Many runway looks are fantasized versions of what are actually completely wearable trends. In this 2 week series, we break down some of our favorite styles from the Fall 2009 runways to show you simple designer-inspired styling tricks that anyone can pull off.
TIP 13: TOUGHEN UP A DRESS WITH MOTORCYCLE BOOTS
Buckle strap boots not only look great with jeans, but are perfect for adding edge to a feminine dress.
TIP 14: WEAR A BOLD SHOE TO BRIGHTEN YOUR LOOK
An oldie but goodie styling trick: add an unexpected shot of color to your look with a bright shoe or accessory.
To get this look, don't worry about matching your shoe to other colors in your outfit, let it stand on its own by pairing it with more subdued hues.
TIP 15: WEAR A CHUNKY CARDIGAN WITH A FLOATY DRESS
A sweater coat or chunky knit cardigan is the perfect way to add warmth and dress down a pretty dress.
This styling trick is the perfect way to get more wear out of dresses that are typically reserved for warmer weather and dressier occasions. Slip on a cardigan and some tights and you've got a great cold weather look.
More runway styling tips:
- Sequins for day and night
- Layering Cardigans
- Mix your metals
- Wear white in winter
- Mix contrasting prints
- Balance bright colors with black
- Leather jackets with dresses
- Florals for fall
- Add interest to your look with patterned tights
- Boxy oversized blazers with skinny bottoms
- Get creative with layering
- Use leopard pieces to add interest
- Layer your knits