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.
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.
This would pair so well with a miniskirt.
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.
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.)
I want a special occasion to attend just so I can wear this.
Prada introduces color minimally, but when it does, it's a saturated shade like this one.
Just wait till you see the hardware detailing on the back.