Sure, the runway can look like an intimidating place with eccentric styling, wacky outfits and bizarre make-up. But beneath the avant garde nature and over-the-top theatrics, the runway is a great place to pick up some inspiration for the season ahead.
AW15 showcased some seriously wearable looks from cosy shearling jackets to demure dresses. We’ve rounded up some of the easiest ways to add the latest runway looks into your fall/winter wardrobe.
5 Runway Looks for 40+
Shearling, faux fur and thick fluffy fabrics dominated the catwalks this season. From the statement shearlings at Lanvin to the maxi-length faux furs at Stella McCartney–this winter, it’s all about wrapping up warm in cozy, textured coats.
While faux fur stoles and jackets will add a touch of drama to your winter party looks, shearling-lined coats will become your new best friend for off-duty days.
Ladies rejoice, the mini is out and the knee-length midi skirt is firmly back in. And, it’s the perfect transition as we head into the colder months. From Victoria Beckham to Chanel, designers around the globe are lengthening hemlines for the new season.
Knee-length doesn’t have to be frumpy. Take your cue from this season’s runway looks and seek out styles with feminine pleats. Team them with heels for a foolproof look.
When it comes to winter prints, few stand the test of time quite like plaid and houndstooth. Firmly back on the fashion radar again (thanks to designers including Henry Holland and Chanel) the trusty print has had a makeover for the current season. Look out for plaids and checks in distorted prints or bright hues to update the look.
Demure necklines were a prominent feature on the FW15 catwalk. From Balenciaga to Chanel, dainty, off-the-shoulder necklines are a key shape for the months ahead. Feminine, flirty and eternally stylish, every woman should own a structured a-line or pencil dress that showcases her décolletage this season.
If you’re a fan of comfy winter sweaters, you’ll be excited to learn that turtlenecks are back at the fashion forefront. Designers including DKNY and Hermes layered roll necks underneath everything from low-cut sweaters to structured pinafore dresses.
A versatile go-to that can be mixed, matched and layered the entire winter through, the turtleneck is a piece you can own in every color.
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