Runway to Real Way: The Fall Trend Guide

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Last February, Team LC hit the streets of New York to take in the up-and-coming runway trends for fall 2014 at fashion week. At the time, spring hadn’t begun yet, and summer wasn’t even a thought in our minds yet. So, fall fashion seemed like a very distant idea. Now, six months later, fall is on the horizon, and those trends we saw on the catwalk are more applicable than ever. While many Fall 2014 collections we saw showed trends that were a little out of our comfort zone, today we’ve come up with a few ways to wear those runway looks in the real world. Consider this a fall fashion guide that allows you to take your favorite trends from the catwalk to the sidewalks. Without further ado, here is our fall trend guide…

Apparel

Faux Fur for Days.
Fur is always on-trend for winter and fall, but the runways proved that this season it’s a must-have texture. Hey, if it’s good enough for Fendi and Tom Ford, it’s good enough for us. Go the faux fur route with a coat, vest or stole like this one from Topshop.

Runway: Fendi

Runway to Real Way: The Fall Trend Guide

Real Way: Faux Fox Fur Long Stole, $56

Runway to Real Way: The Fall Trend Guide

Swinging 60s.
Fun 60s styles graced the runways of Miu Miu, Valentino, and Gucci alike. This fall, grab your over-the-knee boots and a cool shift dress to channel the swinging styles of that decade.

Runway: Miu Miu

Runway to Real Way: The Fall Trend Guide

Real Way: ASOS Shift Dress in Scuba with Paisley Print, $66.65

Runway to Real Way: The Fall Trend Guide

Knitted.
Who doesn’t love to bundle up in a knitted sweater when fall weather hits? Make like Stella McCartney and grab a speckled sweater like the Free People one below.

Runway: Stella McCartney

Runway to Real Way: The Fall Trend Guide

Real Way: Free People Dylan Tweedy Turtleneck Pullover, $128

Runway to Real Way: The Fall Trend Guide

Accessories

Western Hats.
Kenneth Cole, Tibi, and Cushnie et Ochs (to name a few) all debuted a new take on last season’s floppy fall hat: The western hat. On the runway, the western feel of these hats was exaggerated for a high-fashion feel. So to take this look to the streets, opt for a subtler nod to the wild, wild West with a rancher style hat.

Runway: Tibi

Runway to Real Way: The Fall Trend Guide

Real Way: Urban Outfitters Dallas Felt Hat, $69

Runway to Real Way: The Fall Trend Guide

Hardshell Clutches.
Out with chain strap and oversized clutches and in with the hardshell variety! Hard, box clutches are all the rage for evening looks. Take a hint from Louis Vuitton and go for a small, square purse.

Runway: Louis Vuitton

Runway to Real Way: The Fall Trend Guide

Real Way: Natasha Couture Marble Box Clutch, $128

Runway to Real Way: The Fall Trend Guide

Top Heavy Sunnies.
Where the classic clubmaster style sunglasses left off, the fall 2014 runway trends picked up. Find a pair of sunnies that is framed on the top, and rounded on the bottom. You’ll be the belle of the sartorial ball.

Runway: Rag & Bone

Runway to Real Way: The Fall Trend Guide

Real Way: Leather-Wrap Round Sunglasses, $20

Runway to Real Way: The Fall Trend Guide

Footwear

Stylish Sneakers.
Chanel, Edun and DKNY were all designers who showed comfortable footwear as an on-trend look for fall (good news for those of us whose feet might need a break from sky-high stilettos). Channel the look in your favorite pair of lace-ups or slip-ons.

Runway: Edun

Runway to Real Way: The Fall Trend Guide

Real Way: Vans Classic Slip-On Sneaker, $46.95

Runway to Real Way: The Fall Trend Guide

Mod Booties.
To go along with those 60s shift dresses were modern go-go boots and… you guessed it, mod booties. These short Beatles boots were big last fall and they’re here to stay this season, too.

Runway: Peter Som

Runway to Real Way: The Fall Trend Guide

Real Way: Sam Edleman Petty Booties, $130

Runway to Real Way: The Fall Trend Guide

Fancy Loafers.
Smoking slippers have always been a style staple in my own closet, and lately designers like Dolce & Gabbana have been giving them an edgy upgrade. Opt for a black pair with a tassel detail, and wear them with leather leggings, a blouse and a long cardigan on colder days.

Runway: Dolce & Gabbana

Runway to Real Way: The Fall Trend Guide

Real Way: Carvela Kurt Geiger Embroidered Smoking Slippers, $145

Runway to Real Way: The Fall Trend Guide

Beauty

Barely There.
The main trend we saw on for Fall 2014 was the “barely there” makeup look. From Isabel Marant to Stella McCartney, it seemed like “less is more” was the resounding makeup motto. Luckily, this is the easiest possible trend to translate to the real way. Just a swipe of mascara, a bit of blush, and a touch of luscious lip balm (like Sara Happ’s Lip Slip below) does the trick.

Runway: Isabel Marant

Runway to Real Way: The Fall Trend Guide

Real Way: Sara Happ The Lip Slip Lip Balm, $24

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Metallic Accents.
A touch of silver at Donna Karan and a swipe of rose gold at Rodarte was all, it seemed, the models needed for fall. Keep the rest of your face fresh with minimal makeup, then use a metallic liquid liner for night out on the town.

Runway: Donna Karan

Runway to Real Way: The Fall Trend Guide

Real Way: Giorgio Armani Liquid Eyeliner, $34

Runway to Real Way: The Fall Trend Guide

Lashes for Days.
In case you haven’t noticed yet, the 60s mod look is huge for fall. Pay homage to Twiggy with lush, dramatic lashes that will draw all attention to your eyes. Apply two coats of YSL’s Volume Effet Faux Cils Baby Doll mascara to get the look.

Runway: Gucci

Runway to Real Way: The Fall Trend Guide

Real Way: YSL’s Volume Effet Faux Cils Baby Doll Mascara, $30

Runway to Real Way: The Fall Trend Guide

Which of these runway to real way trends will you try first?

xx
Allison
Team LC

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