Borrowed from the Boys: How to Power Dress this Fall

The time for layering has arrived and the best way to make a statement is with trending menswear-inspired pieces in creative silhouettes.

By Sophia Liao

A checkered blazer goes a long way in adding structure to your look, and women often turn to this staple for office-wear. With this guide, you will learn how to work outfits that look like they were pulled right from your partner’s wardrobe. So, long gone are pieces without texture and in a spectrum of boring, solid colors. This fall, opt for 80s turtlenecks, blazers, and penny loafers that nod to American collegiate prep. Also, go for ladylike elegance with structured midi skirts topped with silky blouses or slouchy crewnecks, and tie it together with kitten-heel slingbacks. If you love wearing dresses in the fall, toss a plaid trench coat over a ruffled dress, and picture yourself running barefoot through the English countryside. Whether you’re in vast fields or confined to your office for the week, these are the pieces have the attitude to complement your boss-lady demeanor.

 

Checkered Wool Blazer, $695.0
Checkered Wool Blazer, $695.0

Gucci - checked single breasted blazer, $2980.0
Gucci – checked single breasted blazer, $2980.0

Chloé - micro checked blazer, $2395.0
Chloé – micro checked blazer, $2395.0

Balenciaga - Hourglass checked blazer, $2400.0
Balenciaga – Hourglass checked blazer, $2400.0

Angio Ruffled Blouse, $650.0
Angio Ruffled Blouse, $650.0

Scotch & Soda Ruffled Bell Sleeve Blouse, $135.0
Scotch & Soda Ruffled Bell Sleeve Blouse, $135.0

Sanctuary Prairie Ruffled Plaid Blouse, $89.0
Sanctuary Prairie Ruffled Plaid Blouse, $89.0

Ruffled Butterfly Print Blouse, $1475.0
Ruffled Butterfly Print Blouse, $1475.0

Moncler Wool Turtleneck Sweater, $480.0
Moncler Wool Turtleneck Sweater, $480.0

Turtleneck Sweater, $395.0
Turtleneck Sweater, $395.0

Whistles Chenille Mock-Neck Puff-Sleeve Sweater, $259.0
Whistles Chenille Mock-Neck Puff-Sleeve Sweater, $259.0

Women's Tricot Comme Des Garcons Reversible Trench Coat, $1273.0
Women’s Tricot Comme Des Garcons Reversible Trench Coat, $1273.0

Women's Msgm Ruffle Plaid Coat, $985.0
Women’s Msgm Ruffle Plaid Coat, $985.0

Women's Tibi Dominic Plaid Oversize Coat, $1150.0
Women’s Tibi Dominic Plaid Oversize Coat, $1150.0

Women's Sofie D'Hoore Plaid Wool Blend Car Coat, $1900.0
Women’s Sofie D’Hoore Plaid Wool Blend Car Coat, $1900.0

Women's A.l.c. Zandra Leopard Print Silk Midi Dress, $645.0
Women’s A.l.c. Zandra Leopard Print Silk Midi Dress, $645.0

Cole Haan Women's Laurel Penny Loafers Women's Shoes, $150.0
Cole Haan Women’s Laurel Penny Loafers Women’s Shoes, $150.0

Women's Sarto By Franco Sarto 'Jolette' Penny Loafer, $108.95
Women’s Sarto By Franco Sarto ‘Jolette’ Penny Loafer, $108.95

ASOS MARCO Suede Loafers, $72.0
ASOS MARCO Suede Loafers, $72.0

Petersyn - checkered skirt, $270.0
Petersyn – checkered skirt, $270.0

Gucci - GG logo A-line skirt, $980.0
Gucci – GG logo A-line skirt, $980.0

ASOS SWIFT Slingback Kitten Heels, $45.0
ASOS SWIFT Slingback Kitten Heels, $45.0

Abs by Allen Schwartz Pom-Pom Chandelier Earrings, $52.5
Abs by Allen Schwartz Pom-Pom Chandelier Earrings, $52.5

Women's Manolo Blahnik Rubiohi Over The Knee Boot, $1795.0
Women’s Manolo Blahnik Rubiohi Over The Knee Boot, $1795.0

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