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Fall Fashion: Trends You’ll Want In Your Closet

Fall is one of our favorite times to take clients shopping. If you live in San Francisco, it’s the perfect time to shop for pieces you can wear year round. Not to mention, we’ve been programmed by a cultural norm of back to school shopping and starting fresh in the fall.

This year the runway stuck with some traditional fall trends, so it’s the perfect time to invest in classics that have staying power. If you are looking to update your look on a budget chose one trend and incorporate it with what you already own. Below is a guide to our favorite trends for men and women this fall. We’ve included both investment and budget-friendly pieces that are accessible to all.

Stay Stylish,
M&K


Fall Menswear Trends

1.) Shearling

One part manly, one part cozy, shearling is a trend we are tempted to steal from the guys this year. If you run cool, we recommend a fully lined shearling jacket, but if you are warm blooded opt for a shearling collar denim jacket that won’t overheat you.

2.) Corduroy

A casual fabric, corduroy locks in an extra layer of warmth to an ensemble. Additionally, corduroy adds a little texture to your wardrobe. You will want to balance out that texture with something equally soft, such as a flannel shirt or sweater.

3.) Plaid Flannel

Up your lumberjack game with a great plaid flannel this season. Plaid is always around in fall, and this season it’s showing up in shirts, jackets and even some pants. A flannel plaid shirt is perfect for a casual day at work, tailgating with friends, or paired with a shawl color sweater for an easy weekend look.



4.) Maroon

Maroon is showing up everywhere for men this fall. Pants, chinos, jackets, sweaters - you name it and they’ve made it. A nice maroon pant is a great denim alternative for the season, while a maroon jacket adds color to your wardrobe with making too much of a POP!.


Womenswear

1.) Plaid Menswear

We love the strength and structure of menswear inspired plaid jackets and coats this fall. If you are broader or bustier opt avoid the double breasted look and try a dropped lapel silhouette.

2.) Animal Print

Walk on the wild side this fall with a print that is everywhere. Cheetah is a very popular print in every cat-e-gory (bad pun) whether you are looking for a small hint in an accessory or a full commitment in a body conscious dress you will find it this year.

3.) The Combat Boot

The 90’s are back in a big way this fall, and it wouldn’t be a true 90’s flashback without the combat boot. Except this season’s variety aren’t your average Doc Martins. Expect to see patent leather, hardware, and sleek styles that you can wear to the office.

4.) Velvet

Velvet is such a luxe fabric it is usually reserved for the holiday season, but this fall you will see velvet everywhere. We love the trend translated into an easy-to-wear dress, a simple bodysuit, or as a sleek pant to replace your jeans.

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Walk This Way: Menswear Shoes To Sport This Fall

Calling all guys - is your wardrobe ready for Fall 2017? An easy way to transition between seasons is by switching out your footwear. Whether you are in the market to spruce up on a budget or splurge on an investment shoe, we are sharing our three favorite men's shoe styles for fall.

Worried about how you'll put it all together and rock the right shoe with the right ensemble? We've got you covered! We are keeping it simple and sharing what looks best with our favorite fall shoes.

Stay Stylish,
M, K & D


THE CHELSEA BOOT

"I love this style for men because you are getting a two-for-one deal." -Devon

Keep it sleek and contemporary this fall with the classic Chelsea Boot. This style is the perfect shoe for day and night. The elastic sides make this shoe super comfy for all day wear.

How To Wear It? Wear with your denim (cuffed or uncuffed) for a cool street style vibe. To easily elevate your look, pair these boots with a suit or slacks and blazer combo instead of your traditional dress shoes.


THE ESSENTIAL BROGUE 

"Nothing says Fall menswear like a richly colored leather brogue"-Kimberly

Maybe it's the Scotch-Irish roots of this shoe that makes it so easy to fall in love with. Originally designed as a tough outdoor shoe perfect for autumn/winter these shoes are made to last. It's handsome in a cognac color (think burnt caramel) or a deeper brown. We prefer a brogue that has a little detail but doesn't overpower this look or the wearer.

Style Tip: Try a few on, not all have the same degree of decorative perforations.

How To Wear It? Pair a brogue with navy or brown slacks and a crisp button-down with a sport coat. To dress down the look, wear these shoes with dark denim, a casual button-down, and a smart half-zip sweater.


THE CRISP WHITE SNEAKER

"I can't get enough of this this style! It's so easy to wear and can instantly elevate even the most casual outfit." - Megan

I know, I know... I've been talking about white sneakers for a few seasons now. But this style isn't going anywhere and is an absolute must-have for all men. White sneakers check all of the boxes: they are comfortable for all-day wear, can be worn day or night, and add instant style to any wardrobe.

Pro Tip: Keep your white sneakers clean by touching up weekly with a Mr. Clean Magic White Sponge.

How To Wear It? For a daytime look, throw these on with your favorite denim or track pants. To transition to evening, add a patterned sock, dark denim or slacks, and a leather moto jacket for an edgy/sleek look.

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Trunk Club: Men's Summer Swimwear

The Best Beachwear This Summer

Summer is here (well, across any bridge out of our fine foggy city) and guys it's time to take stock of your swimwear. Yes--those pair of trunks may have served you well in college but its time for an upgrade. Here are a few tips for selecting the best match for your next beach day.

Keeping It Shady

While most swimwear stays in classic colors (blue and red) chose a shade that compliments your own natural coloring. If you burn easily chose a brighter shade or saturated color/print. If you tan quickly you can opt for a pastel.

Show A Little Leg

One of the biggest things in swimwear is finding a fit that works for you and what you do at the beach. If you are sporty, choose a trunk that can move and dries quickly. Additionally, if you are tall explore horizontal stripes, color blocking (bands of color), and longer inseams with pocket details. For shorter stature guys, keep it simple with small scale prints and inseams above the knee.

Need a little more inspiration? Check out our picks below or a few more on our Pinterest Board.

Stay Stylish,

M&K

Posted on July 11, 2017 and filed under Menswear.
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