Don't you just hate it when you invest in a trend that lasts for, what, all of five minutes? We do too, which is why we've perfected a strategy for sifting through the myriad of trends that are supposed to be huge this season and to narrow down the ones that actually work and have true staying power. Yes, we're sad to see some trends go just as quickly as they came in (au revoir, chokers), but there's a method to our sartorial madness, and it's never failed us.
As fashion blogger Lauren Johnson of Disco Daydream is showing us today, when shopping for new wardrobe additions, a bit of imagination is key. That lace top you've got in your hands? Not just for meetings. Those red-hot slouchy boots you keep eyeing? Not just for Saturday night. After all, wearing the same piece the same way week after week is a recipe for wardrobe fatigue, no matter how good a piece is. Need proof? See how Johnson expertly styled two big fall trends into four boredom-busting outfits from INC International Concepts, created for Macy's.
Yes, we're talking four dramatically different looks incorporating two key fall trends—see them all below.
What’s Red and Slouchy All Over?
This fall, if it's red and slouchy, consider us in. The vibrant crimson color has taken over our wardrobes and our IG feeds these last few months, and we're not complaining—have you seen these boots? (If you don't already own a pair of these, we imagine you will soon.)
For her first look, the blogger styled her standout footwear down a bit. "I [like the way they look with a] longer skirt, something I spotted multiple times at fashion week," she notes. "The result is fresh and feminine, especially paired with a beret and a chic coat belted at the waist."
But for her second look, she gave the boots a bit more of a starring role, pulling them over her '70s-inspired frayed flare jeans and adding in an edgy floral-embellished leather jacket. The look is an update on the forever fall staple, but feels just as unexpected as her skirt look.
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Lace, Lace, Baby.
Can you ever go wrong with a lace top? The answer we're looking for here is obviously of course not, and we've been particularly excited by all of the options we've seen hitting shelves all over the high/low spectrum this fall. The F/W 17 twist? While the feminine top has proven its versatility season after season, this year, it's gotten a more modern update.
Our advice? Go for an option with a high mock-neck. By styling the top with a long coat and over-the-knee boots, you end up with an outfit that feels chic and ready for a more uptown event. But wait: With a few simple swap-outs, the top suddenly feels forward and edgy when paired with track pants and a belt bag.
"This top is going to be a mainstay in my fall wardrobe," the fashion blogger tells us (as we nod our heads and prepare to make a purchase of our own). "Worn with everything from a great pair of blue jeans and ankle boots to track pants and sneakers, it's such a versatile piece."
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Head over to Macy's to add more pieces to your fall wardrobe.