"Feeling unique is a habit you shouldn't give up."

- Alberto Fermani

"Anyone can get all dressed up and glamorous, but it is how people dress in their off days that is the most intriguing."

-Alexander Wang


Menswear That Doesn't Make You Look Like a Man

It's a big trend for Fall, this whole menswear thing. And, if you were crazy enough to style yourself like the fashion spreads you see in the big magazines, you would look... not very attractive. Sure, I guess it works on the 6 foot, 110 pound model, but it just doesn't have the same effect if you're not built like that. Here are my suggestions for making it work for you.

1. Pick one or two menswear-inspired items and keep the rest really feminine.
2. If you are doing a flat shoe (like a brogue), pick something else to be a little sexier. This doesn't have to mean a mini skirt. It could just as easily be an extra button open on a button down shirt. (You can always use a tank underneath if you feel self-conscious.)
3. If you are wearing a tie, wear heels.
4. If you are wearing a longer, boxier jacket, wear something underneath that is feminine. Don't wear a tie. Wear heels.

Remember the movie "Some Kind of Wonderful"? Mary Stuart Masterson's character, Watts? She was so cute and I thought she was much prettier and cooler than Leah Thompson's character. This outfit is kind of an ode to Watts if she was all grown up. My favorite part is the "diamond" stud earrings- another Watts reference if you remember the movie!

Trend: Menswear (An Ode to Watts)

H M printed top
£9.99 - hm.com

Rick owens jacket
£660 - theoutnet.com

A.L.C. flare pants
$395 - net-a-porter.com

Lace up heels
£55 - freemans.com

Miss Selfridge clutch handbag
£22 - missselfridge.com

Miss Selfridge black jewelry
£6.50 - missselfridge.com

Meadowlark stud earrings
$76 - superette.co.nz

Dolce Gabbana suspender
€323 - luisaviaroma.com

1 comment:

  1. I love this post and the outfit. The Some Kind of Wonderful references are perfect.