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Styles seen on the world’s most watched runways do not find their way into the wardrobes of those who operate outside the fashion industry. Some of the more artistic or unusual fashions displayed by top designers could be too extravagant for the average night on the town.
But borrowing elements of runway creations can help anyone look like a budding fashionista. A special occasion may call for a look right off the runway, and such a look should be enough to put a fashionable foot forward.
This season, pull out your chunky sweaters, fleece-lined boots and Fair Isle prints. If you look like you can be an extra for a live-action version of the film “Frozen,” then you should fit in well with fall fashion trends. Comfortable, oversized pieces are on point and enable anyone to look like they’re right out of a ski resort catalog. Grab a mug of hot cocoa or a goblet of wine, and you’ll fit right in.
What goes around comes around, and the same can be said for influences from the decade of mod. Many designers have pulled inspiration from the fashions of the 1960s for this season’s looks. From miniskirts to knee-high boots to playful prints, it may be hard to tell whether you’re going out for a night on the town or auditioning for the “The Dick Van Dyke Show.”
While coats are supposed to keep you warm when a cold wind bites, they also are supposed to be cozy and fashionable. The newest trends in outerwear borrow inspiration from bathrobes. These trench, wraparound style coats with wide belts come in an array of colors and materials but not terry cloth. Save that for the spa.
Animal prints are a perennial favorite, and it’s no different this season. Leopard print can be seen on everything from coats to skirts. If all-over leopard is too bold for you, look to accessories to add that spot of pattern. A bold leopard print scarf or funky leopard print boots can add a hint of whimsy to a relatively conservative ensemble.
In addition to animal prints, some designers are now incorporating animal motifs into their collections. Birds are a common element, so consider an owl-printed sweater to add flair to your look.
Orange you glad
Orange is not just for jack-o-lanterns come the fall. Orange also is a hot color for the season’s fashions. Although a bold choice, orange comes in different variations that work for just about every skin tone. Experiment with pumpkin to peachy to find the right shade for you. And like animal prints, a little may go a long way to making your outfit pop.
Make a statement
You no longer have to rely on bumper stickers or quirky T-shirts to give others a clue into your personality. Many designers are offering handbags with printed sentiments that make it easy for anyone to make a statement.
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A touch of leopard on the lapels is one way to embrace runway styles in everyday looks.