Celebrity Chic on the Cheap: Ashley Tisdale is Ravishing in Ruffles

[Welcome to Celebrity Chic on the Cheap, where our style guru takes a celebrity look and breaks it down for you, our poor college fashionista. What does that mean? It means that while the celebrities (like child-star turned fashion designer, Ashley Olsen) are spending $5,000 on an ensemble, you don’t have to.]

After disappearing for a hot second post-High School Musical, Ashley Tisdale reappeared this fall on the (completely underrated, totes hysterical) CW show Hellcats. Of course, she fills the role of a catty, ferocious, ambitious performer with ease (would you expect anything different the girl who brought Sharpay to life so perfectly?) Her personal style, however, is a lot more laidback, playful, and reflects a bubbly, adventurous personality.

And after seeing her don this look that is what I like to call hobo-chic, I wasted no time finding a cheaper alternative for myself.

Product Info: Sweater – Victoria’s Secret, $29; Slip Dress – Ebay, $19.50; Tights – DSW, $9.95; Boots – DSW, $39.99; Necklace – Forever 21, $5.80; Cross-body Bag – Charlotte Russe, $18.50.

I love all shades of red, and this deep raspberry sweater is so rich and luscious with a loose, laidback shape. Paired with a frilly white slip dress, the oversized sweater hits the dress right at the lovely ruffled skirt, creating a fun silhouette. Lace tights are one of the hottest winter trends (need I explain why? Have you ever seen a pair that was less than orgasmic? Didn’t think so). Ashley chose an animal print bag to accompany her ensemble, and I decided to take it a step further and find a sequined bag, because a little sparkle never hurt anyone. A thin, multi-strand beaded necklace is a delicate, but still funky addition. Then to balance out the super girliness of the rest of the outfit are some toughened up motorcycle boots.

Rock a look like this when you’re out and about in your hometown during winter break and make all those girls who hated you in high school seethe at how effortlessly fashionable you are (and maybe catch that pre-calc cutie’s eye in the process).

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