Guest Writer: Erin Warren from Splender
New York’s Fashion Week has once again brought us enough trends and styles to inspire our closets for the rest of the year. Though the silhouettes and designs never cease to amaze spectators, many of us only dream of having runway looks in our closet without paying the runway price. The good news is that there are plenty of ways to be runway ready at all times while still on a budget! Here are a few looks from New York’s 2016 Fashion Week and how you can find similar looks at a more affordable price.
New & Neutral
Pantone listed Warm Taupe as one of the top 10 colors to stand out in fall 2016, and we saw that at Fashion Week as well. Designer Jasmine Chong showed the beauty in simplicity with her neutral-colored collection, from accessories to shoes to blazers and more. This unique nude Cross Body Satchel from Asos is an affordable option to accessorize with any outfit. For $43, this classic piece can go from a day outing, right into the nightlife. For the sophisticated oversized blazer look seen on Jasmin Chong’s runway, you can also get the Oasis Tailored Blazer for only $69 from Asos.
Pictured Left: Asos Oasis Tailored Blazer
Picture Right: Designer Jasmine Chong Runway Look
Lead with Leather
Jewelry designer Amber Poitier shared her collection inspired by Africa’s Ivory Coast this year at Fashion Week. Her line of unique leather jewelry pieces can help fashionistas stand out from the crowd with this sleek yet bold fabric. The Faux Leather Hoop Drop Earrings for $27 come in a striking jet black color and provide an elegant edge to your date night outfit. At an even more affordable rate, you can purchase the simpler Blue Faux Leather Braided Hoop Earrings for $20. Both of these distinct pieces can be found at Macy’s. Another standout piece from Amber Poitier’s collection would be her assortment of wooden cuffs, pairing leather and wood accessories give a complimentary and versatile look. At Novica, you can find these Artisan Crafted Floral Wood Bracelets for only $21. Because these wood bracelets come in a typical neutral color, you can pair them with a simple spring dress or pants for an innovative look.
Pictured Left: Macy’s Faux Leather Hoop Drop Earrings
Picture Right: Amber Poitier Runway Look
The Sachin & Babi spring collection showcased Spanish flare with off-the-shoulder necklines, floral prints and sleek silhouettes. One of the more popular day-to-day looks would be the cigarette pants seen with a vivid floral print that’s perfect for a weekday happy hour or weekend brunch. These Floral Cigarette Trousers can be purchased for $75 at Topshop. You can also get the Tab Detail Cigarette Trousers from Asos for $58 to complete a simpler look that pairs perfectly with any blouse and standout accessories. Floral print was a recurring theme on the runway, especially during Sachin & Babi’s showcase. This Navy and Yellow Floral Print Dress from dressbarn is available for $44 for a fresh spring look that would work great for a wedding or dinner party.
Picture Left: Topshop Floral Cigarette Pant
Pictured Right: Sachin & Babi Floral Cigarette Pant
Shopping through cash-back sites are a great way to save money on all of your New York Fashion Week finds on a budget. For example, Splender, a cash back site with more than 800 retailers, gives you the chance to earn money back on every eligible purchase. Not only is there no need to break the bank to be trendy, but you can also reward yourself for finding more affordable items by putting money back into your wallet!