Though I love fashion, even I have to admit there are some runway looks that are just silly. (Muppet dress, I'm looking at you!) And it doesn't end with the clothes either; fashion designers send down some ridiculous hair and makeup styles. That's why I'm always impressed when I notice a real woman on the street wearing a runway style -- and looking amazing in it. Suddenly, I see the possibility within the craziness.
This spring, I found the hottest runway trends (see them all right here). Though I loved them on the catwalk, I had no idea how the trends would translate into real life. Would they ever see the light of day or would they flop? Luckily, the dreaded flop did not happen. As I watched girls around the city, I've seen some of those trends in action, like pastel hair, pops of neon, and bold brows. And I've got the photos to prove it.
Scroll down to see four of the latest runway-to-real-way trends, or click here for the entire list.
Pastel highlights are all the rage, and celebs like Lauren Conrad and Kate Bosworth have also embraced the trend. Luckily, there's an easy way to get this look that doesn't involve permanent hair dye. It's called chalking.
Get the look: All you need for this look is some soft colorful chalk, water, and a hair brush. Simply mist your hair and twist it into 1-inch sections. Go section by section and color the twists with soft pastel chalk. When done, brush hair to release the extra pigment. Keep in mind that the color will show up best on light hair, and your shirt may get some chalk on it if it touches your hair. Try an updo to avoid this problem.
Winged eye makeup never goes out of style. It's a classic beauty staple that's appropriate for day or night, depending on how you wear it (i.e. shape, thickness, or length). For example, a longer winged look is dramatic and great for a night out, while you may want to keep your winged tip on the shorter side for day.
Get the look: Use a business card as a guide for applying your winged liner. And after you complete your liner, don't forget to apply a couple coats of a voluminous mascara. This will plump your lashes, so you'll get that open-eye glam look -- without the hassle of false lashes.
Ever since Pantone announced that "Tangerine Tango" was the color of the year, the shelves have been stocked with orange shirts, skirts, pants, you name it. We love how these orange shorts turn an otherwise boring outfit into a really hip look.
Get the look: Instead of pairing colored denim with a t-shirt, try a chambray button-down. It's a great way to experiment with the denim on denim trend -- and not look like Jay Leno on his downtime.
Neon was one of the hottest trends at Fashion Week. But if you're not ready to wear a bright lime-green dress, consider adding neon into your wardrobe in smaller ways. Neon accessories are a great alternative, and your nails count! A great neon mani can create as much impact as a hot pink clutch.
Get the look: If you're into nail art and neon, combine the two and try a nail pen to paint on designs.
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