When our evening style sensibilities crave something a little more snappy, we look to the tuxedo. Tuxedo looks dominated the Fall runways at Jason Wu, Tibi, Dolce & Gabbana, and Moschino, then on sharply dressed celebs like Olivia Palermo and Evan Rachel Wood. Not that the tux is new on the scene; we owe it to greats like Marlene Dietrich for making the menswear evening staple a glamorously cool option for us girls. With holiday season approaching, and with it, a bevy of parties, we totally plan on utilizing the look via slim black trousers, tailored suit jackets (leather lapels optional), and blouses with crisp contrast piping. If we're feeling particularly snazzy we'll finish the look with a playful bow tie and a classic pair of heels to counter all the boyish charm.
Clockwise from top left: Marlene Dietrich, Jason Wu Fall 2011 runway, Mason Margiela 4 Tie ($75, originally $98), Olivia Palermo, Topshop PU Trim Ankle Grazer Trousers ($80), Equipment Bret Colorblock Blouse ($208), Gap Suede Bow Pumps ($80), Marwood Lace Bow Tie ($141), Tibi Black Tuxedo Jacket With Leather Trim ($505)