4 Ways to Wear the Menswear-Inspired Trend This Fall

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Jason Wu, Dolce and Gabbana, Karen Walker & Céline Fall 2011 RTW | Courtesy of Elle

Of all the popular fall 2011 trends we've talked about here at CF, the menswear-inspired look is arguably the season's hottest. From loafers and oxfords to suspenders and blazers, the androgynous look is in this fall.

Need some outfit ideas before you rock this trend? Whether your style is classic, edgy, girly or more laid-back, we've got you covered. Scroll on down to check out four stylish, fall-appropriate ways to wear the menswear-inspired trend:

Modern Day Katharine Hepburn

Menswear-inspired outfit 1

Product Info: Sweater- Forever 21, Belt- Anthropologie, Earrings- Forever 21, Clutch- H&M, Pants- Zara, Loafers- Debenhams

Create a timeless, yet simple menswear-inspired look by pairing a striped pullover sweater with some fitted ankle-cuff trousers and a pair of classic loafers. Add a braided belt and some statement earrings for interest. Finish this look with a sleek envelope clutch for a neutral-colored outfit that's anything but boring.

A Trendy Approach

Menswear-inspired outfit 2

Product Info: Blouse- Dorothy Perkins, Trousers- Forever 21, Necklace- H&M, Turband- Nasty Gal, Ring- House of Harlow 1960, Pumps- ASOS

For a truly "borrowed-from-the-boys" look, try wearing some streamlined trousers with built-in suspenders, like the ones above. Wear these trousers with jade green blouse for a splash of rich color, then add some stacked loafer heels and a simple turband to up the trend factor another notch. For a finishing touch, add some quirky-cool jewelry like this patterned cocktail ring and pocket-watch style necklace.

Boy Meets Girl

Menswear-inspired outfit 3

Product Info: Blazer- Forever 21, Blouse- House of Fraser, Watch- American Apparel, Tights- Urban Outfitters, Shorts- Miss Selfridge, Shoes- DSW

If you love pretty and feminine outfits, but still want to try out some menswear-inspired pieces, this look is for you! Start by pairing a printed tie-neck blouse with some structured berry-colored shorts, then layer on sheer tights and a sharp blazer in a soft blush shade for some extra warmth. Add some oxford heels and a practical watch for an outfit that perfectly balances both masculine and feminine pieces.

Cozy & Casual

Menswear-inspired outfit 4

Product Info: Hat- ModCloth, Shirt- Old Navy, Cardigan- Forever 21, Jeans- Lord & Taylor, Boots- Delia's, Rings- Dorothy Perkins

This is the perfect outfit for a laid-back autumn afternoon. Wear some slouchy straight-leg boyfriend jeans with a cozy flannel shirt. Next, add a collegiate-style cardigan and some rugged-yet-comfy lace-up boots. Finally, accessorize with a knit hat and some stacked rings for a look that was made for enjoying the cool fall weather.

Your thoughts?

What do you think of this trend? Would you ever wear a menswear-inspired look? Which outfit is your favorite? Let me know what you think by leaving a comment below!

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