High Fashion, College Wallet: Versace

Donatella Versace is an emblem for straight hair, smokey eyes and edgy cuts and colors. So it is no surprise that the Fall/Winter 2014 Ready-to-Wear Versace collection embodied the true Versace spirit. With metallic embellishments, black silhouettes, splashes of red and blue and knee high boots sure to grab attention, the fierce army girl who is by no means afraid to show legs and curves emerged.

Via Vogue UK
Via Vogue UK


Although wearing a Versace suit to your next interview at your internship might sound appealing, the looks of the collection do not coincide with the college girl’s budget.  Yet, being a savvy fashion shopper, there is no stopping the glam army girl from wearing her signature look: leather skirt, knee-high boots and knit sweater complete with gold, gold and more gold.


First, the knit sweater with metallic shoulder embellishments might sound like a tuff one to duplicate, but with H&M’s simple black long sleeve loose knit sweater  for only $17.95 and a little creativity, the Versace top comes together. How to get metallic shoulder accessories you may ask? Keep calm and carry the Versace trend into the college crowd with Nasty Gal’s Cleo Shoulder Chain at a mere $40.00 in what should be called a gold investment.


Next comes the easy part, the skirt. ASOS Mini Skirt in Leather at $47.61 is not only a perfect new addition to your fall wardrobe, but also brings out the inner army girl that Versace so dreamed of. And if your budget is a bit tighter, Forever 21’s Studded Faux Leather Mini Skirt’s sleek appeal with studded embellishments is only $32.90 and the extra $15 you’ve saved can go towards future shopping sprees.


Lastly, the fun part, the accessories. Finding knee high boots with such intricate design like Versace’s can be majorly difficult and tempting. Who can resist eye catching knee high boots like those? Yet, since going to class is not exactly the same as a runway show, springing for H&M’s imitation suede Knee-High Boots for $59.95 is a great alternative. Still just as high, with a little less flare. To complete the Versace look add in a Dune Tassy Saffiano Patent Black Gold Chain Clutch Bag on sale for $68.55 at ASOS.


Lauren Craddock is a contrubuting writer. Email her at bstyle@nyunews.com.

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