{Splurge or Steal – Fall Capes}

The cooler days of Fall have finally arrived and that means time to start bundling up. If you’re like me, you don’t alway want to spend a fortune on winter clothes that you will only wear a couple months out of the year. With this month’s splurge or steal I have shown how you can achieve a two thousand dollar look without breaking the bank yet still staying chic and cozy!

My favorite capes for Fall that are all in Steal price range!

I always love a good splurge or steal! I’ve had a column in Austin Woman for about 3 years now and these are by far my favorite AND voted favorite by their readers. The best part is researching so many different high end styles and literally finding the exact replica in something that is 80% cheaper! Ya, the quality is going to be a little lower but clothing markup is insane, so I always stick to affordable! Unless it’s handbags and jewelry, of course.

For the November issue of Austin Woman Magazine I figured I would focus on one of the most popular styles for Fall; capes/ponchos. I literally can’t wait for the cooler weather so I can start sporting my cashmere ponchos with some skinny jeans and riding boots!! Except it’s November and still 90 degrees here!!

SO which is YOUR favorite?!

Splurge Outfit Details:

Striped Cape – FRAME // White Tank – Eileen Fisher

Skinny Jean – Paige // Felt Hat- Rag & Bone

Lace-up Booties – Marc Jacobs // Cross-body – Stella McCartney

Steal Outfit Details:

Cape – 14th & Union (Sold out but similar HERE and HERE)

White Tank – H&M // Skinny Jean – Articles of Society

Felt Hat – Forever 21 (Sold out but similar HERE)

Lace-up Booties – Target // Cross-body – Chelsea28

Photos by Annie Ray

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  • Reply
    November 2, 2016 at 10:33 pm

    Ooh I love how you actually modeled these looks!! Great post 🙂


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      Ashley Hargrove
      November 2, 2016 at 11:27 pm

      Thank you!! I think people can definitely relate better with this column because it’s coming from an actual wardrobe stylist and not some random person trying to give style advice! haha

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    Kristin Leahy
    November 2, 2016 at 10:39 pm

    Wow, such great finds! I actually like the “steal” look better too! xo

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      Ashley Hargrove
      November 2, 2016 at 11:26 pm

      I know, right?!? That’s how I felt once I saw the photos!

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    November 3, 2016 at 12:24 am

    This is so great! I love the steal a whole lot better!

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    November 3, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    This is awesome and so helpful! Seeing you actually modeling both outfits makes the steals seem just as classy!

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    Taylor Aube
    November 3, 2016 at 2:03 pm

    This post is EPIC! I love your round up and all the affordable styles! So awesome.

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    November 3, 2016 at 5:01 pm

    Omg this is so good!! LOVE the side by side!!! you have the best taste!! Love the comparison and all of your picks!! beauty

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    Pam Dorrell
    November 4, 2016 at 12:05 am

    I love the “steal” look and love the prices even better.

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    November 4, 2016 at 2:34 am

    They steal poncho is giving me all the heart eyes! SO CUTE!

    Greta | http://www.gretahollar.com

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    November 4, 2016 at 3:18 am

    What an awesome feature, congrats girl! You did a great job, the outfits look so similar!

    xx Mollie

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    November 4, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    What a great feature and I love the options for both the splurge and steal! I’m tempted to splurge on this one because I think I’d get so much wear out of it all winter long here in chilly MI.

    xx Nina

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    Emily @ Style Me Tactical
    November 4, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    This splurge/steal savings is insane. All the pieces you found look exactly like the splurge. And love the outfit. I’m with ya, I don’t like spending a lot of winter clothes. I’d rather spend it on shoes & bags 🙂

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    November 4, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    I love splurge vs. steal posts! Some items I think are totally worth a splurge ((mostly shoes and handbags in my case)) but its always nice to find a more affordable alternative!

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    November 4, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    LOVE this post…both outfits are great but the steal is my favorite I think which is crazzayyy! xx

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    November 4, 2016 at 3:19 pm

    This may possibly be one of my favorite splurge or steal posts ever!! I actually like the “steal” look better!!!

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    January Hart
    November 4, 2016 at 5:36 pm

    How fantastic!! I love that you modeled both looks for an even more dramatic effect! Great post!!

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    November 4, 2016 at 11:21 pm

    Loving these capes and poncho picks! So so cute! You always style everything to perfection.

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    Abby Saylor
    November 7, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    I love this post! I always appreciate when bloggers provide both splurge and inexpensive items to fit a variety of budgets. Thanks for sharing Ashley! 🙂


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