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Every fashionista knows that the best way to scope the newest trends is to take notes from the looks seen on the runways. But every fashionista also knows that runway looks are much more fierce and unique than most women can pull off on a day-to-day basis. All it takes to turn runway into everyday is the eye for style and the willingness to take chances.
I’ve pulled together some of the most transformable, trendy looks that will update your closet for the fall and winter months. You’ll be runway chic without having to dish out the designer cash; what more could you ask for?
1. Slouchy Pants
Blessed was the day when comfort became stylish. Slouchy pants with an elastic waistband are now acceptable to wear outside of the gym – it's a dream come true! Instead of splurging on designer sweats, you can find pieces just as trendy when you look for the same cut. Skinnier sweats will slim you, and metallic details only make you look cooler.
2. Midi Dresses or Midi Skirts
It's important to have style staples that feel casual but don't look it. This is where midis come in – easily paired with ankle boots or a cropped jacket, midi dresses are effortless! Migrate towards darker colors if you want to wear this look at night, and the right accessories can transform any midi.
DVF Amelia Silk Combo Flared Wrap Dress 8.00 (Diane von Furstenberg), Kate Spade NY Autumn Floral Maritime Pencil Skirt 8.00 (Neiman Marcus), Milly 'Luna' Floral Print Pleated Midi Skirt 0.00 (Nordstrom)
3. Wrap Coats
Highlight your curves with a classic wrap coat – the feminine way to stay warm. It's simple but elegant and goes great with jeans or leggings and a pair of perfect boots. If you have to brave the cold, it's best to do it in style! Pick a neutral color and you can wear your wrap coat anytime, anywhere.
Trina Turk Jane Alpaca Wrap Coat 5.00 (Bloomingdale's), Diane von Furstenberg 'Mackenzie' Two-Tone Cozy Coat 8.00 (Nordstrom)
Take a walk on the wild side and choose animal prints for your accessories. A leopard print scarf, shoes or gloves are the perfect way to wear this trend without coming on too strong. If you're feeling extra edgy, try a leopard vest! Animal prints are the new pops of color, and your winter wardrobe is begging for a little revamp.
Avra Hair Calf Pump 5.00 (Michael Kors), Tory Burch 'Robinson' Genuine Calf Hair & Leather Tote 5.00 (Nordstrom)
5. Comfortable Shoes
Sporty style is the chic way to dress down while keeping up with fashion. Understated yet cool kicks are the best way to finish off your outfit this season, so pick up a pair of fun flats or sassy sneakers. Look for comfort, durability and transformability – you want a shoe that's ready to dart in the cold from the car to the bar, but cute enough to stay out all night long.
UGG® Australia 'Alloway – Crystal Bow' Suede Flat SALE .06 (Nordstrom), Trudy Patent Open-Toe Demi Wedge SALE 5.00 (Tory Burch), UGG® Australia 'Linda' Calf Hair Ballet Flat 0.00 (UGG)
~ Nikka Shae – www.ohnikka.com
Source: Simon Style Setter