High Fashion, College Wallet: Alexander Wang F/W 2017

Dusted with rhinestones and metal studs, Alexander Wang’s Fall/Winter 2017 collection sparked a fiery desire in the hearts of all fashion lovers out there. The rocker-chic vibe of these new pieces narrated a trend shift towards a country Western approach to grunge. The show also catered to the nature of a party girl lifestyle, implementing hairstyles and makeup looks as though the models has just woken up. This season’s collection left the star-studded crowd stunned by the balance of reckless and regal pieces. Alongside veterans Kendall Jenner and Hanne Gaby Odiele, Bella Hadid took to the runway sporting one of Wang’s more wearable pieces for young women looking for a raucous night in the city.


Credit: JP Yim, Getty Images

The feminine punk ensemble’s centerpiece of a grey long-sleeved, band t-shirt featuring indie rock group Night of Treason can be played up or down for any occasion. Adding the button-up, high-waisted leather shorts over opaque black tights generates a sense of fun nightlife while the studded leather Chelsea boots toughens up the ensemble. The mixed textures curate a modern rock n’ roll appearance, adding versatility and depth to the ensemble. The addition of a leather fanny pack to Bella’s side was a trend in Wang’s show and characterizes this as a look for on-the-go. Hadid’s make-up fits with the mood of the collection: dark, smokey eyeshadow, black eyeliner circling the eye, and a nude lip topped with beachy bed-head waves.

To replicate this look in your own closet for half the price, try this short-sleeved, graphic tee or this top adorned with a band’s logo, both for $18 from H&M. For bottoms, try these $20 studded leather shorts for a powerful, edgy look or these for a more sleek and feminine demeanor at $27. Put either pair over these black tights to replicate Wang’s fierce monochromic palette.

For accessories, check out these ASOS leather boots with studs for $80 to emphasize the biker-like themed apparel. These boots lack the heel used in Wang’s show, but sell for a quarter of the price. Top off the entire look with a $38 leather fanny pack from ASOS to finalize your budget Alexander Wang replica. The leather appendages increase cohesion and edge, while the metal studs from the shoes and shorts show off your wild side.


To get Bella’s hair, use amika’s Un.Done Texture Spray from Sephora to imitate her tousled laid back waves. For the eyes, try NYX’s Smokey Palette with Maybelline’s Unstoppable Eyeliner together for under $13. The Smokey Palette with will you that dark, blended lid while the eyeliner dramatizes the whole look. As for the lips, Ulta Beauty’s $9 Lip Butter in the shade Enticing gives users that gorgeous nude sheen without the mess of a lip gloss.

Whether you’re out partying in the city or need a killer look during the day, this Alexander Wang replica is sure to turn heads.

Alyssa Kelly is a contributing writer. Email her at violetvision@nyunews.com.

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