Save vs. Splurge On Some of My Favorite Pieces

splurge vs save

 My closet is a good variety of expensive and more affordable items. I’ve been doing a save vs. splurge series over on Instagram for the last year, and wanted to share some more affordable versions of my favorite investment pieces today! 


Have you seen my save vs. splurge series on Instagram? I compare a more expensive item to a “dupe” or a “save” version and give my opinion on what’s better.

You can see an example of a video RIGHT HERE. Today I wanted to take this series to the blog and show you some of my most popular comparisons.


Save Vs. Splurge

1. Anthropologie Cropped Pants – $120 | Old Navy pants – $44

  • These pants are one of my favorite purchases of 2023. They are so comfy, easy to wear, and fit so well. They’re lightweight and come in a bunch of gorgeous colors. I wear my normal size 26 in these.
  • But these old navy ones are fantastic too! They’re a little sturdier material, and maybe a better option if you’re curvy or want to smooth over lumps and bumps. I wear a size 2 in these.

2. Able jeans – $98 | Gap Jeans – $49.99

  • These jeans are a new favorite. They’re so comfy, but still a sturdy denim that holds everything in. I wear my normal 26, and they don’t stretch out or sag during the day. My code MERRICK15 works for 15% off.
  • These Gap jeans are similar and half the price!

3. Express puff sleeve top – $29.99 | Old Navy puff sleeve top – $17.99 (on sale)

4. Madewell loafers – $158 | Target Loafers – $32

  • Loafers are huge this year, and these ones from Madewell are super comfy and go with everything. They’re true to size, and the lug sole is trendy but it’s not too chunky so they’re a pair that will last for years!
  • I saw these ones at Target and they’re a similar option that’s way more affordable! They do have the decorative buckle on the top, but I like the look of it. These ones are also similar and under $60!

5. Cole Haan wedges – $165 | Kelly & Katie Wedges – $49.99

6. White Cropped Wide Leg Everlane Pants – $98 | Loft cropped wide leg pants – $47 on sale

7. Madewell sunglasses – $59 | Aerie sunglasses – $17

8. Madewell Woven Tote Bag – $198 | Amazon Woven Tote Bag – $58

9. Madewell leather jacket – $525 | Topshop Faux Leather Jacket – $98




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