What better way to welcome fall than with borrowed-from-the-boys prints that recall back to school in a subtle, sophisticated way? Houndstooth, camo and tartan ruled the fall runways, and Gilt assistant stylist Ruby Jun—a self-professed “lipstick tomboy”—is making them her own this season. "This fall's menswear trend truly speaks to my personal style," she says. "I love print on print on print." Not quite so bold? “Work one piece, like a plaid blazer or pants, into an otherwise feminine look with a silk blouse and sexy heels.” Get shopping, then check back each week to meet a new Gilt girl and get inspired by her personal style.
Sorel takes its name from a Quebec town known for its steel production and shipbuilding efforts during World War II. It's a fitting moniker for a brand that calls its rugged boots and shoes “footwear for the fearless." Founded in 1962 by Canadian rubber manufacturer A. R. Kaufman, Sorel produces all-season, all-terrain, top-quality shoes and sneakers, tundra-ready snow boots, and high-fashion sandals — using materials such as waterproof leather, recycled felt, and plush shearling. From the Joan of Arctic — a knee-high, women's winter boot topped off with a faux fur snow cuff — to the unisex Caribou boot, Sorel's goods help you brave the elements in style. Originally based in Kitchener, Ontario, Sorel is now a subsidiary of Columbia Sportswear Company and operates out of Portland, Oregon.