Save vs Splurge
Art-Inspired Prints: Céline, Prada and Chanel had far too much fun with their paintbrushes this season. You need an art-inspired print in your wardrobe – right now.
SAVE: Printed peplum T-shirt, Rs 1,290, Zara
SPLURGE: Printed stretch-cotton jumper, Rs 25,770, Cédric Charlier at Net-a-Porter.com
Crop Tops: There’s no denying it; crop tops are everywhere this Spring/Summer. From high-street brands like Topshop, Zara and H&M to luxury labels like Dolce & Gabbana and House of Holland, everyone’s gone sweet on this ‘90s trend.
SAVE: Cropped top, Rs 4,800, Mayfly by munkee.see.munkee.doo at perniaspopupshop.com
SPLURGE: Printed cotton-blend jacquard top Rs 20, 230, Saloni at Net-a-Porter.com
Gladiators: With their game face on and war cry ready, gladiators strode down the runway at Rebecca Minkoff, Giuseppe Zanotti and Rachel Zoe. Wear them in their thigh-high avatar this season.
SAVE: Leather gladiator sandals, Rs 7,999, Steve Madden
SPLURGE: Leather sandals, Rs 35,000, Stuart Weitzman
Hardware Jewellery: Go hard or go home with these edgy accessories. This season, Pamela Love and Miu Miu brought on the grunge – think spikes, studs and then some.
SAVE: Spear and tassel detail earrings, Rs 890, Blur at Koovs.com
SPLURGE: Neon pearl earrings, Rs 20,950, Mawi
Monochrome: The quintessential combination of black and white never quite goes out of style. This season it was Jil Sander, Missoni and Fendi that reprised this classic.
SAVE: Printed asymmetrical skirt, Rs 2,990, Zara
SPLURGE: Printed skirt, price on request, Peter Pilotto
Pastel: A spring classic, sorbet hues are the palette of the moment. Burberry, Jason Wu and Prabal Gurung definitely thought so. Consider it a candy shop.
SAVE: Rouched midi dress, Rs 9,999, French Connection
SPLURGE: Cotton tulle dress, Rs 2,33,250, Haider Ackermann at Net-a-Porter.com
From sportswear to sorbet, ELLE breaks down this season’s top runway favourites. And don’t worry, there’s something for everyone, no matter how deep (or torn) your pockets.
Sportswear: Get off your treadmill and on to the runway. Trust us, you’ll be dressed just fine. Sportswear was big this season as Prada, Marni and Gucci went all-out athletic.
SAVE: Printed jacket, Rs 3,999, adidas Originals
SPLURGE: Georgette bomber jacket, price on request, Just Cavalli
Backpacks: Backpacks aren’t just for school anymore, they’ve found their way on to the ramp. From Chanel’s graffiti print version to Tory Burch’s polka dotted one, this trend takes us happily back to our childhood.
SAVE: Leather backpack, Rs 4,145, Accessorize
SPLURGE: Leather backpack, Rs 18,000, Kenneth Cole