The face of fall fashion is snarling, and it comes dressed to the nines. This season it’s all about power, and power-dressing has never looked sleeker. The merging of sportswear and formal dressing has been a long time coming, and fall will mark the trends’ coming out party. Mixing and matching formal staples with effortless active-wear is smart dressing with a twist. The work-to -gym get up has slowly replaced ironic nerd chic, adding illusive cache to your retro Nike kicks and wool suit. Whether or not you go from work to gym, power-dressing is all about adding force to function with statement suiting and kick ass casual dressing.
Whether or not you go from work to gym, power-dressing is all about adding force to function with statement suiting and kick ass casual dressing.
Statement suiting hits the road running with smart prints, a Savile Row cut, discrete pops of color and eccentric footwear. Grey wool pants meet icy blue techno fabrics for a sleek canvas. Stick with small whimsical printed button downs and add oranges and maroons with belts and socks, or make a loud punch with a brightly patterned scarf.
Casual dressing with a kick means turning your amp up to 11 with bold accessories and staple jackets. Give attitude to your structured wool jacket or overcoat with flashy active wear and slim fit jeans. Fluorescent shoes aren’t just for the track, and if you’re feeling gutsy match that neon piping with a bracelet or a tie.
Brioni Donegal Tweed Wool-Blend Blazer ($4,575 – mrporter.com) / Sandro Printed Cotton-Blend Shirt ($270 – mrporter.com) / J.Crew 484 Slim-Fit Selvedge Jeans ( $150 – mrporter.com) / J. Crew Chunky ribbed cotton socks ($10 – jcrew.com) / Drake’s Kelim Printed Wool and Silk-Blend Scarf ($435 – mrporter.com) / Folk Taylor Leather-Trimmed Woven Belt ($100 – mrporter.com) / Miansai® hook bracelet ($55 – jcrew.com)/ Nike Air Vortex ($85 – zappos.com)