Though runway shows display fashion-forward designs that’s often unrealistic to wear on the streets, Fashion Weeks around the globe set fashion trends and rules on novel ways of wearing things. If you want to invest in a strong statement piece, but you want to make the right statement, keep on reading for the 5 statement-making fashion week trends translated for real life.
- Powerful Feminine Pumps
If you had enough of all the masculine shoes like brogues and slip-on sneakers, think of getting a feminine statement with powerful feminine pumps. Classic pumps in easy-to-wear silhouettes are great from work to play. Like fashion blogger Blair Eadie, opt for colorful pumps that will blend in with your unexpected color combinations in your outfit. If your wardrobe consists of neutral pieces, a pair of colorful pumps can spice your overall look. And this more practical heel height is a great middle between the flattering but uncomfortable high heel and the comfortable but not necessarily always flattering pair of flats.
- Metallic Ensembles
Not just for evenings out, metallic ensembles are the new neutral that you can wear in the day. Silver, gold, platinum, and green shades work surprisingly well during the day. The key to making metallic work for your work day is just pairing your metallic piece with a simple, basic top or bottom in black, white, gray, or camel. On the other hand, if you’re wearing a metallic outfit, keep your accessories plain and muted.
- Statement Skirt
For the past several seasons, trousers have had a leg up on the simple skirt, but no more. Like fashion blogger Kristina Bazan, opt for textured and embellished skirt but keep your top pieces in the matching shade of your bottom to keep a cohesive look. Or like street style star Olivia Palermo, go for shelled skirt resembling a mermaid’s tail, and juxtapose it with a chic feminine blouse. Keep your top minimal in a classic neutral or play with the colors that pop up in the skirt if you want to be a little more daring.
- Graphic Print Outfits
Whether it’s a novelty print, scenery-inspired print, or quirky patterns, graphic prints can make your style more expressive yet unexpected. Like fashion blogger Chiara Ferragni, you may team two geometric prints to create an art-inspired outfit, though novelty prints like a lip-print dress can stand on its own.
- Transparent Trend
A great substitute for chic blazers and leather jackets, transparent toppers can be great to add some flair to your style, especially in the colder months. Like fashion blogger Kristina Bazan, add some flair to your white dress with a transparent coat that can be functional enough in the colder months to give your trench coats some rest. In the summer, think of sheer panels on dresses that can make you feel fresh and cool, or a pair of transparent heels that you can wear with anything. By taking inspirations from these Fashion Week trends, you’ll create a more fashion-forward style while keeping it street-inspired.