Here's How to Nail the Bourgeois Trend for Under $100

Bourgeoisie style dominated the fall runways in Paris this year. The trend revival was thanks in large part to Celine’s refreshing reinvention of late-1970s and early-1980s prim, proper, and refined silhouettes—think pleated A-line midi skirts, tie-neck blouses, silk scarves, chic culottes, tweed blazers, sharply pleated trousers, trench coats, and tailoring. Pieces that offer all the characteristics of a well-to-do Rive Gauche woman. While the trend may seem affluent in nature and carry connotations of a well-heeled woman with means, you definitely don’t need to spend Celine prices (if you don’t want to) to nail the popular trend this fall. Elegance, coherence, structure, and precision are at the core of the trend, which anyone can emulate at an affordable price point with the right key pieces. Below we’re sharing the chicest bourgeoisie looks from the fall runways and how to get them on a budget.

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Courtesy of Céline

The easiest way to nail the bourgeoisie trend is by grounding your look with a pleated midi skirt (preferably in a check prints) and leather knee-high boots. Finish the look with a silk scarf tied as a ribbon at the neck.

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Courtesy of Céline

A tweed or check blazer is the epitome of bougie elegance. Layer over a high-neck blouse and crewneck sweater and pair with refreshing culottes. (Yes, they're back for fall.)

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Courtesy of Céline

A tie-neck blouse paired with a prim cardigan exudes a bourgeoisie sentiment but is anything but boring. Pair it with cool culottes, over-the-knee boots, and '70s aviators, or simply wear with high-waisted jeans for a modern touch.

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Courtesy of Burberry

A classic, crisp, and streamlined trench coat is sophisticated and professional yet proves the so-called "boring" bourgeoisie trend can be striking and seductive. Pair it with an expensive-looking mock-croc bag.

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Courtesy of Burberry

A matching pleated knee-length skirt and blazer in sumptuous beige hues looks luxurious when paired with a tie-neck blouse.

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For an edgy and unexpected modern touch, pair a silky printed tie-neck dress with tactile combat boots. 

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