High fashion isn’t always as unwearable as you might think, and there are looks you could easily pull off even if you’re not walking the fashion show. Designers often leave us angry and confused with their collections and make us wonder who in the right mind would ever want to wear certain pieces. If there’s anyone who can pull off the runway look better than the models themselves, and with so much confidence, it’s the fashion goddess, Rihanna. She has proved her fashion icon status when she rocked a furry heart jacket while feeding birds in NYC at 7 am. As the saying goes, everything is crazy and ugly until she decides it’s not. We’ve singled out some of our favourite runway looks that are actually wearable in real life, and which will also make you Riri’s worthy opponent.
When it rains, I ain’t looking poor
Prozena Schouler Raincoat
Clear raincoats might sound ridiculous, even when you think of them, but once you put them on, you’ll see how they totally complement any look. Plus, they let the world see your cute outfit, so you won’t have to take your coat off and freeze outside while posing for an #ootd photo. Big fashion houses like Burberry and Miu Miu have introduced this transparent staple, which is totally functional because you won’t have to worry about getting soaked from head to toe. We’ve never been this excited about the cold, rainy days, and what about you?
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If you are looking for the best way to update your fall wardrobe, then look no further than gray plaid skirts, trousers and blazers. Checquered pattern is ubiquitous, and it’s popular among fashion bloggers who religiously post their looks on Instagram. We finally came to the moment where the office wardrobe can look feminine and chic rather than dull and plain. You can take your fashion game to the next level by fastening a blazer with a belt and wearing it as a dress. For a jaw-dropping look, match the outfit with grey or black over-the-knee boots, and slay those streets.
Ultra chic bags
Bembien Rose Bag US$185
An outfit isn’t complete when it’s not accessorised with a bag, so leave your emotional baggage behind and get ready to slay with the latest women’s bags. Small bags have been running the world for a long time, but according to this year’s fall trends, oversized fold-over totes are officially back on track. Finally, women around the world can breathe, because it means they will be able to fill their bags with more than just a phone and cash. We are also thrilled that the iconic Dior saddle bag made its way through fashion again, and every it girl is proudly showing her own on social media. Also, circle bags were big this year regardless of their size, and they are pretty versatile.
The bigger the better
Calvin Klein 205W39NYC Blue Puffer Jacket US$1,900
Oversized denim jackets are bringing a whole different vibe from a ‘regular’ denim jacket. It may look like you have raided your dad’s closet, but it simply screams fashion. Whether they are longer or wider, they should always look like they’re way too big for your body. Vintage denim jackets can be perfectly paired with certain items, and it’s the most common street style. They might not be the best choice for the winter, but they can totally warm you up on chilly autumn nights. Also, oversized puffer jackets are no longer unflattering, and even the tiniest girls are obsessing over them.
|Chloé Pink Faye Mini Bag US$890||Rosie Assoulin Blue X The Webster Oboe Pant US$1,395||Tom Ford Nail Lacquer African Violet US$37||YEEZY PVC Open Toe Mule US$650|
Fluorescent hues for autumn is what we are dying to see on the streets often and a lot. These vibrant colours make your outfit look brighter than your future, and we can thank the Kardashian-Jenner clan for making this trend present all over the place. They literally slayed every single piece they have worn, from tiny neon bikinis to electric orange Prada clutches and the pink stretchy dress that Kim wore at Kylie’s 21st birthday party. If you don’t feel like wearing neon head to toe, like Blake Lively did with her Versace green suit, then opt for a single detail that will brighten up your outfit. It can be a crossbody bag or heeled boots. What makes neons even hotter is the fact that the acclaimed designer, Narciso Rodriguez, who is also known for dressing Michelle Obama, created a dress collection that included a neon crepe dress, and it couldn’t be more feminine and stylish.
Add a pop of colour to your outfit
Trying new things and getting out of your comfort zone can be tough, but if you are already bored with your monochromatic look, then you should learn how to copy the colour blocking catwalk trend. Colour blocking means pairing contrasting colours against each other in one outfit. You can go with two or three colours, depending on your mood. Also, be bold to experiment with textures and fabrics as well.
Regardless of the trend, it should be you who wears the clothing and not the other way around. So, buckle up and get ready to rock these latest catwalk gems listed above.
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