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.

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Associate Fashion Editor
Yusra Siddiqui is an editor who resides in New Jersey but bounces between the suburbs and NYC. (She's a Jersey girl at heart.) After interning at Who What Wear in 2019, she found her way to the team after graduating from LIM College in 2022 with a fashion media degree. She's also spent time writing and working for publications such as Fashionista, Coveteur, and Nylon, but she always knew that Who What Wear was where she was meant to be. When she's on the job, she's perusing runway shows, analyzing the latest thing fellow Gen Zers are up to on the internet, and sharing what she can about the modest-fashion market. You can also catch her dabbling in entertainment, talking about the costume choices of the latest Netflix series or diving deeper into how the plotline affects the viewers in a myriad of ways. Lastly, she likes to create content for Who What Wear's TikTok. Her personal time is spent doing similar but also different things—deep diving into almost every new TV show (Bridgerton, Gilmore Girls, and Stranger Things are favorites), planning her next local getaway (whenever that may be), and reading the latest Emily Henry or Sally Rooney novel in one sitting.