How to Dress Like a Celebrity Without a Celebrity Budget

Between gifted clothes and wardrobe stylists, it’s no wonder celebrities step out looking nothing short of flawless. So what’s a girl with a taste for Olsen twin style and a shoestring budget to do? That’s where we come in. Ahead, we have a handful of affordable ways to get the looks of four distinct tastemakers—Ashley Olsen, Alexa Chung, Rihanna, and Olivia Palermo—without the celebrity price tag.

Scroll down to get their celebrity style for real world prices.

Alexa Chung


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Style characteristics: schoolgirl charm, feminine, cool
Calling cards: gingham, cutoff denim shorts, ballet flats, vintage-inspired bags, lace-up heels, collared dresses

?On Chung: Bionda Castana Nicole Lace Pumps ($785); Mark Cross Grace Textured-Leather Box Shoulder Bag ($2495).


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On Chung: Topshop Unique Emboridered Mock Neck Jersey Sweater ($120) also available in Grey; Topshop Leopard Print Miniskirt ($70); Chanel Milk Box Shaped Minaudiere ($4900).


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On Chung: Tommy Hilfiger shorts; Mark Cross Grace Textured-Leather Box Shoulder Bag ($2495).

Olivia Palermo


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Style characteristics: trend-driven, statement, polished
Calling cards: leopard, cat-eye sunglasses, colourful heels, pumps, skinny jeans, blazers, cocktail dresses

On Palermo: Rebecca Minkoff Pearl Embellished Wes Moto Jacket ($1198); Italia Independent Stud IV-Rock Sunglasses ($228); Gianvito Rossi heels.


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On Palermo: Jimmy Choo shoes; Reiss belt; Dior So Real Metal and Plastic Sunglasses ($505).

Ashley Olsen


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Style characteristics: oversized, refined, understated
Calling cards: oxford shirts, slingback kitten heels, caftans, Birkenstocks, all-black, snakeskin bags

On Olsen: The Row bag; Manolo Blahnik Newcio Pumps ($665).




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Style characteristics: alluring, hip-hop, bold
Calling cards: thigh-high slits, snapback hats, Timberland boots, sneakers, body-conscious dresses, hoop earrings

On Rihanna: Manolo Blahnik Chaos Cuff Sandals ($725); Jacquie Aiche Double Lapis Bodychain ($6500); Jennifer Fisher choker.


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On Rihanna: Helmut Lang High Slit Jersey Dress ($425); Balmain purse; Christian Louboutin heels; Lynn Ban jewellery.



On Rihanna: T by Alexander Wang tank; Haider Ackermann trousers; Balenciaga bag; Chanel pumps; Italia Independent 0092V Sunglasses ($197).

The Reformation Rhodes Dress ($88) in Black

Adidas Extaball High Top Sneaker ($75) in Dark Red/Chalk

Which celebrity's style do you like best? Ashley Olsen, Rihanna, Olivia Palermo, or Alexa Chung? Let us know in the comments below!

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