5 Runway-Inspired Looks You Can Copy for Less Than $150
New York Fashion Week might be over, but we’re not about to let the Brits take over without showcasing a few more of our favorite looks. Delpozo sent vibrant architectural ensembles down the catwalk, while industry heavy-hitter Ralph Lauren stuck to his Americana-with-a-twist signature a la fringe-flecked skirts and suede jackets. Pair this with the arsenal of Insta-babe-approved looks parading down the Big Apple’s chicest streets and you’ve got yourself a pretty solid end to a week of fashion madness. Once again, we’ve curated five of our most-loved looks of the day that you can totally wear IRL, and the trend-right pieces you need to pull them off.
Glam on the bottom, rustic-chic on the top. Two opposing aesthetics blended together beautifully at Ralph Lauren to create a one-of-kind look that’s bound to become your new GNO signature. (Photo via Slaven Vlasic/Getty)
1. Express Piped Western Shirt ($60): With cool temps settling in, you need an after hours-approved blouse that will see you through dinner, drinks and dance floor shenanigans in style. This minimalist Western number is just what the doctor ordered with its piped detailing and sheer panels that will add an unexpected edge to embellished bottoms and shimmery midi skirts.
2. BCBGMAXAZRIA Cristal Mixed-Sequin & Lace Pencil Skirt ($120): Lustrous sequins lend this classic pencil skirt the ultimate GNO edge. Flirt it up with a sleek box clutch and classic block heels for just the right balance of scene-stealing and sophisticated style.
We’d rock this over-the-top Delpozo look on the daily if we could. The ornate outer layer — hello, bodacious bow detailing — lends otherwise average separates a punch of serious personality. (Photo via Fernanda Calfat/Getty)
3. MLM LABEL Gingham Essential Top ($150): The off-the-shoulder fun continues into fall with this gorgeous gingham blouse featuring frilly ruffle sleeves. Whether you rock it solo or layer it over a turtleneck or sheer blouse, you’re guaranteed to turn a few heads.
4. J.O.A. Multi Layer Mode Sheer Blouse ($68): Your new go-to layer this season is surprisingly light. A sheer high-neck blouse is the key to endless #OOTDs with an edge. Elongate the life of your favorite summer pieces by popping it under a shoulder-baring top or a strappy maxi dress for an unexpected office-ready look in seconds.
A runway-ready look that only requires two pieces? We’re so down. This two-second ensemble spotted at Boss Women is proof that less is most definitely more with its fuss-free and Insta-worthy appeal. (Photo via Slaven Vlasic/Getty)
5. Zara Waist Coat With Knot ($100): When in doubt, put a vest on it. Instant polish comes in the form of this effortless tie-waist piece that’s perfect for mornings when you’re short on time and sartorial inspiration. Add a pair of block-heeled boots to the mix and you’re well on your way to impeccable on- or off-duty style.
6. Native Youth Midi Tunic Smock Dress ($57): Making a statement while rocking a t-shirt dress calls for fashionable details of the highest order. A good place to start: this artsy graphic print that would look ah-mazing styled alongside patent pointed-toe boots and a sleek sleeveless blazer. For max perfection, team with statement drop earrings and a bold red lip.
Who says comfort and cool factor can’t go hand in hand? Michael Kors is a strong proponent for getups that balance both, and this lazy-girl-at-work getup is proof. Traditional office essentials take on a more laid-back feel when paired with relaxed, oversized silhouettes. (Photo via JP Yim/Getty)
7. Nasty Gal Knit Can Happen Oversized Sweater ($68): Crush those expense reports like the boss you are while staying true to your cozy-girl sensibilities in a thick gray knit. The oversized silhouette slips over elegant blouses like it ain’t no thang, and adds dimension and drama to tailored trousers and streamlined pencil skirts the second you toss it on.
8. Topshop Zip Front Crop Wide Leg Trousers ($75): Introducing your new fave wear-anywhere trousers that just might give your trustiest pair of denim a run for their money. The chic ’70s zip detail and culotte cut put a RN spin on your average nine-to-five attire, especially when paired with a bow-neck blouse or ribbed turtleneck sweater.
To say this sheer Anna Sui look was a straight-up scene stealer would be a major understatement. We’re loving how the designer took two stylistically opposing pieces and threw them together into one incredibly enviable look that will put your standard LBD to shame. (Photo via Frazer Harrison/Getty)
9. Zara Tulle Overshirt ($36): Unless you live in a balmy climate, the whole sheer dress thing might not fly during the cooler months. The solution? Adding a pair of slim-fit trousers to the mix. For an on-the-job ensemble that’s serious #goals, layer this ethereal stunner over leather pants, a frill-neck blouse and bright suede pumps. Stunning.
10. Sister Jane Periwinkle Lace Blouse ($72): Balance out a barely there frock or top with a ladylike blouse packing serious panache. Featuring an embellished collar, ruffle details and periwinkle lace, this perfectly pretty number is ready to take on brainstorming sessions, wine tastings and poetry readings with grace.
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Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)