Runway Looks for Less: Whit Spring 2013 RTW

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Whit spring 2013 rtw

Whit Spring 2013 RTW | ELLE

Thanks to its eclectic vibe, fun prints, and impeccable styling, designer Whitney Pozgay's eponymous line Whit has quickly become one of my favorites. For her spring 2013 collection, Pozgay was inspired by the Caribbean island of St. Lucia and, as such, she created a line filled with breezy pieces, bright colors, and plenty of tropical-inspired prints.

Want to get a designer look for just a fraction of the price? Scroll on down to check out three budget-friendly versions of looks from Whit Spring 2013 RTW:

1. Lounging Poolside

Whit spring 2013 look 1

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Summer will be here before we know it and this look from Whit has me longing to hit up the nearest body of water. The combination of an open-weave top and printed shorts creates a unique and trendy cover-up that's perfect for swimsuit season.

Get the Look:

Whit spring 2013 inspired outfit open weave blouse, printed shorts. bikini

Product Info: Top-, Swimsuit- Target, Shorts-, Bag- ASOS, Shoes- Urban Outfitters, Bracelet- Armani Exchange

For this look, start by pairing an open-weave top and some tropical print shorts with your favorite swimsuit. Coral-colored sandals continue the beachy feel of the outfit, while also adding a fun pop of color. Accessorize with a nautical-inspired rope bracelet, then grab a striped drawstring bag to complete this look.

2. Trendy Meets Casual

Whit spring 2013 look 2

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If you've shied away from the printed pants trend, this look is the ultimate low-key way to test it out! Pairing a bold trouser with a basic white tank and simple shoes allows for the pants to be the true focus of the look.

Get the Look:

Whit spring 2013 inspired outfit printed pants, white tank, teal sandals

Product Info: Pants- Kohl's, Top- Forever 21, Shoes- Swell, Bracelet- ASOS, Sunglasses- Forever 21

Recreate this look by pairing a sleeveless white top with bold, printed trousers. These teal-colored sandals not only match the pants, but they're also a comfy and stylish choice for spring. For the finishing touches, accessorize with a sleek cuff bracelet and a pair of rounded sunglasses.

3. Blue on Blue

Whit spring 2013 look 3

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Statement necklaces are usually meant to well, make a statement, but Pozgay paired this blue statement necklace with a similarly-colored dress for a subtle yet stylish, richly textured look. In addition, the pink hue on the color-blocked bag provides a nice contrast against the shades of blue.

Get the Look:

Whit spring 2013 inspired outfit printed dress, blue necklace, straw bag

Product Info: Dress- Target, Necklace- Land's End, Shoes- Steve Madden, Bag- DSW, Sunglasses- ASOS

For this ensemble, start with a blue sundress. This one from Target is similar to the Whit dress in shape, pattern, and color, but costs just $25! Accessorize with a matching blue necklace to make a subtle statement, then add some warm-weather-appropriate espadrilles. Lastly, accessorize with a color-blocked straw handbag, and slip on a pair of retro-inspired shades.

Your thoughts?

What do you think of this collection? Are you a fan of Whit? Which look is your favorite? Would you wear any of these outfits? Which designers would you like to see featured here next? Remember to leave a comment below and let me know what you think!

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