasonable!
hermes beltThe Hermes monogram belt has been an iconic clean piece of the wealthy wardrobe for years. The real deal costs up to $600, even in the $300 range on Ebay. Why not take the thrifty approach and add a perfect dupe of an initial to an old (or new) belt for only $28? C. Wonder will supply the buckle, you do the rest!
burb sweatshirt
Starting off with another piece from one of the most coveted Fall/Winter 2013 collections. Burberry’s now iconic heart print is also available in sweatshirt form, with a price tag of…$1,295. For us thrifty fashionistas, Choies has a dupe for only $28.99! It may not be the silk blended v-neck, but it will surely still be warm and chic!
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Strapped in Men

I rarely post about men’s fashion. Simply, straight men are barely interested in fashion and I personally don’t have much interest in men’s fashion. I have been seeing a lot of styles on guys, though, that I’ve recently been seeing around more and more and I must say I like it.

The reformed, fashionable man is coming back into style. Suspenders, higher pants, crisp shirts, cardigans, etc. Fedoras, suspenders, bow ties, and other vintage accessories are being seen as well. Take this wedding party image for example; perfectly well dressed, handsome men.

image by RedHeartPhotography.com

They’re so adorable.

With the recent Men’s fashion week shows happenning I’ve been able to keep up with and track which designers have caught on and are making these styles more and more acceptable.

My first favorite? Dolce and Gabbana. They’re new men’s spring 2011 line is inspired by Charlie Chaplin (note the image to the right).

Gucci and Dior, among others are following suit, while the streets are taking the style where it belongs.

StreetStyle image from LesGarconDeGlasgowDolce and Gabbana

Lookbook.nu has a lot of men with the style as well. Personally, I think it’s adorable. I wish all men would dress like that, hint hint. 😉

Also a recently seen trend on the runways is blazers with cargo shorts; a cleaned up yet laid back mix of a look.  It’s been on Dior, Dolce and Gabbana, Emporio Armani, Louis Vuitton, Lanvin, Prada….you get the picture. For Spring 2011, this trend will take hold full force, and I know I’m looking forward to some sexy business, laid back man candy.

So, men, where to find these looks? Suspenders can be found anywhere from Mr Tux to Hot Topic and Spencer’s. Bow Ties and skinny ties are best found at tuxedo/suit shops or the occasional accessories area of H&M and Forever 21. Shorts are everywhere, and blazers could be found at most higher class’d stores that carry suit pieces. That’s all I can offer for advice currently, but I’ll be doing a big men’s post come late August/September.

Enjoy for now and I hope to start seeing some better dressed dudes !