Some looks from the runway are ridiculous and shouldn't be done - unless you're Lady Gaga. But I like to think that in every season, there are subtle runway trends you can style your own.
Take the Spring/Summer 2010 collections for example. While not every woman would be comfortable wearing Alexander McQueen's reptile-printed dresses or Alexander Wang's leather shorts - every woman can easily channel the runway with something simple like... cuffed pants.
Appearing in the RTW collections from (L-R) 3.1 Phillip Lim, Alexander Wang, and twenty8twelve, cuffed pants are a realistic trend that can be styled for real life - for less than 100 dollars.
Pick up a pair of J.Crew's scout chinos (I own them in 3 colours). Perfect for both weekending and work, these cropped cotton pants - with a 26-inch inseam - will become a go-to piece for your spring/summer wardrobe. With the cuffs rolled, you can pair these pants with almost anything: From flats and tees to sky-high heels and a boyfriend button-down. And, this year, they've updated the scout with a pastel palette (another runway trend you can bring to real life)!
J.Crew scout chino, $69.50, J.Crew