Three Designer Dupes to Dress Up Your Autumn Winter Wardrobe

Getting a designer look isn't exactly attainable for me. Each year I invest in maybe one, two pieces at most that I know are timeless things that I will potentially pass to my grandchildren (let's hope they like Saint Laurent boots and Acne Jeans).

But this year, I am doing some research on the best designer copy cats so you LOOK like you are wearing the real thing. I've found lots but narrowed it down to my top three. And don't worry I will be sharing lots more of these over the season!

  • The Marni bag

€8, Penneys €8, Penneys

Marni have gone all out with their print and colour for the new season. The collection is, like most designers, heading down the Seventies route but a couple of pieces stand out.

One such piece is their green mock-croc clutch bag. And guess what, our friends at Penneys have a lookalike for just €8. Wear this lovely shade with your little black dress to add some new season shades, and if you want to try other colours, the bag also comes in burgundy and black.

  • Over the knee boots

Olivia-Palermo Olivia wearing hers, and last season's Penneys version which will hit the shops again this week!

A staple piece of Olivia Palermo's wardrobe, the over the knee boot always returns for the colder season. Made famous by shoe designer Stuart Weitzman, they can cost upwards of €600.

But River Island are doing a great version that has a suede-ette finish that's elasticated to make sure they stay up. I like the height of the heel too, which makes them practical. I actually have these and I can testify to their comfort and fit. I have big calves so I find it hard to get boots that fit me, but these ones are just right.

€85, River Island €85, River Island
  • The fuzzy gilet

€97, Warehouse €97, Warehouse

The new season jacket is getting soft and cosy this year. We are looking to designers like Lanvin and Stella McCartney for our inspiration on how to wear the fluff. The high street is packed with their versions, but I am loving this one from Warehouse which is really a dead ringer for a Michael Kors style. Wear this over a nice knit, jeans and boots to keep you cosy.

Well what do you think your designer lookalike purchase will be? Have you seen any great pieces in the shops so far?

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