Adding a few menswear-inspired products to your closet can give you a classic look that is far from manly. Our style experts have some advice taken from his closet, but better suited for yours.
1. Blazers are the business.
Buttoned or unbuttoned, blazers are still hot. Keep yours girly with ruching pleats or pop shoulders. Try something like the Douglas blazer from BB Dakota, a 100% polyester-lined blazer made for business or pleasure. Don’t forget the fedora too!
2. Button-down shirts are timeless.
The classic menswear piece, button-down shirts can be paired with something frilly or lacy to chic up your style. Tucked or untucked, the button-down is a good standby.
3. Plaid isn’t just for the lumberjacks.
Pair your plaids with a ladylike cut, like a shirt of fitted shirt for a modern look. We recommend the DKNYC Tiered Ruffle Skirt as a must-have skirt this Fall. The 19-inch skirt with allover plaid print and side zip entry will look great with your knee socks and Nine West heels.
4. Lace doesn’t have to be limited to the bedroom.
A pop of something lacy, like the Bronte Lace Top from Free People, can add a vintage feel to your ensemble. Lace can really help your blouse pop too, serving as an accent piece when worn under it.
5. Skinny belts do a lot!
Skinny belts worn at the waist can bring the classic, all-white button-down to life in a snap. Keep your girlish figure by throwing on a skinny belt over a button-down or blazer.
6. Trousers are back.
Cropped, pleated or wide leg – there’s a cut for everyone. Trousers never really went away, but you’ll find many more options this Fall that are made just for you. Steve Madden makes excellent trousers for women, such as the Slick Pleated Pant.
7. Lace-up shoes can instantly update any outfit.
Whether it’s oxfords, boots or heels, a lace-up version can add a unique touch to your get-up. The Almund heels from Nine West will match your trousers or plaid skirt flawlessly and add a touch of sass to your Monday morning look.