8 Wildly Expensive Fashion-Girl Favorites (and How I Found the Look for Less)

Ah, Instagram. It has the power to connect us in ways we never imagined, but it also has the power to make us feel like everyone else has or does something better than we do. Ask any fashion person and I guarantee they'll admit that scrolling through their feed has caused them some sartorial envy at one point or another. Whether it's fabulous outerwear or unfairly chic bags, fashion influencers are typically flaunting some seriously cool pieces.

Since like most people, I have a limited bank account, I can't always just jump up and buy the wildly expensive pieces I find myself saving on the app. Instead, I've gotten pretty damn good at finding similar styles at a more reasonable price point. So I figured I'd share some of the pieces I found for less with you here today since I'm probably not the only one with a massive saved folder of pretty things.

From the shearling jacket of my dreams to the snakeskin boots I haven't stopped thinking about for months, these are the eight fashion-girl favorites that I found for significantly more affordable prices.

FRAME Cocoon Shearling Jacket

If this isn't the coziest jacket on the planet, I don't know what is. As amazing as this FRAME jacket is, it's got a pretty steep price tag. Luckily, there are tons of other shearling iterations available if you want to get in on the trend for less.

Maison Margiela Fringe Jacket

Everyone, meet my dream jacket. The perfect amount of fringe, an oversize fit, and suede that looks like butter. This Margiela jacket is one of those pieces you keep forever, but if the price tag is too high, there are actually some great affordable options out there right now that look way more expensive than their price tag.

If you're looking for a more fitted fringe option, this is it.

Hayward Mini Basket Clutch

A leopard bag is as timeless as it gets, and this textured cult-favorite style from Hayward is beyond chic. Luckily leopard is one of those trends many brands create bags in each year, so there are plenty of other elevated options at lower price points too.

This one looks way more expensive than it is.

FRAME Leather Trench Coat

The fashion crowd has been all over leather trench coats the past two years, and this FRAME style is a favorite among the style set. While leather will never be "cheap" per se, there are some great quality leather coats out there right now from affordable retailers like Pixie Market and Mango. 

The crackled texture on this one is beyond cool.

Patent leather adds a fun twist to every outfit.

Saks Potts Foxy Coat

Talk about a statement coat—ever since Saks Potts introduced the Foxy Leather Coat a few years back, fashion girls haven't been able to get enough of it. With its signature furry sleeves and collar, plus the range of fun colors it comes in, it's a great addition to any wardrobe. Lucky for us, there are plenty of other fun furry statement coats out there right now to choose from, like the below two options. 

Jimmy Choo Brelan Boots

The moment I saw Jimmy Choo's Brelan Boots a few months back, I knew I would be dreaming about them long after. Between the unique shape, rich texture, and perfect fall hue, these are truly my favorite boots. I'm not the only one who thinks so either—the fashion crowd has been obsessed with them for months, and the boots have practically taken over Instagram. Since snake print and mock croc have been trending hard for a while, there are actually quite a few elevated options available right now. 

Snake print is one of those patterns that always looks luxe.

Mock croc also always looks more expensive than it is. 

Acne Studios Raf Shearling Jacket

Acne's Raf Shearling Jacket has been a cult favorite item for years, and it shows no signs of slowing down. The chic mix of leather and shearling makes every outfit look tough yet cozy. 

A classic color combo if you're looking to get in on the mixed leather–and-shearling trend. 

Paco Rabanne Chainmail Bag

Paco Rabanne's chain-link bag took the fashion world by storm since its release—it's the perfect mix of practicality and fun. Since it's close to the holidays, there are tons of other silver chainmail bags available right now at a range of price points.

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