Chris Mendoza Ray-Ban Wayfarers
by Ida Hsiang
With global fashion weeks in full swing, it's given many of us the desire to look just as chic as those models catwalk-ing down the runway. But whether it's budget, practicality or comfort that's keeping us from stepping out looking fresh off the pages of Italian Vogue, it's often an impossible dream to own a closet full of designer duds. No worries, though, because we've found some of our favorite runway looks and translated them into wearable, everyday outfits for us non-editorial models out there!All the following trends made the cut as chic styles that can be worn any day of the week. The point is to go for a look that is style conscious, but still nonchalantly chic, while adding a small touch of your unique personality (and keeping those savings in the bank!).These girls wear these street trends just right and we like their ensembles so much that we're showing you how to get it! Just click on the slideshow to see some fave picks that follow these chosen styles!Knee-High Socks - These footwear accessories are the perfect balance between sexy and girly! They're also a cute way to keep warm on these cooler days and look equally hot with a flared skirt or short shorts! Look for print or color for added fun!Cropped Top Tees - These were hot back in the early 90's and now they're back! Great with sleek jeggings, high-waited pants or underneath suspenders! Find one in an animal print for added style points!Patterened Long Cardigan - Undoubtedly comfy, the longer hem on these knit layering essentials add a hobo-chic vibe and are a great way to add coverage to a mini or as a way to add interest to a silhouette. A print or pattern make it modern!Printed Jumpsuit - Automatically stylish, jumpsuits are an easy and comfortable way to look put together while just throwing one thing on! Funky prints add interest and a cinched belt or cool accessories make it personal!Bold Metallic - Metallics are in, especially that in the gold and bronze variety. Flattering on all skin tones, these bold pieces really make a statement so go for the gold! Just remember to keep the rest of the ensemble sleek and mono-chromatic.
by Ida Hsiang
With New York Fashion Week being the center of attention this month, it's easy to get wrapped up in all the new designer collections and runway shows. While the latest looks are definitely hot, runway pieces are often either way out of budget to go head-to-toe designer, or impractical to wear for a day to day occasion. Let's take a cue from the models who look amazing both on and off the runway! Many models ditch the designer duds for edgy, trendy and totally comfortable and chic ensembles to run around in and still look amazing. Focus on a flattering silhouette and versatile pieces that are fashionable, but understated and can be used again and again. We've seen skinny leg pants, billowing knit tops, long layering pieces and edgy bags and boots that help a model-off-duty stay in style, and pieces like a denim vest or menswear inspired items also take any simple ensemble and make it fabulous. Want to dress like a model-off-duty and still stay on budget? Click on the slideshow and get the style with look-a-like pieces for $100 or less!