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10 Ways to Bring the Runway to Your Closet

March 20, 2017


Becca Grabner

Hey everyone, this is Becca! [In case you missed it, check out Erin’s intro to me here]. Don’t worry, the majority of blog posts will continue to come from our favorite girl Erin, but I’m excited to have the opportunity to hang out with you here today!

I don’t know about you all, but I love to follow along with the latest styles and trends. I get excited to see the latest photos from Fashion Week. But let’s be real for a second — there is NO WAY I am going to walk the streets of northern Indiana sporting the looks of the runway. They are far too wild for this Midwest girl!
But that doesn’t mean I discount them all together! There are definitely things to be gleaned from the runway if we can look past the dramatic makeup and mile long legs [which let’s face it, I unfortunately don’t have] and tone down the flashiness just a little bit. I have compiled 10 practical ways that the everyday girl can incorporate the latest Spring Trends from the runway into her closet!

Also, a quick heads up – all of the items below you can simply click on in the graphics to be taken to directly to the website where you can shop! See a trend you love? Click away girlfriend! 

1. Stripes
This spring, expect to see stripes — LOTS and LOTS of stripes! There are three major trends regarding stripes – seaside stripes, banker stripes and bold stripes. This is an easy spring trend to try out from t-shirts to dresses. You might even already have some striped items hiding in your closet that you can breathe new life into this season!

2. Yellow
This may just be our favorite spring trend here at LIY because, well it’s in our name! Every shade of yellow made it’s way to the runway this season! This sunny color is sometimes one that people shy away from in their wardrobe, but since all shades are on trend from fluorescent lemon to deep mustard, its easy to find one that works with your skin tone! Pro tip: If you feel like a yellow top or dress is too bold a move for you, try a little pop of yellow in your accessories or shoes, like Erin did here.


3. Sleeves Slits & The Single Cold Shoulder
Last year we had Bell Sleeves. Those are still in, but with a new twist! Sleeve Slits are the new rage! They were all over the runway, and have now hit the stores. I even noticed our new Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay wore a gorgeous jumpsuit with sleeve slits on After the Final Rose! [Check it out here.]
This spring, we’re still giving the cold shoulder! But I guess we were getting a little too chilly with both our shoulders out and decided that we should cover one up! This flirty asymmetrical look is a fun way to incorporate the latest look into your closet.


4. Trench Coats
Trench coats are in and I couldn’t be happier! These lightweight jackets are an effortless way to add style and class to your look. They work perfectly with just about any outfit, from casual to work attire. Pro tip: If you are worried that wearing the khaki color so close to your face will wash you out, add a scarf in a color that compliments your skin tone! 

5. Flatforms
Now this is a look I can get behind! As a woman who stands at a whopping 5 foot nothing, I can use all the help I can get! This twist on the platform shoe was walking all over the runway and I can’t wait for a cute pair of these to walk right into my life!


6. Statement Tees
Wear your heart on your sleeves this season with tees that send a message – literally! This day and age, you can find a t-shirt that will say just about anything! Find one that speaks to you and make a statement without saying a word!


7. Athleisure
Ladies & Gentleman — I am happy to report that athleisure is still in! For those of you who are like me and plan to wear leggings from now until eternity, we can rest assured knowing that [at least for now] it is still socially acceptable! The athleisure look that was all over the runway had an extra sporty edge reminiscent of the 90s – so we can all channel our inner Mel C [yes, that was a Spice Girls reference].


8. White Shirt Dress
Crisp and clean are the words I would use to describe this trend. The white shirt dress is such a classic look, I am excited to give this one a try — but not until I get a spray tan because seeing my legs after this long winter would blind everyone within a mile radius! 


9. 80s Glam
The 80s are back in full swing! There are three major 80s trends that were all over the runway – dramatic ruffles, big sleeves, and the Flashdance Shoulder. I for one can’t wait to try these out and pay a little homage to the decade that brought us Full House and Saved by the Bell!


10. Statement Earrings
The three B’s of earrings this spring? Big, Bold and Beautiful! Try rocking some statement earrings with a casual t-shirt for a stylish “I just threw this on” kind of look. Pro tip: Buying a few trendy accessories is an easy way to freshen up your style without buying a whole new wardrobe each season. 

There we have it friends – ten runway trends that you can officially rock in your everyday life! Which one are you loving most? We’d love to hear! 

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