If you're in a fashion rut and bored by your winter wardrobe, get a jolt of creativity from the runway. Look to designers known for their playful, fun approach to fashion for inspiration and shake up your stale style by recreating their runway looks for less.
While every woman can appreciate the timeless style of Diane von Furstenburg clothing, not everyone can afford her pricey duds. The designer ignored the typical idea that winter clothing should be bland and colorless, instead showing a bright, young look on the runway for fall/winter (above). She paired a bold blue patterned dress with an edgy metallic jacket for extra "wow" factor.
Style this runway look your way by adding a glitzy jacket to a fabulous blue print dress, and be sure to throw in a pair of warm tights, metallic accessories and strappy black pumps.
1. Charlotte Russe Printed Dress ($33, www.charlotterusse.com) 2. Spiegel Metallic Leather Jacket ($60, www.spiegel.com) 3. Forever 21 Earrings ($6.80, www.forever21.com) 4. Gap Tights ($16.80, www.gap.com) 5. Via Spiga Lace-up Pumps ($114.90, www.lorisshoes.com) 6. Forever 21 Bangles ($4.80, www.forever21.com)
Want to feel powerful when you head to work? Well look no further than Elie Tahari, who sent a strong career look down the runway for winter. Basic black trousers and a feminine blouse are the perfect corporate contrast to a dynamic fur collared jacket.
1. French Connection Blouse ($40, www.frenchconnection.com) 2. Old Navy Earrings ($7.50, www.oldnavy.com) 3. Faux Fur Vest ($52, www.bodenusa.com) 4. Platform Booties ($27.80, www.forever21.com) 5. Charlotte Russe Trousers ($30, www.charlotterusse.com) 6. Bedstu Belt ($47.20, www.zappos.com) 7.Hive & Honey Button Ring ($14.97, www.piperlime.com)
Recreate this look at home by adding a winter proof twist. Instead of a tank, add a black long sleeved blouse with a warm and cozy furry black vest and straight leg trousers. A pair of suede booties, funky jewelry and a detailed belt complete the look.