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Fall menswear blazers and how to style one

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fall menswear blazers outfit: large gold hoop earrings / Bobbi Brown lipstick “Lilac” / black short sleeve tee / oversize menswear blazer / distressed boyfriend jeans / Chloe handbag / Chanel holiday nail polish / black boots (old, similar pair here on major sale!)

The menswear trend is still going strong, and fall menswear blazers are a huge way to rock this runway trend on the street. I love the menswear blazer trend, because it reminds me of one of my favorite trends from the 1990s; the blazer trend!

In the 1990s, the blazers we wore over jeans were usually gabardine, or a rougher wool fabrication. They were typically black, or near black. My blazer was by DKNY and it was such a dark shade of green, most people mistook it for black. I loved that blazer, and wore it often. Now that the trend has returned, I am sad that I don’t own it any more!

The difference between the menswear blazer trend of the 1990s, and the fall menswear blazers trend of 2017, is that we have more options this time around. The perfect fall blazer does not need to be black, or near black. It can be any color from this season’s color palette; plus, it can be houndstooth or plaid. Love that!

If you are wondering how to wear the fall menswear blazers trend, it is super easy; just add jeans! Menswear blazers look on point this season when paired with jeans. While you can throw one over a dress, the ideal way to wear one is with jeans. It is an easy outfit to create, it’s comfortable, and it can make any jeans and tee combo look put together. Love!

I’m really happy with the blazer I found for the fall season. It isn’t too heavy, so I can wear it when temperatures reach the 70’s. Since our fall season here in the Bay Area is typically moderate to warm, this weight of jacket is perfect. The oversize silhouette is flattering too; if you have some junk in the trunk you would like to hide, like I do. haha Lastly, I am in love with the frayed hemline on this blazer. I think it adds a little somethin’ somethin’.

Shop my fall menswear blazer outfit:

What do you think of the menswear blazer trend this season? Will you be rocking it too?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

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Faux fur fall 2017 | coats and jackets

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pictured: faux fur coat / handbag / jeans (old, similar here) / booties (old, similar here)

Faux fur is a huge trend for the fall 2017 season. It was splashed all over the fall/winter 2017/18 runways, and it is taking the streets by storm. This is one runway-to-the-streets trend which cannot be ignored.

I love faux fur fall 2017. The faux fur coats, and faux fur jackets, we are seeing for the fall 2017 season are lighthearted, fun, soft, and so very cozy! There is absolutely no reason to seek out real fur, faux fur has so many more options, is just as soft and cozy, costs less then real fur, and no animals are harmed in the making of it. Love that!

The faux fur fall 2017 trend is two-fold; when it comes to coats, look for styles which hit around the knee. If you are looking more for a faux fur jacket, look for shorter styles which hit at the belt. You may also start to see shoulder pads inside faux fur coats, and faux fur jackets, this fall 2017 season. The 80’s are starting to creep into pockets of fashion, so be on the lookout for powerful, but never exaggerated, shoulders.

Styles of faux fur coats, and faux fur jackets, for the fall 2017 season range from classic, luxurious black, to avant-garde and playful prints, chevron patterns, stripes, and bold hues. Why not brighten up a dreary fall or winter day with a brightly colored, faux fur coat!? Love!

There are faux fur coats and faux fur jackets in all price ranges this autumn season. You can find many styles starting around $100, and for designer labels, you will see faux fur well above $1000. For a good quality, soft, warm and cozy faux fur cover-up, I would recommend looking around in the $250 price range; and up. I have noticed some of the styles under $250 may shed. If you happen upon a faux fur coat or jacket which sheds, you can store it in the freezer overnight before wearing it. This usually helps keep the shedding to a minimum.

Faux fur fall 2017 can be worn casually, or dressed up. This is a great trend because you can invest in one fabulous coat, and wear it for any occasion! Faux fur can be worn with jeans, or over a cocktail dress; it is so versatile! With jackets, the versatility is limited. If you go for a faux fur jacket which has a moto or stadium jacket cut, then it may be too casual to pair with an evening ensemble. If you are looking for something to wear for any occasion, I would recommend a coat versus a jacket. BUT, if you want something on trend, for casual days, a jacket is a great way to go. It is up to you and how you think you will wear it this fall season.

Here are a few faux fur jackets and faux fur coats around the web, you can shop now. I hope you love them!

Happy shopping, and stay fabulous 😉


The return of the pleated skirt

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wearing: blue tassel earrings / Chanel lipstick / blue ruffle sleeve top / black leather and silver watch / Chanel fall nail polish / Givency bag / bold silver cuff (on major sale!!) / black metallic pleated fall skirt / blue velvet booties (so comfy!!)

Remember a couple of years ago when pleated skirt were all the rage? They seemed to disappear for one year, and now they are back! For fall 2017, pleated fall skirts are hotter then hot; and I am thrilled!

I love pleated skirts for fall because they are a flattering silhouette on almost every body type. Pleated skirts can be dressed up for dinner, the theater, church, or date night. They can also be worn casually with street sneakers, flats, or sandals for a feminine daytime look. Love that!

Two years ago, pleated skirts were being shown in solid colors, and in prints. They were usually made from a polyester fabric. For fall 2017, pleated skirts are being shown in velvet, faux suede, and thick, autumnal fabrications. This metallic skirt I am wearing in this post is made from a thin, faux suede-like fabric which feels so luxurious. Love!

These photos were taken while I was in New York for fashion week. I wore this outfit on Sunday when I attended seven shows. The shows I attended that day were Francesca Liberatore, Dan Liu, Nina Tiari, Leanne Marshall, Rinat Brodach, Vivienne Hu, and Jared Zhang. Whew! It was a full day, I am not quite sure how I squeezed in any food! Room service is a life saver during fashion week!

I’m excited about this skirt because back home, I can wear it casually with a sweater and boots during the day, or I can dress it up with a black top and high heels for evening occasions. This will be my go-to skirt for fall!

These booties also happen to be a new favorite of mine. They are really comfortable, and kept me going all day long! The velvet is soft and the heel hits my foot in the right spot to give me a bit of arch support. I am looking forward to wearing these often during fall with skirts, dresses, and jeans.

The next item on my wish list is a velvet pleated skirt. I cannot wait to find the perfect one! Fingers crossed I find one in blue or burgundy. Wouldn’t that be fabulous! What do you think of the pleated skirt trend for fall 2017? Is this one you will be wearing?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

Photos by Dawn/Fashion Should Be Fun

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