Let's face it: Wearing a coat or a statement knit sweater in our grimy climate is just not practical. And while we may be living in the tropics, it doesn't mean we have to lose out on this season's runway trends. If you think swathing yourself in layers of wool is the way to go, think again.
At Buro, we believe in taking the subtle approach when incorporating any fall/winter trend in our warm clime. Here are 10 styling tips and tricks from the runway shows that won't have you sweating buckets.
1. GET WAISTED
If there is one trend to try your hands at this season, it's corsetry. Layered over shirts, dresses and even coats, this shape-cinching accessory promises to amp up any outfit. Choose between a sculpted corset à la Loewe and Alexander McQueen or a soft lace-up midriff cincher from Prada — best worn loose and held together by a high-waisted belt.
2. EXAGGERATED SHOULDERS
As the saying goes: "Go big or go home". This adage was clearly evident this fall/winter in the form of exaggerated shoulders. Pointed, rounded or simply bold, it's all about the volume and shape to ace that strong-shouldered look.
3. EXTRA LONG SLEEVES
Following the footsteps of Vetement's slouchy silhouettes, elongated sleeves is one of the most ubiquitous trends of FW16. Impractical? Subjective, we say. Practical for those who are constantly complaining of freezing hands in our air-condition loving society. Impractical if you're known to be a klutz when eating.
4. ALL TIED UP
Whether laced up or left untied, Proenza Schouler and DKNY proves that bondage with a touch of femininity can be done right.
5. SHRUG IT OFF
If you haven't heard, it's no longer about drapping your jacket or coat over your shoulders. The new way to don your outerwear is to wear it "undone". Simply pull it back and let it slouch. To see how it's best done, turn to Balenciaga.
6. THE SOLO SLEEVE
Tired of the off-the-shoulder look, but still want some clavicle action? Switch it up with a single-sleeved top that can be easily worn alone or over a T-shirt. Win-win.
7. RUFFLE SLEEVES
Not just for frill seekers, these high volume statement sleeves promises to elevate your everyday look — or if you're simply looking for extra style points.
8. TRAILING RIBBONS
Loosely attached to coats and dresses, trailing ribbons billowing as you walk is the new accent de rigueur.
9. TURTLENECK UNDER DRESSES
You've aced the T-shirt under the slip dress look. Now, simply transition into the next season by swapping your tee for a turtleneck when the temperature drops. This is what we call fashion mileage.
10. HEAVY METAL
Tired of wearing accessories? Wished that they came attached to your clothes? Your wish comes true this fall/winter. Metal links on dresses are the game-changing ornamental touch you've been waiting for.