Runway Looks for Less: Versace Spring/Summer 2017

Donatella's latest collection is a love letter to sportswear - it's also easy to recreate on a budget.
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Donatella's latest collection is a love letter to sportswear - it's also easy to recreate on a budget.
Photo credit: ELLE

Photo credit: ELLE

Before this collection debuted, Donatella Versace wrote, "sportswear is the future of fashion; to make it unique and luxurious is the challenge I took this season." 

The collection is definitely sportswear inspired - full of lycra, leggings, nylon and drawstrings. It's also very luxe, with jewel tones, patterns, formal dresses and suits blending in well with the sportier pieces.   

The show also featured a huge list of the biggest names in fashion, from legends like Naomi Campbell and Adriana Lima, to newer names like Gigi and Bella Hadid. It was nice to see, as there's been a lot of debate about what makes a model "super" lately.

Since it's such a versatile collection, it lends itself well to everyday life - there's plenty of inspiration here! So, let's get started on breaking down the looks into more wearable, affordable pieces.

Look 1.

Photo Credit: ELLE

Photo Credit: ELLE

I particularly like this workwear-inspired look - it's classic yet still feels modern, thanks to updated pieces like the choker and the sleeveless duster.

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Products: Sleeveless Blazer, Shoes, Leggings, Choker, Bag, Belt

Look 2. 

Photo Credit: ELLE

Photo Credit: ELLE

Denim skirts in unusual cuts are going to be a huge trend, so get in on it early with this asymmetric buttoned one! Pair with a matching plain crop top and purple accessories to emulate the Versace look!

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Products: Top, Skirt, Shoes, Bag, Earrings

Look 3. 

Photo Credit: ELLE

Photo Credit: ELLE

Update the classic lazy day ensemble of leggings and a chambray shirt by adding a pair of heels and some drop earrings. These leggings have similar zip detailing to the originals. Finally, mimic the drawstrings on the Versace shirt with this lace-up one.

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Products: Leggings, Shoes, Earrings, Shirt

What do you think?

Do you like the latest Versace collection? What's your favorite look? Let me know in the comments!