The fall runways were full of sets that looked nothing like the gentlemen’s suits from the 19th and 20th centuries. Instead, they were styled and accessorized in ways that brought modernity and personality to the looks, with baseball caps, skinny ties, ruffled shirts, bedazzled details, and beyond. Jazmine Motley-Maddox says this is key when it comes to trying out menswear-inspired tailoring. “Have fun and make it young,” she says, suggesting layering pearls, adding a corset, or going for a funky print, like tie-dye as good ways to personalize the ever-classic trend. Hirshleifer also recommends adding jewelry: “If I’m wearing something super masculine, I will pair it with more refined, feminine jewelry.”

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