Band of Outsiders

New York: The Band of Outsiders fan is attracted to the charm of menswear basics cut for women; slim fit blazers, relaxed trousers and small collar button downs. Pre-Fall delivered these must-haves with an extra dose of designer Scott Sternberg’s signature humor, a quirky, intellectual approach communicated by pairing striped sweatpants with a cocoon coat punctuated by an oversize contrast button closure, or via a white cotton jumpsuit crawling with ladybugs. In the wrong hands these witty references could become too sweet, but Band of Outsiders knows how to balance every cute touch with serious staples, such as this season’s group of richly hued corduroy suiting, buffalo check outerwear and crewneck intarsia knits.—Nina Stotler

Silhouette: Boxy / Relaxed / Oversized / Flared / Tapered

Color: Navy / Camel / Black / White / Royal blue / Dusty pink / Grey / Evergreen

Key Items: Relaxed trousers / Boxy jackets / Pencil skirts / Prim button downs / Skirt suits / Cocoon overcoats / Printed jumpsuits / Tapered chinos / Peplum dresses / Intarsia knit crewnecks / Pleated skirts

Materials: Wool / Tweed / Silk / Chambray/ Corduroy / Cotton / Leather / Jersey / Intarsia knits

Print + Pattern: Ladybug print / Stripes / Dots / Checks / Plaid / Trompé l’oeil graphics

Details + Trim: Unfinished hems / Gathering / Contrast collars / Contrast trim / Patch pockets / Asymmetrical hems / Elastic banding / Zippers / Oversize buttons / Leather sleeves / Peplums

Accessories + Footwear: Athletic-inspired lace-up heels

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