The onslaught of fashion week photos are always a visual smorgasbord—the trends, the celebrities and the street style—and like any good feast, it’s quite overwhelming. This year’s fall runway picture galleries and the monotony of my winter wardrobe has me reflecting on the shows of spring 2015 and thinking up how to incorporate the drama of the runway into everyday use. While Pharell is probably quite Happy about the the abundance of gigantic hats that paraded down the runways, and Fendi tells you that Justin-and-Britney-approved denim on denim on denim on denim is okay, and you might be wondering if that amazingly swishy bohemian evening gown is appropriate Netflix date attire. I’m here to tell you that it is possible to flawlessly translate the most dramatic, chic looks into your everyday routine.
1. Two Piece Sets
A fresh alternative to throwing on a basic sundress and a more understated take on last summer’s major crop top takeover, a structured crop with a matching skirt is edgy-chic. This trend is a stylish way to break up busy patterns and add interest to simple solids. The look is modern yet demure with a graceful midi skirt or playful with a pleated midi.
L-R: Floral crop and pleated floral mini, Bustier crop and pleated skirt, Printed crop and full skirt
Before you write off this trend with flashbacks of summer picnic blankets and childhood frocks, take a look at the iconic Brigitte Bardot’s classic pink gingham wedding dress. If the approval of the 60’s bombshell isn’t enough incentive to don this breezy fabric, here are a few of my favorite examples of the updated trend. In black and white the look is crisp and carefree, while soft blues and powdery pinks are summery sweet.
L-R: Dress, Midi skirt, Blouse
3. White Lace
Ethereal, weddingesque lace adorned the spring runways. Nothing is more timeless or effortlessly romantic than this classic fabric. From intricate patterns and creative hems to delicate swirling florals, I cannot get enough of this dreamy look. The light, breathable fabric practically whispers “summer” as you slip it on. Lace is the perfect accent to any warm weather ensemble.
L-R: Crop, Lace top, Skirt and crop
Fringe swished its way down the runways of the spring fashion shows. With the approach of festival season, nothing is more appropriate than the revival of flirty fringe. The spring runways were all about the 70’s, and I can’t say that I’m complaining. The spring months are the perfect time to thrown on flowy fabrics and luxe layers and embrace your inner flower child.
L-R: Beaded crop, Fringe mini, Dress
Keeping with the hippie trend, suede, particularly in standout colors, pairs perfectly with breezy bohemian fringe while making a statement of its own. In deep tones or smooth, soft hues, this look encapsulates this season’s delicately decadent bohemian vibe. Often reserved for autumnal apparel, statement suede transitions gracefully from winter to spring. For a hint of retro flair, soft suede bags (bonus points for rocking two trends at once) and accessories are an effortless way to incorporate the look.
L-R: Faux shift dress, Fringe vest, Buttoned suede skirt
6. Delicate Pales
Pale neutrals are easily a spring staple. Soft shapes and soothing hues in serene yet smart silhouettes counteract the eccentricity of the more experimental designer duds and can be easily incorporated into your daily look to boost your tired neutrals.
L-R: Sleeveless wrap tunic, Apron solid pocket tunic, Collared jumpsuit
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