Pleated skirts, patches, backless loafers, 3D flowers, bird motifs, statement bombers, and more: While Gucci didn’t invent these trends, under the creative direction of Alessandro Michele, the house has surely brought them to the forefront of fashion over the past year. This influence is made undeniably clear by the brand’s popularity among celebrities (see just a few examples on Brooklyn Decker, Rihanna, and Florence Welch), its near domination of the street style scene at fashion week, and its constantly sold-out pieces—which isn’t the only thing making it out of reach for some.
With their groundbreakingly forward designs and utmost quality of craftsmanship, Gucci pieces have the price tag to match—and rightfully so—but that doesn’t need to stop you from emulating Michele’s more-is-more approach to dressing. As with all major trends, affordable versions have emerged in the marketplace, and today, we’re bringing you the 12 coolest budget-friendly pieces to shop if you want to achieve the Gucci look.
Scroll through to see how street style stars are wearing the brand and then to shop our picks!