This post is sponsored by Chico’s.
One of the big trends for fall is menswear, and Chico’s has just launched a new collection to showcase that trend, all with really wearable pieces that are easy to incorporate into both workwear and casual looks.
When Chico’s reached out to me to work on this post, I immediately went to their latest online catalog to see what had launched. I love how they style their pieces-it’s always inspiring and I can actually see myself wearing the clothing similarly to the way they have it shown in the catalogs. This time, as I “virtually” turned the pages, my eyes settled on an outfit and I knew THAT was the one. I just had to have it!
One of the trends that has already sprung up for 2019 is a midi skirt, and when I saw this black and white plaid, slightly reminiscent of a houndstooth in a midi skirt, I had to have it. The plaid is quite a statement piece, very strong and in the menswear theme, but still feminine when used in a soft, flowing midi skirt. The skirt looks quite tailored, but it actually has an elastic waist and is extremely comfortable to wear. Since I wore this outfit to a weekend brunch, I can attest that it is quite forgiving!! 😉
Chico’s had paired the skirt with another menswear inspired piece-a statement button down blouse. Usually I think of a button down blouse as a bit more of a masculine piece, but again, this one has a very feminine twist with cascading ruffles down the front, and oversized cuffs that you can roll back over onto themselves. This blouse also comes in white, but I liked having the black option to wear on a night out with some skinny jeans and a basic pair of black pumps for a date night or girls night out!
If I was wearing this to a conservative work environment, I would throw on a black blazer or leave it as is, but for a casual weekend look, I couldn’t resist adding this denim jacket. I already have the same jacket in white for the summer, and I can’t tell you how soft and comfortable the jacket is. Most denim jackets are stiff, and the better ones don’t have pockets, but the denim jackets from Chico’s are soft, fit just right (close to the body but not too tight) AND have pockets. They are the unicorns of the denim jacket world!
There are so many other gorgeous menswear inspired pieces right now at Chico’s-scroll down to see my favorites!