For fall, it wasn't just out-there runway pieces that are the hits to get. Rather designers turned out elevated basics with crisp cuts and clean lines, a trend we're calling "get real." Not only are these pieces as realistic and practical as they get, they've also been updated for a modern twist. These are pieces that work on and off the runway, at the office, on the weekend, or on the drop off line at your kid's school.
Also, here's the thing about everyday essentials: they are easy to wear because you can mix them in with pieces you already own. Then, when accessorizing, keep it minimal. You want the structure and overall sense of ease to take center stage. Click through the gallery to shop our favorite wearable pieces. There you'll find streamlined sweaters, crisp coats, simple shoes, and more.
1. Reasons To Love It
For the first time in, well, probably ever, models in these 2014 fall shows looked like they could step off the runway and onto the street. Nothing theatrical or impractical here-just beautifully tailored pieces in sumptuous wools that are polished and uncomplicated. You can see yourself in these, right? That’s the point. HOW TO WORK ITThe precise cuts of fall’s V‑neck sheaths, pleated skirts, and streamlined coats let you mix them into your wardrobe seamlessly. When accessorizing, use restraint-stud earrings and a structured bag underscore the refinement. And avoid anything tight, short, or cinched. Constricting clothes would detonate the effortless vibe. Runway photos: (left to right) Louis Vuitton, Balenciaga, Dior, Chloe
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