In this weekly feature, InStyle’s Senior Market Editor/Digital Correspondent Dana Avidan-Cohn shares tips and tricks on how to tackle the latest trends. Look for it on What’s Right Now every Friday and be sure to try out the trend yourself and tweet your look using #HowToWearIt.
If you are looking for a new piece to update your winter lineup, an urban utilitarian style may be just what you need. Designers like Marc by Marc Jacobs (above), Alber Elbaz of Lanvin (below, left), Nicolas Ghesquière of Louis Vuitton (below, center), and Isabel Marant (below, right) offered up a variety of silhouettes from cargo pants, to wool skirts, to outerwear. The styles pair perfectly with all of your sleek black, cream, and navy staples that you've already collected for the season, and, in a polished shape, this look works for the office or a downtown dinner.
theory.com; Marc by Marc Jacobs skirt, $298, matchesfashion.com; Day Birger et Mikkelsen shirt dress, $250, net-a-porter.com; Topshop leather culottes, $280, topshop.com; Michael Michael Kors boots, $177, net-a-porter.com; Zara trench coat, $169, zara.com.
henribendel.com + Joe Fresh turtleneck, $50, joefresh.com; Sandro trend, $522, sandro-paris.com + J. Crew cardigan, $98, jcrew.com; Alexander Wang bag, $750, shopbop.com + Pour La Victoire booties, $207, shopbop.com; Tibi pants, $455, tibi.com + Uniqlo scarf, $40, uniqlo.com.
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