Runway trends can be intimidating, but there are ways transition the most popular looks from the shows into your everyday wardrobe. Style expert Petra Flannery is spotlighting five of the hottest trends of the season, with looks on how (and how not) to wear them.

Thigh-High Slit Skirts & Dresses
thigh high skirt

How to Wear: Long and flowing is key. Pair with equally flowy silk tops or form-fitting camisoles tucked in.

What to Avoid: Slits that are too high, skirts that are too form-fitting.

Try: L'AGENCE Crinkled Satin Maxi Skirt, $350.00

Printed Denim


How To Wear: Looks great with booties or sandals and neutral, casual tops.

What to Avoid: Bright printed jeans paired with bright printed tops can be a little jarring. Try to tone down with neutrals. Let the jean be the focal point.

Try: Current/Elliot Stiletto Plaid Jeans, $188.00

The Leather Short


How to Wear: Leather shorts look amazing with black opaque tights, short boots or a great pair of heels and any type of laid-back top.

What to Avoid: Try not to overdo the leather. Pairing with a number of other leather accents can be overwhelming. Tone down the edge of black leather with a mix of non-leather fabrics.

Try: Alexander Wang Leather Shorts, $625

The Peplum


How To Wear: Wear cute ballet flats or a simple high heel. The peplum is big this season and creates an air of prim femininity.

What to Avoid: Peplums can accentuate full hips so pay attention to the length and position of the peplum for a look that is most flattering.

Try: Zara Dress with Frill at the Waist, $99.00

Sheer Silk Tops


How To Wear: Best worn over spaghetti strap camisoles during the day or for the less sheer silks over a solid bra for a sexier evening look.

What to Avoid: If wearing to the office or for business-related events, definitely pair with a camisole so the look isn't too revealing.

Try: Paper Crown Celsia Blouse, $238.00