Throughout September, models are walking the runways in New York, London, Milan, and Paris, sporting the coolest new clothes from top designers. While the pieces coming down the catwalk may not be available until spring next year, there's a world of inspiration to be found from the chic guests who are attending shows around the world. Here are five fashion month trends to test out now, courtesy of the coolest street style stars.
Dresses Styled with Pants
Pairing a dress with pants is a fun and fresh way to transform some of your favorite summer staples for fall. You'll stay cozy as temperatures drop and there's plenty of room for experimentation. Try styling a button-down dress with a pair of jeans, keeping the buttons undone past the waist. It's a fun way to create a new silhouette.
The fluffy down feather trimming known as marabou has been seen both on and off the runway this season. Take a cue from well-heeled guests and opt for pretty stilettos with some major fluff. Balance your look with denim, either in the form of jeans or a casual dress, which adds contrast. Another easy way to get in on the look? Search for tops with marabou trim.
Gucci has recently been quite the purveyor of cute logo tees, and there was no shortage of them at the brand's most recent runway show. To get the look, stock up on options from seasons past. Brands are also creating interesting tees (like the one pictured) with an emphasis on graphics instead of straightforward logos. Either way, team yours with a pleated skirt and sneakers for an outfit that feels both modern and chic.
Patterned Maxi Dresses
Maxi dresses are experiencing a bit of a renaissance this season. Luckily, there's a million ways to wear yours. Turn to the street style stars of fashion month for inspiration. A denim jacket casually thrown over your shoulders makes a maxi less formal yet effortlessly cool. And opting for a bag or accessories that pick up on a single color from a pattern will earn you big points with the paparazzi and stylish friends alike.
Millennial Pink Blazers
The perfect companion when you're jetting from city to city during fashion month? A structured blazer rendered in millennial pink rather than traditional black or navy. Think of it as the perfect way to transcend seasons. Whether you wear it over a little black dress or with a pair of jeans, it's an unexpected touch.