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Under $200: How we wore head-to-toe Target to Australian Fashion Week

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While being thrifty is nothing new in the fashion world, Australian Fashion Week is not typically something you’d initially associate with heading to your local Target for.

Sydney’s fashion elite bring their A-game when it comes to sourcing their fits, and nothing brings me more pleasure than to watch all the glamour of the runway bleed onto Eveleigh’s iconic Carriageworks as influencers, celebs and fashion lovers alike show off their best looks at some of Australia’s most influential shows.

Whilst I was so honoured to be invited to some of this year's runways, I am nothing if not savvy when it comes to saving a penny or two for the sake of fashion. Nothing brings me more joy than when I am wearing something fabulously cheap and someone asks me where it's from - because who doesn’t love a bargain?

In light of this, I headed into my local Target to see if their new season collection could fit the brief of proving you don’t have to splash out to stand out - and we were not disappointed in what we found!

ALEXA’S OUTFIT: Total cost $223

The real star of Fashion Week was this iconic pink coat from Target
The real star of Fashion Week was this iconic pink coat from Target

I feel like you need to head into Target just to touch this dress alone. Its silky and luxurious fabric is an absolute steal at just $69. With Sydney winter deciding to rock up exactly as Fashion Week kicked off, a coat was a MUST. This colour pink is very much in for the season and for $89 is something that will definitely be on repeat in my wardrobe.

The accessories in Target's new collection are on point.
The accessories in Target's new collection are on point.

The look was completed by a $6 pearl earring set, extremely comfortable mules and a crossbody bag that quickly became my new favourite accessory.

CAITIE’S OUTFIT: Total cost $139

Florals are back in a big way this season.
Florals are back in a big way this season.

Florals in autumn? Groundbreaking. Caitie’s style is the opposite of mine, and that’s what makes this Target challenge so much fun! She opted for this $59 tiered midi dress, belt and knotted headband combo that was absolutely made for her. Since we did have a little bit of work to do whilst we were there, these gorgeous brown leather boots and dusty pink crossbody bag not only brought the whole outfit together, but were practical too!

Soft pastel accents were the perfecting finish touch to Caitie's outfit.
Soft pastel accents were the perfecting finish touch to Caitie's outfit.

The best part? No one even batted an eyelid! Proving once again it pays to be a little bit savvy when it comes to expanding your wardrobe with the latest trends.

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