I've got two weeks left of summer, which means two weeks left of sleeping in, two weeks left of binging on episodes of Mad Men on Netflix and two weeks left of not thinking about my next assignment due in statistics or my next exam in accounting. Two weeks left of freedom. Fashion is always a good distraction from those thoughts, and lately, I've been rocking pieces from Aerie and seeking out affordable alternatives to my most coveted designer accessories. I just wrapped up my Instagram takeover for my local Aerie, and this was one of the few looks I shared, keeping it casual and comfortable to enjoy these last few weeks of summer.
Aerie has been on point lately with jumpsuits and rompers, and this wrap front knit jumpsuit in heather gray has to be my favorite. It's trendy and stylish yet still comfortable, made from a super-soft stretch jersey. The simple silhouette and neutral color make it easy to style, and I chose to pair it with an Aerie boho bralette in navy to keep with the cool tones of the jumpsuit. As I said in my last post, bralettes are on trend and a great alternative to an underwire bra, especially since the beautiful lace is meant to show from under your clothes. It's a fun way to layer in the summer and add a little depth to your outfit.
One major purpose of this blog is to share affordable alternatives to pricy designer musts, so when I came across this moto jacket crossbody bag from Nasty Gal, I knew I had to have it and share it with you. It bears a strong resemblance to the Moschino moto jacket shoulder bag, a favorite of mine. It also has an adjustable and detachable strap, offering three ways to wear: shoulder bag, crossbody bag, or clutch.
My Charming Charlie nail hinge bangle is also an affordable alternative to the iconic Cartier juste un clou bangle, and at $10 vs. the $10,000 plus Cartier version, it's a steal.
To finish off this look, I wore a Betsey Johnson cupcake necklace in hematite, Baublebar mason ring in hematite, Target snake ring, Coach double orb earrings, and silver Marc Jacobs watch matched to silver nails. My spiked black and silver sandals are Simply Vera Vera Wang and my sunglasses are my favorite Prada wayfarers.
As always, check the gallery below to shop this look and check us out on Instagram @stitchandstrut for more fashion finds!