High Fashion, College Wallet: Michael Kors

The Michael Kors Spring/Summer 2014 show at New York Fashion Week exhibited an array of soft navy, gray and metallic snake patterns that converted the predictable skater skirt trend into something much edgier.

Via Vogue UK
Via Vogue UK

Prints in the spring and summer are usually associated with florals paired with pastel colors, but Michael Kors breaks away from the mould with introducing leathery textures. No skirt could rival this particular one, but ASOS‘s Pixie Metallic Skater Skirt ($21.64) is not a bad alternative. Unfortunately, it does not have the key element of a snake print texture, however, the bronze and metallic elements make the skirt pop.

Not only is this runway look different in its choice of metallic snake skin, but also in its use of sweaters despite being a spring/summer collection. Sweaters do not have to be stowed away for the warmer weather; they can be incorporated in your new wardrobe by wearing a light tank top underneath. A close match to the model’s navy/grey sweater, is a dark grey cropped sweater from Cheap Monday ($27.95).

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To match the skirt, opt for a metallic clutch like Chiarafashion‘s purse ($14.80). This one even has a snake skin pattern, ideal to the replication of the model’s.

Although now it may be spring, New York still offers cold breezes and the odd rain shower here and there. It may be smarter to wear booties, like these Metallic Elastic Stud Ankle Boot Booties from Bamboo ($36) instead of open-toe platform heels. They are warmer as well as more appropriate for everyday walking. And unless it is above 70 degrees, pair the skirt and booties with a nice pair of warm RoseWholesale leggings ($4.83).

Add rose gold jewelry to accent the metallic tones and apply natural makeup with bronzer paired with a disheveled bun to achieve a high fashion ensemble that costs a fraction of Kors’ original price.

Ilona Tuominen is a staff writer. Email her at bstyle@nyunews.com




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