Steal These Looks From Marc Jacobs’ Latest Runway Show
With two long rows of chairs paving a path in the Park Avenue Armory, Marc Jacobs gave every attendee front row seating to the last New York Fashion Week. And thanks to the magic of Instagram, even those of us who weren’t invited got to take in all the style inspo.
Not to mention, we can totally steal the looks. Now let’s break it down.
In a silent strut down the runway, models embraced a seventies streetwear vibe inspired by hip-hop and its influence on music and fashion, perhaps Jacobs’ way of addressing the brand’s controversial Spring ‘17 runway presentation. This time around, he presented a refreshingly wearable mix of designs worn by a stunning cast of diverse models that probably left every editor at the edge of their folding seats to document the trends. Check them out.
1. Track pants
Last year, we hit the ground running with track pants. From the ultimate Juicy Couture comeback to Tommy Hilfiger’s Fall 2016 Ready-to-Wear collection, tracksuits were the athleisure item of choice. The sporty silhouette isn’t going anywhere in 2017, as proven by Marc Jacobs’ elevated take on the runway.
To dress up the look, stray away from basic black sweats and opt for something more vibrant. Jacobs showcased a striking red pair that billowed at the ankles and draped over patent platform shoes definitely not made for the treadmill. Forgo the matching tracksuit jacket and pair it with a neutral turtleneck and statement jewelry. The key to repurposing the track pant is to take it out of its traditional context and remove all other athletic elements from the outfit.
2. Dramatic hats
Hats off (or maybe I should say, “hats on”) to Marc Jacobs for his dramatic presentation of headwear. Beanies and baseball caps may be winter staples, but Jacobs proves that it’s cool to play up the drama with something different. While these larger-than-life runway hats may be a tall order (literally) for everyday wear, they’re a good reminder that headwear doesn’t have to be so simple.
For 2017, we love berets, bucket hats, and captain hats for winter accessory alternatives. Play up your wild side with cheetah print patterns or dark sequins. Edgy, but still timeless.
3. Warm tones
There’s no doubt that an all-black outfit is fierce. With that said, it doesn’t have to be your winter uniform. As proven by the radiant models wearing red, maroon, tan, and eggplant, warm tones capture a rich quality. Embrace the authenticity of the show, and scope out local thrift shops for vintage pieces in plaid and corduroy that will color your wardrobe with character. The golden days of spring and summer are approaching, so it’s the perfect time to shed some of the harsh, dark colors we’ve been wearing these past few months.
4. Mini dresses in winter
Thanks to Marc Jacobs, your winter nightlife outfit dilemma is officially solved. In the icy months, it’s easy to get stuck in a rut of wearing pants; however, layer up and there’s no reason you can’t bare it all in a mini skirt or dress. His runway pieces, detailed with sequins and shimmer, are making a case for you to pull out your NYE number once again. For your next GNO, slip an oversized sweater and boxy coat over your party dress and tights for effortless glam.