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Frugal Fashion: Drew Barrymore's 'Late Show' ensemble for less

September 21, 2010 | 11:25 am

Barrymore Conforming to the restrictions of a budget is never fun, but it's no reason to skimp on style. Taking advantage of the best looks of the season just means you have to be a little creative about how and where you shop.

Let the team at All the Rage do the work for you. We'll find a fashionista wearing something undeniably fabulous and reveal where to snag it for less.

For instance, take this ensemble worn by actress Drew Barrymore. She arrived for a recent visit to "The Late Show with David Letterman" radiating sophistication with just a splash of rebellion in a sparkly gold, long-sleeved blouse tucked into a pair of black pants with a clean cut, tapered leg and black belt.

She looks elegant, fun and effortlessly chic. We scoured the Web to find our list of frugal alternatives. The best part? We put the entire look together for under $100. 

Sparkletop Get the same sparkle as Barrymore with this metallic, gold top from Forever 21 for $15.80.

These cropped, tapered leg pants by Kimchi Blue are $58 from Urban Outfitters. Dress them up like Barrymore with heels or pair them with a T-shirt and strappy sandals for a relaxed daytime look. 

Pants Belt A black leather belt is a must-have for any women's wardrobe and always a good investment. This belt with a silver buckle is a steal for $19.98 by Style&Co. for Macy's. It's an especially good deal because you can wear it one of two ways, with a reversible underside for a black or brown option.

The entire ensemble will cost $93.78 (before taxes). At a price like that, you'll be asking yourself, "What recession?" Happy shopping.

Have an outfit you're dying to buy but need a frugal alternative? E-mail us a picture. We're up for the challenge.

-- Jenn Harris

Top photo: Actress Drew Barrymore visits "Late Show With David Letterman" in August in New York City. Credit: Jemal Countess / Getty Images

Middle photo: Metallic gold top from Forever 21. Credit: Forever 21

Bottom left photo: Kimchi Blue pants from Urban Outfitters. Credit: Urban Outfitters

Bottom right photo:Black belt from Macy’s. Credit: Macy’s