A/W 2012 Trends: Do It Like A Dude

With the weather being so loverly, it can be easy to forgot that autumn is just round the corner and with autumn comes new trends. Yay! One of the big trends from the next season is androgyny. Now I know this is one we've seen many a time but think less boyfriends jeans and oversized tees and more Lord Sugar. The trouser suit is back in a big way and not just for the boardroom!
You can keep things classic for work with a matching blazer and trouser in muted tones but don't be afraid to play with structure as seen at Rouland Mouret. Swap out the standard straight leg for wide leg trousers and opt for a blazer with strong detail across the shoulders.
Roland Mouret

For you printful ladies, chanel you inner Prada woman with a printastic suit. It's simply a case of going loud or going home. Shake things up by going less matchy matchy with an alternative print jacket. When it comes to accessories don't be afraid to go bold but I would keep things in the same colour family.

Take inspiration from Marc Jacobs with an altogether more eccentric take on the trouser suit. Opt for metallics, play around with shape and most importantly of all layer, layer and layer some more. Sweaters under blazers, super chunky knit scarves and even skirts over trousers.
Marc Jacobs