Normani Appreciation Station!: Normani Brushes Off WAP Criticism In $30 Top

Celebrities In Affordable Fashion: Normani

Normani Appreciation Station!: Normani Brushes Off WAP Criticism In $30 Top

Plus, see the other celebs who style on a budget!

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Who said celebrities don’t love a bargain?

While it's easy for stars such as Beyoncé, Michelle Obama and Cardi B to wear items fresh off the runways, they prove it's still possible (and just as easy) to slay in budget-friendly fashion.

There’s no doubt that show-stopping, red-carpet looks always catch our eye and earn a few screenshots on Instagram, but it’s really the affordable fashion they’re wearing that make us do a double take. Because, let's face it: this is the closest we'll get to looking like a celebrity.

Even with their enormous bank accounts, some celebrities know the thrill of a true fashion bargain. From Beyoncé's $80 Top Shop mini dress and Cardi B’s $90 FashionNova set, take a look below at some of these celebrity looks that won't break your pockets. 

  1. Normani
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    Being in quarantine isn't stopping Normani from getting fly. 

    The 24-year-old "Motivation" singer is celebrating her wins from guest starring in Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion's "WAP" video where she put on quite a show doing multiple splits. 

    Yesterday, (August 12) Normani posted a series of photos to Instagram sporting a white Adidas crop top showing off her toned midriff and matching shorts sitting in her backyard. She styled the chill look with white Adidas socks and shell toe sneakers, with black accents as well.

    Her look is pulled together with minmal make-up and hair styled in a sleek high ponytail. We are loving her chill look!

    Buy It Here!: Adidas White & Black Trefoil Cami Top ($30)

     

  2. Sevyn Streeter

    Sevyn wasn't going to let the pandemic ruin her birthday. She hosted an intimate dinner with her closest family and friends to celebrate her special day in major style. 

    The songtress wore a form fitting orange dress with a high slit by Solace London. She was styled to perfection with her natural tresses pulled into a half-up, half-down do. 

    The Solace London dress is now onsale for $160 so you can look just as good as Sevyn! 

    But It here!: Riley Maxi Dress Neon Orange ($160)

     

  3. Porsha Williams

    Being in quarantine is not stopping Porsha Williams from being fly and fashionable! 

    The Real Housewives of Atlanta star wore a flattering denim crop top ($50) and matching jeans while dancing on a recent TikTok video with her family. The new mom seems to be celebrating her daughter PJ’s birthday while social distancing. We’re not mad at her, getting dressed to hang out in the living room has become our new norm, so why not be stylish!

    Buy the top here! Shop Sonya B Denim Crop  ($50)

     

  4. Nicole Murphy
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    Today is a good day. 🌹

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    Nicole Murphy's body is #goals. The fitness guru posted a photo on Instagram wearing a long sleeve, gray bodycon midi dress. The 52-year-old mother looked stunning in this affordable look!

    But It Here!: THE NW MAXI  ($62)

  5. Chanel Iman
    Chanel Iman
    (Photo courtesy of H&M)

    Chanel attended the Ruth Carter x H&M activation in Atlanta, GA. Chanel looked stunning in an H&M blouse and black leather pants ($35). Her waist is snapped all the way back after her second child.

    The H&M x Ruth Carter collection aims to inspire pride, connection, and personal expression as it spreads a message of individuality, self-confidence, drive and determination with ‘90’s streetwear inspired silhouettes in the Liberation flag colors of red, black and green. The collection launched on Feb 13th. 

    Buy the pants here! Faux Leather Pants ($35)

  6. Lori Harvey

    Lori Harvey knows how to demand attention with her designer fashions, but don’t get it twisted—she has no problem partaking in affordable styles. Most recently, the 23-year-old socialite rocked a $150 tie-dye one-piece by Melissa Simone.

    But It Here!: Elle Cut-Out One Piece - Multi ($150)

  7. Lizzo

    Lizzo continues to shine regardless of the bodyshaming haters. The Grammy award winner took a break by vacationing with her girls on the beaches of Brazil. Lizzo was spotted in a black, lace dress by Pretty Little Thing.

    We love it when celebs actually wear things that we can afford. Get the details on the mini dress below. 

    Buy it!: PLT PLUS BLACK LACE ROSE EMBROIDERED LONG SLEEVE BODYCON DRESS ($65)

  8. Chrissy Teigen
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    we get ... really random stuff sent to the house

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    Chrissy Teigen has taken her love for her husband, John Legend to the next level. The 34-year-old author posted a photo to Instagram bending over in a pair of legging showing off her hubby's face on her butt.

    The quirky fitness brand, GoldSheep, sent Chrissy Valentine's Day leggings as a gift and she couldn't help but wear them. Her caption read: "we get really random stuff sent to the house." 

    Why not wear the sexiest man alive on your booty! 

    Buy it!: GoldSheep Custom Be Mine Collection Leggings ($98)

  9. Kerry Washington
    PARK CITY, UTAH - JANUARY 27: Kerry Washington attends the 2020 Sundance Film Festival  - "Sylvie's Love" Premiere at Eccles Center Theatre on January 27, 2020 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)
    (Photo: George Pimentel/Getty Images)

    Kerry Washington attended Sundance film festival in Park City, Utah over the weekend (Jan. 27) for the premiere of "Sylvie's Love". The actress debuted her new protective hair style with box braids styled into a crown along which framed her face perfectly.

    Kerry looked stunning in a brocade jacket and tall, black leather boots, by Chinese Laundry. We stan a queen who is stylish on a budget. 

    Buy it!: Chinese Laundry KRAFTY BOOT ($130)

  10. Normani

    Normani is continuing to soak up the sun in Jamaica! The singer is showing us that you can have a balance in your closet by not always breaking the bank.

    Wearing a white Chanel two piece co-ord set, she subtly features her $30 90's inspired rhinestone purse from ASOS, that nearly steals the show. 

    Buy It!: ASOS Design 90s Bag in Rhinestone ($30)

  11. Tiffany Haddish

    Tiffany Haddish walked the red carpet at her movie screening of Like A Boss in D.C. Styled by Luxury Law, the actress looked the bomb in a green GANNI silk stretch satin blouse and matching satin skirt. 

    We love a look for less than $350!

     

    Buy It!: GANNI Silk Stretch Satin Blouse ($157)

    Buy It!: GANNI Silk Stretch Satin Blouse ($185)

  12. Christina Milian

    Christina Milian celebrated her baby shower for her second child over the weekend surrounded by family and cedlebrity friends. The mom-to-be looked stunning wearing a brown sequin crop top and pants set from JLUXLABEL

    She celebrated the upcoming arrival of her son with a baby shower thrown in partnership with Peanut, a community-focused app that connects women across fertility and motherhood. 

    Christina is truly glowing! 

    Buy It!: BROWN KIERSTAN SEQUIN SWEATER CROP TOP ($31)

    Buy It!: BROWN URVI SEQUIN SWEATER PANT ($57) 

  13. Tammy Rivera Malphurs

    “Don’t let no one tell you, you need money to dress,” Tammy Rivera Malphurs captioned her recent Instagram photo dressed in a bright red hoodie dress with expensive Dolce & Gabbana accessories. 

    “This sweater dress is from Target,” the Love And Hip Hop: Atlanta star proudly revealed, adding, “I love my high and lows!”

    You’ve got to love a celebrity who hasn’t lost their appreciation for affordable fashions.  

    Buy It!: Wild Fable- Women's Hooded Tunic Sweatshirt ($22)

  14. Malia Obama
    New Haven, CT  - *EXCLUSIVE*  - Malia Obama is spotted heading to the Yale-Harvard game with boyfriend Rory Farquharson. Malia, holding what appeared to be a pack of cigarettes was seen chatting and laughing with friends and longtime boyfriend Rory as they headed to the annual rivalry matchup between the Harvard and Yale football teams in New Haven, CT. The game was delayed at halftime because of a student protest over climate change. Joint groups of Yale and Harvard students ran onto the field with signs. More students began pouring onto the field until security started to move some of the protesters off the field while others were being arrested at their own request. *Shot on November 23, 2019*

Pictured: Malia Obama

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    Malia Obama opted for a comfy, collegiate lewk instead of crimson red like her classmates at the Yale v. Harvard football game.

    The former first daughter stuck to her regular grunge look in an oversized, denim, jacket, leggings, and hiking boots while living it up with her friends and boyfriend, Rory Farquharson.

    Similar Style: Levi’s Dad Denim Trucker Jacket ($98)

  15. Toya Wright

    Toya is out here steppin on necks!

    Styled by NoIGJeremy, the mogul and mother of two fiercely flaunted in this black and gold patterned Zara dress. The outfit was accessorized with black, knee-high boots by Yeezy, and a black Dior bag. 

    Buy Similar Look!: Off White Gold and Black Pleated Printed Casual Maxi Dress ($78)

  16. Ciara

    Balling On A Budget Alert! 

    Styled by Maeve Reilly, Ciara showcased she's been working on her fitness in this brown, skintight, long-sleeve Naked Wardrode top ($42) and skirt ($40). She paired the look with black, leather Prada boots. Who said you had to break the bank to be cute!

    Buy it!: THE NW BODYSUIT ($42) and THE HOURGLASS MIDI SKIRT ($40)

     

  17. Draya Michele

    When you've got it, flaunt it! Draya Michele must have made this her mantra because the reality star always finds a way to display her amazing curves.

    In case you missed it, the 34-year-old hottie was recently spotted showing off her rock-solid abs in a sexy black patent leather look by Revolve.

    If you love the look, you'll be happy to know you can cop it for $296! You're welcome. *wink*

    Buy It!: L'Academie 'Mai Crop Top' ($98) and L'Academie 'Arielle Pant' ($198)

  18. Venus Williams
    NEW YORK, NEW YORK - AUGUST 29: Venus Williams visits fans at the US Open American Express Fan Experience during the 2019 US Open Tennis Championships on August 29, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images for American Express)
    Photo Courtesy Of American Express

    Venus Williams is such a supportive big sister! She was in the stands watching and cheering her little sister, Serena Williams on at the US Open. 

    Her calm flex included sporting her own silver metallic leggings. They are fashionable and quite afforable!

    Buy It!: Eleven By Venus Williams 'Glitter Sidestep Leggings' ($35)

  19. Kash Doll

    Kash Doll is in album mode! She is stuntin' on the gram as she teases new music. This pink ensemble is fierce as ever, and she is definitely giving Black Barbie looks!

    Styled by Paris Chea, she is wearing a pink, plunged neckline House of CB dress that hugged her curves nicely. She accesorized the outfit with gold belts, $3,900 Chanel bag, and $665 Manolo Blahnik ‘BB’ Pumps.

    Buy It: House of CB 'Marisa' dress ($200). 

  20. Cassie

    Congratulations are in order! A few months ago Cassie and Alex Fine announced they were expecting, and news just broke that they now engaged. The couple shared photos and a video from the special moment. Cassie kept it affordable and classy in a simple, all black dress by Naked Wardrobe. 

    Buy it!: Naked Wardrobe 'The NW Mama Midi Dress' ($46).

  21. La La Anthony

    Lala is a queen of fashionable looks! She can go from expensive and extravagent, to affordable chic and we are so here for it. 

    She is enjoying the last days of summer, sporting this bikini by Naked Wardrobe.

    Buy It!: Naked Wardrobe 'Strap Up Beach' Swim Top ($30) and 'Bad Beaches Only' Swim Bottom ($30) 

  22. Kylie Jenner
    Kylie Jenner and boyfriend Travis Scott on a date night on holiday in Portofino.
    (Photo: Backgrid)

    On Monday (Aug. 12), while continuing to enjoy her lavish 22nd birthday vacation aboard a $250 million mega-yacht in Italy, Kylie Jenner was spotted on a romantic stroll with her rapper boyfriend, Travis Scott, in the town of Portofino.

    Sans their 1-year-old daughter, Stormi, the couple seemed to enjoy some mommy-daddy alone time! Keeping things simple, Travis opted for a casual fit while the billionaire makeup mogul styled in a $108 bright yellow set by Hanifa.

    FYI: Hanifa is a Maryland-based brand created by Anifa Mvuemba that specializes in fashions that perfectly accentuates Black women's curves. The brand has sky-rocketed to success with their affordable fashions worn by celebrities including Ciara and Karrueche Tran

    Want to cop the affordable “Mikayla” look? You’re in luck, both the fringed crop top ($39) and flared high-waist pants ($69) are currently on sale!

  23. La La Anthony

    Lala Anythony is the ultimate beach babe! Not only is she serving on her vacation in Bermuda, but she is also showing us how to give bawdy on a budget so we don't go from Hot Girl Summer to Broke Girl Summer. 

    Buy It: Bfyne 'Nile' Swimsuit ($99)

  24. La La Anthony
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    Lala Anythony is the OG of the Hot Girl Summer movement! She is rocking a ($52) Ellesse dress and Yeezy sneakers. She is serving in this casual look. 

  25. Megan Thee Stallion

    Houston rapper Megan Thee Stallion served up “Hot Girl Summer” realness while performing on Jimmy Kimmel Live—and we have the fashion details!

    The H-Town Hottie repped for her hometown in a customized Mitchell & Ness Houston jersey. Want your own? You can cop a similar jersey without the rhinestones for $130.  

  26. Lori Harvey
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    real hot girl sh*t 💥 @prettylittlething

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    Lori Harvey is really setting us up for this Hot Girl Summer! Steve and Marjorie Harvey's daughter is a full-blown fashionista, and she's styling in this early 2000s-inspired look from her PrettyLittleThing ambassador edit! Hopefully we look just as bomb as her when we cop this look!

    Buy It: PrettyLittleThing x Lori Harvey White Printed Extreme Crop T-Shirt ($18) and Hot Pink Faux Suede Lace Up Detail Mini Skirt ($45)

  27. Saweetie
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    lil baby phat💗🍦💗

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    Of course, our girl Saweetie had to go all out in her Baby Phat, baby pink, velvet tube top! This recent Forever 21 x Baby Phat drop has us feeling really nostalgic, and we love that it's affordable!

    Buy It: Forever 21 x Baby Phat Velvet Tube Top ($15)

  28. Christina Milian

    Oh, she cute CUTE! Christina Milian stepped out in a multi-color floral dress at the Toy Story 4  premiere. The fashionista teamed up with the brand Zcrave to bringing us chic, affordable looks for this summer!

    She's gonna have us saving some coin while still looking like a million bucks!

    Buy It: Zcrave X Christina Milian Beryl Floral Folds Dress ($159)

  29. Karrueche Tran
    ATLANTA, GEORGIA - JUNE 05:  Actress Karrueche Tran attends "Claws" Atlanta advanced screening at The Gathering Spot on June 05, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Paras Griffin/Getty Images)

    Karrueche Tran is bridging the gap between comfort and trendy fashion. Showing up to the Claws Atlanta advanced screening at Atlanta’s The Gathering Spot, the show’s star styled in a polka-dot pajama-inspired set by Top Shop. 

    As you can see, nothing is a snooze about the look, and the price point is even better!

    Buy A Similar Look: Missguided Polka Dot Blazer ($56) & Missguided Polka Dot Cigarette Pants ($40)

  30. Yara Shahidi

    This Grown-ish star is serving a casual slay on her casual day in L.A. Yara Shahidi wore a camel green, Aritzia jumpsuit that she paired with a Chanel chain bag and borrowed a pair of her momma's cream and tan boat shoes!

    Buy It: Aritzia 'Ronnie' Jumpsuit ($148)

  31. Susan Kelechi Watson
    NBCUNIVERSAL UPFRONT EVENTS -- NBC's Party at THE POOL Celebrating NBC's New Season -- Pictured: Susan Kelechi Watson, "This Is Us" on NBC -- (Photo by: Astrid Stawiarz/NBCUniversal/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

    This Is Us star Susan Kelechi Watson is the queen of a classy slay. What we love most about this look is that the shoes are sustainable and vegan. We love a girl who can serve style and serve a good cause, and she did just that by stepping out in these shimmery, AERA pumps!

    Buy It: AERA 'Olivia' Pumps ($325)

  32. Kylie Jenner

    Even billionaires like to ball on a budget! In Kylie Jenner's brand new vlog, she walks us through a day in the life of being a mommy mogul with baby Stormi Webster by her side. In choosing her outfit for the day, Kylie opted for this powder pink utility jumpsuit by Ganni that fits her curves just right!

    Buy It: Ganni Denim Jumpsuit ($222)

  33. Lupita Nyong'o
    NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 19:  Actress Lupita Nyong'o is seen outside Good Morning America  on March 19, 2019 in New York City.  (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
    (Photo: Raymond Hall/GC Images)

    Lupita Nyong'o did not have to slay like this!

    The Us star took a break from her chilling, thrilling looks to channel her sweet side in this Minnie Mouse-inspired look, hair included! Lupita did a sassy two-step while visiting Good Morning America while wearing a pair of $50 red strappy heeled sandals by Nine West.

    Buy It: Nine West's Mana Ankle Strap Sandal ($50)

  34. Joseline Hernandez

    The Puerto Rican princess loves a good bargain! Kim Kardashian continues to call out fast fashion retailers for copying her custom-made Kanye West looks. After shading them and warning them not to copy this gold look, Missguided released their own version and mentioned Kim Kardashian saying, "The devil works hard but Missguided works harder @kimkardashian you’ve only got a few days before this drops online." Kim then took out a $10 million lawsuit against the fast fashion retailer for "unlawful misappropriation" of her looks.

    Meanwhile, Joseline Hernandez was rocking a version that PrettyLittleThing released on their website and shouted out the brand for making looks like these available for the everyday woman. 

    Buy It: Gold Metallic Slinky Square Neck Cut Out Bodysuit ($18)Gold Metallic Slinky Knot Front Midi Skirt ($28)

  35. Khloe Kardashian
    LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 20: Khloé Kardashian attends the PrettyLittleThing LA Office Opening Party on February 20, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)

    Despite news of Tristan Thompson's alleged cheating scandal with Kylie Jenner's former bff Jordyn Woods, Khloe Kardashian was serving looks at PrettyLittleThing's LA opening party Wednesday night (Feb. 20). Her older sister, Kourtney Kardashian, recently collaborated with the U.K. retailer for a collection. Khloe's longtime bestie, Malika Haqq, was there wearing a matching outfit to show support.

    Buy It: PrettyLittleThing Black Knit Jumper ($28)PrettyLittleThing Cropped Faux Leather Pants ($35).

     

  36. Draya Michele
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    Expen$ive Dinner Barbie ....

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    Draya is always slaying on the 'gram. This time was no different as she celebrated her birthday wearing this sexy navy blue House Of CB gown. She posted a photo on Instagram with the caption, "Expen$ive Dinner Barbie." Don't you love when our favorite celebs wear items that we can afford? 

    Buy It: House Of CB Midnight Blue Bodice Maxi Dress ($225)

  37. Toya Wright
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    When life gives you curves, flaunt them." 💋

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    Toya channels her sexy side posing in a black mesh Naked Wardrobe dress. She posted a photo on Instagram recently with the caption reading, "When life gives you curves, flaunt them." If you want to flaunt your curves like Toya, take a look below. 

    Buy It: Naked Wardrobe U Mesh Me Up Midi Dress ($40)

     

     

  38. Michelle Obama
    (Photo: Bastiaan Slabbers/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

    Michelle Obama is wearing a pair of black J Brand jeans. 

    Buy It: Natasha Sky High Skinny Velvet Jeans In Black ($132)

  39. Malia Obama

    Malia Obama wears Doc Marten boots. 

    Buy It: Women's 1460 Leather Ankle Boots ($140)

  40. Megan Markle
    Image licensed to i-Images Picture Agency. 28/10/2018. Wellington, New Zealand. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex arriving in Wellington, New Zealand, where they met New Zealand Invictus Games competitors , on day thirteen of their Royal Tour.  Picture by Stephen Lock / i-Images
    (Photo: Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage)

    Megan Markle wears an ASOS maternity dress ($56). 

    Buy It: Similar Style - New Look Maternity Wrap Dress ($29)

Written by Tira Urquhart

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