A common observation following a runway show is, "That was styled really well." In some cases, the styling can make or break a collection, which is why people like Katie Grand, Vanessa Traina and Brad Goreski have jobs during fashion week. Good styling showcases the clothes in the best way and also projects an image of the type of girl the designer is designing for.
For instance, a lot of us probably think Pheobe Philo is designing for us, even though none of us can afford that shit. But that doesn't mean we can't throw a fitted turtleneck on under our sweaters and dresses all winter long.
The fall 2013 runways were full of styling tricks like that, which we can't wait to try out. Click through for our faves!
Party Dress with Menswear-Inspired Flats Seen at: Lanvin, Honor
Anyone can pair a party dress with some pumps. For a more casual, but somehow still elegant vibe, take a cue from Lanvin and pair one with some menswear-inspired brogues. Tip: It helps if you're tall.
Carry Your Purse Like a Clutch Seen at: Celine, J. Crew
Phoebe Philo suggests you carry whatever purse you have--even if it isn't technically a clutch--as if it's a bag of groceries with no handle.
Short Jacket Over Longer Jacket Seen at: The Row, 3.1 Phillip Lim
The rules of jacket layering have changed, in that you can layer jackets over each other now. Short over long, long over short, whatever. Stylish and warm!
Jackets Tied Around Waist Seen at: Celine, Carven, Nina Ricci
Rihanna made this really easy for us and designed a dress with tied up sleeves already attached for her River Island collection. Thanks, Rih Rih!
Pajamas for Outside Seen at: Marc Jacobs
According to Marc Jacobs, there's nothing more luxurious than getting dressed up and staying home. Or, you could be like, 'oh what the hell,' throw on some heeled sandals, grab a clutch and go out!
Slip Dresses Seen at: Louis Vuitton Jacobs employed a sexier version of the same philosophy at Louis Vuitton. Maybe through a nice coat over slip so you don't get cold. Also, try not to get mistaken for a prostitute.
Dress Down by Layering Seen at: Prada, Givenchy, Christopher Kane, Ostwald Helgason
We love the idea of casualizing a fancy dress or skirt, lest someone mistake us for a real fancy person. Try a sweatshirt paired with a nice printed skirt, or a cocktail dress layered over a henley or striped tee.
Tall Boots or Thigh-highs with Short Skirts Seen at: Chanel, Rag & Bone
A new way to wear short skirts in the winter. Instead of tights and whatever shoes, eschew tights for either a really, really tall pair of boots, a pair of sorta crazy leather thigh-high socks, or just your basic thigh-high socks. We also really like these tights, which give the appearance of thigh-high socks, so you don't have to worry about them falling down. And you still get that weirdly appealing sliver of skin below the skirt.
Put a Fur on It Seen at: Marc Jacobs, Fendi, pretty much everywhere
When in doubt, just throw some fur on it!