Studio fashion photos: Grant LeDuc/Eagles Nest Studio. Runway photos: Getty. Fashion/beauty: Kristyna Kane. Hair: Curtis Wood for Caru. Makeup: Kim Riccardi for Caru. Models: Olivia for Level 1, Yoldyz for Level 1, Lauren for APM Models
Go ahead, be trendy. This season’s styles are as easy to wear as they are affordable. From fur to menswear to military, here is our cheat sheet to getting three irresistible fall runway looks for less.
THE TREND: MILITARY
Shades of green and camouflage prints continue to flood the runways and our closets this season. The key to wearing this trend is choosing clothing and accessories in various shades of green and textures, mixing and matching to avoid a uniform look.
On Olivia: byCorpus sweater, $78, Sparkle & Fade shorts, $48, and ecoté bag, $38; all at Urban Outfitters. Alex & Eli blazer, $650; available by calling 917-520-1216. Banana Republic shoes, $140; at Banana Republic. H&M scarf, $9.95, and knee-highs, $5.95; at H&M. Express pin, $14.90; at Express
Inspiration: rag & bone
sweater, $495; blazer, $1,840; shorts, $330; boots, $850; scarf, $185; leg warmers, $150; all at rag & bone, 119 Mercer St., 212-219-2204
Hair: For a chic messy updo, prep hair with a volumizer and add styling cream to prevent frizz and add shine. Use a small curling iron for lots of texture, and pull into loose bun. Pull pieces out around the face as desired. (Oscar Blandi hair gloss, $19; at sephora.com)
Makeup: Green shadow or liner can be worn on any skin tone, and it's a great way to make eyes pop during cooler months. Start with a lid primer — it's important to absorb oils and keep shadow on longer. Pair a copper shadow with green liner and add green shadow over it. The flat corner of a makeup sponge can be used to apply green shadow to the lower lashes — use a damp sponge for more impact. Keep lips nude. (L’Oreal Paris smoky eye quad in Forest Smokes, $5.99; at drugstores. glominerals gold primer, $24; at gloskincare.com)
THE TREND: MENSWEAR
Menswear-inspired clothing is a must-have this season. Whether it is a full suit or a blazer and tweed slacks, pair it with a girly blouse, sweater or accessories for that added feminine touch. Remember, tailored pieces are key; it’s not the “boyfriend” look.
On Lauren: MICHAEL Michael Kors sweater, $89.50, Marc by Marc Jacobs blazer, $428, and Anne Klein pants, $195; all at Bloomingdale’s. Nine West sandals, $99; at Nine West. H&M muff, $17.95, and leg warmers, $5.95; at H&M. Banana Republic chain belt, $49.50; at Banana Republic. Treesje studded belt, $178; at treesje.com
Inspiration: Michael Kors
crewneck, $1,295; cowl, $995; blazer, $1,495; pants, $895; sandals, $1,495; silver fox fur shoulder flap, $2,595; belt, $350; buying info at michaelkors.com
Hair: Prep with a smoothing product. Take out a triangle section on top at hairline, and fold hair in a roll. Pull the rest of the hair back into a low ponytail and do some heavy combing for a more avant-garde look. Finish with strong-hold hairspray. (Matrix extra-hold hairspray, $14-$15; at salons)
Makeup: Smoky shadow should be the darkest at the lashline and gradually get softer towards the crease.Use an eyeliner brush to lightly smudge the shadow on the lower lashes. Metallic copper browns, purples, silvers and charcoal grays compliment any eye color. Layer a coat of lengthening and volumizing mascara for a more dramatic eye. (wet ’n wild mega volume mascara, $2.99; at drugstores. Urban Decay smoky eye palette $36; at Sephora)
THE TRENDS: FUR AND CAMEL
This season, designers showed fur and faux fur on their runways in the shape of vests, bags and shawls. The best way to incorporate fur into your wardrobe is to choose one signature piece and make it the focus of your look. Fur or faux fur looks great with everything from denim to leather to a simple skirt in camel — the hot color this fall that can be worn just like black or gray.
On Yoldyz: Aqua black sweater, $138, Cynthia Steffe white blouse, $175, and French Connection faux fur vest, $368; all at Bloomingdale’s. Forever 21 gray sweater, $24.80; at Forever 21. Express skirt, $49.90; at Express. Banana Republic boots, $225, and pins (on belt), $39.50 each; at Banana Republic. Brave Leather belt, $95; at braveleather.com
Inspiration: Derek Lam
blouse, $850; fox fur vest, $5,500; corded cotton skirt, $750; haircalf and leather boots, $1,290; all at Derek Lam, 12 Crosby St., 212-966-1616
Hair: Blow out hair with a small round brush for added volume.(Solano gel-grip thermal round brush, $28; at solanopower.com)
Makeup: To achieve the perfect red lip, line lips with a nude liner and apply lipstick with a lip brush for more precision. Then, trace around lips with concealer on a Q-tip to wipe away anything that went out of line. Red lips speak for themselves; pair with a classic winged eye using black liner. (Chantecaille lipstick in Tiger Lily, $30; at Saks Fifth Avenue. Clinique limited-edition Quickliner eyeliner, $14.50; at department stores)