Translating The Runway To Reality – SS 2015
Keeping up with fashion week, whether it’s New York, London, Milan, or beyond, is a daunting task! The pieces may seem a little absurd and over the top, but picking up on the underlying trends and incorporating them into your own wardrobe is the perfect way to translate the runway to reality! Here are four of my favorite SS 2015 trends that you can start rocking now (at a fraction of the cost)!
Suede: Designers like Derek Lam, Ralph Lauren, and Jason Wu were all envisioning summer suede with their SS 2015 collections. A leather jacket is a great style staple, but if you want to amp up your summer wardrobe why not add some texture with a suede jacket? If you’re feeling extra adventurous try a pastel shade – like this pink one from Dorothy Perkins. If you want a subtler take, try incorporating this trend into your wardrobe with smaller piece like shorts, or with accessories like a bag or shoes.
Khaki: Marc Jacobs, Victoria Beckham, and Rodarte were khaki crazy with military inspired looks from head to toe. Instead of a denim jacket, layer with an army green jacket instead to toughen up any outfit. Accessorize with a fashionable and functional khaki purse as an alternate to a classic black bag. You can’t go wrong with a pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses, and this iconic style was originally designed for U.S. aviators in the 1930s. The green-tinted lenses offer unbeatable clarity and eye protection, while still being a stylish yet subtle pop of color.
Kimonos: The iconic Japanese kimono dress silhouette was seen on runways for The Row, Alexander Wang, and Tome just to name a few. This printed short kimono from H&M is a comfortable and chic way to wear this trend, and can easily be thrown over basics or a dress. Kimonos don’t have to be all about the sleeves – emphasize your waist with a wide obi style belt or choose a dress that drapes beautifully but still defines your figure.
Seventies Bohemian: Etro, Valentino, and Emilio Pucci returned to retro with flares and fringe galore with their SS 2015 collections. Instead of an ethereal gossamer gown, channel your free spirit with printed shorts paired with a basic crop top. If you fancy fringe but want to incorporate it into your wardrobe in a more subtle way try a fringed shoulder bag, or double up on trends with these Cynthia Vincent suede fringe boots.
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