High Fashion, College Wallet: Diane Von Furstenberg F/W 2017

If Diane Von Furstenberg’s Fall/Winter 2017 collection is any indication, nineties fashion is here to stay. High-waisted trousers with jewel-toned stripes and oversized blazers are reminiscent of outfits seen on Saved by the Bell and Beverly Hills, 90210. Chunky sequins and a ranging color palette add a youthful charm and eccentricity to the collection, while the clean lines and mature structuring generates a more developed narrative. This collection also presented many modern takes on a classic looks, such as the blazer-and-bandeau combination, popularized in the 1980s by pop icon Madonna. These pieces employ a series of contrasting fabric—like fur and leather—to highlight an eclectic range of themes and a dose of high-fashion nostalgia.

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Source: Vogue

Look 29, a balanced embodiment of the collection as a whole, presents a perfect going out outfit. The pops of color from both the red bandeau and the orange leather purse immediately draws your eyes to the center of the model and adds a brightness to the winter ensemble. The red, black, and blue striped pants belted at the waist adds a fun retro vibe to the ensemble. The white boots accentuate the playfulness of the outfit while keeping it fresh and functional. Finally, the black velvet blazer tones down the excitement from the other pieces and tops off this look with sophistication.

To get your own Von Furstenberg vestment, try beginning your look with this simple red bandeau from Uniqlo for $20. Top it with this classic black blazer for $30 from Target. Trading in the velvet will keep money in your pockets, and give you more room to play creatively with the skirt. Wow the city crowds with this $60 rainbow knee-length skirt from Modcloth. Doing away with the flowing pants give you more breathing room while also more showing skin. The bright pattern adds both alluring color and an adolescent tone to the look.

Accent the piece with this $6 orange leather crossbody bag from Amazon. Trade in the tie-up velvet belt for this leather one from H&M for $20; the leather will add structure to the look atop the flirty a-line skirt. Add one of these $18 silver earrings from Urban Outfitters for a statement piece—or wear them both for balance. Pin this $4 brooch from Etsy to finish off the top half of the ensemble. As for the bottom half, what is an outfit without a standout pair of shoes? Try these $32 white zipper boots from ASOS to add that trendsetter flare.

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If you’re ready to put your own twist on a resurfacing style from decades ago, sport these Diane Von Furstenberg replica pieces to give your next look that will have you telling strangersyou can’t touch this.

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


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