London Fashion Week 2013: Where to get the looks you want for less

Models wear designs created by Burberry Prorsum during London Fashion Week, at Kensington Gardens in west London, Monday, Feb. 18, 2013. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

A model wears a design created by Burberry Prorsum during London Fashion Week, at Kensington Gardens in west London, Monday, Feb. 18, 2013. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

Fashion Week can get wild. Designers see this time of year as an opportunity to send art down the runway — and sometimes the outfits we see aren’t exactly practical.

But, in London, there were a few looks to love — that could also be translated into office attire.

Here’s my picks (and how to wear it for less):

Pair a patterned top with a leather skirt. Keep it all the same color and choose a pattern that has an iconic pop. Go for a high collar, but choose a fitted shirt.

Buy it now: If you like the heart detail, check out Coldwater Creek’s Dotted hearts shirt, $79.95 to $89.95. Find a killer leather skirt on Piperlime: Perforated Vegan Leather Skirt, $79.

Choose solid, bold separates that contrast (are opposite on the color wheel). So, put a red or hot pink top with blue trousers or blue top with a yellow pencil skirt.

Buy it now: Get the Joie Marlo Silk Top from Piperlime, on sale for $173.99, in hot pink. Pair it with the Tibi Jagger Skinny Beatles Cropped Pant in Pacific Blue, on sale for $176.99 at Piperlime.

A model wears a design from the Paul Smith collection during London Fashion Week, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, London. (Photo by Jonathan Short/Invision/AP)

Add a large clutch to your work wardrobe and make it the lightest piece of your outfit. Purses demand attention.

But it now: An identical look to the Paul Smith clutch is Aldo’s MEERUT in light green $40.

A model wears a design from the Paul Smith collection during London Fashion Week, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, London. (Photo by Jonathan Short/Invision/AP)

Ashley May

FlipSide editor. York County native. Fashion enthusiast. Social media junkie. I take my lattes with soy and whip. Follow me on Twitter @ashleymaytweets.

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