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Shop the Runway Look for Less

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While looking at this seasons runway shows, fashionista’s are dying to emerge.  That is, until your budget tells you otherwise.  Shopping the latest runway looks is now easier than ever thanks to everyday fashion brands producing these trendy items for the low-budget shopper.  Here’s how you can get that ‘model’ look for less.

Photo: J.Crew

This summer designers has been debuting off the shoulder bikini tops.  They can be styled as a swimsuit as well as a crop top while hanging down at the beach. For a more affordable look, J.CREW offers multiple bikini tops that follow this runway trend.

Aside from a day at the beach, you’ll need the perfect outfit for a night out that will look straight off the runway. Sights of pinstripes both in pant styles and skirts are being seen everywhere. For instance, designer Carolina Herrera included a striped, full-length wrap skirt in her 2017 Ready-to-Wear collection. The wrap trend, as well as pinstripes, are a must-have look to add to your wardrobe. Lulus sells a very similar wrap skirt with a black and white pinstripe pattern. This runway look for less is easily achievable. Wrap skirts can also be found at local stores such as Forever 21, Gap, and Charlotte Ruse.

Photo: Lulus

If there is one word you’ll be hearing a lot of this summer, it is CULOTTES, CULOTTES, and CULOTTES!  Culottes are cropped trousers with a wide leg that resemble a skirt. You don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars on a designer pair of culottes because you can find them almost anywhere! For example, this pair of culottes, which also follow the summer’s denim trend, can be found at ZARA. Similar styles can only be found on their website and in stores.

Deconstructed shirts are a popular trend amongst designers. This style is a new approach to a dress shirt. Designers are incorporating off the shoulder designs and cold shoulders into a typical button up shirt. GoJane has a perfect example of this runway look for less. Their button up top is transformed to one shoulder with a wrap around belt. The pinstripes also make another appearance in this runway look.

All of your favorite runway looks are easily achievable this summer! You will be fooling everyone with your runway looks for less!

Photo: Zara

Photo: GoJane

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