High Fashion, College Wallet Alice + Olivia S/S 2017

The latest season of New York Fashion Week left many style savvy people with a plethora of outfit ideas to begin bringing into reality. Alice + Olivia’s Spring/Summer 2017 Ready-to-Wear collection is just one of the new sources of inspiration. The playful looks are a caricature of designer Stacey Bendet, with fairy tale influence coming from her recent trip to Italy. Everything from sharp-looking pantsuits to flowing maxi dresses appears in the presentation, catering to every type of woman. The retro flair helps Bendet’s collection to stand out from the crowd, renewing an interest in the fun, feminine looks of the 1960s.

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In a standout look from the collection, a blonde model wears a peachy nude crop top, flared jeans, nude platform shoes and a pink duster coat. She carries a floral purse with rosy leather accents and pulls the look together with bubblegum pink cat-eye sunglasses and a scarf around her tousled hairdo. Many college fashionistas may be rushing to imitate this unique but incredibly wearable outfit; they will be pleased to learn doing this affordably can be easy with a little research.

Since crop tops are having a moment, a similar one to the Alice + Olivia piece should be easy to find; this one from Tobi is on sale for only $11, and while it looks a little different it will still pair nicely with the outfit. The duster coat and jeans will be more of an investment, but well worth it as they can inspire many additional looks. A similar coat is on Missguided for $72, and Modcloth carries various flared jean options including this pair for $65.

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Since nude platform shoes vary in style and are versatile, feel free to choose anything that works with the outfit. This pair is on Public Desire for $45. The exact style of the purse is difficult to find, but JCPenney offers a similar print in a $24 crossbody form. For the sunglasses, Forever 21 carries various options, including this $8 pair. For the headscarf, search around local shops and online to find a big, silky square scarf, and follow a tutorial to tie it into the classic knotted style. All the above accessories are only suggestions, as these pieces are the best ways to individualize the look. Use this as a guide, but definitely search around on the above sites and local stores to find the perfect pieces for your taste.

With these tips, stylish students will be well on their way to imitating the Alice + Olivia S/S 2017 aesthetic. Using the right websites, recreating most designer looks is simple. A smart shopper can beat the system of overpaying for pieces, creating guilt-free, head-turning outfits.

Ali Webb is the High Fashion, College Wallet columnist. Email her at violetvision@nyunews.com.

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