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A Fabulous Look For Less – J.Crew Inspired!

One of my favorite things to do is online window shop. I almost never buy anything, or if I do it’s a big mental debate before I finally pull the trigger. But the reason I love it so much is because I get really inspired by color, pattern, and clothing item combinations that stores put together. J.Crew is often where most of my outfit inspiration comes from, but the problem is that, unless their stuff is on sale, it’s just more than I can and want to spend.

But it turns out that if you do a little digging, their looks are pretty easy to duplicate, and for a whole lot less. Their new fall line just came out and they have so many fabulous pieces, and as I was window shopping around I found a nearly identical outfit for nearly one-fifth of the cost of the original outfit.

Click below to see the pieces to make a fabulous J.Crew outfit for a lot less.

  • J.Crew Look for Less! 1 of 6
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    The gorgeous outfit on the left is from J.Crew's new fall look book. With a gold floral print cropped trouser, a simple blue oxford button down, a denim jacket, leopard pumps, and an amazing statement necklace, this outfit is classic, classy, and fun for fall. But at a combined price of $1,042, it's definitely steep for one outfit. 

    I've pulled together nearly identical pieces from around the web to create an outfit that will still turn heads, but won't break the bank, since it totals only $223. And that's definitely a fair price, in my opinion, since the denim jacket, leopard pumps, and oxford shirt are all very classic pieces that will be absolutely be workhorses in your closet.

    Click through to see the breakdown. 

  • Floral Cropped Trousers 2 of 6
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    I was shocked when I found this pair of Zara trousers that were so similar to the J.Crew pants. The mix of warm and cool tones with a graphic floral print is spot on for fall. 

    Find them at Zara for $59.90

  • Leopard Pumps 3 of 6
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    Leopard pumps are high on my to-buy list. This pair from Nine West via 6pm are classic and gorgeous. 

    Find them at 6pm for $45.71

  • Denim Jacket 4 of 6
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    A denim jacket is definitely a closet essential for every woman. Gap has some great ones at pretty great prices. Go for a medium/dark wash, like this one, since it's unlikely to go out of style.

    Find this one at Gap for $69.95

  • Blue Oxford Button Down 5 of 6
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    A crisp blue oxford button down is another closet staple. It can be dressed up or down, professionally or casually, and always gives you a put together look. Plus it's a great layering piece. 

    Find this one at Old Navy for $22.50

  • Statement Necklace 6 of 6
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    I'm sure within a few weeks or months there will be a ton of knock-offs of that great J.Crew necklace. But for now, there is nothing. But I found this fun one that has a similar color palette and feel. 

    Find it at US. Trendy for $25

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