Affordable Alternatives To Today’s Trends That Will Make Friends Say, ‘I Saw That At Target!’

Being on trend with spring’s hottest styles doesn’t mean you have to break the bank. There are lots of low-budget options that are totally indistinguishable from what you might see on the runway—to everyone except your friends, of course, who saw those exact shoes on sale for $9.99 at Target. Here are four cost-effective and totally trendy pieces that will make your friends say, “Nice try, but I go to Target too and you know that.”


Women’s High Waisted Legging, $14.99

These cutout leggings can be found at Nike, Adidas and any high-end athletic wear store, but you can also find them at Target for a totally reasonable price. You’ll feel euphoric running in these stylish pants until you show up to the fun run and Lacey’s all like, “Those are from Target, aren’t they?” Why did you have to ruin the illusion, Lacey?


Women’s Popover Jumpsuit, $59.99

You thought you had to drop over a hundred smackers for a fitted jumpsuit, didn’t you? Luckily, there are lots of fashion-forward and oh-so-comfortable variations on spring’s hottest trend available in the $30-$60 range—a fact that your friends know and have known for years now. No one at the party will know your outfit isn’t from Madewell until Jess shouts, “OMG I TRIED THAT ON AT TARGET BUT ALL THE SIZES WERE TOO SMALL” across the room. Sucks to know you’re exactly as fashionable as the friends you surround yourself with!



Women’s Canvas Sneakers, $16.99

White sneakers are all the rage, but you don’t have to buy real Keds to pull off this classic look. The price you paid for your kicks is a secret that only you know. Oh, and also your friend Sarah, who said, “Love Tarjayyyyyyy!” the minute she saw you. Ugh, it’s almost as though these budget alternatives will never actually be as good as the real thing.


Tassel Drop Earrings, $12.99

Why break the bank for statement earrings you’re only going to wear during festival season when you can find them for under $15 at Target? Everyone will assume you picked up these tassel earrings at some kind of street fair, until your BFF looks at them up close and says, “Did you get these at Target?” Just accept it—you’re fooling absolutely no one with this stuff.


See? It’s easy to look like a million bucks for less this spring until your friend points out that your outfit cost $29.99. Being trendy doesn’t mean you have to drop a ton of cash! But it also doesn’t mean that everyone you know isn’t also shopping at Target.