Splurge or Save: Denim Skirt

Denim is a huge trend for spring. Denim on denim is even huger. Be it a cool chambray shirt with some jeans or a denim crop with a fun jean skirt, it's trending. Big time. What I want is a sexy & versatile denim skirt. I found these fantastic snap front skirts but one of them is not like the other. In fact, one of these skirts is $500 cheaper than the other. Can you guess which one is which? Take a look at these skirts & make a guess....
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Did you make your assumption? Are you ready for the answer? The Stella McCartney denim A-line mini skirt runs for $565 while the H&M denim skirt costs a seemingly measly $45. 

Stella's $565 skirt is on the left; H&M's $45 skirt is on the right.

To be honest, I prefer the look of the Stella McCartney denim skirt; the pockets would be ever so useful. But there's no justifiable reason to purchase it when there's a nearly identical jean skirt for $500+ cheaper. Overall, I really love the look of both. H&M's skirt is perfect because it has just a little bit more flare at the hem to give you a slimmer look.

Which skirt did you think was more expensive? Which one do you prefer in general? :]

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59 comments

  1. I honestly could not tell which one was more expensive, they both look lovely. I would vote for 'save' this time!


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  2. The left one looked more expensive to me. So cool that these skirts are making a comeback!

    www.jeannechristinemarie.blogspot.com

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    1. Pretty sure I had something similar as a kid in the 90s haha. :]

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  3. Honestly I've thought the right one was the expensive skirt! I have to admit I love Stella's skirt, too since I don't really like the shape of H&M's. And the pockets are artillery as well! ;-)

    xxx
    JOURNAL OF STYLE

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    1. I totally agree. If only I had a spare $500 haha :p

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  4. Wow, great post, they both look pretty similar.
    Loving the denim skirt at the moment.

    Great post and blog!! <3

    Katie Loves ~ A Fashion & Beauty Blog.

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  5. I'm so loving denim skirts and dresses right now. I like the pockets in Stella ' but the H&M cut would fit my frame better. Now I'm about to get it! Lol Thanks for sharing!

    Xo Miriam
    www.scriptsofflair.com

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  6. I guessed right...of course I chose the Stella McCartney skirt....WHY????
    But, $565 is crazzyyy. I believe ASOS has some cute jean skirt options, as well as Topshop (a little more expensive) if you want to try and find something more similar to the Stella McCartney skirt. xx

    http://amateandarottweiler.blogspot.com.ar/

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    1. I know. It's so stinking adorable. But $565? No thanks. :p

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  7. Wow! Both skirts are very cute:) perfect for spring!
    xo

    http://martaskripnik.blogspot.com

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  8. I can do h&m !! They look so similar!!
    Thanks for sharing.
    http://www.sweetsimpleday.com

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  9. I did guess right haha.. but it was either one or the other. I do think the material on the right looks slightly cheaper and I do prefer the one on the left... but for that price I'd rather get the cheaper one haha :'D
    fergzillas*
    http://www.fergzillas.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. There's definitely several factors which is why I prefer Stella's but would NEVER buy it at that price. :]

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  10. Both of these are super cute! i can't even tell the difference!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  11. You are so right, they are truly identical in a lot of ways. I don't know which one I'd choose, but I love a denim skirt.

    Kay of Pure & Complex
    www.purecomplex.com

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  12. Well I had them the wrong way round!
    I can't see why it has to be so much when they are the same? They are lovely!

    Fix Me In Forty Five - A Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

    xx

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    1. Woohoo, tricked ya! Now you can get the H&M one & feel expensive. :]

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  13. Both skirts look cute to me, but the H&M skirt looks even better funny enough.
    xo Bry
    MyLittleSecrets.Naughty&Nice

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  14. Great post!! Both skirts are cute, the H&M skirt is so cute. H&M wins. I mean $45, yes please. Thanks for stopping by my blog!! :)

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  15. Stella's skirt is my favorite, but for $45, I can so deal with the H&M! Great post :)

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

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  16. Great skirt...H&M for me ;-)

    P.S Thanks a lot for lovely comments on my blog...new post is live ;-)
    http://www.fashionpumpkin.com

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  17. Great post! I like the H&M one because it's more A-line :D
    munchies&musings

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  18. Funniest thing is the H&M skirt looks more expensive, at least on the photo :)

    Denina
    Purely Me by Denina Martin

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    1. Yeah, I wonder how both look in person! :o

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  19. They look almost exactly alike! To be honest, I would definitely never ever spend five hundred dollars on a denim skirt!

    lifeisashoe

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  20. I love H&M so it will be my choice
    XO

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  21. Love how you made us guess, Carmen! I guessed correctly but I actually like the rose gold buttons on the H&M one! :)

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    1. Oooh good little detail catch there. :]

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  22. I knew the left one would be more expensive. I don't know how, but I just knew! I'd say I like the Stella one much better but there's an easy way out of the expense dilemma: save on the skirt (buy the H&M one) and have it altered afterwards! Look for less, done!
    Thanks for posting!

    - rocionaval.blogspot.com x

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    1. Haha, great mentality & idea there. ;]

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  23. I saw the one from H&M in store, that`s how I knew which one was the more expensive one. However, I like it more and I think the shape is more flattering than the one from Stella. I don`t normally wear denim skirt, but I`m obsessed with denim shirts.

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    1. That's definitely something to think about; the shape may look better depending on one's body type. :]

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  24. I don't like denim skirts in general, but if I had to choose I would take the H&M one. Haha :)
    www.color-castles.com

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  25. Wicked splurge or save find here Carmen!! I definitely cannot tell the diff between either. Also, my mom had this identical skirt from Guess back in like 1992. Dammit!! Why do I not keep her stuff.

    xx Jill
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    1. Just borrow it from your mom & save the money altogether! :D

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  26. Cannot make out the difference between the two skirts. So definitely it's a "save" in this case!

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  27. lovely skirt
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  28. I guessed right! But I totally agree that it's not worth the money to buy a marginally better made skirt.

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  29. oh my gosh i couldn't guess! i've just bought an identical one from ASOS :)

    Lori Hearts // Check out my blog!

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  30. I am pretty much out the door right now to pick up this skirt from H&M! Love it so much!

    xoxo Alison
    http://www.stylingmylife.com/

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  31. I´ll hide in my room over spring and pretend the jeans thing isn´t happening lol. love that shape though, I´d like to have an A line skirt in cord or suede :) xx

    dresses-and-travels //@susandollparts

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  32. What a find at H&M!! Good job!!

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    -Lauren
    adorn la femme

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  33. Definitely the H&M one, I love A-line skirt because it suits me much better!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  34. What an amazing find! I'm always looking for great look-a-likes like this. xo

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  35. I got a couple of super cute denim skirts at thrift stores! And I will never buy a name brand denim skirt again because of it. I love them.

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  36. Oh my gosh this is crazy, I honestly couldn't tell the difference!

    Rebecca Coco

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  37. oh wow, these are so cute but i would save... 565 is too much money for a denim skirt, no?!
    love, liz
    www.stylewich.com

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  38. Wow, keeping an eye out for the H&M skirt - perfect for the 70s trend at the moment.

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

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  39. I kind of prefer the H&M skirt to be honest! I like the slightly flared look it has. But you're right on saying the pockets for the stella mccartney skirt would be so useful, its also a really nice detail! but its way too expensive for me. Nice to know we can get similar options on the high streets :)

    X, Carina
    Running White Horses | Fashion + Travel

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  40. Wow such a great post! That's crazy how similar they are. I am loving this style of skirt lately too!

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  41. Save it!

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  42. I actually like the right one a lot better. I like the way it flares out more than the Stella one. I was aaaalmost gonna get the skirt but I need to do some ab work before I do. It looks like the kind of skirt that fits really tight and snug and would look best with a tucked in tee. Great post!!

    -coffeeslag

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  43. I love both of them and honestly couldn't tell which one the more expensive is and I actually like the H&M one better.


    xx Z&G

    www.temple-of-beauty.com

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  44. I honestly couldn't tell the difference, they both look great! Great post!

    Natalie Ann xo // Petal Poppet Blogs ♥

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  45. Wow hard to tell the difference! Definitely an item to save on!

    XOXO Annie//somethingswellblog.com

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