Teen Fashions: Making or Breaking Your Budget

Teen Fashions: Making or Breaking Your Budget

Teen fashion correspondent Sarah Bolliger brings us the teen view of the latest summer fashion trends.

Fashion trends seem to change almost every day. Trying to keep up with these trends can be difficult, especially when you are on a budget. We all wish we could wear and own those high-end labels that the celebrities wear, like Marc Jacobs, Chanel, and Betsey Johnson. Most teens don't have the money to own these labels so we try to find alternatives to still fit in.

Kaitlyn (left) has a fun and colorful style. Her favorite places to shop are American Eagle and Forever 21. I asked her what brands she shop for and what brands she wants, whether she can afford them or not. "I love Coach, Dooney & Bourke, and Prada," she said. When I asked her to name one accessory that she cannot live without, Kaitlyn said, "A purse, for sure!"

If you love Coach, Dooney & Bourke, and Prada like Kaitlyn, look after the jump for examples of designer bags as well as some alternatives so you don't break your budget!

The Real Deal Bags:

Coach Signature Stripe Large Tote: $298

Dooney & Bourke Giraffe Bag: $295

Prada Bag: $2,120

Alternative Bags:

Tornimparte Tote: $30.00 ALDO Accessories

Giraffe Hobo: $16.99 Charlotte Russe

Malegno Bag : $50.00 ALDO Accessories

-- Sarah Bolliger

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