5 Designer Looks You Can Recreate on the High Street

And still look catwalk worthy!


Words by Nicole Thomsen
March 4th, 2016

You might not think it, due to the layer of snow on the ground and the freezing temperatures, but it is in fact spring. Which means the spring/summer runway looks we’ve been coveting since last September are well and truly on trend and available to purchase now. Great if you have the wallet to accommodate it. But if you don’t, there’s no need to wind yourself up in fashion debt. Trusty high street stores such as Topshop and Zara offer the perfect trend-driven pieces at a fraction of the price, which also bides well if you’re a style chameleon who follows the trends religiously as they change with the season! So if you’ve had your eye on that white sleeveless jacket from Stella McCartney’s SS16 collection, keep scrolling down and you might just find a high street alternative…


Stella McCartney SS16

Stella McCartney

One of our favourite looks on the catwalk for Stella McCartney was this; a sleeveless white breasted blazer with black loose fitted trousers and a pair of platforms, her signature shoe style of late. How easy it is to picture yourself on holidays in St. Barths in this, or just strolling the streets of Paris doing a spot of window shopping (because you’ve spent all your money on this outfit). But of course, you could always recreate the look using the high street…

Dries Van Noten SS16

Dries Van Noten

If you’re searching for a way to wear florals without looking overtly “pretty”, then this outfit from Dries Van Noten should provide plenty of inspiration. With influences from the ’40s, there’s nothing too girly about this full skirt and shirt combo which is mainly due to the darker colour palette and rolled sleeves. If you’re looking for a way to recreate this look on a budget, Coast sells plenty of similar style skirts while Finery London’s structured organza shirt is the cool way to wear florals.

Fendi SS16


With denim being one of the biggest trends for SS16, it’s hard not to overflow your wardrobe with various denim styles in different shades. And this Fendi denim mini dress does nothing to alleviate the desire to buy, buy, buy. But what is important to note is that this is a trend that more than likely won’t be in vogue in two years time. So, unless you’re a denim afficionado we suggest hitting high street stores such as Oasis for a cheaper alternative that won’t make you feel guilty for only wearing it for one season.

Chanel SS16


Again, Karl Lagerfeld certainly knows how to make us pine after something we never thought we would want to wear. Case in point, this eye catching knit top and jogger ensemble. While the airplane print doesn’t quite appeal, the colour combo certainly works. And we’d love to wear those sandals all summer long. But maybe not at that price point. Lucky for us, Urban Outfitters has some penny saving alternatives.

Céline SS16


When Creative Director, Phoebe Philo spoke backstage about her SS16 collection she said, “I thought, if you were travelling for a year, what would you need to take with you?“. The result was a dazzling array of satin camis and slips paired with lightweight jackets and tailored pants, and of course, ankle boots. The perfect wardrobe for the practical, minimalist woman. But when it comes to practicality, Céline’s price points don’t always hit the mark. Zara and Topshop on the other hand do…