5 Trends from New York Fashion Week That You Can Wear Now
Because they came from the brains of real people
As much as we'd all love to go about our days in swathes of Marchesa tulle and sequins, it's pretty clear that runway trends aren't the most practical. Street-style trends, however--that's where the real inspiration is. Join us in our semiannual ritual of unadulterated people gawking, and take away a few styling secrets in the process.
Bell sleeves--which will be huge for 2016--may seem like they have to wait for spring. Au contraire. Bust these babies out now by layering them under a moto jacket--and unzipping the wrists.
Get the look: Topshop flared sleeve sweater ($55)
Winter Maxi Skirts
Yes, you can do this. To pull it off: First, step into delicate, pointed boots. (Nothing too chunky.) Second, choose an overcoat that is either cropped at the waist or hemmed just above the ankle. (Anything around the mid-thigh area will look dowdy.) Boho for all seasons!
Get the look: M Missoni maxi skirt ($715)
Prints with Textures
This one's admittedly a bit more kooky (but c'mon, so dope). If you have a loud base layer, try to find a topper within the color family that also has an interesting touch. (A faux fur chubby it is.)
Get the look: Nasty Gal faux-fur jacket ($148)
If you're noticing the theme of inventive layering, congratulations! That's the idea. Spice up your oversize sweaters by showing a hint of a thinner sleeve--preferably in an eye-catching stripe--below.
Get the look: BDG striped ribbed sweater ($20)