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Runway to Real Way: Armani Prive Fall Couture 2013

Armani Prive Fall Couture 2013 runway looks

The Armani Privé Fall Couture collection has me swooning - each look, which appears to be inspired by 1930s socialites - exudes luxury and ladylike femininity. Here's how I would adapt these runway looks from the catwalk to my closet...

Armani inspired look

One of my favorite looks from the collection features a stunning structured black jacket paired with a flowing sheer pink skirt. My budget version of this elegant runway look begins with a chiffon maxi skirt and white top, paired with a gorgeous slim-fitting trench coat. Black flats and a brown satchel keep this look classy and a bit more casual.

Coat / Blouse / Skirt / Earrings / Bag / Shoes

Armani inspired looks

This model dressed in head-to-toe pearlescent nude is a real showstopper. Showcasing an impeccably tailored blazer and silky high waist pants, Armani does not disappoint. My girl-on-a-budget version of this look includes a lightweight tan blazer paired with palazzo trousers and a pair of snakeskin detailed pumps. The great thing about palazzo pants is they can be paired with both flats and pumps. Add a statement necklace for some edge and a snakeskin bag to complete the look.

Blazer / Pants / Heels / Necklace / Bag

Armani-inspired look

Lastly but certainly not least, I was wowed by a model donning a polka-dot lace dress paired over transparent sparkling pants. This fall is all about layers but to keep things more simple and ready-to-wear, my version of this look consists of a form-fitting black lace dress complimented by platform high heels. Continuing with the black theme I added onyx chandelier earrings and a cute mini pouch bag.

Dress / Earrings / Purse / Shoes

What do you think of my take on these runway trends? What would you wear?

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I love this post!
These are great ideas!

#1 Leslie (Homepage) on 2013-08-28 16:49 (Reply)
This is so well done, great alternatives! :-)
#2 Sami Sandonato (Homepage) on 2013-08-28 20:35 (Reply)
Thank you!! :-)
#3 Eliza Castro on 2013-08-28 21:07 (Reply)
The lace 'pants' intrigue me. I wonder if they'll stick as a trend.
#4 Anna on 2013-08-29 01:30 (Reply)
Great job on this post. All the outfits are so pretty, but my favorite is the first!
#5 MizzJ (Homepage) on 2013-08-29 02:35 (Reply)
I. LOVE. THIS. POST. More wonderful comparisons,please!!
#6 Kate on 2013-08-29 06:13 (Reply)
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