25 Styling Tricks to Steal from the Fall Runways

Perrie Samotin
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25 Styling Tricks to Steal from the Fall Runways
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While clear-cut trends definitely emerged for Fall 2015—’70s everything, sweater vests, and miniskirts, to name a few—there was also an abundance of eye-catching styling choices used by designers on the season’s top runways that were less about actual super-pricey pieces and more about how they were worn. Even better: Most can easily be re-created using stuff you already have.

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We’ve compiled 25 of our favorite fall styling tricks, from a quirky way to tie a scarf to wearing a bandeau on top of a standard button-down, that you can copy now. Not only are they all incredibly cool, but these thoughtful, easy tweaks can make old pieces look new. And you’ll definitely look like you just walked out of Barney’s with an Amex Black Card—even if you just hit Forever 21 with your debit.

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Embrace the eternally cool power of an ultra-skinny scarf, as seen at Chloé.

Play with new ways to tie a scarf, like this statement look from MSGM.

Toss a fur scarf or stole over one shoulder when wearing a winter coat, like this model at 3.1 Phillip Lim.

Grab your boyfriend's preppiest sweater and throw it on with a pleated midi skirt—a cool take on typical September style, as seen at Derek Lam.

Mix not two but three prints for an eclectic-cool look, like this one at Miu Miu.

We love the idea of wearing a strapless dress over a button-down for fall, like this Stella McCartney look.

Pair white sneakers with a swingy midi skirt, like Céline did.

Temper the glitz of sequins by adding crisp basics for day—we like J.Crew's decision to use a cotton shirtdress and wool overcoat.

With a short skirt, an oversize button-up coat takes on a dress feel as in this chic Nina Ricci look.

Choose a bandana instead of a plain scarf this fall, like Coach did. It's so cool with anything from a leather bomber to a tailored blazer.

Try wearing a bandeau over your shirt, like this Christian Dior look.

Layer a black turtleneck sweater under a spring-y dress, like this BCBG look.

Long gloves add old-school glamour to a slip dress, as seen at Prada.

Let a pussy-bow top peek out from under a blazer, as with this Gucci look.

Use a statement belt to cinch an overcoat, à la Roksanda.

Add a button-down to a sleeveless jumpsuit or maxi dress, like they did at Topshop Unique.

Let a tight long-sleeve shirt peek out from under a voluminous dress, like this Emilia Wickstead pairing.

Re-create this Proenza Schouler look by layering a black bandeau under a sheer top and then adding black high-waist pants.

Try adding a neon shirt under a neutral suit, like this Delpozo look.

Pair those OTK boots with shorts for a night on the town. A turtleneck and fitted blazer make this Alice and Olivia look chic, not trashy.

Layer a printed button-down under a sleeveless dress, like Karen Walker did. Extra points if the dress is also a print—and a totally different one.

Pair a fitted turtleneck with a dressy evening skirt—so elegant, like this Christian Siriano look.

A chunky sweater and a pencil skirt is a winning fall combo, like this A Détacher look.

A thin scarf, ribbon, or dickie adds a glamorous touch to a strapless evening look, as seen at Cushnie Et Ochs.

Although this Sass and Bide shirt is indeed fur, get the look by buttoning or zipping a fur vest and wearing it as a top this fall.

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