New York Inspired Fashion on the Cheap

7 Sep

New York’s fashion week for the Spring 2010 collection is almost upon us with the first shows this Thursday, September 10. Expect lots of pictures from the runway especially from iconic American designers like Ralph Lauren and Diane Von Furstenberg as well as from newer favorites like Charlotte Ronson. In celebration of all that is New York fashion I’ll be featuring two looks from the Fall 2009 collections that epitomized the season as well as how you can get these looks on a dime.

First up, Derek Lam’s superb pairing of a sequin dress and boyfriend blazer.

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For a more wallet friendly look, start off with this sequined dress from Arden B. ($78) 

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For an awesome oversized blazer, I’d check out a vintage shop first. If that doesn’t work, try this boyfriend blazer from Forever 21. ($29.99)

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To finish off your look, throw on a pair of black above the ankle boots like these ones from Michael Antonio available on Endless. ($76.99)

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The next look comes from the fall 2009 Michael Kors collection.

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This simple and beautiful dress was sported by Blake Lively at the CFDA Awards. Get a similarly tailored look with this Forever 21 dress that is a complete steal at $19.80.

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Pair your dress with chic nude colored heels for a polished but edgy look. (Chinese Laundry $89)

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So there you have it. A Derek Lam inspired look for under $200, and a Michael Kors inspired look for barely over $100. Look forward to the upcoming spring New York season and all the great looks that are sure to come with it. 

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