Celebrities are our most highly revered fashion icons. That’s why so many gossip magazines and E! TV shows are dedicated to critiquing celebrities head-to-toe, whether they’re attending a ritzy event like the Oscars or just going out for coffee. So instead of drooling over Beyonce’s Jimmy Choo shoes or spending your life savings on the same Marc Jacobs dress Leighton Meester wore to the 2008 Lucky magazine event, consider dressing like the glamorous, with star-approved celebrity clothing lines.
1. Jessica Simpson
She might not be the brightest crayon in the box, but when it comes to fashion, Jessica Simpson is a GENIUS. Although the brand might look high-end designer-worthy while shopping at Macy’s, Jessica Simpson’s line comes with a much more relieving price tag. When it comes to shoes, Jessica reigns supreme with heeled leather booties and wear-everywhere leopard print flats. Make sure to check out her handbag selection too for studded stunners and bright, boho-chic bags. The overall line is refreshingly affordable, with cute outfits available for under $100.
2. Kanye West
Yeezy’s been busy this past year with his successful album release and the arrival of baby North West, but he somehow managed to find time to work on both his A.P.C. and G.O.O.D. clothing lines. Available on the fashion line’s official website, G.O.O.D. merchandise features cool and comfy items like crop tees and sweatpants. And oh yeah, a t-shirt costs $120 at A.P.C. However, if you’re gonna go Kanye, you know you have to go all out. There seems to be a theme of baby cupid decals in his G.O.O.D. line, so quirky dressers can rejoice.
3. Lauren Conrad
With her experience at Teen Vogue and celebrity status from reality shows like The Hills, Lauren Conrad was practically destined to have her own clothing line. Sold exclusively at Kohl’s, the LC line includes clothing, shoes, accessories, home decor and bath accessories. Like Lauren herself, styles in the LC line are a mix of trendy and girly, with bright colors and dynamic patterns. Price-wise, you can expect to spend an average of $50 on clothing. However, bedding is on the higher end at $100 and up.
Smart and elegant at the same time, Rihanna’s fashion line at River Island has been a major buzz in the fashion world lately. Signature crop tops, spicy leather ensembles, and eye-catching prints are abound in her collection, so you can be as edgy as RiRi herself. More conservative dressers can rest assured that the design support team at River Island is contributing to the line as well. Either way, you can bet that Rihanna will always keep you guessing.
5. Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen
Their adult acting careers didn’t exactly thrive, but the Olsen twins have found their true calling with their high-end clothing line The Row. The style is simple, yet chic, capitalizing on minimalist trends to create a perfect upper-class aura. Luxury brand retailer Net-A-Porter reported that The Row is one of their best-selling brands– and that’s among industry giants like Alexander McQueen and Dolce & Gabbana. Sure, the line is designer-priced, and most readers probably won’t spend $4,000 on a jumpsuit, but you have to give credit where credit is due.