Do you ever sneak into your guy's closet to steal his clothes? I often find myself gravitating towards satchels, elbow patch sweaters and plaid scarves over trendy handbags and skirts. Particularly for this time of year, comfy classics like sweaters, button-up shirts, and pea-coats are simple and effortless, not to mention insulating! The menswear look seems to be a trend this year, however, it's been around for a very long time. Katherine Hepburn was famous for stealing from the men's department back in the 30′s and helped make trousers fashionable for women to wear. Mens clothing doesn't change a whole lot season to season while it seems women are expected to chase trends every quarter. I'd prefer to keep my closet classic, even if it means stealing a few pieces from the guys. Here's a look at my top picks for the season.
1. Plaid Scarf
This soft, lightweight scarf is made from brushed twill and is the perfect match for cute fall dresses and boots. If you love plaid but are afraid of going out head to toe in it, here's the perfect touch.
$29.50 at Lands' End Canvas
2. Dotted Blue Button-Up
This all-over dotted shirt would be super cute belted up with a blazer, jeans and heels! The tiny dots are on trend this season but certainly a classic that can stay in your closet year to year. $241.76 at Grandpa
3. Field Bag
This satchel, inspired by vintage military bags, is great for overnight trips. It's a classic fall bag for guys or girls and looks good paired with anything in a fall wardrobe from plaid skirts to worn in jeans. It's charm increases with age as there's nothing so chic as worn-in leather.
$241.76 at J.Crew
4. Fair Isle Cardigan
This cozy cardigan looks like it was stolen from grandpa's closet. Pair it with a straight skirt and cozy tights for the ultimate in autumn comfort.
$169 at Jack Wills
5. Plaid Cotton Shirt
This Swedish organic cotton button-up looks equally good with a pair of jeans or layered with a sweater, skirt, and belt. The bright plaid pattern is a classic that will stay in your wardrobe from season to season.
$136 at Grandpa
6. The Cromleigh Jacket
This navy rain jacket is perfect for layering on cold, rainy days. Channel your inner English girl by pairing this jacket with a skirt, tights and your favorite Wellies.
$169 at Jack Wills
7. Chukka Boots
These Chukka boots with leather laces are handmade in Maine. Pair these classic shoes with rolled up jeans, sheath dresses and skirts. Their texture and hand-stitched details make this pair of chukkas extra special.
$360 at Blackbird
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