How to Recreate Your Favorite Fashion Week Trends for Less

Photo Credit: Vogue Runway. Graphic: Becca Glasser-Baker

Photo Credit: Vogue Runway. Graphic: Becca Glasser-Baker

By: Carolyn Holtzman

Monochrome, polka dots, and vibrant suits are just a few of the trends we saw come out of the Spring/Summer 2020 shows for NYFW this year. As New York Fashion Week ends, it’s officially time to establish our favorite trends from the runway and find ways to incorporate them into our own wardrobes.

Looking to recreate some of your favorite looks but balling on a budget? We have you covered! We’ve put together some of our favorite NYFW looks for less, so you can rock these new trends yourself, without breaking the bank.

Elie Tahari

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Black and white polka dots were everywhere this season, from Carolina Herrera gowns to Tommy Hilfiger x Zendaya suiting. This playful combo is the perfect transitional pattern for fall, which made this Elie Tahari look one of our favorites this season. The edgy leather shorts paired with a softer top is a look we can’t wait to try before the weather changes.

Shorts, $28;

Bodysuit, $40;

Sandals, $49;

Rag & Bone

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One of our favorite trends we see every Spring/Summer season are fresh takes on the classic suit. This year, suits of all colors brightened up the runways of Prabal Gurung, Ralph Lauren, and Rag and Bone, where the suits were accessorized for everyday wear. While suits are traditionally saved for business meetings, this is a look you can recreate for more casual events too!

Blazer, $90;

Pants, $70;

Cardigan, $20;

Belt, $20;

Sneakers, $45;

Brandon Maxwell

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Models in monochrome took over the runways of Jonathan Simkhai, Sally LaPointe, and Sies Marjan this year, proving that rich colors like tangerine, ruby, and emerald will all be staples for fall. Another monochrome master? Brandon Maxwell, whose all-over green ensembles this year were both sexy and stylish.

Blazer, $100;

Skirt, $59;

Turtleneck, $27;

Bag, $40;


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Classic patterns were reinvigorated by Tory Burch and Adeam this year, with stripes being one of the standout stars. This Adeam look was a personal favorite, as it’s so easy to recreate with flare jeans you already own or nautical striped tees you still have from the summer. Just add some pearl jewelry, and your look is complete.

Shirt Dress, $80;

Earrings, $30;

Rings, $15;

Jeans, $165;


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We continued to see a mix of sport and sleek from Sandy Liang, Pyer Moss, and KITH this season, where designers paired athleisure with unexpected pieces like heels and blazers. KITH showed some of the coolest looks at NYFW this year, and undoubtedly had the most envious show invitation – a KITH branded bottle of Don Julio 1942! Catch us recreating this look this fall, tequila soda in hand.

Turtleneck, $15;

Cargo Pants, $50;

Rain Jacket, $29;

Cap, $9.99;

Heels, $90;


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The runways were also covered in bright prints this season. Badgley Mischka and Nicole Miller showed off dresses in zany prints and floral patterns, but Zimmerman, as always, stood out with their mastery of vibrant spring and summer prints and feminine silhouettes. BRB, we’re Planning a Miami trip now just to sport this look!

Blouse, $100;

Earrings, $10;

Skort, $40;

Heels, $33;

The Row

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Every year, certain designers like Tibi and The Row show collections of sleek, simple pieces that prove that classic silhouettes never go out of style. If we were ever to splurge on something timeless, it would absolutely be this oxford button-down by The Row. Until then, we’ll be recreating all of their chic looks as we transition into fall. Anything Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen approved is good with us!

Oxford, $36;

Turtleneck, $10;

Pants, $50;

Sandals, $120;

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