You can always find chic, minimal, and wearable looks on the catwalks at New York Fashion Week, but let’s be honest—that’s not what we’re here for. We love the mystery, the romance, and the fantasy of a NYFW runway and the jaw dropping, OMG-worthy looks that designers send us each season.
But when the final model finishes her strut and the designer waves to his or her fans, we can’t help but wish the magic wasn’t over. We want more. And so even though astronomical price tags keep us from actually wearing looks from the show, we can take inspiration and spice up our own wardrobes.
So here are five trends from this season and some surprisingly practical ways to incorporate them into our fall wardrobes.
Let’s thank Kanye for elevating this color palette. Whether his Yeezy line is really fashionable or just glorified sports bras and beige leggings is debatable, but what isn’t debatable is the fact that many designers showed this utilitarian fabric, and, frankly, it looked pretty good.
2. Cold Shoulders
At Noiseporn, we love off-the-shoulder tops. It’s a fact. But this season the off-the-shoulder action was reserved to one shoulder. So even though I’m a firm believer in treating both parties, shoulders in this case, equally, sometimes less is more.
3. White Shirt Dresses
Whoever said white after labor day was a fashion faux pas must have been living in a time before Donna Karan blessed us with the perfect white shirt dress. There’s something so prim and proper about this piece, yet it’s incredibly versatile. Pair it with sneakers and dark lipstick for a grunge vibe. Slide into a pair of loafers and throw in a straw bag for a preppy feel.
Apparently bathrobes are now acceptable to wear outside the house. I’m not mad about this at all. Any trend that lets me wear pajamas past noon is OK in my books.
Completely aspirational, but this robe is TOO COOL.
5. Statement Earrings
Dangling, over-the-top, as-big-as-your-face earrings are what chains are to men. The most basic outfit can be transformed with a giant pompom or a gold flower. Seriously, the options are endless.