With Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week in full swing, we have our eyes fixated as firmly on the streets as we do the runways to gauge next season’s must-wear trends. Although very few of us have a haute couture budget, we refuse to compromise on style. The solution is simple- identity a trend you love, then make it work for you. Master your favourite street-style-stalwart’s fashion week look (on a high street budget) by translating designer duds into real world style. We’ve broken down Couture Fashion Week’s biggest trends down for you and the best thing is, you can shop all the looks now at Glue Store.
Black Leather: spotted on Ece Sukan
A trend worthy of a Vogue editor is a trend good enough for us. As the former Editor at Large of Vogue Turkey, Ece Sukan knows a thing or two about looking front row ready. Master Ece’s brand of effortless cool by investing in a black leather jacket, then dress it up with a classic black silk shirt and patent heels. Steer clear of leather on leather by instead opting for a black mini in denim – the subtle texture clash will keep things relaxed.
Country Cool: spotted on Helena Bordon
While denim and gingham can lead to a country and western inspired disaster, Brazilian style blogger Helena Bordon updated this combo by adding modern accessories. Teaming a washed denim shirt with girly gingham bottoms, Helena gave her look a modern spin by adding pops of colour with a red box clutch and bold blue sunglasses.
Clashing Prints: spotted on Paula Rita Saady
One of the harder trends to wear with ease, fashion blogger Paula Rita Saady gave us a lesson in clashing prints. A jumpsuit or palazzo pants in a unique print will pack a punch, but work them back with a more muted print- a textured monochrome coat will keep your look transeasonal. While a bright ensemble is sure to get you street-style-snapped simple accessories are the key to making this loud look work- think flat black leather sandals and classic aviators.
Prim and Proper: spotted on Chris Pitanguy
White on white was the order of the day for the perpetually chic Chris Pitanguy, teaming lace on lace with classic accessories for a polished finish. To get Chris’ look for less, team a collared lace blouse with a simple white midi skirt and a man-style watch- working with separates will give you the power to mix and match down the track, giving you infinite ways to wear each piece.
Sneaker Freakers: spotted on Kay Chan
Spotted on countless street style aficionados, crisp white sneakers are the perfect way to give a nonchalant, “I go to these things all the time” vibe to your fashion week look. For front row worthy cool, use your sneakers to dress down an otherwise ultra feminine look- think chunky white sneakers teamed with dainty dresses in pastel hues.

About The Author

Gemma Watts

Gemma Watts has worked in the fashion media industry since 2012, writing for and being headhunted by some of the country's leading fashion and beauty companies. With a Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing and a Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) under her belt, Gemma is able to combine her two greatest passions as Couturing's Fashion Editor- fashion and writing.

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