March 7, 2014

Spend or Save: The Drapey Jacket

Left: Helmut Lang  Right: Forever 21

Although my style has evolved and changed over the years, one thing that has remained constant, is my love for the basics.  I'm all about classic pieces that are versatile, comfortable and chic.  Especially since the majority of my days are spent chasing after my 1 year old daughter.  I've been craving a drapey cardigan/jacket that I can easily throw over a tank or a tee.  In my search, I came across this one by Helmut Lang and instantly fell in love.  The cut, the length, the zipper's just about perfect.  Except for its $380 price tag.  While I do invest in shoes and certain pieces of clothing, I simply can't justify paying close to $400 for a lightweight jacket that's not even leather.  Enter this version by Forever 21.  Pretty darn close and it's only $30 bucks!


  1. the forever 21 version looks amazing!

  2. I'm a huge fan of basics as well but I believe money is better spent on investments like shoes, bags, coats, etc. You can always find cute jackets at TJ Maxx and Marshalls that are very similar to the designer versions. I would vote for the F21 jacket! Then you can probably buy it in 2 colors!


  3. nice look for less. but do think I like the helmut lang more..

  4. I love similiar basic pieces, but I think that Helmut´s version looks better, altough F21 has better color ;)

  5. I wouldn't know the difference.....the F21 looks fab too!!!