Feathers: How to Rock the Trend on a Budget

Emilio PucciFeathers are undeniably the most whimsical trend of the fall 2010 season.

Plenty of designers featured extravagant feathered skirts, tops, and jackets in their fall runway shows, including Emilio Pucci, whose feathered top is pictured at left.

Obviously, this is not the most user-friendly look. You can't wash feathers, after all, and many of the great feathered pieces on the market right now are upwards of $300.

However, if you like the look, it is possible to do feathers on a budget, without looking like a bird brain. You may not be able to afford a luxe feathered skirt, but you could work feathers into your wardrobe with a well-chosen accent piece.

Read on for some budget-friendly, pro-bird ideas!








BebeBebe has gotten my attention by including feathers in its faux-fur vest (Bebe, $119). It's a great way to make your faux fur stand out from the crowd if you've been thinking of getting a vest of your own ...


Juicy CoutureMake it work with this standout ruched Juicy Couture scarf with feather detail (Zappos Couture, $68).


EndlessAdd serious sex appeal to your LBD with these Nina Vaso Ankle-Strap Sandals (Endless, $45.59).



Macy'sGive a subte nod to the feather trend with this sophisticated feather print Alfani wrap dress (Macy's, $79).


Kenneth LaneI'm all aflutter over this gorgeous Kenneth Lane feather necklace (The Outnet, $45 on sale), which retailed at $150!


Halle BerryIf Halle Berry can rock it, girl, so can you! Her Scott Free Feather Necklace Tee (Boutique to You, $48) is not a bad price for celebrity gear.


EndlessI'm in love with this Magid Kiss-Lock Feather Clutch (Endless, $56). It's an inexpensive way to turn boring date night wear into a standout look.

Do you think you have what it takes to wear feathers? Or is this trend for the birds?


Images (top to bottom):Emilio Pucci, Bebe, Zappos Couture, Macy's, Endless, The Outnet, Boutique to You

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