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10 Popular Fashion Pieces And Their Designer Counterparts


It’s no secret that our favorite high street brands get their inspiration from everywhere, other designers included. In her iconic tirade, Miranda Priestly best explained the trickle down of fashion. (Admit it, that's where you learned about cerulean as well!)

We scoured the market for the best high and low pieces that contain the same concept. Which pieces will you be copping?

1. Velvet Boots

So Me Boot 85, Aquazzura

Forever21’s take on the boots reworks the shape to make it an everyday, wearable pair.


Crushed Velvet Sock Boots, Forever 21

2. Patchwork Jeans

X Levi's reworked straight-leg jeans, Vetements

Designer Demna Gvasalia was on to something when he reworked 3 pairs of Levi’s into a single pair of Vetements jeans.

Vintage relaxed jeans, Mango

3. Button Front Dress

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Kyoto button-detailed stretch-crepe dress, Altuzarra

This sexy nautical Altuzarra dress has buttons to reveal and conceal, while Topshop’s version makes that decision simpler.

Displaced Midi Wrap Dress, Topshop

4. Couch Florals

Corsage print silk pajama pant, Gucci

Alessandro Michele’s chic lola look is reinterpreted in a more youthful, skin-baring way.


Pleated Dress, H&M

5. Statement Earrings

Medium Earrings, Proenza Schouler

Statement earrings have been going strong, and Proenza Schouler’s reverse U shape takes the cake this season.

Dangling Pearl Earrings, Zara

6. Printed Sleeves

Black Caravaggio Crewneck with white diagonals, Off White

Perhaps gaining mass appeal thanks to the Beibs, sleeves printed with Old English type (or diagonal stripes, for that matter) are the brainchild of Kanye’s creative director Virgil Abloh.

Sweater with slogan ribbons, Bershka

7. Mesh Bag


Moreau Bucket Bag, Staud

Reminiscent of our mesh Jansports from high school, this supermarket staple is gaining traction as Instagram’s rising star. Careful though—your keys might fall out!

Mesh Shopper, H&M

8. Detachable Collar

Mens White Neck Band, J.W. Anderson

This J.W. Anderson piece made the shift from menswear to womenswear. Who knew anyone would need such a thing?

Zipped knit collar, Mango

9. Clear Frames

Marta Sunglasses In Acetate, Celine

Chunky, kooky acetate frames have become iconic of the house of Celine.


The Naomi in Clear Marble Caramel Gradient, Sunnies Studios

10. Cuffed Jeans

Carl Jan Cruz Collection

On the flip side, here’s a womenswear piece that crossed over to menswear. Local designer CJ Cruz started a trend when he employed this seemingly simple styling trick of oversize cuffs on demin.

Jeans from Bench

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