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How This Season’s Runways Are Inspiring Our Summer Wardrobe

From polo dresses to cargo pants, here's three looks you can recreate.

runway inspired outfits
Ashley Combs

Sometimes there's a disconnect between the runways and the point of fashion consumption. Though we bear witness to these catwalks of designer ensembles multiple times a year, those particular items don't actually hit stores until almost a year later. Not to mention, the luxury price point is sometimes unattainable. That doesn't mean you can't engage with a fashion show, however. The runway offers more than luxury items you wish you could afford; they offer ideas. Perhaps you see a color similar to something you have gathering dust in your closet or have two items you can layer together to create something of a similar style. Or they can simply inspire your next shopping trip. Below, we've recreated three runway looks you can wear right now.

Vest + Shirting + Cargo Pants

runway inspired outfits

Right photo: Filippo Fior/Gorunway

Though this may seem like a complex look to recreate, it's quite doable once you break it down. Contrast a classic striped shirt with a structured vest, then tack on green cargo pants—another favorite recurring trend of ours.

High-waisted Cargo Trousers

Carhartt WIP
$165 $132

Tank + Leather Pants + Bright Shoe

runway inspired outfits

Right photo: Courtesy of Rokh

As we anticipate the return of 'going out' style, Rokh presents us with one foolproof idea: a form-fitting black tank juxtaposed with an oversized pair of leather pants. Add the green shoe for a pop of fun.

Polo Dress + High Socks + Mary Janes

runway inspired outfits

Right photo: Courtesy of Y/Project

Though we love Y/Project's deconstructed take on the classic preppy dress, we're more than happy to settle for Ralph Lauren's polo rendition. Go full Gossip Girl with the addition of knee high socks and mary janes.

Cotton Mesh Polo Dress

Polo Ralph Lauren

The Knee High

Comme Si

Azalea Earrings

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