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Where and Wear: Galería de MODA

Where and Wear: Galería de MODA

Galería de MODA, our annual winter fashion show, is rapidly approaching and all over campus stylish intellectuals are asking themselves that insidious question again: whatever shall I wear? Never fear — consult this special edition of Where and Wear for some new inspiration, or just to jolt yourself out of any mid-quarter fashion rut. 

All the pieces suggested here are in the $100 and under range, with the exception of a few pieces of outerwear, and were selected with the balance of price and quality in mind. Keep in mind also that many of the looks here are fairly easily replicated with finds from your favorite thrift store.

Aspiring editors, treat Moda Galleria as a dry run for your NYFW debut. Take a cue from Teen Vogue's Elaine Welteroth and vary the lengths of your layers. While the color black is of course a fashion editor's best friend, a hit of unexpected color never hurt anyone either.

  Image of  Teen   Vogue  EIC Elaine Welteroth via Pinterest

Image of Teen Vogue EIC Elaine Welteroth via Pinterest

Try this coat, then pair with a regular black pencil skirt and your favorite turtleneck (this one is mine) to replicate this look. 

For the sportier types who also like to maintain a stylish streak, topping track pants with some undone suiting blends two worlds with just the right amount of insouciance.

  Image via Harper's Bazaar Singapore.

Image via Harper's Bazaar Singapore.

Try this button down, this blazer, and grab your sporty roommate's plain black track pants (Adidas also makes many of these — just grab the style that makes you feel most comfortable).

Wide striped pants are just on-trend, comfortable, and unusual enough to tell the world you march to the beat of your own drum, but not at the expense of practicality. 

  Image via the Sartorialist.

Image via the Sartorialist.

Try these pants, this sweater, and this beanie for a more experimental and eclecitc look.

Black on black and a great pair of shades have never failed a die-hard sophisticate. 

  Image via WhoWhatWear.

Image via WhoWhatWear.

Try this coat, this romper, and check out Brooklyn's Catbird for gorgeous, delicate gold jewelry (you'll want to save up a bit, but the style and quality are pretty much unparalleled).

For an edgier look with just a touch of cheekiness, plaid and leather can help you nail punk rock vibes and demonstrate your fashion chops at the most stylish event of the year.

  Image via the Sartorialist.

Image via the Sartorialist.

Try these pants and thrift a leather jacket (I got mine at Wicker Park's Ragstock for $20). If thrifting isn't your thing, or if reasonably priced leather just isn't coming your way, Madewell's leather skirt is another fun way to add some bite to a look.

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