11.24.2013

Menswear-Inspired

Checked prints, oversized topcoats and wool trousers are all evocative of this season's reimagination of menswear-inspired fashion. Designers from Jil Sander to Lanvin to Dries Van Noten revealed their visions of the effortless yet polished style of our counterparts on the FW13-14 runways. What's my interpretation? Classic trousers styled with a chic, feminine feel.

(Zara blazer; Fendi trousers, shoes, belt; Sondra Roberts clutch; Christian Dior ring)

The key is feminine accessories, paired with tailoring and proportion. I relied on the geometric metallic details in the clutch and mesh booties to bring movement to the solid colors. And as someone who is petite, I opted to cuff the pants and wear statement heels to keep the look from becoming unflattering on my figure. Case and point: before I was photoshoot ready, my boyfriend observed and said, "Those are some fancy sweat pants!" Le sigh

What do you think about my outfit? I hope this was fun and inspiring, and I look forward to reading your style advice on menswear-inspired fashion. Have a great week before Thanksgiving!

110 comments:

  1. I really love your pants, you look so chic!

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  2. I absolutely love this! The shoes and that clutch add just the right touch of sophistication.
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  3. I can't say enough how much I love this look - you look so sophisticated and elegant! I actually love those pants and the way you cuffed them! It adds a sort of casually undone vibe to the look that really elevates the entire look. Gorgeous!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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    1. Hi Deborah, thanks for your style input! And you're so sweet :) Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving xoxo

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  4. Lovin' the look so classy!
    Thanks for commenting, I'm following you now! XO ;)

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  5. Very nice look :)

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  6. Stunning. Love everything from head to toe. You look fantastic!

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  7. Love this look! You make men's wear look stunning!

    <3 Shannon
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  8. lovely blog :) your new follower :) xx
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  9. i love your heels :) following you here pleases follow back :) xx
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  10. You have no idea how much I love this kind of style and you pull it off so well!! <3
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  11. You have such an amazing style!! I LOVE your blog!
    Definitely following you! :)
    XO Karla
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  12. I adore the "borrowed from the boys" look! Looking fab, Doll! Hugs, T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  13. love the look! Want to follow each other on Bloglovin and Twiiter? If you do, let me know when you're following and I'll follow right back! x

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  14. classy look, love it specially the pants

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    stay fab,
    Miss Aa

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  15. Those fendi trousers are on point!!

    -Char
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  16. love your trousers!!
    great outfit
    xx
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  17. That is a very chic outfit. Very much up my alley. Can I ask you an unrelated question? What blog template are you using? I like your layout a lot.

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  18. loving the clutch huun ;)

    x
    sartob

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  19. Fabulous outfit! i love those sandals!!!

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  20. love this outfit!


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  21. guys... :D they just have no idea what's what when it comes to fashion :D anyway, of course I Iove this look! your shoes and the bag with all the metallic accents are a match made in heaven :)

    Maiken,
    Maikeni blogi - part of me

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  22. pretty outfit, you look fantastic :)



    PS: I follow you, follow me back :D

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  23. You look gorgeous, loving the clutch! xx

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  24. Hey! Thank you so much for your nice comment, I follow you now on GFC and instagram, so it's your turn :)
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  25. Great outfit, really love it! :)

    xx
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  26. So beautiful shoes and the look is stylish! Follow you on GFC

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  27. I really love your pants! Great styling too!

    xx Karolina
    CARAMODE

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  28. Everything about this outfit is fantastic, love your choice of stunning accessories. Hope you have a productive week ahead sweetheart!

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  29. Gorgeous outfit! Thanks for the visit. yes we can follow each other. Following now.
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  30. Very beautiful photos!

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  31. Amazing my dear! Love your sandals!
    xx

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  32. I love your look,kisses.
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  33. Amazing outfit :) Of course we can follow each other ;)
    Let me know when you follow me, so I can follow you back ;)

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  34. Great ispiration, your look is perfect

    Baci
    Alessia
    The New Art of Fashion

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  35. very beautiful and simple!

    Love the wool trousers

    x

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  36. Love love love your blog and style! Just followed you via GFC and Instagram :)

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  37. LOVE this look! Menswear inspired never looked so good!
    xx from Brooklyn,
    Davie and Erica

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  38. I like this look! very kakkoii!

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  39. yes dear. following, follow me back now? :)
    xoxo
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  40. gorgeous :) you pull off this look so well Jess <3

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  41. The geometric metallic purse is gorgeous!

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  42. You look so pretty, I love your outfit. Thank you for visiting, of course we can follow each other. I am now following you on GFC. I hope you will follow me back.

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  43. New to your blog, and I love it so far. Nice looks! Would love to follow each other.

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  44. Great look. So chic. Love it- and beautiful clutch bag. :)
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  45. OMG! I just explored your blog and love it ! Congrats :) Also, I am Turkish blogger if you want to look at my blog, you can reach this link ! :)

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  46. Your style is so chic and clean! Thank you for stopping by my blog. I followed you on Instagram and your blog! :)

    xoxo,
    Olivia Yuen
    Morning Blush Blog
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  47. Love the fit and style of your trousers, very unusual but ever so lovely with a good heel!


    Emma x

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  48. Fantastic look!! Thank you for visit my blog, now I follow you and I hope you follow me back
    Kisses

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  49. What a great look- super chic! The bag is especially stunning :)

    -Jen

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  50. Cool outfit. Love the heels.
    Adela x

    Misspinkstyle.net

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  51. Very nice look and amazing pictures!
    You look fabolous, the mens wear on woman looks very sexy
    maybe you would like to follow each other on GFC and Bloglovin¨?

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  52. So chic and edgy Jess. You look stunning!

    xo, Alina
    http://stylebyalina.com/3-ways-to-wear-a-skater-dress/

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  53. chic outfit
    I'm following u via GFC&bloglovin, hope u can follow back. THX XOXO

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  54. Thanks for your comment :)
    You look amazing! I love your pants and heels.
    I follow you now :)

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  55. so stylish, we love it all!
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  56. Great look, I love it! Your sandals are amazing!
    Of course I would like to follow each others blogs! I'm following you now via GFC, hope you'll follow me back!
    kisses

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  57. Incredible style and blog! :)

    I would like to invite you to my BLOG to take a look at my ideas! I would be so happy if we support each other! I will follow right back, just let me know!
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  58. I really like your style dear!
    Thanks for passing on my blog! I'll be glad to follow you, hoping you follow back :)

    xx

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  59. You look amazing in this menswear inspired outfit. Love the pants and that clutch!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  60. Gorgeous outfit! I especially love the clutchت
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  61. Love your look
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  62. Love this look. So much fun.

    Cheers,
    Janika

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  63. Beautiful look and stunning pics!!

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  64. You look lovely dear! ;)
    Thank you for your comment!
    I am following you on GFC, hope you follow back!

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  65. I love how you styled this outfit! The pants are beautiful!

    Lauren,
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  66. Superb outfit! I'm really liking the shirt your picked out :)
    xoxo

    -B ♡ MsBerryStylish 

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  67. Great look!!!)
    Thank you for your lovely comment in my blog) Sure, let's follow each other) following you now) please, follow me back)

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  68. thank you for your comment, followed you via GFC. hope you do the same for me ;)
    love your shoes and clutch!

    xx
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  69. You look fantastic! I love your style ad picrures, FOLLOWING NOW ;)

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  70. What a lovely heels! Perfect for a dress <3
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  71. I absolutely love your outfit, chic and stylish! I love how you added those heels and clutch and made the outfit so feminine.x Gorgeous heels. So pretty.x
    xxxx
    Stephanie
    vidathings.blogspot.co.uk

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  72. This is genius Jess! Love your clutch + heel combo!! You look gorgeous <3

    xoxo, Mango ❤
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  73. Love your clutch! Very nice blog!
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  74. Wauw, great outfit! Of course we can follow each other. :)
    I follow you now with GFC and in a few hours I will follow you on Instagram. (I haven't my phone here on this moment)
    Greets from Holland!
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  75. Awesome stylization<3

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  76. You look amazing!!! Love your shoes and pants and your sense of styling is fab. I am following you now,it's def your turn.
    Kisses..
    Hope we keep in touch.
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  77. amazing look! I love your shoes!

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  78. great look! I love it! xoxo

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  79. Amazing style!!!
    I'm following you on GFC, number 855.... now is your turn!!!
    Kissssssssssss

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  80. your blog is amazing! I'm now following you too :) you have a very inspiring style...

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  81. love your clutch :D

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  82. wow!! I love your style <3
    Amazing look! ;)

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  83. very inspiring style :)

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  84. Such a wonderful outfit!
    kisses)

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  85. Wonderful, classy look. I fell in love with your clutch, I want one too ! Kisses

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  86. Such a lovely menswear inspired look! I really like your metallic accessories :)

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  87. Thank you for visiting my blog! ;)
    Fantastic blog and beautiful outfit!!! :)

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  88. you look gorgeous!!!!!!!1

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  89. good outfit
    kisses :*

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  90. Checking on you.
    Have a lovely evening.

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  91. you look so lovely x adore your entire outfit!

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  92. I love this menswear look, especially your heels and the clutch. You look stunning, girl! Thank you for your lovely comment, I didn't find the time until now to respond ;-) Following you now of course, hope you'll do the same, xoxo
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    1. Thank you Laura! Saw your travel pictures and they are breathtaking :) xx

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  93. Hi dear, thanks for your nice comment in my blog of course we follow each other, I start now is your turn, by the way your look is so chic and sophisticated!

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  94. love your clutch and heels! you look stunning <3

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  95. Hi gorgeous! Your blog is amazing!! Would you like to follow each other? Take a look at my blog and let me know ;)
    Kisses from Argentina!!

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  96. Sweet Blog site. I dig the blog:)



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