What does your ensemble say about you? We express ourselves with what we wear, and our style communicates something about us to the rest of the world. And with Fashion Week set to showcase spring trends in February, fashionistas everywhere are figuring out how to incorporate new fads into their wardrobe without spending high-fashion cash.
Four major fashion weeks, known as the “Big 4” will take place in New York, Paris, London and Milan. We looked into what kinds of designs are hitting the runway and how to mimic those chic looks without breaking the bank. High-fashion designers have started to tailor their beautiful creations with every body type in mind: tall, short, curvy, thin. Anyone can take the fabrics, concepts and colors that are making the biggest splash this spring, make them their own and look great doing it!
Here are the top five ways to rock Fashion Week style on a budget.
5.) Dashing in Dark Denim
Designers such as Alexander McQueen, Calvin Klein and Tom Ford are gaga for dark denim. Take a cue from the experts and incorporate dark denim into your wardrobe without the couture price tag. Go old-school with a button-fly flare or new-school with a basic mid-rise skinny at stores like Modcloth. The possibilities are endless, and from jackets to jeans to skirts, dark wash denim seems to be a hit, both on the runway and down the street. You can easily make the style your own by shredding jeans or mixing and matching to better showcase your own personal style. The possibilities seem endless …
4.) Frolic in Floral
Etsy is the perfect place to start when looking for new floral wear. Whether they come in the form of a blouse, skirt or dress, florals are bigger and bolder than ever and are available in a variety of colors and retro-inspired prints. Vibrant knee-length dresses are all the rage and can be born with tights and cute ankle-cut boots during the chilly rainy season. On warmer days, go with a vintage-style floral and enhance it with a thick leather belt, or sport a floral top with some simple skinny jeans. Feeling a little quirky? Check out these exuberant intrigue pants or a rock a 1950s garden party dress and hit the town. Whatever your style, find it in floral!
3.) Fringe is Back
Trust us: Fringe can be done wrong. But it can also be done oh-so right. Hitting the town on a Friday night? Try sporting a vintage black leather fringe jacket for just over a hundred bucks. But the best finds are always hidden in the racks of your favorite thrift store. Hit up your local Buffalo Exchange and find the fringe that suits you best. More playful and over-the-top than ever, designers like Calvin Klein are embracing the colorful pom-pom like dress. Too out-there for you? Check out a classic fringe for the perfect cocktail party attire. Maybe accessories are more your thing. Incorporate a little fringe into your outfit with a Well Worth the Tassel Crossbody Bag from Modcloth.
2.) Lavender, Lavender, Lavender
Out with the old and in with new. Millennial pink is so last decade. And according to Fashion Week designers, lavender is the color to wear now. It can be worn in an ethereal dress or flashy metallic, and it’s a beautiful color for spring. Impress your next dinner date with a Couth and Charismatic Midi Dress or Chi Chi London Exquisite Elegance Lace Dress. Feeling sporty? Rock a Pop Active by Poprageous Aurora lavender top and leggings. Want something casual and freeing to wear to the movies or hit the town with friends? Try a stylish blouse, like this sheer button-up, tie-neck top in lavender dots, with any skirt, short or pant.
1.) Plaid’s the fad
The standout this season is plaid. Everywhere you look, people are gravitating toward classic tartan or checks. Love that iconic ’90s look? Pair a Louche Velvet Check Sheath Dress or high-waisted mini skirt with black thigh-highs and black boots. Want to wrap yourself in something soft and cozy? Check out the Simply Snuggly Plaid Cardigan, which is available in a variety of colors and styles. From beaded flannel blouses, long viscose shirts, patterned scarfs or elegant coats, there’s a plaid version of just about everything. Even leggings. Plaid will be seen all over Fashion Week and is one of the easiest styles to incorporate into your wardrobe on a budget!