The runway is the fashion industry’s official stage. All of the hottest trends are inspired by what’s seen on it, whether these are styles translatable to everyday wear, or high fashion ones that you'll probably have a hard time walking in.
But did you know that you can inject some of the most daring trends of the season to your OOTDs? Below, tips on how to make high fashion appropriate for everyday wear.
1. Go for balance.
Metallics are big on the runway this year, but they’re not something you would expect on a casual OOTD. The key is to dress down this color to make it more appropriate for office or casual wear. If you’re wearing a metallic top, pair it with relaxed black culottes to balance your colors. Sticking to neutrals will make this daring color the star of the show.
2. Watch your proportions.
Solid colors are one of the most daring looks you can try straight from the catwalk. To keep your outfit from looking too overwhelming, create proportions to break up your look. For example, you can rock a red hot jumpsuit cinched on the waist to keep yourself from looking like a walking block of color. Tailored pieces will also keep you from looking comical, too.
3. Create contrasts.
Bright, floral prints may look pretty on the runway, but you run the risk of looking too saccharine when you wear them on a regular day. Tone it down by contrasting them against darker, deeper backgrounds to prevent that ‘afternoon tea’ kind of vibe. If you’re wearing separates, pair them with plain pieces, preferably with neutral tones.
4. Practice minimalism.
High fashion is designed to make a statement; you don’t always need to go big to get the same impact on your outfit. Try adding an edgy piece on your everyday wear—like naked heels or feathers on the hem of your skirt. This will tone down your OOTD and still make it look interesting.
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