Until I Can Afford a Prada Wardrobe, I'm Shopping These 30 Affordable Picks

If there's one designer that will forever have a spot at the top of my mood board, it's Prada. I would let Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons design my entire life if they could—no questions asked. The luxury brand is known for its forward yet edgy aesthetic—think satins, heavy leather, pared-back pieces, etc. While I have yet to have the money to afford my Prada wardrobe (One day!), that doesn't mean I can't shop the same aesthetic on a budget.

The best part about the Prada look is that majority of the pieces are timeless—often donned in blacks and whites and the occasional pop of color and sparkle. The recent collections have brought the sartorial focus back to basics like black midi skirts to simple racerback tank tops. I study the Prada collections just for fun, so it almost seemed like second nature to shop out the looks. To find pieces that exude a luxurious aesthetic but aren't dupe-like or tacky can take some digging. Luckily, it's my job to do that, so the work has been done for you.

Keep scrolling to see the picks that I'm eyeing to incorporate the Prada look into my current wardrobe.

Mango is my go-to for expensive looking pieces.

You can thank Prada for the return of chunky loafers.

We all can't splurge on a logo tank, but this Topshop one looks just as cool thanks to the U-neckline.

Speaking of miniskirts, this one should work.

H&M's shoes sell out quick, so act fast.

I'm already planning on wearing this jacket all fall, and summer isn't even over yet.

Everyone needs that one pair of heels they can always rely on. These are it.

If you're attending a wedding soon, this dress will win you the title of best-dressed guest.

The miniskirt revival is still in full swing.

Thanks to Prada, nylon has made a comeback.

Don't be afraid of a little glitz and glam.

I know Zara's having a sale, but I can't help but swoon over these pants from their new arrivals.

The ultimate beach bag. (It may not have the designer logo, but it'll fit everything you need.)

Shady in the best way possible.

I want a special occasion to attend just so I can wear this.

Imagine this with tailored trousers? Perfection.

Prada introduces color minimally, but when it does, it's a saturated shade like this one.

I prefer black sundresses. Just look at how good this one is.

The styling options for a tube top are pretty much endless.

Just wait till you see the hardware detailing on the back.

A pair of strappy black sandals will come in handy more than you think.

Simplicity at its finest.