By Emily Balli, Hadley Payan, and Kevin Nguyen, Buffalo Exchange Phoenix
Many of us fashion-lovers drool over ready-to-wear runway and wish we could somehow afford to have them in our own closets. However, for many of us, that just isn’t possible. It’s fun to splurge on designer pieces occasionally, but what about creating an entire runway-inspired outfit for just $50?
Lucky for us, Buffalo Exchange buys the most current trends and pieces at reasonable prices that we can all afford. It’s easy to head to your local Buffalo Exchange and create one-of-a-kind looks that have that runway flair you’re looking for. We chose three current designer looks that we loved on the runway and challenged ourselves to them using pieces we found in our store. These are great staples for any wardrobe and can also look high-fashion when styled the right way.
We hope you love the looks we put together and that they inspire you to create your very own runway-inspired look!
Buffalo Exchange Balenciaga-inspired Look: Model Kevin Nguyen
Converse jacket $25, Nike black shorts $12, H&M black boots $13
We loved the dark, edgy Balenciaga menswear looks that were shown on the runaway. They were simplistic, yet showed great attention to detail. We were able to recreate one of the looks with three pieces we found in our store. The simple black Converse jacket has nice added details with its front pockets like the Balenciaga pieces extra button and zipper detail. The black Nike above-the-knee shorts with front pleats are a nice, lightweight piece to wear all summer long. The black velvet H&M boots tie the whole outfit together.
Buffalo Exchange Saint Laurent-inspired Look: Model Cerise Derungs
Vintage high-neck white maxi dress $20, Urban Outfitters faux black leather jacket $16, H&M black velvet boots $13
We were inspired by Saint Laurent’s simple yet bold runway looks, contrasting black and white, as well as the soft and hard combination our inspiration for this look has. We found this beautiful high-neck vintage maxi dress with small textured detail. We paired it with an Urban Outfitters faux leather jacket and a pair of classic black lace-up boots from H&M. The dress could easily take on a more bohemian look for summer if paired with a pair of brown strappy leather sandals.
Buffalo Exchange Off-White-inspired Look: Model Sara Jaramillo
Cropped jeans with frayed $27.50, Zara burgundy tasseled loafers $19, distressed tee models own
One trend we can’t get enough of is distressed, raw-hem denim. We’ve been seeing more versatility in denim fits and styles. Off-White showed a range of denim styles in their spring 2016 women’s collection, including patchwork, a variety of washes and, of course, raw hems. We put our own spin on this runway look and found a cool pair of classic-wash cropped jeans with frayed hems paired with some sleek Zara burgundy tasseled loafers. To accessorize, we added a navy-colored neck scarf. This look is great for summer and has a nice, easy-going contemporary vibe.