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!
On Sara Escudero of Collage Vintage: Gucci Dionysus Blooms Print Shoulder Bag ($2300) and skirt.
On Miroslava Duma: Gucci blouse and dress.
Adam Katz Sinding of Le 21ème
On Christine Centenera: Gucci men's bomber.
On Jane Keltner de Valle: Gucci Iridescent Green Pleated Skirt ($1700).
This floral dress will be your go-to this summer.
Comfortable and chic? Sign us up.
Think of silver as gray—i.e., it goes with everything.
Pin this to the top of all your collared shirts this season.
How pretty is this print?
Take a fashion risk and pair this see-through top with a lacy bralette.
Take a cue from Teisbaek and pair these with equally bold pieces.
This is the perfect light jacket for summer.
Meet your new best (layering) friend.
Who says you can't be comfortable and cool?
This will go perfectly with all your light sweaters.
Unexpected patch placement makes a basic off-the-shoulder dress so much better.
What designer collections are you currently coveting? Tell us in the comments!