Splurge-Worthy Wraps (Plus Wallet-Friendly Alternatives)

October 30, 2011  |  
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Wrap with us for a minute. Are you in need of a solution for brisk days and situations involving year-round air conditioning? Yes? We thought so. The wrap, a cardigan/jacket hybrid, is not only made to keep you warm, but the right choice in print, cut and fabric will also keep you looking fly. So enough of this late night infomercial speak, these pretty babies sell themselves, check out our favorite splurge-worthy wraps and links to their wallet-friendly alternatives.

Basic Black – Jones New York, $109.00

Black will never go out style. This classic wrap cut flatters all body types and heights. All black everything is chic, but imagine tossing this wrap on over a bright blouse. The loose knit will let that pop of color shine through.

Save by heading over to Urban Outfitters and snag a similar look for only $24.99! Either choice will take your outfit to the next level.

Poncho Pretty – Zara, $169.00

Is it just us, or does raspberry mohair make you smile on the inside? Mohair is known for being incredibly soft, which is why we predict you won’t be able to keep your hands off this one! Such a luxe fabric deserves an equally luxe ensemble. The outfit pictured is perfect! Go ahead and use this wool to spice up the jeans and t-shirt look if you’re so inclined.

Are you thinking, “Mohair, don’t care”? Then save and soar over to Bluefly to find a style with similar clean lines, but minus the color. That alternative will only set you back $35.00. We love ’em both!

Fine Print – Revolve Clothing, $86.00

Tribal print is here to stay. This black and white version of the print makes quite the statement. A pair of this season’s colored jeans would look phenomenal with this wrap! Or slip it over a sleek dress for some added interest to your date-night outfit. An added bonus, printed wraps exaggerate the asymmetrical hemlines that are a signature of this style of cover-up. Flaunt that shape, honey!

Opt for less volume with this option of similar design from the GAP. Totaling $69.95, it’s a great deal. Can you handle such fine prints?

Bite Size  Armani Exchange, $79.00

For all the petite ladies out there, this bias-cut wrap is for you. Us shorties can wear the longer style of this knit just fine, but for those of us who have a flare for trendy wide-leg pants, this length is perfection.  Try wide-leg jeans and lace-up booties for that city chic look. The slight print in this knit is barely noticeable because of the blush color.  Wearing a top with polka dots is an easy way to subtly mix prints and paired with an A-line brown leather skirt you’ll be ready to do damage to the game! Try it!

Or, save a small amount of cash with this belted look-a-like from Buckle.  This option, retailing for $68.00, definitely reads more pink, but who says that’s a bad thing? Not us!

Fringe BenefitsKarma Loop, $84.00

When in doubt, add some fringe. Designed by BB Dakota, this wrap is both cozy and stylish. The playful fringe detail gives the knit a cool 70’s vibe, which is right on trend for fall. Rock this wrap during trips to grab peppermint-infused lattes or wear it belted over your favorite fitted dress.

For a lighter version, on the wallet and fabric, save dinero by copping this one from Forever 21 for a mere $22.80!

Colorful Flapper – ASOS, $80.87

Get a taste of the rainbow with this wrap in primary colors! Red, yellow and blue look anything but elementary with this grown up style. The bold design calls for a simple look underneath. Go for neutral colors, like eggshell, and get dimensional with a 3D-inspired dress like one with a peplum skirt. Keep your flats or high heels simple as well.

Not sure it’s worth the price? Take a look at this bright hot pink and taupe version for $24.80 by Forever 21. Both have show-stopping potential!

Great Lengths  Nordstrom, $98.00

Take it the floor. This lengthy wrap is like a backwards mullet, party in the front and cropped business in the back. Colorful yarn is woven together to create a nice subtle color blocking look. Once again, the outfit pictured above doesn’t need to be tweaked. Try a maxi dress and flats for a more relaxed feel.

This exact wrap, in a different color, is available at Urban Outfitters for $48.00. It’s a good thing both color options are cute because you’ll look awesome either way!

Knit Pick – Neiman Marcus, $298.

A definite investment piece, this heavy charcoal knit is made of a luxurious alpaca wool blend, with metallic fibers weaved throughout. This wrap, designed by Eileen Fisher, will rock the socks of your friends and office coworkers! Paired with an easy-breezy shift dress or some metallic leggings for a night of fun, this wrap will only add to your look.

Old Navy has a striped version for $54.94! Compared to the price above, that’s a steal! Tough choice huh?. It’s a good thing both options are so great because it’s win-win, and those are our favorite situations!

Well, it’s a wrap! Can you see yourself rocking any of these options? Are you even a fan of the wrap style? Do tell! Drop us a comment below.

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