High Fashion, College Wallet Jill Stuart S/S 2016

Though the runways have hardly cooled off after a week of Spring/Summer previews for 2016, the fashionistas of the city are already taking the coming season’s most striking looks to the streets. For those of us without the means to attain an arsenal of the likes of the “Man Repeller,” hope is not lost. The season’s hottest looks can be recreated without breaking the bank.

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Photo courtesy of Yachun Peng. http://www.nyunews.com/2015/09/12/jillstuart/#prettyPhoto

This jumpsuit from Jill Stuart’s Spring/Summer line is technically for spring, but can still transition into fall and winter. This look is perfect for those of us who are not yet ready to abandon the 70s silhouettes that defined the summer but cannot wait to get some New Yorker cred from an all-black ensemble.

Although the original outfit is a jumpsuit, my rendition includes a pair of pants and a top to try to create the same amount of dimension that we see in Jill Stuart’s original.

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First, we have the pants. Wide-legged and fit with clean lines, they’re the perfect dupe for their silky couture counterpart brought to you by Forever 21 for $24.90.

This Abercrombie and Fitch top is sheer perfection. Take this opportunity to pair it with your best bralette. The neckline detail and puffy quarter sleeves recreate the original jumpsuit’s polished boho vibe. While the top runs on the higher side of most collegiate budgets at $48, it is a great investment piece that can be worn every season.

This crop top from H&M might be a better alternative at $12, especially if you’d rather wear his look out on the town rather than in class.
Finally, complete the look with this H&M belt. Whether you’ve gone caftan or crop top, the simple detail will keep the look positively polished, just as the runway intended.

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