Fall Style Inspiration | 60’s Mod ~ Biker Chic | Shopping My Closet & A Look for Less

A few weeks ago I opened my weekly Barneys NY newsletter email and fell in love with the image of this 1960’s mod, biker chic look styled for shopping inspiration. Sure black, white and red is a classic combo, but I love the white on white base, only using the black and red as pops of color, and the cool vibe it carried.

Style inspiration from From Barneys NY
Style inspiration from From Barneys NY

So of course I clicked through the shop. Only to find the price tags to be just a wee bit out of budget.

Bag | Proenza Schouler PS Courier $1475

Jacket | Etoile Isabel Marant Leather Moto Jacket $1210

Sweater | Chloe Lace sleeve Sweater $1250

Pants | Cedric Charlier Trousers $795

Shoes | Manolo Blahnik Snakeskin Pumps $865

All From Barneys NY

Black, White, and Red Shopping From Barneys NY
Black, White, and Red Shopping From Barneys NY

But as I flipped through the items longer and referenced the first photo for style inspiration, I realized I had items in my very own closet to not copy this look exactly, but to get the feel and the mood of the ensemble.

Here’s what I came up with…

My white, black and red look. See more at Maegan
My white, black and red look. See more at …love Maegan

Sure I used a blouse instead of a lace-sleeved sweater and jeans instead of cropped wool trousers, and striped pumps rather than snake print, but I liked the look I achieved and thought if I could find all these items in my own closet, surely you could too.

But if not, I sourced some pretty great pieces that would do the trick for a fraction of the cost.

My Look for Less…

Pants | White Skinny Jeans by Madewell on sale for $69.30

Blouse | My white blouse is by Rachel Zoe but is sadly unavailable, you can wear a white sweater as well but my goal was to get the “pouf sleeve” look at the wrist so I’ve found a similar white button down Blouse with Banded Hem for $37.33

Leather Jacket | Mine is a vintage patchwork leather jacket I found for under $10 over ten years ago, but this Quilted Faux Leather Jacket for $89 looks a bit more like my inspiration photo for a fraction of the price.

Bag | I’m using a red leather zipper pouch – clutch bag but this red faux leather Madison Handbag from is only $49 and much closer in shape.

Shoes | I’m wearing alice + olivia black and white striped Dina pumps {on sale for $73}, which also come in snakeskin for $325 but these Snakeskin Nine West pumps from Piperlime are only $24.97

Shopping the Look for Less!
Shopping the Look for Less!

What do you think? Is the original outfit worth the $5,595 price tag or did I do an okay job shopping my own closet and finding a look for less at a total $269.60 for a savings of $5325.40?

Article Posted 3 years Ago

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