How a €20 black dress and a top for a tenner made me into a celebrity

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Since having a fleeting romance with Justin Bieber this year, Sofia Richie has sky-rocketed to the mainstream.

She's now seen out partying with the likes of Rita Ora, Paris Hilton and Kylie Jenner – all major fashionistas in their own right. I've been keeping an eye on Sofia's style for months now because frankly, I think it's weird and wacky (in a good way).

Sofia is not your average girl-next-door celeb and often dons pretty 'out-there' outfits – something I thought I could never pull off myself. But I wanted to, so I tried.

After creeping on her Instagram page I took on my next quest of Dressing Like A Celeb. Not wanting to spend very much cash, I had a ponder on PrettyLittleThing for inspiration and was pretty happy to discover the likes of Sofia-worthy trousers for only €9.80, as well as a gorgeous LBD for €21. Steal!

OK, so for my first outfit I went for a dress, over a jumper and some black leather thigh-high boots.

Honestly, I thought this looked bizarre on her Insta, but was very surprised when I put the clothes on myself. It actually looked pretty good?

I thought matching a skin-tight LBD with an army-print jumper underneath would look awkward AF and totally out of place.

But do you know what? I might consider wearing something like this for the Christmas party season. With the black dress only costing €21 and the khaki top at €8.40 (OK so the boots are my own), you couldn't get any better than that for an outfit around this time of year. I felt slick and I was comfy and warm so I'm going to put this outfit as a win.

Me – 1, Sofia – 0

 

For my next outfit, I decided to try something a bit more casual, but still 'out-there' nonetheless. This consisted off crazy-coloured tracksuit bottoms and a crop top.

Now, I'll be the first to tell you that my wardrobe is practically full of black, so wearing brightly-coloured trackies is something I'd never ever do. Not even in bed when I'm mighty hungover. It's just a no-no for me. And I think this outfit was a definite no-no for me, too.

Even though it was casual, I felt gawky. I felt too BRIGHT, like there was flashing Christmas lights wrapped around my legs. 

However, if you're into these PrettyLittleThing trackies, they do come in at just under a tenner. Many people would wear this outfit and be able to pull it off, but I felt awkward (as you can probably notice in the picture). Sofia wins this one. 

Me – 1, Sofia – 1

 

For the last outfit, I'll admit I picked something I knew I'd never wear right off the bat. While I loved the pieces on Sofia separately (that coat is #goals), I'd never wear them together. Eh, where's her trousers at?!

But yet again, I was surprised. It looked super cool, and it was cosy (even though I only had two items of clothing on).

Now before I get carried away, I'd definitely need something underneath this if I was to wear it out, but I think it worked well.

It was the most expensive outfit, with both the thigh-high boots and aviator jacket costing €70 a piece, but I'd happily pay that because the quality was fab.

Actually… I was delighted with the outfit! I'll give this half a point, because honestly, I picked it for the lolz, but then was quite pleased with the outcome.

Total: Me – 1.5, Sofia, 1

 

I didn't think any of these outfits would suit me and believed that only the rich and famous could pull something like this off.

So, I guess it just goes to show that it's OK to step outside of your comfort zone every once in a while. You might be surprised – I definitely was.

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