While there are plenty of daring trends to try this fall (like pastel furs, oversize polka dots and insanely mixed prints), nothing feels more on-trend than cozy, classic menswear-inspired pieces. Think old-school Ralph Lauren; equestrian-esque pieces like cable-knit sweaters, grandpa plaids and penny loafers – but with a modern, feminine spin, of course.
The pieces below perfectly illustrate this trend. Instead of taking direct inspiration from stuffy men’s pieces, choose items that just hint at the trend. Stick to a neutral palette of camel, cream, and olive, but add pops of rich color with an orange scarf and yellow pants to keep it fresh. Similarly, a tiny retro plaid looks perfect – even a little sexy – on a fitted blazer worn open, with a solid tank underneath.
Wearing chic, modern shapes also keeps this trend current. Buy a chunky cable knit a few sizes too big and wear it slouchy with skinny pants and riding boots (or the penny loafer heels, which add a sophisticated touch to any outfit). Or invest in a loose, asymmetrical jacket done in a giant red-and-charcoal check pattern. Finishing touches like a sporty puffer vest, a vintagey envelope purse and a dainty chain-link bracelet complete the look.
- Plaid blazer, H&M, $29.95
- Yellow pants, H&M, $14.95
- Loafer heels, H&M, $49.95
- Silk-cashmere wrap scarf, J.Crew, $75
- Envelope bag, H&M, $24.95
- Knitted Cable-Knit Sweater, Topshop, $76
- Chain-link bracelet, H&M, $4.95
- Felt flared-back jacket, Thakoon, $590
- Quilted vest, J.Crew, $98
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