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The Best 5 Star Spring Looks to Steal (for Less)

Ah, spring. The time when the birds start to sing, the air smells sweet and you absolutely dread looking in your closet as the seasons change and you realize you can’t bear to wear a single one of your warm-weather outfits from last year. (We know it’s not just us.)

So you need a quick closet refresh, but you’re all floral’ed out from the Met Gala Monday. What are your options for an on-trend, seasonally friendly and versatile look without a single petal present? We pulled five celeb outfits for inspiration, in looks ranging from so relaxed to pretty sexy, and then shopped them out for less.

Stephanie Hsu’s Ruffled Denim Skirt Set

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Jackie Fields, Deputy Beauty Director: My style MO is: go head-to-toe denim or go home. But the monochromatic fit presents its own challenges, among them, how to look modern. (Though if I showed up to work one day resembling a certain pop icon, I’d consider that a win.) Everything Everywhere All at Once star Stephanie Hsu nailed all-denim dressing in a $580 Self-Portrait set featuring a one-shoulder top with a ruffle neckline and a cargo jeans-inspired midi skirt which was lightyears away from channeling Y2K. You can rock a similarly cool combo for a fraction of the price thanks to these elevated basics. Just don’t forget these key accessories: the top handle purse, block heel boots and gold hoops balance the sweetness of the ruffles with just the right amount of sass.

Buy It! Vici Top, $58; vicicollection.com, Abercrombie & Fitch Skirt, $80; abercrombie.com, SheMee Boots, $49; amazon.com, Scarleton Bag, $40; amazon.com; Argento Vivo Sterling Silver Earrings in Gold, $58; nordstrom.com

Katie Holmes’ Knit Cardi and Wide-Leg Cropped Jeans

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Andrea Lavinthal, Style and Beauty Director: Katie Holmes excels at mixing elevated basics with trendy touches for a “coolest mom at school drop-off” aesthetic. Case in point: this casual ensemble which features a classic long cardigan sweater with gold buttons over a long-sleeve shirt (note: if you’ve ever wondered what “elevated basics” even means, the slightly flared sleeves on this otherwise standard white top is a perfect example) with cropped wide-leg jeans. Her light blue Mary Jane flats give the outfit a “I know what’s hot right now” vibe.

Buy It! J.Crew Sweater, $158; jcrew.com, Madewell Jeans, $128; madewell.com, Bostanten Bag, $97; amazon.com, Dolce Vita Flats, $120; dolcevita.com, BP Sunglasses, $15; nordstrom.com

Zoë Kravtiz’s Tube Top and Pencil Skirt

Zoë Kravitz.

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Michelle Lee, Editorial Assistant: Before “quiet luxury” became the buzz word for minimalist high-fashion, Zoë Kravitz was already mastering the look. While I’m partial to her effortless off-duty style (which usually has that “just threw it on” cool girl appeal) she somehow makes basics look hot on the red carpet too, like when she wore a Saint Laurent cutout swimsuit, ruched pencil skirt and statement accessories. Don’t be afraid to play around with a few wallet-friendly pieces to recreate the outfit, such as a tailored department store tube top or a fold-over skirt so chic, but so affordable you won’t think twice about buying it. 

Buy It! Aritzia Tube Top, $40; aritzia.com, Kate Kasin pencil skirt, $21; amazon.com, Sam Edelman Heels, $90; samedelman.com, Bling Jewelry Choker, $90; macys.com, Mango tights, $26; shop,mango.com, Mosanana Sunglasses, $14; amazon.com

Ashley Graham’s Comfy Spring Suit

Ashley Graham.

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Hedy Phillips, Style Editor: I’m not usually one for a suit, because so often they feel stuffy and just a little too buttoned-up for my taste. But when Ashley Graham — aka one of my style icons — stepped out in this head-to-toe navy number that was free-flowing and fancy free enough for the warmer months, my head turned and my mind started to change. The lighter-weight fabric and looser silhouette feel perfect for springtime, and stores like Abercrombie & Fitch and J.Crew allow you to copy Graham’s look at a price point that won’t break the bank.

Buy It! Abercrombie & Fitch Classic Suiting Blazer, $120; abercrombie.com, Abercrombie & Fitch Sloane Tailored Pant, $90; abercrombie.com, J.Crew Slim-Fit Linen Vest, $90; jcrew.com, Sam Edelman Yaro Ankle Strap Sandal, $70; nordstrom.com, Guess Silver Hoop Earrings, $16; amazon.com

Ayo Edebiri’s Twist on a Classic

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Brittany Talarico, Deputy Style Director: I’m about to blow your mind: The Bear star isn’t wearing actual jeans. She pulled off the ultimate cool girl fashion move in Bottega Veneta’s viral leather jeans — a $7,000 style made to look like blue denim! But you can still use Ayo as your style spirit animal, and upgrade your go-to jeans and a white button-down. Elevate the classic combo with a silk iteration of the classic shirt, statement jewelry and metallic pumps. All of the sudden the tried-and-true pairing becomes a total standout, that you can rock to the office or after hours.

Buy It! Wit & Wisdom Barely Boot Straight Leg Jeans, $78; nordstrom.com; Treasure & Bond Satin Button-Up Top, $34.50; nordstrom.com; Marc Fisher Women’s Hadya Pointy Toe Stiletto Dress Pumps, $66.75; macys.com; Daimay Women’s Alloy Chunky Choker Necklace, $7.99; amazon.com; Richsteel Link Chain Chain Stainless Bracelet, $18.49; amazon.com

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