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Save Stylishly: From Expensive to Affordable: Michael Kors, Saint Laurent, Christian Dior

By Jamie Ducharme
Photos: Style.com, Urban Outfitters, LuLu’s, Mango, Gap, ASOS, 344, Francesca’s, Steve Madden

Just about any fashion-obsessed college student relishes flipping through the latest issue of Vogue and browsing the designer collections online, but doing so can be a love-hate activity. Yes, you’re seeing gorgeous clothes and getting inspiration, but you’re also forced to be heartbroken by sky-high prices time and time again. You may not be able to afford the designer original, but similar styles are out there—for way, way, way less.

Michael Kors

017_KOR_9491.450x675In a dream world, we’d all strut to class in head-to-toe Michael Kors. But, since food, rent and possibly an organ or two would have to be sacrificed to afford it, try these pieces instead.

(Urban Outfitters, $49; LuLu’s, $55; Mango, $49.99)look one

Saint Laurent

YSL_0166.450x675Let this menswear-esque Saint Laurent look inspire your next shopping trip — just don’t look at the price tag.

(Gap (in white), $22.95; ASOS, $71.19; 344, $58)
look two

Christian Dior

DIO_0069.450x675For most of us, the closest we’ll ever come to Dior is those knock-off bags sold on the sidewalk in New York City. Luckily, there are ways to emulate the look for a fraction of the price.

(Urban Outfitters, $49; Francesca’s, $44; Steve Madden, $99.95)
look three

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