Menswear For The Girls
There’s a reason menswear staples have withstood the test of time. With the classic silhouettes and fabrics, to the functional detailing, they’re designed to be lived in. Trends come and go, but we will be styling menswear-inspired pieces year after year.
I love how these pieces give you a comfort meets style feel with the clean, tailored lines. Not to mention this style has a very sexy look! You can look to Katharine Hepburn and Kate Moss for inspiration, both were pros of styling a masculine look with a twist.
It’s all about the contrast and proportions of your outfit. Mixing in feminine pieces will balance the look and separate you from the boys, even if it’s just wearing a red lip, or showing more skin by styling a camisole under a blazer.
Truth be told, I’ve never met a jacket I didn’t like! I especially love a good trench coat, bomber jacket, blazer or moto jacket! All of which are basically menswear. Whichever style you love, when you wear it with contrasting feminine pieces (See here in the post Styling A Slip Dress With Edge) will give you a cool girl vibe. However, keeping it simple, (maybe with this cult favorite velvet blazer, on sale) and paring it with a t-shirt and denim, thus letting the jacket be the star is also always a winner in my book!
I’ve said this before but the shoe sets the tone of your outfit. Wearing a flat, menswear-inspired loafer or oxford will give you the tomboy feeling your looking for. Buy a quality pair you love with the confidence of knowing you will wear them season after season. I have the Gucci loafer pictured above and know they will be in my closet for years to come! Also, I’ve been reaching for these oxfords and these to wear with everything from maxi dresses to denim lately!
Jewelry can also have a masculine feel. Large watch faces in addition to clean, minimal pieces of jewelry like this unisex line from Miansai. The chain choker necklace like I have on is also a great example. Long skinny scarves and bandana neckerchiefs are also perfect for layering with trench jackets and blazers. Lastly, don’t forget baseball caps, fedoras, and baker caps to polish off your outfit.
Blazer – (ON CLEARANCE FOR $10.48)
Do you have menswear pieces you love to wear in your closet now? I’d love to hear about your favorites!
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