From the Runway to Real Life. Sure, we are often left in awe when watching models sporting the latest trends on the runway. But on the runway, anything is possible, even wearing a bouquet of flowers and pulling it off as an actual garment. Let’s call a spade a spade – not all trends are wearable ones, and as much as we appreciate the vision of the designers who create the most inspired and innovative pieces, not all of them are real-life appropriate, or even possible to wear. So, for this occasion, we will leave the rubber and flower dresses out of the conversation, and focus on edgy yet wearable pieces that any woman can proudly rock any time and to any occasion.
From the Runway to Real Life: How to Pull Off Spring’s Top Trends
Denim on denim
The buzz on the streets is that dark-wash denim is back in style, and not only that but denim-on-denim outfits have gained great popularity as well. Matching your dark-wash jeans to a jacket in the same hue is a definite fashion yes. It does provide you with a look that is a tad reminiscent of a uniform, however, you can always turn to accessories to turn things around. Still, don’t go crazy with extravagant-looking jewelry, as denim is the epitome of casual wear. Still, don’t shy away from the white boot trend, and if the mood strikes you, you can even sport a newly brought back to life fanny pack.
When romance meets athleisure
As you know by now, there are many ways to mix business and pleasure, e.g. athleisure and romantic and frilly garments. We thought the tulle skirts will be out of here in no time, and they did have a ‘disappearance’ moment there, but as Armani shows us, they’re back, single and ready to mingle with a hoodie near you. With athleisure being on top of the game, you don’t run the risk of looking silly when rocking such an outfit, but you will begin to feel strangely confident and free, especially if you add a pair of your favorite sneakers into the mix – we hear dad sneakers are all the rage now.
Now, one of the best pieces of fashion advice we can give you is that no look is complete without a great bag, and if you are a fan of one of a kind, unique ones, you can actually build a bag according to your taste and preferences and add a personal touch to your runway look.
Feel the power of femininity
Millennial pink has definitely had its day in the sun, and we’ve seen it both on couture gowns as well as athleisure pieces. By no means is the hue dying out, but it is making room for a different kind of statement hue. So, this spring, take a cue from Carolina Herrera, and rock the dark and powerful purple, Ultra Violet – the official color of the year 2018, as well as lighter, pastel hues such as lilac. Now, you may not have an extravagant wedding to which you can rock a dress this grandiose, but you can always go for purple blouses, crew sweaters or even details such as flats or ultraviolet bags. As long as you’re honoring the color of the year in some way, your style will be on point.
Rock the logo
There is absolutely nothing wrong with showing some brand loyalty; rocking an item that has the logo of your favorite brand is the modern-day equivalent of a love letter to the brand. However, you have to be very careful when it comes to succumbing to logomania. Street style gurus often take things too far, but you can remain fashionable even with a just logo-encrusted piece. Belts are back, so that’s one way to go. A simple tee with the brand logo is a casual fashion dream come true, especially if paired with culottes or even simple straight-leg jeans.
However, if you’re not a fan of logos as such, you can always choose to make a more meaningful statement with a top that says something along the lines of ‘we should all be feminists’. Now, as seen in Moschino’s line, the motto leather jacket makes everything edgier, so leave the trench coat for now and amp up your look with this mighty outerwear if you want to make a real statement.
Shoulders on point
The return of the power suit is probably one of the most talked about trends of the season, and the best part is that anyone can rock it – there are no boundaries and no risks. Well, there are some risks, but if you’re brave enough, you can definitely minimize them with your attitude. Marc Jacobs presented a line of suits in saturated hues, but if a full-on orange look is not really your cup of tea, you can always take a more subdued route and go with something similar to what Stella McCartney envisions to be a great suit. We do, however, encourage you to snag (or make) a turban, because it’s not only one of the most poignant, but also most beautiful accessories we’ve seen on the runways, and it goes especially well with breezy summer dresses – especially pastel ones.
Yes, not all trends are created equal, but designers haven’t forgotten about real women, so there are, as you can see, plenty of options for the flesh-and-blood women out there, so go ahead and put your most stylish foot forward.
Which is your favorite trend of this season from the Runway to Real Life?