Menswear-Inspired Trends: 5 of our Favorites for Fall
Borrow some boyish looks this season with the following five menswear-inspired fall trends. From boxy blazers to embellished oxfords, there’s a stylish girls’ spin to each of the following super-chic pieces.
1. Boxy Blazers
Notched lapels, long sleeves and button cuffs give this black wool blazer its masculine edge, while the piped lining and fold-up collar feminize the piece perfectly.
There’s no better way to embrace menswear style than to give a nod to the timeless tuxedo. We love how this blazer’s crisp white color stands out against the black lapels, as well as the loose flap pockets that are placed flatteringly at the hip.
2. Pinstripe Patterns
Those slim parallel lines knows as pinstripe — a pattern once reserved for men’s business attire — is now commonplace in women’s wear, as well. These grey wool trousers, with removable suspender straps, are sleek, sophisticated and intricately tailored with a fitted waistband to flatter a female silhouette.
Take pinstripe to a whole new level with this stunning Stella McCartney bag. The top chain handles and slouchy, fold-over design means it can be carried as either a tote or clutch, or you can use the silver shoulder strap to wear it cross-body.
The deep V-neck and cinched banded waist make this dress super sexy, while the contrasting, silky lapels give it a subtle shot of tuxedo-inspired style.
This cream-colored shirtdress is ultra feminine, yet still has a hint of menswear-inspired style with its folded collar and tuxedo bib. It also has a fitted bodice and full skirt, making it a pretty winter white wardrobe piece.
4. Oxford Shoes
A classic style when it comes to men’s shoes, oxfords can easily be adapted to flatter women’s feet, as this suede pair from Lanvin makes clear. Pair them with jeans, black trousers or even a leg-flattering mini skirt.
If you’re looking to add some extra oomph to your oxfords, put on this python pair. Not only is the textured pattern exquisite, but the bottom is rendered with Louboutin’s signature red leather sole, making it clear that these shoes are for ladies only.
5. High-Waist Trousers
With menswear-inspired tailoring, these high-waist trousers are figure flattering, cleanly creased and classy. Plus, the bootcut style adds the illusion of length, which is key for shorter women, especially when paired with heels.
A straight-leg style is also ultra flattering for females. This high-waist, charmeuse- and organza-embellished pair of trousers are definitely for the more daring fashionistas. But nonetheless, the silky, eye-catching stripes in contrasting shades make them wonderfully and uniquely chic.