Get Designer Style on a College Budget

Photos by Ishtar Schneider/Foghorn

Another fashion week has come and gone.  But don’t panic if you did not get to check it all out because I’ve got the scoop on what’s hot for fall right here.  Monochromatic looks dominated the runways in Bryant Park, paired with sleek hair and an overall conservative edge.  We saw an even mix of bright asymmetrical satins, structured outerwear and a few selections of darker denim separates.  Although black, white, grey and bronze made up the majority of the collections there was an exciting variety of muted shades of purple, magenta, yellow and turquoise.  This season’s shows included Naomi Campbell’s “Fashion for Relief” Haiti 2010 which featured celeb models including Kelly Osbourne and Malin Akerman.  If you’re a Project Runway fan Christian Siriano debuted his fall line as well, which was filled with dress after sumptuous dress!  One-shoulder styles are still in so hang on to those purchases from summer. Fur is also making a loud comeback with coats, neckwear and vests scattered throughout.  Guys don’t think I left you out.  The Calvin Klein men’s collection was especially impressive with leather jackets and polished suit sets to die for.   Attendees as usual included a ton of celebs from Brooke Shields, Heidi Klum and Felicity Huffman, to Jordin Sparks and Whitney Port.

However, for my fashionistas it was a week of misery and longing watching look after look stroll down the runway each one the same price as a month’s rent! To copy any of these trends on a student budget check out stores like H&M, Zara, Forever 21, Crossroads, Wasteland and thrift stores around the city. A few of my favorite trends to try without breaking your bank accounts are:


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