Menswear Inspired :: Narrow Lapel & Plaid Suiting

Hello, my friends! How many of you consider Sunday the beginning of a week instead of end? For the kind of work I do, I’m a one-man shop and have super flexible schedule, in other words, everyone could be a holiday (and more likely, a workday). Even with that, I often find myself seeking inspiration on a Sunday, researching about trends and planning a week’s outfits.

As I was browsing through all the wonderful coats on Net A Porter this afternoon, it came to me at once that as many color variations as there are, we only need essentially one style to be up-to-date this winter — the men’s single lapel coat. The narrow lapel, and the slender fit makes this kind of coat a power player for that effortless yet super smart look we are after.PetiteFlowerPresents-Plaid-Coat-Zara (7 of 9) 5S6A8094

Since we are borrowing from the boys, why don’t we go a step further, they wouldn’t mind, would they? Plaid, or more precisely, its nobel cousin, glen check, adds sophistication and a sense of luxury. When combined, the plaid maxi coat is one handsome statement.Plaid maxi coat plaid pants by McQPetiteFlowerPresents-Plaid-Coat-Zara (1 of 9)

The glen check suit pants, structured handbag and fedora hat, are all complimentary to the coat. If I am tall, I would also wear oxford or flats to take this menswear inspired look all the way, but I am not ,so I paired with grey suede simple heels, and a very understated brooch for a little feminine touch.PetiteFlowerPresents-hermes-kelly-28 (1 of 1) PetiteFlowerPresents-chanel-camelia-pin (1 of 1)PetiteFlowerPresents-Plaid-Coat-Zara (3 of 9)

If you plan to add a coat to your wardrobe this season, I’d recommend a menswear inspired style. This particular one is from Zara for less than $70. If you prefer a better quality one with similar look, this camel one by Joseph is a good investment one to enjoy for the years to come.

Thank you so much for reading! See you in my next post!

Outfit Details:

Zara coat;
Theory knit top;
McQ pants;
Manolo Blahnik pumps <similar>;
Hermes bag;
Janessa Leone hat;
Chanel brooch;


4 comments on “Menswear Inspired :: Narrow Lapel & Plaid Suiting

  1. Hailey & Paige Middleton

    I couldn’t agree more on the menswear trend right now. There is nothing better than a narrow overcoat and pair it with some heels to bring out the femininity of the outfit. Love how you put this look together, doll! Beautiful as always!


    1. petiteflower

      Thank you so much girls! I can totally see you wearing menswear-inspired looks!

    1. petiteflower

      Thank you my dear! Sometimes we do score a quality garment from high street like this one. 🙂