This Flattering Runway Trend Is Meant For Spring, but So Easy to Wear Now

You're not the only one who questions whether a runway look is actually wearable. So often designers play up their collections to achieve a theme or make their shows memorable. But once we whittle away the glamour and uncover next season's trends, it's easy to find universal styles that will work for you. In fact, there's one simple combination we're already spotting everywhere, and we're calling it the waist panel.

All it takes is a wide strap or contrast strip of material that breaks up an outfit, sort of like a makeshift colorblock. The accessory not only adds polish, but elongates the torso. Whether you pull it off by layering a crop top over a tight, printed tank or you invest in a chunky belt is up to you. Read on to see the different iterations we've spotted so far, then shop for the right pieces to achieve the look.