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

Stella McCartney One-Button Jacket, $1,645

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.

Stella McCartney Triple-Lapel Tuxedo Jacket, $1,965

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

Joseph ‘Lennox; Pinstripe Braced Trousers, $465

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.

Stella McCartney ‘Falabella’ Pinstripe Fold-Over Tote Bag, $1,300

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.

3.  Dresses

Karen Millen Brocade Bubble Dress, $280

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.

Jil Sander White/Cream Textured Cotton Blend Dress, $591

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

Lanvin Women’s Flat Suede Oxford, $595

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.

Christian Louboutin ‘Zazou’ Python Pointed-Toe Derby Flats, $1,495

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

Alexander Wang High-Waisted Bootcut Crepe Trousers, $854

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.

3.1 Phillip Lim ‘Grunge’ Charmeuse & Organza Stripe Trousers, $495

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.

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Susan Linney
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    Joyce 2013/11/01 Reply

    LOVE LOVE LOVE those pants!

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