Power dressers: Coco Chanel, Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich, Katherine Hepburn, Diane Keaton- they are the fearless female fashion leaders whose actions have resulted in what we wear today. These leading ladies broke all of the fashion rules and blazed trails along the way. They dressed for themselves, and embraced "male" fashion for both sexes.
You don't need to borrow from the boys; these fave five pieces are just for you.
This Gucci silk tie is the perfect effortless accent to any look. Whether tied in a tidy knot, loosened with an open collar, or draped as a scarf, a patterned tie adds a sophisticated layer of depth and style to any tailored look. We love the repeating horsebits and would definitely rock this with a fitted vest, à la Annie Hall.
Stick a feather in your hat. This feather punctuated hat by Adolfo II is an upturned take on Greta Garbo's namesake style and adds panache to every look. Studs, leather patches, and a statement-making feather can all be worn with a great trouser or jeans. Just be sure to cock it to the side.
Shoe game strong with these Gucci loafers trimmed in gold. We love the gold hardware and stacked heel. Loafers aren't boring- they're a closet workhorse with those walkable, blocky heels. (They're perfect with all those crop kick flares!) We would wear with a mesh or fishnet ankle sock and let our ankles have a moment.
Junya Watanabe makes country cool with silhouettes of horse drawn carriages on this sleek Comme Des Garçons shirt. We love the modern shapes and clean lines of this statement-making shirt, and would wear it tucked into a high waisted pleated trouser.
This leather belt by Celine is all of our menswear furnishing dreams come true. A two-toned buckle featuring a horse-drawn carriage is finished in gold and silver, and handsomely accents any look. Perfectly compliments sleek suiting, and begs to accompany an equally elegant watch.
by Erica Sanae