If you are a fashion lover, the words “New York Fashion Week” are a big deal. It means all the latest and greatest fashion designers are debuting their new lines for the season. It means watching what some would call art being presented for the first time for others to see and try to replicate in their own wardrobe.
The truth is that while we may be able to appreciate and admire the runway trends….only a very few can actually afford to buy into those beautiful pieces that flow down the catwalk.
Being one that loves fashion but also loves shopping on a smaller budget, I created some affordable looks that have been translated from the runway looks for Spring 2016. Every single piece I share is $50 or under. I believe that dressing fashionably absolutely does not have to be expensive or unattainable. I also believe that the less you pay, the more you can enjoy it and know you have funds to spare for the next round of trends.
The words that I read in looking at Spring trends were: eccentric, patterns, romantic, lace, latin flare, flowy, sparkle, off the shoulder, lightweight denim, dramatic sleeves of all kinds, tye dye, retro, bold orange/pink hues. I took a few of those trends and created a few easy, affordable looks inspired by those words and looks. I kept it simple by presenting clothing options….next blog we can totally do shoes and accessories.
OFF THE SHOULDER/CUT OUT SHOULDER
Left to Right:
-Black Open Shoulder Dress $49.99 www.hm.com
-Navy H&M off the Shoulder Top $14.99 www.necessaryclothing.com
-J.Crew Factory Daisy Wash Flair Jean $50 www.factory.jcrew.com
-Navy Swell Analise Bel Sleeve Dress $45 www.swell.com
Left to Right:
-Parker Burgundy Cascade Top $50 www.renttherunway.com
-Black Five Mid Rise Sequined Pocketed Pant $30 www.blackfive.com
-Endless Rose Bronze Sequin Xebro Top $23 www.zulily.com
-Dorothy Perkins Petite Blush Sequin Skirt $27 www.dorothyperkins.com
-MANGO MANGO Sequin Contrast Bodice Dress $40 www.mango.com
-H&M Sequin Jacket $24.99 www.hm.com
-ELOQUII Esme Jumpsuit $50 www.renttherunway.com
3. RETRO/MIXED PATTERNS & PRINTS
Left to Right/Top to Bottom::
-Zara Retro Print Dress $13 www.zara.com
-Collarless Long Sleeve Colorful Retro Print $17 www.rosegal.com
-Blue Retro Floral Print Shirt Dress $29 www.genuine-people.com
-Multicolor Retro Long Sleeve Zipper Floral Print Jacket $31 www.pinkqueen.com
-Retro Style Sweetheart Neck Cap Sleeve Floral Print Dress $22 www.rosegal.com
-Relax feel Vintage Floral Print Waist Skirt $18 www.relaxfeel.com
4. BOLD ORANGE/PINK HUES (THE TREND COLORS OF THE SEASON)
Left to Right:
-Miss Selfridge High Neck Drape Blouse $49 www.missselfridge.com
-Chicwish Reminisce Rose Embossed Midi skirt in Hot Pink $42 www.chicwish.com
-Free People Copper Dress $40 www.renttherunway.com
-Chicwish Hot Pink Floral Crochet Peplum Dress $49 www.chichwish.com
-Shein White Tie Neck Long Sleeve Slim Blouse $15 www.shein.com
-Chicwish Frill Hem Paneled Pencil Skirt in Orange $30 www.chicwish.com
I absolutely love searching for beautiful, affordable, attainable wardrobe options! Every woman can have her catwalk moments for the fraction of the cost….and she deserves one too!
Please remember that clothing is only a fun accessory to the beauty that is already in your possession. YOU are what makes the outfit look good. So while we get caught up in the latest trends and what new item we need...may you remember that you are so loved, valued and seen. Walking on life’s catwalk knowing this is by far the most beautiful “look!”
In Love and Style,