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Posted: Oct 08 2014

Tux Redux


Menswear as womenswear is nothing new. Ditto for women wearing suiting, ever since Yves Saint Laurent dressed his muse Bianca Jagger in a super-fitted smoking suit decades ago. But what’s old is new again, thanks to stylish celebs like Angelina Jolie, Cara Develignge, Kelly Osbourne and Kourtney Kardashian who recently borrowed from the boys by wearing women’s tuxedos on major red carpets this year.


Although these ladies are hitting the red carpet every night, there’s no reason you can’t get in on their sophisticated tuxedo-inspired looks for everyday. Here, are three pegged and tuxedo striped pants from our Fall collection, and a guide on how to build your look around them for dressy charity galas, work wardrobe and even casual weekend looks.


Nighttime glam

Our Straight Leg Pant with Tuxedo Stripe can easily be dressed up into a classic tuxedo look by pairing them with a jacket like the Long Lean Blazer. If you’re feeling particularly daring, strategically pin and double stick tape it without wearing anything underneath – except your décolletage. Other options are pairing a white shirt like the Pleated Shoulder Blouse to go for a classic tuxedo look, or add dimension with layers in our Cheyenne Vest . With any of these options, accessorize with statement earrings, a chic clutch and classic black pumps.


Office appropriate

Since the Pleated Pant with Tuxedo Stripe has a naturally looser look, these are the perfect tuxedo pants for office wear. Play with proportions by pairing them with a fitted top, like the Faux Leather Shell Top tucked in. Finish the look with an attention-seeking necklace, bold handbag and a cool addition to fall fashion the “shootie”.


Weekend wear

While the Faux Suede Pegged Pant incorporates a tuxedo stripe, its detailing and fabric gives it more of a sporty look. Embrace their casual nature by pairing them with a relaxed bomber jacket. Slip on a comfy pair of flats, your favorite worn tee and sweeping hair back in a low pony.


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