9 Styling Tricks to Steal From the Fall 2014 Runways

We've already taken a look at the fall 2014 trends we'll be seeing in stores come August (and probably sooner, thanks to fast fashion), but the runways also gave us plenty of styling ideas to potentially start implementing now.
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We've already taken a look at the fall 2014 trends we'll be seeing in stores come August (and probably sooner, thanks to fast fashion), but the runways also gave us plenty of styling ideas to potentially start implementing now.
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We've already taken a look at the fall 2014 trends we'll be seeing in stores come August (and probably sooner, thanks to fast fashion), but the runways also gave us plenty of styling ideas to potentially start implementing now. People like Marie Amelie-Sauve and Camilla Nickerson earn top dollar to make already-cool pieces of clothing look even cooler with styling tricks you can totally do yourself, and that will probably cost you a lot less than a Céline outfit.

Click through for our seven favorite styling tricks from fashion month, and how to accomplish them now.

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Skirts or Dresses Over Pants Seen at: Chanel, Kenzo (above)

This style is tricky to make wearable. The dress, the pants and the shoes all have to work together. We'd recommend a shift dress with a shorter hemline and a slim, slightly cropped trouser (but not a legging), with an understated shoe.

Dress, $130, available at Topshop Pants, $89.50, available at J.Crew Sandals, $46.11, available at ASOS

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Turtlenecks Under Dresses Seen at: Stella McCartney, Louis Vuitton (above), Edun, Kenzo

We're always excited about a styling trick that is not only chic, but also practical. Make tank dresses warmer with a thin turtleneck layered underneath. This tends to work better with a looser dress with wider straps, like this one.

Dress, $59.90, available at Zara Turtleneck, $14.90, available at Uniqlo

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Belted Coats Seen at: Burberry, Dries Van Noten, Balmain, Edun (above), Marc by Marc

We tend to see one or two belted coats every fall season, but this fashion month was full of them. Could the boyfriend coat be on its way out? This trick probably won't work with a coat that's super heavy or boxy. It at least needs to be fitted in the arm/shoulder area.

Car Coat, $465, available at Steven Alan Lanvin Leather Belt, $625, available at Net-a-Porter Turtleneck, $14.90, available at Uniqlo Topshop Jeans, $80, available at Nordstrom

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One Bag Is Not Enough Seen at: MSGM (Pictured), Balenciaga

This is probably something you need to be a street style star to pull off. You'll also need to not have much going on in the boob area. Otherwise, this is a surprisingly functional styling trick. Alex Wang did it a little differently at Balenciaga, where models carried bunches of small tote bags.

Half Moon bag, $850 for two, available at A.P.C.

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Belted Statement Scarves Seen at: Burberry (pictured), Steven Alan

Almost every look at Burberry featured a nearly floor-length scarf belted at the waist for an effortlessly chic vibe. We'd advise against mixing prints unless your 100% sure they'll work together. Otherwise, go for a printed scarf with a solid, billowing long-sleeve dress. At Steven Alan, we saw a more understated version of this, with solid, blanket-like knit scarves draped elegantly across the shoulders.

Forget Me Not Scarf, $320, available at Barneys Tarnish Braided Leather Belt, $22, available at Nordstrom

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One Earring Seen at: Celine, Louis Vuitton (pictured)

You basically have to be really, really cool to pull this off. We'd suggest wearing a big statement earring in one ear and a small stud in the other, so it doesn't look like you just lost an earring or something.

Earring (sold as a pair), $20.70, available at ASOS

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Socks With Sandals Seen at: Hermes (pictured), Joie

Socks with sandals are still happening, this season with a sleeker sandal than we're used to seeing with this trend. It's a Parisian chic look we're very excited to try.

Sandals, $43.26, available at ASOS Merino Wool Socks (Two to a pack), $19.95, available at L.L. Bean

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Layered Cardigans Seen at: Novis (pictured), Isabel Marant

Another chic trend that's actually practical for cold weather -- though you need the right sweaters. We love the way it looks here with two of the same sweater in different colors, though it could also probably work with sweaters that are similarly-shaped but not necessarily exactly the same. Isabel Marant did some thing similar -- a thick wool sweater over a military-style cotton twill jacket -- which also looked very cool.

Green Cardigan, $96, available at Topshop White Cardigan, $65, available at Topshop

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Mirror-Image Bracelets Over Sweaters Seen at: Steven Alan (pictured)

Could this be the new arm party? Continuing in the "double trouble" theme of this post, we love the look of matching bracelets on each wrist, and of making an otherwise simple sweater more interesting by wearing them on the outside. We think the bracelets should be simple, but can be thin, like these Catbird ones, or thick. Cuffs work, too.

Hope Sweater, $198, available at Steven Alan Gold Bracelet, $276, available at Catbird