In just a few short years, Zoey Johnson has already solidified her status as a style icon (much like the actress who plays her, Yara Shahidi).

Zoey’s signature style is courtesy of costume designer Michelle Cole (who also works on sister-show black-ish), who takes inspiration from nearly everywhere. She told Teen Vogue,

“We do pay a lot of attention to social media and we do a lot of magazine tears. But I kind of trust my gut, as I’ve been doing this for a while. We don’t have a lot of time as we do a lot of shopping to get all these looks, so we’re trusting our instincts. We also look at street style a lot. I love a socks-and-sandals moment. Fake furs. A bold purse. I love anything that has to do with what New Yorkers are wearing on the street.”

Zoey’s look is a mixture of designer pieces (her dad is, after all, Dre Johnson) and affordable staples. Below we’ve gathered together her 7 best looks, and where you can find affordable lookalikes to match her designer duds.

1. Colorblock Sweater and Purple Paperbag Trousers

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Zoey rocked this cute fall look in season 3, which consisted of this Olivia Rubin Tally Block-Panel Cardigan and Attico Cropped Paperback Trousers. Both items are way out of our price range, so we found some cute options, all under $100.

Colorblock Sweaters

Purple Paperbag Trousers

2. Metallic Strapless Dress

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Zoey wore this *incredible* Oscar de la Renta strapless dress in season 2 when she first met Joey Bada$$ (no wonder he wanted to work with her!). Obviously, we can’t afford couture, so we found some beautiful black and gold metallic dresses that you can actually afford.

3. Polka Dot One-Shoulder Dress

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Zoey wore this one-shoulder dress in season 3 and it’s actually one of the more reasonably-priced items in her closet (the Self-Portrait mini dress retails for $217). If that’s still not in your price range, we gathered some nearly-identical one-shoulder polka dot dresses, all for under $50.

4. Orange Floral Dress

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Zoey rocked this orange dress in season 3 and it’s also one of the “cheaper” items in her wardrobe (you can get the Ganni Tilden Sash Dress for $225). That’s definitely not in our budget, so we rounded up plenty of other options under $100.

5. Her Gold Metallic Bustier and Leopard Skirt

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This is perhaps one of Zoey’s cutest going-out looks and yet it’s surprisingly easy to recreate. The original look consisted of a Frame Shirred Elbow Sleeve Metallic-Print Top ($104), a Saint Laurent Leopard Skirt (no longer available), and a Moschino Metallic Bustier Top (no longer available). Check out some of the lookalikes we found, all under $100.


Leopard Skirts

Polka Dot Sheer Tops

6. Leopard Print Sweater and Lavendar Fringe Earrings

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We’re currently obsessed with this outfit, which is perfect for class or work. The actual sweater Zoey is wearing is by Kenzo and is, sadly, sold-out. But we rounded up some cute (and affordable) options below.

Leopard Sweater

Tassel Earrings

7. Blue Tie-Belt Suit

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Last but definitely not least is the power suit Zoey rocked in the first episode of season 3 after returning from her summer in London. The original look consists of a Maggie Marilyn Just Getting Started Wrap Blazer and the matching Go Getter Trousers. Check out some affordable alternatives to get the look without the price tag.




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