Runway Looks for Less: Gant by Michael Bastian Spring 2013 RTW

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Gant by Michael Bastian Spring 2013

Gant by Michael Bastian Spring 2013 RTW | ELLE

During this time of  year, the sunny, yet brisk weather typically calls for lightweight layers that can easily be taken on or off throughout the day, and no collection captures that idea better than Gant by Michael Bastian Spring 2013. The collection has a great mix of easygoing separates, trendy pieces, and warm weather-appropriate accessories, making this collection fab inspiration for early spring.

Want to get a runway-ready look on a college student's budget? Simply scroll on down to check out three lower-priced interpretations of looks from the Gant by Michael Bastian Spring '13 collection.

1. Utilitarian Chic

Gant by michael bastian spring 2013 look 1

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The printed pants trend is still going strong, and this look from Gant shows a subtle, yet stylish way to wear this trend for spring. Not only does this look incorporate mixed prints, but the utility jacket adds an effortlessly cool vibe.

Get the Look:

Gant by michael bastian spring 2013 inspired outfit 1

Product Info: Jacket- Mango, Belt- Zara, Watch- Target, Shirt- Forever 21, Pants- ASOS, Sunglasses-  ASOS, Shoes- ModCloth

For a similar outfit, pair olive-colored, printed pants with a striped button-up. Layer on a khaki utility jacket, then cuff the sleeves to create a spring-appropriate look. Next, add a pair of flat sandals as well as a matching braided belt. A wraparound watch and red sunglasses add the finishing touches to this ensemble.

2. Camo & Color

Gant by michael bastian spring 2013 look 2

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Camouflage can be a tricky print to wear, but this look from Gant by Michael Bastain makes it seem like a no-brainer. Pairing a camo top with bright red trousers creates a super-modern look, while a white blazer adds polish to an otherwise casual outfit.

Get the Look:

Gant by michael bastian spring 2013 inspired outfit 2

Product Info: Pants- Old Navy, Top- Piperlime, Blazer- Forever 21, Shoes- Target, Sunglasses- Betsey Johnson, Bracelet- Dorothy Perkins

Recreate this look by pairing a camo print tank with some colorful cuffed pants. A crisp white blazer adds a stylish touch, as do these espadrille wedges. Accessorize with some timeless aviator shades and a sleek silver cuff bracelet to complete this look.

3. Classically Comfy

Gant by michael bastian spring 2013 look 3

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We're loving the preppy-meets-casual vibe of this last look. The white skirt, plaid button-up, and khaki trench are all classic wardrobe staples, while the bucket hat and loosely-tied sweater around the waist give the ensemble a dressed-down look that's anything but sloppy.

Get the Look:

Gant by michael bastian spring 2013 inspired outfit 3

Product Info: Coat- Target, Shirt- Tilly's, Sweater- Uniqlo, Shoes- Wallis, Skirt- Mango, Hat- Lucky Brand, Bracelets- Pret-a-Beaute, Sunglasses- Forever 21

Snag this look for less by pairing a white skirt with a plaid blouse. Tie a lightweight cardigan around your waist for a stylish, yet practical look. Next, add a classic belted trench coat. These blue wedges are perfect for spring, as are these oversized sunnies. Last but not least, accessorize with an olive green hat and several brightly-colored bracelets.

Your thoughts?

What do you think of this collection? 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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