New York Fashion Week was full of bold runway looks, begging to be rocked in a more wearable way. That’s the beauty of mixing high fashion styling with your own ready-to-wear wardrobe and bag of makeup tricks: Fashion Week becomes an inspiring way to revamp your look for the next season. Here are some of the most notable looks from New York Fashion Week that you can actually incorporate into your daily style.
Comb-overs. Comb-over hairdos were spotted all over the catwalk, from BCBG to Alexander Wang. Whether you have a short or long hairstyle, you’ll be able to pull off the comb-over. Think of it as a brand new, super edgy way to part your hair.
Bold eyelids. There were a lot of statement-making eye shadows seen on the NYFW runways, and happily, many of them would be completely wearable in a less high fashion setting. There were gorgeous metallic lids spotted at the Tracy Reese show, and glittery lime green colors seen at Altuzarra. Rodarte also kept things bold and earthy with its heavily applied brownish-purple shadows, which, depending on your personal style, might be the most wearable look for spring.
Braids. Sometimes I wonder if braids will ever go out of style. Designers keep embracing them time and time again, most likely because of how versatile they can be. From dressed up cornrows to Wednesday Addams-inspired, braids were all over the runways at Fashion Week, particularly standing out at Marc by Marc Jacobs, Marchesa, and Creatres of the Wind.
Red lip alternatives. It’s always fun to be playful and experimental with makeup, and at Fashion Week, many stylists played with innovative lip colors. Instead of a bold red lip, some stylists opted for burgundy and raisin-hued shades. Indeed, purple seemed to be the color on many a model’s lips including those who walked for Rebecca Minkoff, Zimmerman, Parkchoonmoo, Tadashi Shoji, and others. With a subdued, red-purple color, this look becomes incredibly wearable.
Of course, some of the NYFW looks left a lot to be desired. Choppy wigs and bleached eyebrows? I think I’ll leave these trends on the runway.