With a little imagination you can translate your favourite designer runway looks into your personal style
This segment will give you ideas on selecting styles that can be easily adapted to suit your unique personality.
Lets face it we would all like to be decked off in designer trends but our budget will not allow it.
Shopping at consignment stores or even thrift stores is smart and you can purchase designer garbs at a fraction of the cost.
With some creativity you can put together pieces you have in your wardrobe to capture the look of the season seen on the runway and adapt it to your personality without putting a dent in your budget.
If you are handy with the sewing machine that’s an added bonus. You can take almost anything and make it into a fab look alike you see on the runway or you can purchase a garment that’s not your size and adjust it to your personal fit.
It’s fun translating the runway to your closet. You can be imaginative and create your own unique style and still have the effect of high fashion by using pieces you already have in your wardrobe without interrupting your budget.
THE COLOUR FACTOR
Love the colours in this design by Delpozo collection for 2019.
A replica of the design by Delpozo 2019 Collection. Love the colours and the flow of the top accented by a broach which can be worn at the side or to accentuate the neckline. A very simple design the highlight is in the colour contrast.
When imitating a runway look you can use pieces you already have in your closet all you want is the idea and you can use your creativity to adapt the look to your own unique personality and comfort level.
SIMPLICITY IS ELEGANCE
Fashion by Burda
This is a replica of a design from the Burda Magazine.
I love the simplicity of this look. Its versatile and can be worn at most events. I recreated this look with a top that I salvaged from my daughter’s donation bag, the beads I had laying around and the broach I made from an odd side earring.
Some women have the misconception that to look like a million dollars your have to spend a million dollars, on the contrary with some creative imagination you can always look like you just stepped out a Vouge Magazine.
You don’t have to be rich to look stunning – just some simple common sense will do the trick.
If you want a wardrobe that goes the distance and give the illusion that you have extensive selection choose styles that are simple and classic. Trends are in only for the season, fads come and go but simple classic lines will keep you trendy for decades.
Simplicity is the name of the game. You can express your individuality or eccentricity with your accessories.
This look was inspired by Zang Toi Creation
Mix and match does not only apply to colours you can also mix and match your whites to emulate designer trends on the catwalk. This white suit is created with a white jacket that I purchased some time in the nineties and the pants I made more recently.
You will notice most of the pieces I used in my blog I’ve had for some time.
“Experts” says your should get rid of items you have not used in two years, I do not follow that rule, firstly because fashion is frivolous and changing and everything old is new again, and you can recycle and reinvent the wheel in fashion.
By adding a hat here and a scarf there you can create a trendy look and the added bonus is that it saves you the expense of purchasing new items every time you are invited to an event.
AN ADVENTURE IN TEXTURES
These are pieces I already have in my closet. I removed the lining from a pleated chiffon skirt, the jacket and belt is from Value Village. I had these pieces sitting in my wardrobe for a few years and got the inspiration to revamped them when I saw the design by Ermanno Scervino.
Another version of the same ensemble with a longer jacket
THE BIG SHIRT EFFECT
This look by Khaite Resort is a cinch to copy
If you have a striped shirt in your closet all you’ll need is to make a wrap around belt. It can be a contrasting fabric that will add more interest or the same design. It is hardly likely you’ll get the exact match at the fabric store, so look for the closest match.
So simple to re-create this look:
AN IMITATION OF STYLE
I imitated this Carolina Herrera design with pieces I already have in my wardrobe.
A black taffeta skirt, teamed up with a white shirt and contrasting orange belt and added a little extra accents with coloured beads
This look can be created with any colour maxi skirt you have in your closet and coordinating with a shirt and contrasting belt. You can take it up a notch by accessorizing with a necklace or scarf.