Shop like a style editor for under $100

Looking to update your wardrobe? Three InStyle editorsreveal how to work this season’s latest trends, piecing together three full looks that all ring in under $100. Fashion features editor Isabel Gonazelz-Whitaker tackled varsity prep, schooling us on ways to give the traditional sporty look a modern spin, namely off-setting the tomboy-ish vibe with polished pieces, like a smart pencil or a button-down. Looking for a more preppy aesthetic? She suggested pairing a varsity jacket with skinny cords in jeweled tones.

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InStyle editors Isabel Gonzalez-Whitaker, Kahlana Barfield and Amy Synnott share their favorite affordable picks.

For those who are midriff-shy, beauty director Kahlana Barfield let us in on her crop top secret: Layering a cropped sweater over a LBD is a way to try the trend without risking skin exposure — plus, added layers are perfect for the winter. 

Executive editor Amy Synnott shared pointers on how to pull off head-to-toe winter white, like choosing warm tones (think: ivory and cream) and textured pieces. Shop their budget-friendly picks for instant on-trend ensembles.

Isabel Gonzalez-Whitaker’s picks (varsity prep)

Forever 21 varsity jacket, $32.80;
Old Navy button-down, $24.94;
LC Lauren Conrad skinny cords, $32.40;

Kahlana Barfield’s picks (crop top)

Forever 21 cropped sweater, $19.80;
Zara little black dress, $39.99;
Laila Rowe earrings, $10; at Laila Rowe

Amy Synnott’s picks (winter white)

H&M knit turtleneck sweater, $15;
Zara skirt, $49.99;


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