It's true when they say that there ain't nothing like the real thing. The designers who show their collections at fashion weeks around the world represent some of the best in class when it comes to quality, creative vision, and the kind of dope 'fits that will instantly up your style game. The guys at the top—like Raf Simons, Hedi Slimane, and Jun Takahashi of Undercover—make the case for clothing as an investment; their stuff is expensive, but it will last, and, if you're willing to let go of it eventually, will appreciate in value on the uber-competitive resale market.
That's all well and good, but if you need a little immediate style boost this summer and don't have the funds to drop big bucks on your wardrobe, you can still take some inspiration from top-tier talent without putting as big a dent in your checking account. Here's how to wear the runway this summer with some of the season's best looks and their more affordable counterparts.