It may be chilly outside, but it’s time to heat things up with runway trends you can actually wear. Finding the right piece for the right price can turn the winter blahs into bliss. And who doesn’t want more of that? Didn’t your New Year’s resolution include taking more risks, having more fun, and turning more heads? We thought so. Here are a few special snowflakes to keep you on point. Go for it, lady. We need you to heat up the joint.
Après-Ski Oversized Sweater
As seen at Chloé FW 2016/2017. Think more exaggerated volume, less ski bunny. It’s a sensual cozy look, preferably with extra long sleeves that say, I could buy gloves, but I’m just gonna keep playing under these sleeves instead. Luxury, warmth, and comfort are the ticket here. Pair with a midi skirt or leggings and there’s no gondola needed for this glamour.
The Puffer Jacket and Evening Dress Combo
As seen at Marc Jacobs FW 2016/2017. Who knew this chic contradiction would be so much fun to wear? Think of it as the outfit equivalent of an Oscar winner eating with their spouse at In-N-Out burger after the ceremonies. (Alt: champagne and pizza.) Ironclad classics and glittery elegance have an uncanny way of working together.
Turtlenecks Under Dresses
As seen at Valentino FW 2016/2017. Avoid substitute teacher from the eighties vibes by keeping the turtleneck thin, bordering on sheer. The dress can be anything from a winter slip to a summer maxi, and, presto, you don’t smell like homeroom at all. Layering’s the lesson, babes.
’80s Glam One Shoulder Tops
As seen at Saint Laurent FW 2016/2017. Take one part Flashdance, one part Chaka Khan, and in a righteous bow to all that’s over-the-top sexy, turn up your inner Dynasty character. Maybe you’ll have a catfight, maybe you’ll initiate a dance party, either way, you can blame the blouse.
Patent Leather Trench Coats
As seen at Proenza Schouler FW 2016/2017. Mix an eternally glam trench coat with patent leather shine, and you get one slick slicker. Usually a tame staple, swapping khaki for patent turns this piece into international spy-meets-dominatrix, and it means business. Maybe you’ll feel a little dangerous. And like it. Isn’t that what the runway, and life, is for?