Runway to Reality
How to wear our favorite fall looks right now
We adore New York Fashion Week for the outfits (both on stage and in the front row), the sky-high heels and the runway-surprises.
But the best things to emerge from the shows are trends that are actually wearable. Below, three looks you can wear right now:
Southwest Style Anna Sui, Diane von Furstenberg and Proenza Schouler were all inspired by Santa Fe (DVF even sent her models down the runway in gaucho-hats). Take your wardrobe south of the border with desert color-schemes, as seen in this ModCloth dress ($110), and pieces with terracotta details, like this Anthropologie shirt ($50).
Sophisticated Argyle Thakoon embraced his preppy side with one-shouldered dresses, while Joseph Altuzarra's utility parkas gave his argyle sweaters an urban edge. To get the look now, aim for argyle with a twist. We like this Opening Ceremony cardigan with blue ruffles ($330) and the pop of pink in this Old Navy vest ($15).
Glamour From Donna Karan's collection of structured white dresses (aptly named "Pearls of Wisdom"), to newcomer Prabal Gurung's crimson evening-wear, elegance is back big-time. Go big with a bold color, like the citrus hue of this Matthew Williamson gown ($2,295). Or try a classic black dress with an unexpected element: We love the delicate rosettes in this Adrianna Papell ball gown ($238).