round up: man up.

This falls luxe fabrics and feminine florals make the perfect compliment to another hot trend: menswear-inspired looks. Fabrications such as houndstooth, plaid and pinstripes typically found in the menswear department are finding their way onto everything from jackets to coats to shoes.

Part of this trend includes chunky-heeled loafers in fabulous colors such as royal blue and gold.  These look great for a casual look with jeans and a sweater or are a perfect way to step up your work look.

With this trend it’s great to incorporate unexpected feminine pieces. For example, consider pairing a houndstooth pant with one of this season’s bell sleeve blouses or pair a pinstripe top with a complementary fall floral.

In a colder climate, consider investing in a menswear-inspired coat which adds flair to your winter look.  The cocoon shape works really well with this look. Style the coat with this season’s over-the-knee boots.

Happy styling… xx amanda brooke

Theory Stretch Cotton Back Zip Skinny Leg Pant.Theory Wool Check Double-Breasted Coat.; AG Teagan Shell.Club Monaco Giordanna Loafer.
Loeffler Randall Rosa Flat Houndstooth Patterned Coat.

Robert Clergerie Alice Suede Slip On Loafers.

H&M Circle Skirt.Barbara Bui Checks Printed Wool Mini Skirt.

Loeffler Randall Jasper Tassel Oxford.Forever 21 Faux Leather Loafers.Barbara Bui Leather Brogues.

See by Chloe Decorative Bow Cotton Poplin Shirt.Equipment x Kate Moss Slim Signature Clean Shirt.

Mackage Keeley Dual Leather Crossbody.; Jason Wu Mini Saddle Bag. Hearfest Jo Cross Body Bag.