Jeanne Beker: Suit yourself with tailored separates to start off fall

Menswear-inspired womenswear will always be in style. Jeanne picks her favourite tailored separates to start off fall.

Hats off (A)
The Saucy Milliner, 10 Case Goods Ln., $550
“Oh, hat designers — bless them! What they do is truly for the love of fashion. You’ll add an incredible amount of panache to an outfit with this.”

Mod-ern appeal (B)
Davids, 66 Bloor St. W., $418
“These are nice and funky and chunky with a mod feel going on. Nice pony skin detail, thick rubber sole and a big fat piece of Velcro. Make a statement!”

Don’t mess (C)
Judith & Charles, Bayview Village, $395
“This great little dress is as sexy as can be. We all love our pinstripes, and these ones are going to elongate and flatter. You look like you mean business.”

A case of you (D)
Rudsak, Vaughan MIlls, $345
“This is so beautiful — it’s really a tailored bag and reminds me of a little old-fashioned briefcase. Love the hardware and the compartments.”

Check-y ’tude (E)
Smythe at Andrews, Bayview Village, $595
“Smythe always does such great jackets. Their cuts are fantastic — there’s a beautiful shape to the collar. This window pane has a real ’70s feel.”

Tie one on (F)
Joshua David,2525 Yonge St., $258
“Such a cute little A-line skirt. The fabric is wonderful. You think of your dad’s ties when you see this real nostalgic feel to the print.”

Dots ’n’ dashes (G)
AllSaints, Yorkdale Shopping Centre, $298
“A fun little silk shirt. I love the print, and you can drape it in different ways. It’s just like a vintage sports shirt.”

Schnabel style (H)
Intermix, 130 Bloor St. W., $660
“This almost feels like pajamas with the polka dots going on. It’s structured but it’s soft; it’s masculine and it’s feminine. Wear this year round.”

A soft edge (I)
Kaelen,, $340
“Kaelen is really a great designer. These are done in a beautiful blush crepe with an elasticized waist. It’s a relaxed pant but very chic.”

A cut above (J)
Clementine’s Luxury, 1260 Yonge St., $695
“What a great Dries Van Noten vest — this is a classic piece. It’s got a tuxedo shawl collar and beautiful peplum waist for a feminine shape.”

Silky side (K)
Carbon, 2591 Yonge St., $240
“I love this silk Equipment blouse. It feels so sumptuous. It’s that rich indigo blue colour with pinstripes. Just a great shirt.”

Dapper dame (L)
Gucci at Holt Renfrew, 50 Bloor St. W., $895
“This is an eye-popper — it’s a wow shoe. There’s such an edge and such an air of elegance to them. I’m sure your boyfriend will envy you.…”

Show your skin (M)
Aldo, Hillcrest Mall, $100
“We see a lot of these men’s-style oxfords around, but this one has so much interest with the various printed layers. Very on-trend with the snakeskin. ”

Post City’s fashion columnist, Jeanne Beker, is one of Canada’s most trusted a­­uthorities on style and fashion, having covered the industry for more than 25 years as a journalist, speaker and author. Now watch Jeanne in her current style editor role on the Shopping Channel’s ‘Style Matters with Jeanne Beker.’

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