How to get the Runway Look for Less with Carly Yack

This season you don’t have to spend a fortune to get the look designers are showcasing on the runway. I recommend finding a few key trends to build your wardrobe around. If you can afford it, now is the time to make some judicious investment purchases. These should be pieces you can see yourself wearing for seasons to come. If you can’t afford it, I would suggest avoiding low quality imitations or knockoffs. There are better ways to get the overall look.
Jean Paul Gaultier and some other major labels have featured crochet in their latest collections. You do not have to invest in an original from an expensive design house to get the look. One of my favourite items was a pair of crochet shoes from Jean Paul Gaultier. Luckily for me, Toms are also featuring crochet shoes this season. By no means are these shoes the same; however they allow me to affordably pull off the crochet trend.

Another major look spotted on the runways this season is denim. This is a very easy look to accomplish without the hefty price tag. Denim is one of the most accessible items around as it is readily available in a variety of shapes, sizes, styles and price ranges. To master this trend, look for a less conventional item like this white denim corset from the GAP.

Another great tip is to blend inexpensive pieces with expensive ones. You will be impressed with the overall look. High-end items elevate the look of inexpensive ones for an all round classy look. The best way to pull this off is to invest in high quality, not necessarily designer, accessories like shoes, handbags, belts and jewelry. Mastering this skill takes practice, so have fun experimenting by combining different pieces in your wardrobe.