How to Wear Trends Like a Fashion Editor

When it comes to trends, we know it can be a bit tricky to translate what you see on the runway collections to everyday life. After all, the majority of us aren’t going to look the same in a 70s-inspired floor-length kaftan as a six-feet-tall size-two model would. Our point? We’ll cut to the chase. If you want to do a little sartorial experimentation and need guidance, look to a handful of our favourite fashion editors below for outfit ideas revolved around some of summer’s coolest trends!

The Trend: Lace-Up Sandals

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The Fashion Editor: Veronika Heilbrunner

The Look: Heilbrunner opted for a '70s-inspired ladylike look by styling her black lace-up sandals with a geometric-print midi dress, aviators, and a woven mini basket bag.

The Trend: Culottes

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The Fashion Editor: Donna Wallace

The Look: Elle UK's accessories editor wore her crisp white culottes with a sheer blouse and punched up the look with standout accessories like cat-eye sunglasses, a printed carryall clutch, and Marni sandals.

The Trend: Fluted Hem

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The Fashion Editor: Julia Sarr-Jamois

The Look: Leave it to i-D's senior fashion editor to create a thoroughly dynamic outfit around a fluted-hem miniskirt. Sarr-Jamois layered an untucked polka-dot shirt on top of the skirt and added a pink clutch and turquoise heeled loafers for a fun finish.

The Trend: Bomber Jacket

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The Fashion Editor: Sarah Harris

The Look: Vogue UK's fashion features director brought together the bomber jacket trend with one of fall's biggest looks: military-inspired outerwear. We also love how she transformed an otherwise casual piece into an office-appropriate ensemble by layering it with a white shirt, trousers, and sleek pumps.

The Trend: Miniskirt

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The Fashion Editor: Candela Novembre

The Look: Novembre's knack for subtly pulling off multiple trends at once is illustrated above in her stylish mixed-prints ensemble. The style star wore a windowpane blouse with a circle-print miniskirt (arguably the skirt hemline of the summer). The accessories? Easy. Sunglasses, a colour-block top-handle bag, and sheer stiletto mules.

Topshop ‘70s Chevron Mini Skirt ($68)

Do you like how these fashion editors styled summer trends? Tell us your thoughts in the comments!