Fall runway trends you'll actually wear
Here's how to actually wear what you see strut down the runway.
You might have to jog your memory back to around February and March, when your Pinterest page was most likely bombarded with the latest fall looks from fashion week, but now it's finally time to take what rocked the runways and work it into your own wardrobe! But with so many edgy and unusual pieces that come down the catwalk, what is actually suitable for real life? Here is your foolproof list of fall runways trends you can pull off anywhere.
Emerald isn't the color of the year without a reason. It's the most popular hue in fall looks, and, luckily, it's an easy shade for almost everyone to pull off. Dark-green blouses, dresses and tons of accessories are your best items to find in the shade. Earrings and handbags, in particular, are popular this season in emerald. They both give a good amount of pop of the color without being overbearing.
Our pick: Carmen handbag (eBags, $38)
Go natural and rustic
Camel-colored coats, over-the-knee boots, classic tweeds and comfy oversized knits give a homey and relaxed vibe — and really, does anything sound more perfect for fall? This is a trend anyone can most definitely pull off this season, because it's a very natural look. Grab a shearling-trimmed coat, a pair of over-the-knee black suede boots or an army-green jacket to channel the look.
Our pick: Oversized knit sweater (Free People, $108)
Leather, leather and more leather
As models waltz down in all-leather ensembles, the practical side of my brain turns on and questions how wearable that actually is. Most of us wouldn't think of rocking that for a long day at the office, but if you opt for coated denim and a shirt with leather detail, it gives the best of both worlds. Instead of wearing full-on leather, try mixing it up, and you'll last the whole day looking super stylish.
Our pick: Faux leather striped cardigan (Nordstrom, $98)
These are probably those pants you see and think you can't pull off yourself. Out of all the trends, though, this might be the easiest to translate into everyday wear — and the comfiest. Plus, it can be paired with really any type of top. From a loose-fitting silk blouse to a baggy T-shirt or chambray, anything goes with harem pants.
Our pick: Tribal-print harem pants (Forever 21, $20)
Actually, rocking a round-shouldered coat in real life takes a pretty committed fashionista. But to still be equally as trendy — without the monetary investment of buying a coat — grab a sweatshirt. A round-shouldered sweatshirt has the exact same effect, and it makes heads turn — for the right reasons, of course!
Our pick: Zippered French-terry sweatshirt (FarFetch, $108)
For when you're feeling really bold
- Tuxedo as formal wear (this means ditching a cocktail dress for a tailored suit)
- Mix and match floral or bold patterns (try big details on top and tiny patterns on bottom, or vice versa)