FROM RUNWAY TO WALKWAY
It’s been rightly said – if runway fashion is what dreams are made of, streetwear is reality. Runways, silhouettes, designers, high-end adaptable clothing – all these components come together to create a beautiful mosaic ofpieces; outfits that are pragmatic and versatile, yet distinctive enough to be spotted from a block away.
When creating a look that’s suited for the playing field – it’s all about minimalism. Runway clothes are rarely ever suited for real life – the skirts are too short, the blouses are too sheer, or a silhouette too unflattering to wear. The key is combining pieces that make you look effortlessly fashionable.
Runway to Real Wear
If head-to-toe adaptations of designer wear is not your style, there’s good news! There is a subtle way to show off that style you love. Pick a statement piece – like a boxy jacket or a silhouette shift dress, and adapt that piece to your outfit. Team a pleated skirt with a casual sweatshirt or a crop top, merchandise it with some sneakers, and you’re done! The contrast of the feminine skirt and the sneakers creates an easygoing look that’s easy for anyone to emulate.
It’s all about Identity
It’s easy to get caught up in the lust-worthy looks that fashion weeks throw at us year on year. Be smart. Choose pieces that you can carry off. Fashion changes every season. Think really hard about whether a trend becomes you or not. Use personal wardrobe staples like jackets, belts, scarves, or camisoles to personalise an outfit; and still stay comfortable while looking stylish.
Fashion weeks generate a tremendous amount of press for some of the most expensive clothes. Be it the runways of Milan or the streets of Paris, what matters is how much of an influence runway fashion has on our daily wardrobe. The next time you’re out street shopping, or fashion week-hopping, look out for one-off statement pieces that you can adapt to your own personal runway-meets-the-street gear.
t’s been rightly said – if runway fashion is what dreams are made of, streetwear is reality. Runways, silhouettes, designers, high-end adaptable clothing – all these components come together to create a