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Trending Tuesday: #menswear Inspired

#menswear trend in the world of alicia

#menswear trend in the world of alicia

If the world of alicia was the internet #menswear inspired trends would totally be trending this fall!  Come fall, menswear inspired looks are always on trend.  There’s something about menswear that is just classic when it comes to applying towards a women’s trend.  If you take a peek on my pinterest you’ll find TONS of menswear inspired looks but what I’m LOVING this fall is mark.’s boy meets girl fashion this season!

#menswear Trends

#menswear Trends

Boy Meets Girl:  You take a more masculine shape and put a more girly finishing touch to achieve this trend.  For me it has to still look like you’re wearing something made for a girl with the right silhouettes but made trendy with the fabrics and finishes.  For example how mark. did classic mixed with trendy with shapes, like the boxy tee, and details, like the mesh cut-outs!

Making Menswear Work

Making Menswear Work

Work Wear:  Working in trendy items for work isn’t always easy but when in doubt, layer in a classic white button down.  I LOVE how mark. styled the Any Day Tee and Day To Day Dress over a crisp white shirt.  A tip so simple but I never think to do this!  Pleated pants maybe should stay in the men’s department but when you make them slim, in a fluid fabric and in an ankle cut like these mark. Keeping Track Pants they become wardrobe must haves.

Need For Tweed

Need For Tweed

Need For Tweed:  Fall fabrics to me mean menswear, plaids, birdseye, houndstooh, tweed and more!  I love love love all the luxe fabrics come back in the fall, even if it is just the print.  The best way to wear these fabrics I think is in a coat, it just looks rich and makes a statement.  The Need For Tweed Coat from mark. has me smitten!  Wearing a coat like this over a cute little dress (like the mark. Day To Day Dress) is an easy (and warm) take on a Friday night look.  Don’t forget the leathers!  (or faux leathers) in a sturdy handbag (you KNOW I’ve been all about this  Neutral Territory Bag) and killer shoe/bootie!

Gilt Trip

Gilt Trip

Finishing Touches:  Like any look it’s the finishing touches that make it all come together.  For menswear I personally love adding some sleek metallic finishes and again mark.’s fall jewelry has the perfect solutions.  They compliment the menswear trend, not compete.  The lariat necklace has to be my #1 on the wish list.

Shop The Trends

Shop The Trends

Shop The Trends:  Usually I’m inspired by a ton of different images, shops, bloggers but seriously this time the mark. magalog was all the inspiration I needed.  I seriously want ALL OF THIS.  If you’re a capsule collection shopper, as in you buy all things that mix and match together for a season, then this is the ultimate!  I’m so all over the place and like different styles on the daily so I shop more for key pieces.  If I HAD TO pick just a few key pieces to add to my collection I think first is the Neutral Territory Bag (and yes I did already pick this one up so of course it’s my #1), followed by the Need For Tweed Coat, Keeping Track Pants, Fine Lines Lariat and Top Story Hat.  These are all classics for your wardrobe that you can wear again and again and mix with what you already have.  What menswear trends are you loving?

You can shop the trend at my eBoutique at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger ALSO there is a FREE SHIP code TREATS for any order over $25 and 20% off of a $60 order with promo code AVONFB60.

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Killer LBD Alert – mark. Ace In The Hole Dress

Killer LBD Alert - mark. Ace In The Hole Dress

Killer LBD Alert – mark. Ace In The Hole Dress

I don’t even need to discuss why LBD’s are perfect/must-haves/favorite but I do need to discuss my latest favorite – the mark. Ace In the Hole Dress.  This dress was released in the first wave of fall from mark. which means I’ve had time to really get a good read on it.  And the word on is, it’s KILLER!  This dress is unique enough to feel special but classic enough for the everyday.  I’ve worn it to work, to church, a benefit and to celebrate my birthday!  Needless to say, it’s a winner.

mark. Ace In Hole Cutout Details

mark. Ace In Hole Cutout Details

The cut out details are what MAKE the dress.  I really like that they are both the top and bottom.  The fabric is somewhat similar to a ponte so it has some stretch and holds it’s shape.  Plus it conceals the stomach area a bit and we all know a dress that does that is a winner!  It’s also hard to find a good short sleeve dress.  This time of year I’m not really wanting to wear a sleeveless style, so just another reason this dress is killer!

mark. All Four It Bracelet Set and Neck and Neck Choker Set

mark. All Four It Bracelet Set and Neck and Neck Choker Set

These easy accessories don’t take away from the simplicity of the dress but are still unique enough to be trendy.  The mark. All Four It Bracelet Set and Neck and Neck Choker Set have been my staples lately.  They just go with everything!  mark. does a great job on designing pieces that are trendy and you won’t find anywhere else but still are really easy to wear.  Funny how jewelry really just is that must-have finishing touch!

mark. Ace In The Hole Dress

mark. Ace In The Hole Dress

For under $100 you can have a full look that will not only be unique and trendy but an addition to your wardrobe that you’ll get good use out of.  I never feel guilty for buying a killer LBD I can wear again and again.  This look would look just as cute with boots and a cardi and really with a name like Ace In Hole it’s just plain fun! You can shop the full look at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and be sure to use PROMO CODE: PLANETSPA for your FREE Avon Planet Spa gift of choice for orders of $75 or more!

Got an Ace in the hole!?

Got an Ace in the hole!?