I think we can all collectively agree that runway trends aren’t always wearable. Actually, the vast majority are completely impractical for real life.
Last I checked, most of us non-supermodels live fast-paced lives unsuitable for sashaying about in enormous muppet-inspired coats or dresses adorned with twenty pounds of freshwater pearls. However, that’s not to say we can’t adapt trends to suit our daily lives or simply identify those that are actually wearable. They do, in fact, exist!
Stay on the forefront of fashion without tripping over your floor length skirt with these eight realistic fall fashion trends that seamlessly blend functionality and style.
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Simple and stylish, chunky knits might seem pedestrian but we saw them all over the catwalk, including at Altuzarra and Prabal Gurung. The low-maintenance trend looks great with your favourite pair of jeans or paired with a sexy side slit pencil skirt. Add an additional topper like a gilet or a cocoon coat for a chic and polished fall ensemble.
This '70s trend has been around for several consecutive seasons, proving its versatility. Fall 2015 saw the wide-leg cropped pants in heavier fabrics like wool, tweed and leather. It’s an easy silhouette to master and the exaggerated legs means it’s likely to be comfortable. An easy way to create a balanced shape is to pair them with a slightly fitted top and add a heeled bootie for those milder fall days.
This is a trend all Canadians can get behind. Both minimalist and ornate puffer coats were seen on the runways of Fendi and Rag & Bone. Given the frigid temperatures, you probably already own one. If not, there’s no shortage of trendy utilitarian puffer coats you can pick up in time for the cold weather. Mix it up by wearing the athletic coat with a knit skirt and thigh high boots.
Plaid is back again for fall and despite its bold demeanour, the classic print is easy to style. A pair of plaid trousers teams well with a solid black turtleneck or a slouchy knit in a neutral colour. Alternatively, seek out a plaid pencil skirt that’s perfect for the office. Double plaid is made easy with a matching trouser and blazer set.
Turtlenecks have seen a revival and the newest way to wear it is under a dress. Another on-trend option is to attempt a sleek monochromatic look by pairing greys in different textures and tones.
The simplest way to wear fall florals is in dress form. The '70s are back in vogue, which means a floral dress in a swingy silhouette paired with knee-high boots and a fall jacket are completely on-trend and weather appropriate.
We’re not talking about Juicy Couture velour tracksuits here. This fall, the most touchable fabric was out in full force, as seen on the runways of Lanvin and Emilio Pucci, amongst others. Not only did we see the textile used in clothing but accessories as well. Add a little texture to your fall ensemble with velvet booties or a wrap skirt.
It seems fall is all about playing with textures. Another easy way to add visual interest to your outfit is to add a touch of something fuzzy. A faux fur stole is a versatile addition to your closet. Try draping it across your body and belting it for an ultra luxurious look.
Elevated White Blouses
A classic white blouse is a wardrobe staple but this season, we’re seeing it with added embellishments like lace and ruffles. Let it be the centre of attention by pairing it with no-fuss jeans or solid trousers. See, how easy was that?