Four Fashion Trends From The Runway

Last week I had the pleasure of attending a local fashion show benefiting the Van Andel Institute. When I was asked to come I was off the charts excited. Fashion, makeup, food and wine. It is the trifecta!! And the evening did not disappoint. I was able to learn about the amazing work the Van Andel Institute is doing in terms of research and especially education. I seriously want my kids to participate in their amazing elementary programs. The swag bag was full of Amway Artistry Makeup which I need my dear friend and makeup guru Jenny to drive in and show me how to use. And the fashion by Leigh’s, although way out of my price range, provided inspiration for how to style what I already own.

The fashion show highlighted four fall trends. Here is what was shown and how to pull it off from your own closet.

1. Jacket:

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Jackets are everywhere right now. Blazers, military jackets, moto jackets and trenches aren’t just for outwear anymore. They become part of your outfit.

Here are a few of my favorite jackets that are affordable for fall:

Jacket Collage

Gap, JCPenney, Land’s End, Loft

2. Punk:

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I am the least likely to pull this trend off and the most wanting to. Tartan plaids, combat boots, studs, mismatched prints and my FAVE- ripped jeans. Models and celebrities can pull this off well (think Miley Cyrus when she is actually clothed), but us mere mortals need to keep our punk to one piece at a time or we overwhelm.

Punk Collage

JCPenney, Piperlime, Forever 21, Target

3. Leather:

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Real leather is lovely, but most of us are probably wearing pleather. What I love about this trend this fall is that you can go full leather in terms of a jacket or a skirt. But a lot of the leather we are seeing in stores is just an accent on the sleeve or pocket. Which is a totally doable trend if the most dressed up you get is for the carpool lane at school.

Leather Collage

JCPenney, Target, Forever 21, Nordstrom

4. Old Hollywood:

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Seriously who does not love a trend based on class, sophistication and glamour. Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn are your muses. I know a lot of us aren’t wearing long gowns around too often (I wish!) but we can still get the look in other ways.

Hollywood Collage

6pm, Gap, Land’s End, White House/Black Market (a girl can dream!)

I’m definitely inspired. How about you? What is your favorite runway inspiration?

I was provided with complimentary tickets to the Couture For a Cure event, but was not required to blog about the event. I just wanted to share about their great work!


  1. I just wish someone would come and style me, ya know? I can pull it off (in my head, anyway), I just can’t put it together to begin with!!

    And that last black dress–A BLACK PRINCESS DRESS? Buy the blasted thing already!! xo
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  2. some nice fall trends for this winter… i wish i could have all the fashion accessories in my cupboard :/
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