Surprisingly enough, a lot of everyday fashion is inspired by haute couture, and looks from the runway. This fall/winter season there were a lot of gorgeous new trends on from shows during Paris, Milan and New York fashion week.
It’s time to trade in your corals and pastels for rich, deep colors. In addition to Dior and J. Mendel, emerald green was a common color used during fashion week. Designers showcased a wide range of textures. Dior stuck to a classic cut, menswear structured dress while J Mendel played up cut-outs and shiny silk, giving his dress a unique twist.
Here are some of my suggestions for cheap alternatives
The shift dress is a casual, comfortable option for a more laid back look. For just under $50, it’s a great deal. The one shoulder dress has a very similar texture to the J Mendel dress without all the cut-outs, making it more appropriate for a party. The blazer is a great steal at $32.90. I especially love the zippers on the side because they are a great way of playing up the structured feel of the blazer.
Emerald green goes really well with most colors, especially white, brown, or blue jeans. It’s a beautiful, subtle color that anyone can incorporate into their wardrobe.
Animal print has gotten a bad rep over the years. It’s one of those patterns that can become tacky or cheesy at the snap of a finger. The key to rocking animal prints is in moderation. A splash of animal print on a simple outfit can instantly take your outfit to another level. In the Chloé show, it has been layered over cream bottoms and nude booties. Diane von Furstenberg went all out with the earth-toned coloring of the shift dress and the varying animal patterns.
Here are some of my suggestions for cheap alternatives: