The runway's always been a font of inspiration (or covetousness) for the sartorially-inclined. But these days, most consumers aren't so keen on four or even three-figure price tags, particularly when it comes to non-essentials. Trends both good and bad abound this season; here are two of our very wearable favorites. Below, looks that a) might actually have some staying power and b) won't make you shudder anticipating your next credit card statement.
Navy's a classic, but always going with the safe bet can also get kinda boring. To boot, Viktor & Rolf, Calvin Klein and Versace all showed bright, bold hues in lieu of more subdued shades.
Gap V-neck Sweater, $39.50, available at Gap
; Topman Skinny Trousers, $70, available at Topman
; Mason's Walk Short, $140, available at Barneys Co-Op.
Depending upon the garment's cut, a cuffed hem typically either adds polish or suggests a more relaxed vibe. Paul Smith, Ann Demeulemesster and Lanvin all showed the no-tailoring-necessary look in their SS/09 presentations.
Coming Soon by Yohji Yamamoto Lace Up Pant, $299, available at Odin
; Topman Roll Up Shorts, $70, available at Topman
; Club Monaco Twill Pant, $99, available at Club Monaco
-- Sarah Fones