There are only a few times a year when experimenting with ripped-from-the-runway trends becomes something truly attainable in real-life situations. That's not to say you haven't already tried your share of OTK boots, midi-skirts, or floor-length outerwear and totally pulled it off — we know you're no style rookie. However, there might be a few daring looks out there that on first pass maybe garnered a heavy dose of side-eye, but since it's the season of black opaque tights, wild-card parties, and some possible disco-speckled lighting, anything seems possible. Yes, now, you're suddenly doing double takes.
Up ahead, our editors look back at five 2013 collection trends they loved on the runway, and then we show you how to wear them for the season's many dinners, cocktail hours, and maybe even the ol' office holiday bash. Ranging from jacquards in lustrous metallics and rich jewel tones to all-over cotton-candy pink paired with a cool-and-cozy sweatshirt, there's bound to be an outfit idea ahead you'll want to take a chance on.