The Luxe For Less: 5 Tops You NEED This Season


♪ All the ladies on a budget say 'hey', all the ladies on a budget say 'ho'♪ For some, the phrase 'budget fashion' brings around images of dowdy granny stores and K-Mart sales. Not today! Throw those money=style stereotypes out of the window, it's time to go bargain hunting!

Today, I've rounded up the five styles of top that will guarantee you look on point this season! Alongside my personal styling tips and street style inspo, I've included budget buys that are all under $70 AUD or less (that's $55 USD or £37!)  And the best part? They still look really darn expensive!



1. The Relaxed Pinstripe Shirt
The perfect mix between polished and casual, you could literally throw this baby on with a bin bag and still look chic. Please note: I do not recommend this! Team with ultra-ripped denim shorts for an off-duty minimalist style or wear open over a bikini when you hit the golden sands. Clash with some chunky paisleys for loud boho vibes. The styling options are endless with this one...

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Leandra Medine; I doubt you repel men in this amazing look! You look fiiii-ne! Maybe you stole your mans shirt and wore it better than him?


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A hundred style points for ditzy accessories galore!


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Not sure if you are Mary-Kate or Ashley, but you are rocking it! Ever noticed how its impossible to tell them apart when they're wearing sunglasses! Mary-Kate has smaller eyes just FYI.



2. The Off Shoulder Top
The fashionista's current obsession! Every single blogger on the planet (myself included), seems to be baring a couple of sexy shoulders.

To nail festival dressing in one fall swoop, add a printed maxi skirt. Go for polished with a fitted pencil skirt or team with denim for an effortless win-win.

I keep wearing this top again and again!! The versatile length and white color makes it go with absolutely everything! Psstt.. be a stalker and check out the whole look here.
 
For this look, I combined my serenity-hued, flowy, off-shoulder top with my fitted, crochet pencil skirt. Check out how I styled Pantone's 2016 colours here.

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Current state: sat drooling over these shapes. I will never be this cool.




3. The Choker Top/ Keyhole neck
You know this cut-out, plunging, key hole-neck style? I've seen it being referred to as the choker top or the keyhole neck top. Confusing ey? This, alongside loads of other weird names it's referred to make it really difficult to online shop for! I remember seeing this style first at Australian Fashion Week last year and now, it's hot-stuff for this season! 
Here's me in a seriously old outfit post! I think I actually wore this top backwards to get this effect, as I couldn't find anything with this neckline in stores! You can check out this post that I shot in my garden (yes really) here.

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When a look gets Gigi approved, we officially need it in our wardrobes! Our fave it girl nails off-duty dressing in majorly distressed jeans, a white choker top and a long line coat.

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This blogger goes for an ultra-low cut to show off a pretty bralet. This one's best left to the brave!


 

4. Lace Up
If you've been reading 'The Daily Luxe' for a while, you may remember I did a post on the lace up trend as a whole. Fast forward a season and this trend really isn't going anywhere!

Take your pick from low plunging lace-ups, to more demure and delicate embellishments. Pair with suede and denim for a minimalist bohemian vibe.

In this outfit post from last year, I styled my lace-up black top with my button up denim skirt. Please note: I have actually trimmed the laces since then!

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Miss Hadid sizzles in denim hot pants and a lace up bodysuit. She totally makes it classy with the white longline vest.

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This proves that double lace ups are a huge yes!



5. The Boho Blouse
This piece might have well time traveled from 1971, right into your wardrobe! A flowy blouse in a ethnic bohemian print is a must have for this season! Go for a wrap style or an off-shoulder look if you want to be super on-point. There's only one rule to stick to: the print has to look like it could be in Stevie Nicks wardrobe!

Full blown boho babes can team this lush piece with flares for a 70s look that's anything but costume-y.
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A psychologically hippy shirt, fringe bag and slight flares make this authentically 70s.

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Pair with distressed shorts and sneakers for a more modern take on the trend.


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An off-the-shoulder boho blouse is super feminine and is a double whammy when it comes to style!


Which trend is your favorite?

Rachel
xoxo

73 comments:

  1. great selection! I couldn't agree more. I am so obsessed with stripes at the moment
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  2. All great and interesting looks.

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  3. Really nice! Hope get a chance to read my latest post. Have a great day.

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  4. Bella selezione!
    Baci,
    Marina
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  5. yes, I am one of the ladies with a tight budget this month (or maybe till the end of next month lol) This season, I prefer the over-sized t-shirt made off lightweighted fabric because Thailand is super duper hot. Jeans are the killer choice of the weather here xD

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  6. Thanks for sharing beautiful! These tops are really chic and trendy
    xoxo

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  7. All of these are gorgeous and you're right, I need them all. My favourite is the off the shoulder top!

    xo
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  8. Rachel those are def the top!! Love ur selection of outfits!
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  9. they are all gorgeous, I need more off-shoulders tops and stripes, definitely
    kisses
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  10. they are all gorgeous, I need more off-shoulders tops and stripes, definitely
    kisses
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  11. Amazing selection! Hard to pick!
    Cheers,
    T.
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  12. Great trend recap! I just got a striped button down and I'm not sure how I lived without one for so long! And of course I can't get enough of off-the-shoulder & lace up! Wishing you a fab week babe!
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  13. Love all of your selections for less, especially the off the shoulder tops. That serenity hued one you're wearing is gorgeous! I also love how you wore that choker/keyhole top backwards to get the effect. That is so creative. I have to try that!
    ~Lili
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  14. I need the choker top, the lace up and the stripped shirt because I have the rest. I now know how to recognize Marykate and Ashley thanks to you! You look amazing in the laceup and the keyhole top!
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  15. SO many great trends to try!!


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  16. Relaxed stripes and boho blouses are my absolute faves and I wear them constantly. So perfect for looking completely effortless but chic at the same time!

    Elle
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  17. I adore the keyhole trend. I feel like it's so feminine, and you can get away with a bit lower neckline while still looking pristine :D

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  19. Great tips, I need a striped shirt now!!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
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  20. I love off shoulder tops, they are so girly and elegant and can be worn in so many ways!!!

    Yiota
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  21. What a fantastic selection honey! I adore the choker tops! You can combine them so great and the pictures you picked are perfect. :)

    xx Bianca
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  22. What a nice picks, i love all of them.. Would be nice to have all of them lol

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  23. I love all the outfits, because they're absolutely my taste of clothing for the summertime :) I'm not kidding!!

    xx Alina Kristi

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  24. Love those relaxed pinstripe shirts. It's my go to item when I want to look chic in jeans haha.

    xx Izzy | Qthee

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  25. love these picks.. I just discovered your blog.. would love to follow eachother
    xo
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  26. Great selection! I adore the choker tops!
    Thanks for sharing amazing post!
    XO Erica
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  27. I'm currently in love with the off the shoulder look! Love This!
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  28. I'm in love with every single one of the trends you're showing here!!

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  29. I love all of these and have each one, so I will have to bring out my boho blouse soon. Great inspiration. xx/Madison
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  30. I am hoping to score some gorgeous pieces for look 1, 2, 4 and 5. The only one that doesn't really interest me is the choker top. I don't think it's a style that will last throughout time and these days I am looking to invest in clothes that I can wear all season and through all trends.

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  31. I love how unique the choker top is. Never seen anything like it! I especially love how versatile it can play into your wardrobe. Love the selection :-) http://www.bauchlefashion.com

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  32. Beautiful summer tops...very stylish!

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  33. All of these tops are amazing **
    kisses

    Francesca

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  34. Love the pinstripe shirts! Such a classic look :)

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  35. The choker top with the keyhole neck is very interesting. I can't say that I've seen it before. :]

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  36. Great selection! All very stylish! Especially love the Relaxed Pinstripe Shirts and Choker.

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  37. nice post with great chooses !!

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  38. You look amazing in every trend! Nice post.
    xx

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  39. wow great inspirations
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  40. Love these tops! Thanks for sharing!

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  41. i like all these shirt and top trends! they're very wearable, but for the boho gal in me, the last one is definitely my favourite for summer!

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  42. I love the off the shoulder trend, it's so chic!

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  43. Love every piece! So chic!
    xx
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  44. Adorable selection!
    lena
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  45. Great selection! I'm totally into boho blouses and off shoulder tops trends!^^
    xxx
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  46. Great selection ;)

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  47. Great selection! xx

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  48. Love your selection of outfits! Every piece is just so chic....Great Post...xoxo, Neha

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  49. Totally agree, these are a must have this season. Definitely need a boho blouse ☺
    Nati xx
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  50. These looks are gorgeous! Love them all! Thanks for sharing!

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  51. What fabulous luxe looks I have to get once I start working again.. Envy is created! I love this post because you intermix your own style with your inspirations. It really is quite cool to see that back to back in this way. I have to say, that keyhole shirt has got me buzzing.. I have nothing like it! Also the Stevie Nick's look-alike is a swooner ;)

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  52. Such great style girlie!

    XO, Jessi
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  53. Loving that low off the shoulder striped top! So cute.

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  54. Such a great trend report, girlie! I literally laughed aloud at reading, "not sure if you're Mary-Kate or Ashley"...you are too funny! I love all the trends you've shared here, some I already own and some I want to add! I love the off the shoulder tops you wore, especially the blue one! Thanks so much for sharing, beautiful, and I hope you're having a great week so far!

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  55. Dear Rachel, as usual very inspiring and profounded! Many thanks and now I'm relieved I own pine striped shirts, off the shoulder shirts, lace up shirts and even some boho shirts (although they are not as nice as what you show here). The only thing I need is a chocker shirt - thanks for the links, now I can buy it :)
    Enjoy the mini rest of this last April week!
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  56. This was so fun! Lots of inspiration and gorgeous looks. Loving the lace ups and the boho blouses!

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  57. Love all these beautiful inspirations. I need more pinstripe shirts in my closet.
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  58. Beautiful looks! Thanks for the inspiration as always gorgeous.
    Kisses, Raysa

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  59. If you don't already know how much I absolutely love your post, then let me let you know today.. I LOVE your post Rachel. And this one is one of my favs. I'm such a huge fan of the relaxed button down that you just made me wanna order some more. and I can't wait to receive them.

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  60. Love the colors in these outfit, such a perfect combo!
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  61. The turquoise off-shoulder top and crochet skirt are gorgeous! I still haven't found one so need to get shopping!

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  62. Yeah, i need to have a try on all of clothes, and i am so happy i am a woman

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  63. I love these five styles! Thanks for listing them!

    LUXESSED

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  64. Beautiful selection! perfect look for summer!

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  65. Thank you so much for the inspiration, I adore all of these trends! I've been obsessed with off the shoulder and lace up tops and dresses and I can't wait to get my hands on some choker tops!

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  66. I'm so in love with all these trendy tops !
    thanks to share !
    xx,
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