Fall Trend Alert: Menswear

Men’s inspired womenswear took over the Fall 2014 runways. All designers interpreted it differently such as office appropriate at Dior, military at Versace and Celine, school at Prada, and evening at Jason Wu and Thom Browne. Striking suits and relaxed ensembles create a strong look for bold women. Now for a mini fashion history lesson: In 1966, Yves Saint Laurent introduced his invention of the tuxedo for women called Le Smoking. This idea of women wearing menswear was revolutionary for the time and spread like wildfire. Hedi Slimane, creative director of Saint Laurent, is still continuing the houses trademark today. He knows how to combine mod,rock n’ roll, sex appeal, and menswear into something truly stunning. There is nothing sexier or more chic than a woman in a impeccable suit. It is empowering, sophisticated, and elegant. You can feminize it with punchy colors (Gucci), beautiful fabrications, or little details like fringe or piping. My personal favorite, wearing a tuxedo dress to give your ensemble an “oops I forgot my pants” feeling. I am obsessed with menswear for women because, whether boxy of nipped-in at the waist, it works for everyone and can go anywhere. When purchasing a suit always get it tailored so it isn’t to frumpy. You never want to look like you actually stole your boyfriend’s suit. Always balance out the feminine and masculine like a suit plus bold makeup and fierce heels equals fabulous. Also, consider taking your suit outside of the office by wearing it for evening with a statement necklace. You can also ditch the trousers for jeans for a day look. Menswear doesn’t just stop at suits. Overcoats, oxfords, and even bow ties have all been worn by women. If your too shy to commit to a full on look, try inspired accents with men’s suiting fabrics or a cool button-down. This menswear style is more than just a passing trend because it never goes out of style. Men’s inspired womenswear is the never-ending “it” thing. Be careful though because you are sure to show up your man.

AS

The Chic Peak

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