Interpreting Catwalk Looks with High Street Pieces

Catwalk looks are often extreme and not wearable for your average day in the office or an evening out with friends. But occasionally you find one that can be copied using high street pieces or the theme of the look interpreted to be easier to wear.

In the following example I’ve chosen a couple of looks from the Balmain show. Whilst Georgia May Jagger is young enough and pretty enough to get away with head to toe monochrome Gingham on the catwalk I can’t see most of us wearing it out. But what we can do is take the idea and put it into a more wearable tunic dress mixed with a bright pop of seasonal cobalt blue. As the weather warms up gingham is perfect for summer months, mix a gingham top with white jeans or gingham trousers with one of the new pastels in a top. As for Houndstooth, wear the pattern either top or bottom but not both. I’ve softened the top by mixing it with a flirty full skirt and patent heels.

interpreting the catwalk on the high st, how to wear

Dress Oui, blue shoes Carvela, bag Dune. Houndstooth top Weekend Maxmara, skirt Lauren by Ralph Lauren, shoes Boden, bag Ted Baker.

This season Burberry have produced a great collection of simple wearable pieces, including lace shirts and skirts (although rather than the “big pants” showing underneath you may prefer a slip!) soft knits and pencil skirts. But two looks in particular caught my eye because I had seen something very similar only the day before, but at a much more purse friendly price. And surprise, surprise it was from Boden. Have a look and see what you think:

interpreting the catwalk on the high st, how to wear

It’s a mix of the pencil skirt, a slouchy cashmere sweater, bright footwear and a soft pastel bag. All pieces from the new Boden spring collection.

Have you seen any of the new spring trends you want to interpret?

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1 Comment

  1. February 7, 2014 / 7:40 am

    Great article! Thank you. Brenda