Frugalista Fashion: Get the Look for Less

Not every woman can afford to spend more than $800 on one accessory. In fact, most can't afford to spend $800 on 10 accessories! That's why there are a few options for some of today's hottest shoes and handbags. These styles have all the appeal of their high-end counterparts, but won't break the bank.

Frugalista Fashion: Get the Look for Less

Hardware to Handle

In response to spring's biker and punk trends, designers like Balenciaga, Balmain and Burberry incorporated a little luster into their ready-to-wear with metal accents. Brian Atwood embraced this embellishment with his Wagner Rivet Suede Pump. offers a similar version with its stud-and-eyelet-adorned Hayley platform. Splurge! Brian Atwood Wagner Rivet Suede Pump: $1,485 (available at Steal! Hayley: $39.95 (available at

Quilted Cutie

Coco Chanel may have dibs on the iconic quilted handbag, but even renowned designers like Marc Jacobs are following the fashion legend's lead. Regardless of social status, women are captivated by the elegance of its sumptuous material, chain strap and structured shape. If an authentic Chanel isn't in your budget, opt for's interpretation with Charm.Splurge! Chanel Classic Flap Bag: $2,500 (available at Steal! Charm: $39.95 [red: SKU: 360066-10-00 (available at

Chic Combat

Military-inspired styles were key for fall as demonstrated by fashion houses like Dries Van Noten and Jill Stuart. The utilitarian trend continues into spring with lace-up boots and earthy tones. Raise your style rank by adding a tough touch to a floral frock with open-toe ankle boots in tones of army green.Splurge! Giuseppe Zanotti Leather and Canvas Peep-Toe Ankle Boots: $895 (available at Steal! Talia [olive: SKU: 351006-30]: $39.95 (available at

Fundamental Faves

While the "it" bag phenomenon has faded away, timeless silhouettes are always essential. Build your repertoire with clean designs in opulent materials that feature a distinctive detail or two. Refined styles transcend trends while adding effortless sophistication to any ensemble with their exquisite aesthetic. Try these options from Chloé and Splurge! Chloé Marcie Large Leather Bag: $1,790 (available at Steal! Cosmic [taupe: SKU: 361022-23-00]: $39.95 (available at