4 fashion styling tricks to bring down from the runway
Head to toe beige
This used to be big a few years ago, but is now back for 2020 couture. Brands like Chloé and Balmain showcased some in the form of dresses, pant suits, flowy skirts, but whichever form you choose, make sure to pay close attention to the material.
Beige in itself is a beautiful neutral colour that suits every occasion, but when done in the wrong fabric, it can become dull pretty quick. Opt for linens, georgette, silk that will hold form while being easy on hot summer days. Do not be afraid to mix in some light prints and patterns amongst the beige background and add on some matte gold accessories to match.
If not anything else, sequins were one of the most repeated styles on the runway at Fashion Week 2020. From Valentino, with numerous takes on the sequined top, to Dior, with dresses overflowing in glistening sequins, to Balenciaga, Louis Vuitton and Off-White to name a few, each brand had their own take and so can you.
When sporting something like all-sequin, it is important to tone down every other piece so all attention can be focused at one place. A full-blown sequined top or dress is very easy to incorporate into our lives when it comes to night outs or events like bridal showers or birthday parties.
Stepping out of the typical dull shades that usually come with suits, this year welcomes lots of graphic and bold suits. Brands like Alexander McQueen showcased their shiny maroon power suits, while guests were seen in Persian blue, tangerine and emerald green, looking just as powerful and bright, proving it looks just as good off the runway as well. This is easy to incorporate for corporate events where you want to come off as fun and formal, while holding stature.
Balmain is known for their uber expensive clothes, but another thing that comes to mind with the brand name are their structured silhouettes and strong shoulders. Most of their designs incorporate a wide and proud shoulder, and so did the ones at Fashion Week 2020, where we saw a softer version of it, something more regular people can sport on a daily occasion. So be it a shirt or a dress, a strict shoulder, lightly padded and nicely put can make us feel tall and proud.
While a lot of new styles and pieces caught our eye, we have listed the ones that we can feasibly style and incorporate in our everyday lives to help us get that extra oomph we seek from our outfits. Enjoy.
Photo: LS Archive/ Sazzad Ibne Sayed