Academy Awards dressing on a dime

by Elisse Miller

The Academy Awards is always an important evening for fashion. Gowns and jewels fill the red carpet while every celebrity is asked “Who are you wearing?”

This year, most stars chose classically-shaped dresses with minimal jewelry. The understated outfits were appropriate for this classy event, but admittedly bored me a little. However, this allowed for the talents of these celebrities to stand out more than their ensembles.

Even though these stars wore outfits costing close to six-figures, there’s still a way to look like your favorite Hollywood starlet while on a college budget. Consider an actress-inspired look for your next dressy night out.


Lupita Nyong’o

Dress from ModCloth, headband from Forever 21, earrings from Nasty Gal and bangles from Forever 21.


Jennifer Lawrence

Dress from ASOS, necklace from Charming Charlie, earrings and clutch from Nordstrom.


 Angelina Jolie

Dress from ASOS and earrings from Charming Charlie.

Julia Roberts

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 Dress from Nasty Gal, earrings and bracelet from Charming Charlie.

Charlize Theron

Dress from Forever 21, earrings from Nordstrom and necklace from Charming Charlie.