Runway to Real Way: Fanciful Details

October 12, 2023

From dramatic belted looks by Chanel to embellished gowns by Balenciaga, it’s all in the details on and off the runways this fall. Small embellishments can make a big difference for an outfit and provide a new angle to seasonal staples. Here’s how we recommend trying the trend this season.

(L to R): ZARA, Urban Outfitters, J.Crew

Meet in the Midi

Midi skirts are back this season, and this year’s Trend Takeover runway paired them with waist-cropped jackets and Chelsea boots for a chic streetwear effect. The vibe of the outfit depends on the choices of material and cut for each individual piece: a black-and-white ensemble with crisp pleats denotes quiet luxury, while denim and laces harken back to Seattle’s grunge era. Either way, the jacket and skirt should work together to form an effortlessly flattering silhouette.

  1. Cinq à Sept Dillon Velvet Crop Jacket – Nordstrom
  2. Pleated Pull-On Midi Skirt – J.Crew
  3. Milah Black Lace-Up Boots – CAMPER
(L to R): J.Crew, White House Black Market, J.Crew

Ruffled Up

2023 saw ruffles of all shapes and sizes on runways from Carolina Herrera to Givenchy, and they had their moment at the Trend Takeover runway show as well. Ruffled details make a statement, whether it’s the elevation of a simple blouse or the ability to take an outfit from day to night. Try them to elevate and add romance to an otherwise simple outfit, and revel in the results.

  1. Vince Camuto Ruffle Neck Top – Nordstrom
  2. Crepe Draped Midi Skirt – Abercrombie & Fitch
  3. Pebbled Leather Covered-Buckle Belt – Madewell
(L to R): Express, J.Crew, ZARA

Embellished Ensembles

Pair a top decorated with pearls, feathers or other three-dimensional adornments with statement pants and heels for a showstopping look. Or, try an embellished blouse beneath a simple strapless dress for a look that is equal parts crisp and whimsical.

  1. Embellished Sequin Flower T-Shirt – J.Crew
  2. Mid-Rise Metallic Leggings – ZARA
  3. Saffiano Comfort Pump – White House Black Market

Embellish Your Look

For more inspiration, check out The Bellevue Collection’s Fall Look Book, or see every look on this year’s runways with Shop the Show.

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