Fall/Winter Haute Couture fashion week is well underway, and among the lavish, avante-garde creations floating down the runways, we’ve picked out some totally wearable (and sewable!) looks from Chanel.
This years couture collections celebrate a curvy silhouette with full, voluminous skirts and accentuated waistlines. Skin-tight skirts are few and far between while romantic looks pulled straight from the 18th century point fall fashions in a graceful, feminine direction.
It’s not hard to guess what inspired Karl Lagerfeld’s latest collection. It almost felt like a scene from a Pixar movie as the models walked the runways in animated, palace-worthy designs. The collection paid homage to members of the royal court with knightly chainmail tops and gowns fit for a queen.
So, its not everyday you get to wear a crown and a 20-foot long train. But one recurring style in this collection is bound to become a major trend: A full, bell shaped mini skirt worn over bicycle shorts. It’s cute, casual, and perfect for summer as well as fall! Shimmering silvers and golds, all-over glitter, and extravagant embellishments have been a major component of the fall couture collections. But even with the glamorous fabrics, this look isn’t too intimidating for everyday wear.
If your signature style is less red carpet sparkle and more office chic, then you can make this skirt-and-shirt combo look professional and polished with the right fabrics.
Look for lightweight suiting in a soft pastel shade to mimic the signature Chanel look, and sew on white or silver trim for the perfect finish.
Not sure which skirt to pair with the shorts? Here are a few ideas:
If you have any scraps of fabric around, DIY these adorable sandals! Just attach a strip of fabric to a pair of flip flops on each side and tie in a bow…easy! Depending on the material of your sandals, you could use a fabric or leather adhesive to secure the fabric or hand tack the fabric in place with a needle and strong thread.
Have you been following the Fall/Winter 2014 couture fashion week?
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