If there's one thing we can be sure of in these volatile times, it's that if Demna Gvasalia puts something on a model, people who are desperately into fashion will be buying it — or some facsimile of it — very soon. Think of the patchworked denim for Vetements, the bright, spandex legging-boots for Balenciaga, those puffer jackets that no one will wear over their damn shoulders, and the Hot Topic-esque hoodies that consistently sold out despite their $1,000 price tags.
Gvasalia's Pre-Fall 2017 collection for Balenciaga has debuted, which means its time to start scouting for your next big street style piece now — and have we got great news for you (and your wallet)! Following the viral hit that was the $2,145 Ikea bag comes what will surely be the next must-have accessory in eveningwear: the feather boa. Two looks — both long, jewel tone satin dresses — were styled with the fluffy piece, one in pink (above) and one in green. But, tbh, who knows how much Balenciaga will charge you to look au courant at your next fashion soirée! It ain't cheap to keep yourself stocked in oversize ironic sweatshirts, after all.
That's why we're sharing a little insider secret with you: You can score very similar feather boas on the cheap at your local craft store. We found a myriad of colors at M&J Trimmings that clock in around $14, but if you don't want to go into the double digits, there are versions for just under $6 at several different national craft chains. And there's no work required! Just pop off the tags and wait for Tommy Ton to find you. Don't say we never gave you anything.