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Every Pinterest addict has surely noticed the abundance of pictures cultivated from fashion week shows around the world. Oddly enough, the most interesting and heralded styles of the season haven’t emerged from the runways. Instead, bloggers and magazines everywhere are reveling over the vast and eclectic street styles seen on fashion’s elite attendees and regular city-dwellers. While the clever fashion muses may rock outrageously expensive and luxurious frocks, the rest of us can still mimic their creations without breaking the bank.

 

Prints Charming

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Mixing prints is indeed a talent, but anyone can learn effective techniques to avoid looking mismatched. Most women likely already own pieces that potentially blend well with one another; the challenge is finding the right color combinations and complementary print sizes. Pair smaller, more delicate prints with larger ones, and pay attention to finding at least one common color or shared color family. Several ready-to-wear items feature mixed patterns for those who fear making a misstep. 

Try:

Loft Jeweled Plaid Shirt, $59.50

ASOS Full Midi Skirt in Rose Print, $85.69

Modcloth Expressive Indeed Dress, $84.99

Borrowed from the Boys

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Stylish menswear essentials return with relaxed vests, boyfriend jeans and bomber jackets. These comfortable items pair beautifully with feminine pieces and have the versatility to complete a diverse range of looks. Vests layer perfectly over light fall jackets and can double as chic, work-appropriate dresses in the spring, while boyfriend jeans transition well through the seasons.

Try:

Zara Long Combined Waistcoat, $79

Gap Shiny Bomber Jacket, $38.99

Forever 21 Slim Distressed Boyfriend Jeans, $24.80

Friend of Faux

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9-5 attire is necessary, but can leave a girl wanting more. Basic office staples such as black pants become much more wearable in faux-leather, as the fabric lends itself to stylish weekend ensembles and nights out on the town. The standard little black dress is re-vamped with a pleather finish or trim, and neutral separates in shades of camel and olive add modern sophistication.

Try:

H&M Imitation Leather Pants, $34.95

Zara Faux Leather Pencil Skirt, $59.90

Ali Ro Julie Brown Clemmie Dress, $54

Details, Details

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Take any outfit up a notch with embellishments, sequins and fringe. Jewel-encrusted sweaters and sweatshirts dress up a casual pair of jeans, while sequin pants and fringe skirts look exquisite with basic t-shirts. Since these items pair so well with existing pieces that most women already own, adding them to a wardrobe is a cost-effective way to look up-to-date and chic.

Try:

Loft Jeweled Sweatshirt, $69.50

Endless Rose Fringe Mini Skirt, $58

H&M Sequined Pants, $39.95

Get Ready, Get Sets

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Ideal for those who love looking put-together, clothing sets are both trendy and easily transitioned into an existing wardrobe. Prints are fresh and provide the most dynamic pairing options with garments from every season. The subsequent possibilities make this addition a worthy investment.

Try:

Fashion Union Sweatshirt and Full Skirt in Printed Organza Set, $121.88

Topshop Tile Embroidered Tee and Wrap Skirt, $150

Adelina Heavily Embellished Panel Capped Sleeve Top and Skirt Set, $79.98

Walk on the Wild Side

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Animal print scarves, high heels and flats all take a minimalist outfit into fashionable territory with ease. Choose warm tones of yellow cheetah or classic, wintery snow leopard to pair with a larger assortment of prints and colors ranging from basic black to rich plaids and pastels.

Try:

Anthropologie Leopard Talita Oxfords, $79.95

Loft Ombre Animal Print Scarf, $34.50

H&M Leather Shoulder Bag, $30

Finishing Touches

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Chunky jewelry, printed belts, bright purses and strappy shoes all add to any look and can oftentimes bring two diverse pieces together. If you invest anywhere, accessories are the ideal place to do so. A bright pump or colorblock handbag are both excellent staples that add style to everyday essentials, while a colorful scarf can be layered underneath a plain sweater for unexpected dimension.

Try:

Modcloth Any time, Any place Handbag, $49.99

Zara Stiletto Court Heel Shoes, $79.90

J.Crew Factory Double-Layer Necklace, $29.50

 

 

 

 

 

 

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