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Friday, September 18, 2015

How to Wear NYFW Styles on a Budget

Now that New York Fashion Week has come to an end, it's time to take those outfits you can't get off your mind and wear them yourself. But, there's one problem - you can't afford the runway designs.

This is absolutely the story of my life - I fall in love with a head-to-toe outfit on the runway, and then take a moment of silence to mourn the outfit I'll never own... And then, I get over it and find the relatable alternative according to my budget. Since my style aesthetic is a little frenetic, I find that recreating looks on the cheap and cheerful isn't that hard. And if you love to save your pennies for handbags or that one killer accessory to take your outfit over the top, then you'll want to save where you can.

Check out these looks that killed it on the runway... and get the looks for yourself without breaking the bank!

LC Lauren Conrad

You watched her on The Hills, and pretty much still obsess her style and signature beach waves. OC darling Lauren Conrad's collaboration with Kohl's is a playful collection of ethereal pieces that range from whimsical floral prints, to high-waisted pants and lace crop tops. It's adorable, it's versatile... and best of all, it is ridiculously economical as you can purchase everything at Kohl's (which has sales frequently).

LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl's NYFW September 2015 | Steal Her Style - how to shop this look on a dime! More on

To create this look:

Lauren's outfit is part of her LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl's collection, and was worn on the runway by a model, too, in grey. You can purchase the entire look, head to toe, for $96. I love it because it's work appropriate, and wide pants are THE item to own this fall. To shop all of Look 9 on Kohl's, follow this link. And, you're welcome.


The Mulleavy sisters did not disappoint delivering their Spring/Summer 2016 presentation. Some are calling it pirate inspired, others see a Victorian goddess, and I see 70s gypsy chic. Regardless of your view, all of it was gorgeous. 

Rodarte NYFW Spring/Summer 2016 - How to shop this look on a dime! More on

To recreate the look, the brown leather pants from Ann Taylor cost $98, but you can use the code YESPLEASE for 40% off! Next, a white dress shirt or even a cream colored one to layer under the yellow plaid blazer completes the look. I found one that looks just like the model's plaid blazer on TheRealReal for $98. Finally, the black open toe booties from Missguided are a steal at $58!

Betsey Johnson

A New York Fashion Week icon, Betsey Johnson delivered her signature eccentricity with sequins, tutus, houndstooth and of course, a little bit of punk rock thrown in to represent her 50 years of fashion. Representing numerous decades, Betsey paid homage to NYC landmarks and her years of putting out style her way.  

How to recreate runway fashions from NYFW on a budget! See more on!

To create the look:

This mod outfit is super easy to recreate: Rock a Peter Pan collar dress with silver flats! The two I choose range in price from $58 to $98! This is the perfect look to try a winged eye look, too! And if you truly love Betsey, you can purchase the silver flats which are part of her line of shoes and accessories!

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