Riverdale has only been around since 2017, but its stars are already fashion icons in their own right. Lili Reinhart and Cole Sprouse went to the MET Gala, Madelaine Petsch has her own line of sunglasses, and Camila Mendes and Lili were on the cover of Cosmopolitan. It's not unusual to see these young stars stepping out in Reformation, Valentino, or Alice + Olivia (at least we know Riverdale pays its stars well), but that doesn't mean Lili and her friends have stopped cruising by the Forever 21 sales rack. Through intense research, we've found Lili's most affordable looks and where you can buy them, and we threw in a few of Betty Cooper's best outfits in there too, for good measure. Have your credit cards ready.
Lili as Young Alice Cooper in Riverdale's season three flashback episode is style goals. Young Alice rocked the Madonna-lite 1980s grunge look with a $15 cropped Forever 21 flannel button down and a $35 altered bralette from La Senza. The button down is sold out in yellow for now, but you can still get it in navy. To achieve peak Young Alice vibes, cut off the above-the-boob straps from the La Senza bra top to echo the alterations made by the amazing Riverdale costuming team.
Buy the button down at Forever 21!
Buy the bralette at La Senza!
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Pro-tip: Lili *loves* Aritzia. She's got a ton of pieces from the chic mall store, most of which she's seen wearing all the time. The store is interesting in that some pieces are legit affordable (we're talking in the $20 range here), while others like her oversized houndstooth coat can run in the hundreds. This particular fluffy coat, which she wore on the way to set on January 28, 2019, is on the more expensive end of their pricing at $200, but it's still being included on this list because it's so easy to find knock-offs online. We're linking to one from Shein, but there are also options at Forever 21.
Buy the coat at Aritzia!
Or buy a cheaper option at Shein!
Betty Cooper has her own fashion moments too, and Betty and Lili actually share this $98 pair of overalls from Free People in a dark wash. Betty has worn these overalls during two episodes in season three, and Lili has been seen out and about in the statement piece in addition to wearing it for a Riverdale BTS. If $98 is a little too steep for your budget, we've linked to a similar, cheaper pair as well, but there's always the option of finding a friend who works for Free People, Urban Outfitters, or Anthropologie and abusing their 40% discount.
Buy the overalls at Free People!
Or buy a cheaper option over at Forever 21!
Lili snatched all of our wigs when she debuted this $80 Tavik bikini top while on a beach vacation. She rocked a ton of cute bathing suits during the trip, but swimwear is so pricy these days, this Tavik piece is the cheapest of the bunch. Tavik sells matching bottoms too for $80, and investing in designer swimwear is never a bad idea. When it's the only thing standing between you and a vast ocean of seaweed and fish pee, you want the very best. Compared to prices at Planet Blue and Frankie's, Tavik's the clear winner.
Buy the top (and it's matching bottoms) at Tavik!
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Lili was spotted chilling in Los Angeles before the Teen Choice Awards wearing this pale green button-up blouse. This piece from The Wolf Gang is a definite splurge at $188, but it looked so perfect with jeans and short heels that this iconic Lili look is screaming to be recreated. There are similar styles for slightly cheaper (that are slightly cuter) at Reformation, but Forever 21 has a truly reasonable version in yellow for only $12. Now, if anyone can find her Malone Souliers for $12, call me immediately.
Splurge on the original at The Wolf Gang!
Or buy this similar top at Forever 21!
Lili's Coachella look in 2018 was the perfect casual festival outfit. You don't have to go pantless and put glitter in your hair to have great California festival style (although that's cool too!). While Lili's H&MxCoachella bodysuit has been retired by the brand, you can recreate her look with a similar $14 tank from Brandy Melville and the same accessories. I'd know a $20 Free People bralette from ten miles away, and H&M still sells her red bandana headband for $10.
Buy a similar tank at Brandy Melville!
Buy the bralette at Free People!
Buy the bandana at H&M!
Another Lili-approved fave, the actress has been seen in this $22 Everlane 100% Human tee on Instagram Stories multiple times and has been photographed wearing it while hanging with Camila and other Riverdale co-stars. Fashion with a great cause, the 100% Human Collection by Everlane supports the protection of human rights by donating $5 towards the ACLU every time an item from the collection is sold. It also comes with a free 100% Human pin with purchase, just for the hell of it. The shirt is still available on the Everlane website, but it's been around for a while, so make sure to buy it while you still can.
Buy the tee-shirt at Everlane!
We could never forget the most iconic part of Lili's Young Alice costume, her bad*ss leather jacket. The original jacket is $185 at TopShop, but is sold out at the time of publishing. The item is so versatile (and was apparently in stock recently if the Riverdale costumers bought it for season three) that we wouldn't be surprised if it came back into stock, so we're linking to it below anyway. We've also found a similar version for much, much cheaper ($33) at Shein.
See if the OG jacket is back in stock at TopShop!
Check out this alternate version at Shein!
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Two of Lili's most-worn brands are Madewell and Anthropologie because she understands quality, a good Instagram aesthetic, and the need for quality denim. She wore this $24 Madewell top while on a beach vacation with one of her non-Riverdale best friends, Austyn Vovos, who shared a sweet snapshot of the actress on her Insta Story. While the blouse isn't currently available on Madewell's site, it will be coming back to Net-a-Porter soon. $24 is insanely cheap for Madewell, mad props to Lili for jumping in on an amazing deal.
Get the top from Net-a-Porter!
Lili owns a few tarot-inspired tees, but this ten of swords top by Project Social T is definitely the coolest. It's edgy, while still being mainstream, which is kind of Lili's whole vibe if you think about it. The girl loves a good t-shirt, and even though we've only seen her wearing this particular $34 Urban Outfitters top once, in a #spon #ad Instagram Story for Swedish watchmaker Daniel Wellington, this comfy queen has so many tees to choose from it's only a matter of time before this one goes into regular rotation like her 100% Human top.
Buy the t-shirt at Urban Outfitters!
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Another Aritzia find, Lili celebrated Madelaine's twenty-fourth birthday with an outfit that would make Cheryl Blossom proud. This $35 red mock turtleneck tee just screams Cheryl and coordinated so well with Madelaine's own Cheryl-adjacent black and red tank. Basically the entire main cast of Riverdale helped Madelaine ring in her birthday on a rare day off from work in Vancouver, and Lili came correct in this sleek, fitted tee by the Aritzia in-house brand Babaton, which is now expanding into its own brick-and-mortar retail stores in Toronto. Apparently, Aritzia is based in Vancouver, so Lili's brand loyalty makes even more sense.
Buy the top at Aritzia!
It's a little-known fact that Lili is extremely talented at SFX makeup. Madelaine put Lili's special effects skills to the test on her vlog, where Lili created a gory leg wound for her co-star. While these jeans are sold out, they're MOTHER jeans which are sold at Anthropologie and cost major bank. Assuming you don't have a friend whose 60% employee discount you can steal (that's the real discount!!), it's probably a better bet to buy these similar $60 jeans at PacSun. Lili also is wearing a $40 Victoria's Secret bra and a shirt similar to this $25 Nordstrom tee.
Buy her bra at Victoria's Secret!
Buy similar jeans at Pac Sun!
Buy a similar top at Nordstrom!
One super lucky fan ran into both Lili *and* Cole out and about in Los Angeles in June 2018, back before we were all 100% sure they were a couple and were more in the 80%-99% certain range. The $30 Free People bodysuit Lili is wearing here is still available online and is super affordable for the Free People brand. You can style it like Lili did with a girly skirt and a denim jacket, or go more modern and pair it with army pants or a skirt and high boots à la Cheryl Blossom.
Buy the bodysuit at Free People!
Shockingly, Betty Cooper's beautiful white satin A-line prom dress is one of the more affordable items of clothing the character wears on the show. Betty just seems to love Reformation, Alice + Olivia, and Anthropologie, much like the actress that plays her. This gorgeous high-to-low prom dress is only $70 and comes in five different colors. Betty's is in "Evening Haze," but you literally cannot go wrong. Ever New is another Canadian company, the offshoot of an Australian parent company called the Forever New Group. We love that Lili and the Riverdale costumers support Canadian businesses.
Buy the prom dress at Ever New!
Lili, Cami, and Madelaine are literally friendship goals. Exhibit A: Lili's Insta post of the three co-stars and besties chilling in a hammock in the summer sun in luxurious matching bathrobes. It's official, bathrobes are now the new status symbol thanks to this post. While we didn't have any luck finding the exact robes the girls were wearing, we did find an amazing deal on a Calvin Klein robe similar to Lili's at Nordstrom Rack, a $78 robe that's been marked down to $30. We also found a quartet of robes in similar colors to the Riverdale BFFs at PBTeen so you can squad up.
Buy a similar robe at Nordstrom Rack!
Or buy them for the whole squad at PBTeen!
Riverdale is big on baseball tees. Maybe it's because they scream classic Americana, maybe it's because they make KJ Apa's arms look even more huge. Riverdale uses yellow American Apparel basics for their gym clothes (along with old Urban Outfitters shorts and matching American Apparel socks) because Baseball tees are universally flattering. This $10 baseball tee from Garage Clothing is ribbed and super soft for casual wear outside of the high school gym. The light pink Betty is wearing here sold out, but you can still get this awesome deal in red or brown online.
Buy the shirt at Garage Clothing!