Fall Fashion Fever: Structurally Sound

A polished, structured look is never out of style, and this fall’s pieces are tailored to a military-inspired T. Shape up your style with clean lines, fitted jackets, and lots of collars.

The Jacket

The inspiration: Bill Blass RTW Fall ‘12. Get the look: Kenneth Cole New York Skirted Trench

At the peak of Seattle’s windy fall, a go-to jacket is a must. Give any outfit instant sophistication by throwing on a classic navy trench. With a tailored, double-breasted top, and flirty, skirted bottom, this Kenneth Cole belted jacket is both chic and flattering.

Kenneth Cole New York Skirted Trench | $178 | Nordstrom

The Dress

Balance conservative and coquette with a medium-length bodycon dress. Take a cue from Bill Blass’s color blocked fall collection and choose a streamlined, edgy dress. Pair it with boots, dressing it up with knee-highs or down with booties or combats.

Leather Zip Dress | $495 | Michael Kors

The Collar

Remember dickies? They aren’t just for your grandma anymore. With H&M’s embellished collar, shown above with a basic sweater, you can add a touch of structured sophistication to anything from a tee to a shift dress. Use it to have an accessorized impact while staying simple.

Collar Sweater | $24.95 | H&M