New York Fashion Week Street Style for Less

by Blayke Gladstone, Contributing Writer

New York City is already known for high fashion, but the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week always seems to set a completely new standard for style. This past week many traveled from around the world just to see designers reveal their fall 2014 collections, but the runway is not the only place where the latest fashion trends can be spotted. Colored with styles that are both hot and considerably everyday-wearable, the streets of New York have proven to be just as influential as the catwalk. Unfortunately, high fashion whether on the runway or in the street seems to come with an expensive price tag attached. However, there are ways to pull off similar looks for much less. For inspiration, check out the ensembles below.

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Look #1:

For a sophisticated look, pair this chic pastel pink coat with black tights and a white button-down from your closet. The softness of the lighter-hued jacket and the edginess of the faux leather skirt and black booties create a contrast that is undeniably fabulous.

Light Pink Coat, Top Shop – $150.00

Faux Leather Skirt, Forever 21 – $11.99

Ankle Booties, H&M – $39.95

Black Handbag, H&M – $29.95

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Look #2

A faux fur coat is great for the winter. Not only does it keep you warm, but it’s more stylish than a puffer coat.  Pair it with waxed jeans and you’ll have a fun ensemble for a night downtown with the girls.

Faux Fur Coat, H&M – $67.00

Skinny Low-Ankle Jeans, H&M – $14.95

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Look #3

This pastel blue jacket looks sharp when paired with white.  Wear tailored pants and pointed shoes for any outfit that can take you from an important interview to a fun fashion event around campus. Moda’s UW Fashion Week is right around the corner – consider this your outfit inspo.

Blue Blazer, Forever 21 – $29.80

White Trousers, Zara – $59.90

Faux Leather D’Orsay Pumps, Forever 21 – $32.80

Sunglasses, Forever 21 – $5.80

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Look #4

This ensemble is perfect for a long day of class. Chances are you already own a comfortable pair of black jeans, so just throw on a flannel and an oversized jean shirt to complete the look. It’s quick, comfortable, and effortlessly stylish.

BDG Plaid Shirt, Urban Outfitters – $39.00

Denim Wash Shirt, Aeropostale – $34.65

Boots, H&M – $49.95

Sunglasses, H&M – $7.95

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Look #5

Paring a camo coat with mesh leggings is the perfect go-to outfit for a day of classes. For day, wear this combo with combat boots. For night, slip on a pair of high-heeled booties.

Camo Aviator Jacket, Forever 21 – $23.99

Mesh Inset Leggings, Urban Outfitters – $49.00

Black Beanie, Forever 21 – $2.80




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