High Fashion, College Wallet: Rag and Bone

Rag & Bone’s latest collection for the 2014 Spring/Summer 2014 runway season showcased hip and sophisticated styles, with major ‘90s-inspired influences. There were many highlights from the collection including plunging V-neck cricket sweaters, spaghetti-strap and sheer slip dresses, and preppy A-line pleated skirts. Rag & Bone designers, David Neville and Marcus Wainwright, skillfully blended minimalism with modern sportswear styles, romantic sheer, chiffon materials and pops of spring pastel colors.

Via Rag & Bone
Via Rag & Bone

One standout look from the collection that easily translates off the runway is this peach blazer, leather-crop top and white-tracksuit pant ensemble. It’s a hip and modern take on the ‘90s crop top and sportswear trends and Rag & Bone’s signature tomboy style is given a very spring and feminine touch with the peach-pastel colored blazer.

Ribbet collage

For those who unfortunately can’t afford to purchase these pieces straight from the designer, there are many affordable alternatives to recreate this runway outfit. For the peachy blazer try Forever 21’s Sophisticated Textured Blazer ($29.80) or their Go To Blazer ($27.80), whichever style suits you best. For the strappy-leather tank Missguided offers some similar styles, like their Laboni Strappy Wet Look Bralet ($26.98). If you are looking to show less skin, try their Miniature Crop Top With Spaghetti Straps In Black ($17.90), which doesn’t come in the same leather material but still looks equally edgy. Finally, for the trendy tracksuit pants, try Free People’s Got Me Twisted Solid Harem Pant ($68) in the wheat color. Although a more cream than white color, these pants offer the same boyish and sporty style, and even include similar zipper detailing. If you really want to emulate this runway look you can find comparable strappy black heels like Nasty Gal’s Shoe Cult Fervor Sandal ($98) or River Island’s Net Chunky Strap Block Heeled Sandals available on ASOS.

To top off your Rag & Bone inspired outfit, add bright orange lipstick and some hairspray for super-straight locks, and you’ll look just as edgy as all of those Rag & Bone runway models featured in their 2014 Spring/Summer collection.

Helen Owolabi is a staff writer. Email her at bstyle@nyunews.com



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