New York Fashion Week is almost here, and we’re beside ourselves in excitement. Couture and runway looks will soon be flooding our newsfeeds! On that note, we have been loyal and devoted Alexander Wang fans since the second we laid eyes on his S/S 2010 collection. Ever since then, I guess we could consider ourselves a bit of a “WANGster”. Scoring his pieces is probably the biggest highlight of any shopping trip especially when it’s at a sample sale. Be warned, however; if you’re not getting a discount, you will be expected to shell out the cash for what you might consider a “basic”.

Because Alex Wang is so downtown chic, it’s really easy to get inspired by his runway looks. Every outfit can be so easily replicated and used as inspiration in our day to day lives. Chunky knits, textures, upgraded basics? Seems like our dream wardrobe. Here we have chosen a look off the Alexander F/W 2014 runway to replicate that’s easy and affordable.

Luxe for Less: Alexander Wang Fall/Winter 2014via

The outfit consists of a chunky knit sweater, pleated leather skirt, and black booties. While at first glance you might think of the outfit as more complex than it is, you can easily break it down in order to find pieces that can help you pull this look off.

Below we show you what we found. All you need are three pieces (sweater, skirt, shoes) and you can easily look like that stylish downtown girl. The best part? You don’t have to break any banks to pull it off. Coming in at less than $100 a piece at some of your favorite stores like Topshop, there isn’t a reason not to spend.

Luxe for Less Alexander Wang Fall/Winter 2013

Topshop elbow sleeve top
$58 –

Vero Moda short black mini skirt
$53 –

Mantaray block heel ankle boots
$76 –


As you can see, the outfit is pretty basic. A furry top, complimented with a leather skirt, and suede boots keep this all-black looking from looking plain and boring. The key to a monochrome looks is varying pattern, texture, and styles. In addition, we kept in mind the height of a regular girl. While a long leather skirt looks great on tall gals, it might swallow you whole and make you look slightly “Matrix-y” if you’re more petite. This short version is just enough leather that you’re making a statement and not being scary. You’ll be able to pull off the leather skirt perfectly.

We’ve also included just where to buy each piece, so go shop already!

What do you think of our Alexander Wang recreation?