Style steals: Get the looks for less!

I often do some online trawling for style inspiration photo's, saving them for a later date to create similar looks or when searching for my perfect item.  I consider outfit styling or a singular items cut, fabric or where to buy it.  Here are three 'style steals' from my fashion inspirations that I've been eyeing off recently. Best of all, you can get some of their looks on sale!  I've included some discount codes with the relevant items to share the love and save you some extra $ in case anything takes your fancy. Enjoy...


Ekaterina Mukhine can do no wrong in this look.  Ok... so I'm still on my leather pants bender so this look was always going to draw my eye, but I love the way that each piece could compliment most items in any wardrobe or be worn for a variety of occasions. They are items with the ability to be on high rotation which means you get more bang (wear) for your buck (although depending on your lifestyle, the leather pants maybe excluded from achieving consistent wear).  

The black blazer... well lets face it this is an item that any capsule wardrobe should contain. The perfect tailored shirt in a subtle blue hue, the mandatory black pump and the leather pants to amp up the sexiness factor and add a modern twist (and dare I say, be 'on trend').  These four items work so well it's as if they were made for each other.

Get the look:
Sportmax Vanna jacket (HERE) 
Antipodium Kingsland leather pants - on sale from $799 to $559.20 (HERE) (enter code BIGEVENT12 to get a further discount - valid store wide)
A.L.C. Dickinson shirt - on sale from $295 to $206.50 (HERE) (enter code BIGEVENT12 to get a further discount - valid store wide)
Alice + Olivia Dina pump (HERE) (enter code BIGEVENT12 to get a further discount - valid store wide)


If I was to have a girl style crush, Columbine would top my list.  This gal just looks fabulous in anything and everything!  I love her ability to wear functional clothes and also that she tends to focus on the more classic cuts and not over-doing things. The looks are clean and simple but they deliver maximum impact.  Columbine really portrays everyday style perfection.  Her 'uniform' outfits are made up of an interchangeable selection of pea coats, plaid scarves and jeans.  One word.... Love!

Get the look:
Comme Des Garcons PLAY red emblem stripe sweater (HERE)
A.L.C. Savannah navy pea coat (HERE) 
Burberry checked merino wool scarf (HERE)
J Brand midrise capri in Princeville (HERE) 


So... Elin Kling...  Now I don't want to point fingers, but I do believe Elin is solely responsible for my new found obsession with sweaters in all shapes, knit styles and colours.  Let's be honest, this gal can rock a sweater like no other!  At least she's had a practical influence on my wardrobe... 

Below are five of the sweaters I'm obsessing over at the moment (even though I'm in the southern hemisphere and heading into summer).  Please... no need to alert me to my illogical choices.  It's just impossible to avoid the desire to own Elin's fabulous mustard creation she designed for her collaboration with Guess by Marciano.  I've got grand plans of acquiring some of these when the sales hit even if it means they only get worn next winter (and the year after...). This season has produced some seriously luxe and cozy sweaters which I have been anxiously waiting for for what feels like years so in my mind it's time to stock up.

Get the look:
Elin Kling for Guess by Marciano mustard over sized knit (HERE)
Joseph Grunge sweater in burgundy (HERE)
Yigal Azrouel cable sweater (HERE) - on sale from $665 to $399 (enter code BIGEVENT12 to get a further discount - valid store wide)
Joseph cable knit sweater (HERE)
Maison Martin Margiela exaggerated shoulder wool turtleneck sweater (HERE)


  1. Great selection ! I'm totally sold by the first look ! But I guess it's the easiest to copy at home. As for the orange sweater, i would quite like to add it to my wardrobe !

  2. Love the first outfit!

  3. Aah Columbine, love her everyday style too! Nice selection :-)

    XxX A.

  4. No 1 is totally my style. I've been looking to replace my blazer forever! And Elin Kling is indeed great. I feel the same about my new found obsession with big sweaters. The yellow one is wearing is from her collection for Guess for Marciano. You still might find it in stores..

  5. Thanks for doing this. I've been looking for cheaper alternatives lately. Can't quite make myself spend ££££ on a sweater or any clothes for that matter.....although I've broken the rule a handful of times. All 3 look fabulous!

  6. love the striped shirt with the heart!

  7. Wow! Looove this post! I'm more the look n. 2 in my dayby day outfits but adooore the look n. 2..... And 3, of course!

  8. Completely agree with you on the knits! I'm completely obsessed with them, I still have ones I bought this winter I didn't get a chance to wear and I'm always looking at more. Even when, like today, it's 30 degrees...haha.

  9. I'm going thru a prolonged sweater obsession despite it being almost 30c yesterday - but sydney weather has been a bit schizo so i'm actually wearing a lighter knit today. have been stalking the yigal sweater myself and you've just reminded me how awesome it looks! want!!

    steph /

  10. yes, i´m completely into oversized sweaters this season...i got 3 new angora and 2 cahsmere. love them just with jeans and a knitted hat.

    elin kling is in cologne today (where i live) promoting her collection with guess, maybe i´ll go and say hi... ;)

    hugs and kisses, doro