We may not be able to shop the looks off the Spring '14 runways just yet, but we can certainly follow their styling lessons, for free!
We may not be able to shop the looks off the Spring '14 runways just yet, but we can certainly follow their styling lessons, for free! Every Fashion Week, designers employ a whole new set of styling strategies so cool (and so easy!), they make us wonder: why didn't I think of that? So while we may not exactly be the brains behind the looks, we wholeheartedly plan to use the pretty genius layering tricks we saw at a few of our favorite shows.
1. Wear a Crop Top Covered Up
For the crop-top skeptics, this one's for you. Rebecca Taylor sent models down the runway with cropped sleeveless shells layered over full-coverage t-shirts and blouses, making the trend a whole lot less intimidating for those of us needing a few more ab workouts, not to mention more work-appropriate options for a place where you can't exactly bare your midriff. Don't wait till Spring to wear this one — try a white tee under a leather crop top to take the look to Fall.
2. Temper a Sexy Dress
Another lesson in making the sexy more approachable, Hervé Léger served up its bandage dresses with a tee layered up underneath. The effect? Less vixen, more cool girl, and a look that — unlike that sexy little dress on its own — we can totally sport at cocktails, dinner, and beyond.
That's not all we learned — for more creative layers you'll want to use right now, keep reading.