40 Ways to Trick the World Into Thinking You’re Wearing Head-to-Toe Gucci

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40 Ways to Trick the World Into Thinking You’re Wearing Head-to-Toe Gucci
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Quelle surprise: A gushy tribute to “the new Gucci.” Again! But since designer Alessandro Michele took the reigns at the Italian fashion house in 2015, his vision for the label is becoming increasingly clear, with keywords like youth, wit, and quirk being used to describe it.

Before Michele, Gucci’s status as a respected brand never wavered, but its coolness was virtually nonexistent in a Wang-, Proenza-, and Céline-filled space. Former creative director Frida Giannini was a pro at glossy luxury, but the label was lacking that very real It-factor that not only gets people buzzing, but gets them spending—Gucci’s sales had been more or less stagnant for the $4 billion brand before Michele.

On the heels of Giannini’s departure last year, Gucci President and CEO Marco Bizzarri admitted as much, talking a lot about plans to make the iconic Italian brand—for lack of a better word—cool, rather than simply appreciated. “[Now] from a creative standpoint, it’s time to give a little bit of push in terms of modernity to make Gucci relevant again in the fashion world,” Bizzarri told Women’s Wear Daily following Michele’s appointment. “Gucci should become again a brand that is in the mind of opinion leaders, of fashion people. They should [feel] the need to go into the Gucci shop,” he said.

But while everyone’s buzzing about Alessandro’s fresh more-is-more aesthetic—and it’s something special, to be sure—the fact remains that it is still Gucci. Meaning: It’s still a luxury of the highest order. And while shelling out $3,000 for one of the label’s drop-dead new Dionysus bags might be palatable for many women—you can use it every day, after all—paying way more than that for a dress you’re not walking down the aisle in likely isn’t in the cards. This, friends, is where fast fashion, discount sites, and a keen eye come to the rescue.

Here, we’ve found 40 pieces to shop that all look as though they were plucked from Michele’s runway—we’re talking nature-themed embroidery, bold prints, giant neck bows, paisley scarves, nerdy specs, and way more for under $200. The trick to really looking like a Gucci girl, though? Don’t just wear one pieces at a time, pile them on to the point where it appears you’ve spent an afternoon raiding grandma’s attic. Don’t worry about looking crazy quirky—that’s the point.

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Gucci Cruise 2016

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Raoul Metallic Coated Crepe Skirt, $199; at The Outnet

Topshop Gina Slingback Shoes, $130; at Topshop

Gucci Spring 2016

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Stripe Bow Neck Tie With Flower, $13; at ASOS

Gucci Spring 2016

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FRS Bunny Print Pyjama Jacket, $72; and pants, $62

Gucci Spring 2016

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Long Shirt Dress, $59.99; at H&M

Bow Accent Floral Long Sleeve Dress, $72; at Style Nanda

Gucci Fall 2015

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Slingback Snaffle Loafers, $40; at StyleNanda

Gucci Spring 2016

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Frill Collar, at ASOS

Gucci Spring 2015

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Red Midi Dress, $69.00; at Pixie Market 

Printed Tunic, $69.90; at Zara

Gryson Corduroy Sandal, $83; at Loéil

Gucci Fall 2016

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Wildfox Couture White Tiger Holiday Sweater, $187; at The Trend Boutique 

Blouse with Pleated Ruffle, at ASOS

Retro Sunglasses, $39.99; at Mango

Long Printed Jacket, $129; at Zara

Floral Trousers, $69.90; at Zara

Vintage Gold Lion Head Belt, $19; at Etsy

Gucci Fall 2016

Tan Ruffled Sweater, $82; at Pixie Market 

SO Stars Retro Square Sunglasses, $9.99; at Kohl's 

Gucci Cruise 2016

Stripe Shirt Dress, $105; at Topshop

Leather Sandals, $119; at Zara

Queenbee Collar, $68; at Baublebar 

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Paisley Scarf, $29.99; at Madewell

Paisley Scarf ,$25; at Etsy 

Small Leather Bag, $29.99; at Mango

Gucci Fall 2016

Juliet Hat with Veil, $48; at Pinup Girl Clothing 

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Sequin Shirt, $89; at ASOS

 

Gucci Style '80s Belt, $60; at Etsy

Gucci Fall 2016

FRS Camel Graphic Print Mock 2-piece Dress, $71; at FRS

Gucci Spring 2016

Rhinestone Bow Brooch, $11; at Dorothy Perkins 

 

Suede Shopper, $129; at H&M

Vintage Style Pearl Scroll Hair Comb, $26; at Pinup Girl Clothing 

Silk Dress, $199; at H&M

Floral Long Skirt, $79.99; at Mango

Gucci Spring 2016

Gucci Spring 2016

Marissa Webb Carter stretch-silk crepe de chine blouse, $185; at The Outnet

Gucci Fall 2016

Vintage Glasses, starting at $2.99; at eBay

Gucci Cruise 2016

Green Beret, $16; at FRS

Gucci Fall 2016

Long Embroidered Dress, $99.90; at Zara

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