I was bored the other day, so I was shopping around online and came across this cute tulip skirt from anthropologie
The price tag? Not so cute at over $100
I was then curious to find something similar for less and came across this:
From Old Navy: Less than $20
I do like the wider hem of the anthro skirt, so I would add top stitching to the Old Navy skirt to get that look.
After my little price comparison adventure, I realized how easy it is to find affordable alternatives to more expensive items. (I'm not saying to find knock-offs, but there are so many similar styles out there).
The key to finding what you want at a more affordable price online is by knowing the names of the clothing and some basic termonology.
For dresses, I found this handy little guide:
My current hunt is for something similar to these anthro skinnies:
They'd be so cute for spring!