Mirror NYFW icons with affordable styles

By Hannah Alexander, Contributing Writer

Whether aware of it or not, the average student walking through SoHo lately has most likely brushed shoulders with a model, a blogger, an editor, a designer or possibly an A-list celebrity.

This is because of New York Fashion Week, which brings all members of the fashion and entertainment industries to the city to watch the world’s best designers showcase their newest collections.

The streets have been bustling in the lead-up to the runway shows around Manhattan and, with this overflow of talent roaming the city, there is an abundance of style inspiration for fashionistas.

Rather than dropping over one grand on a single outfit, recreating the trendiest looks worn by style icons can easily fit into a student budget.

Even at discounted prices, walking into class can look just as good as walking up the steps of Lincoln Center. The secret is to combine these unique and affordable NYFW-inspired pieces with the basic style staples of five of the industry’s most prominent figures.

Look One: “The Model”

Inspiration: Maggie Jablonski walking Rebecca Taylor Fall/Winter ’14

Style Pieces: Express Zipper Detail Skirt ($60), ASOS Faux Fur Bomber ($70), Front Zip Bootie ($59)

Perfect For: A night on the town

Look Two: “The Editor”

Inspiration: Anna Wintour of Vogue arriving at Vera Wang Fall/Winter 14’

Style Pieces: H&M Faux Fur Coat ($60), ASOS Faux Fur Scarf ($40)

Perfect For: A broadway show with friends

Look Three: “The Blogger”

Inspiration: Leandra Medine of Man Repeller on the street after Sally Lapointe Fall/Winter ’14

Style Pieces: Old Navy Striped Tee ($6), Nasty Gal Plaid Fitted Trench ($128), Thigh High Boots ($50)

Perfect For: An internship meeting 

Inspiration: Richard Chai thanking the crowd at his Fall/Winter ’14 Show

Style Pieces: Men’s Levis ($40), Forever 21 Men’s Zip-Up Sweatshirt ($15), Reebok Trail Shoes ($59)

Perfect For: Morning classes

Look Five: “The A-list Celeb”

Inspiration: Actress Lupita Nyong’o at Calvin Klein Fall/Winter ’14

Style Pieces: ASOS Fluffy Sweater Dress ($48), MissGuided Clara NuBuck Strappy Heel ($47)

Perfect For: A first date

A version of this article appeared in the Wednesday, Sept. 10 print edition. Email Hannah Alexander at [email protected]