Outfit: Jeans – The Limited( Similar here and here); Turtle neck – WHBM( Similar here and here); Vest – Unknown via Amazon ( Similar here);
Scarf – unknown( Exact here and similar here); Jacket- Express ; Shoes – Nine West( Similar here, here and here).
I have always wondered how I would put together an outfit that was heavily menswear inspired. So this weekend, when I had the time, I set out to create an outfit, that was too creative for office wear, but perfect for a weekend outside. I have had these plaid jeans for a while now. They were actually a gift, when I was too conservative in my style and outfits. I have always wondered how I could wear them without standing out too much and I believe I finally have my answer. I chose a monotone black for the rest of the outfit and added my idea of menswear inspiration in the form of this vest and scarf as necktie. The turtle neck tee was perfect to keep me warm on a rather sudden cold day. The temperature swung from 70 to 40 in a matter of hours, so now I have to be prepared to not freeze, again. Winter is coming too soon. I digress.
What inspired my outfit loosely is this fall men’s suit collection from Bonobos. My outfit is inspired by both of these handsome men below. The plaid from the gray suit and the bow tie from the black/tartan suit. To me being inspired by men’s wear does not necessarily mean, one has to wear boxy blazers, ill fitting boyfriend jeans or a long slim tie which is useful nowhere. I have nothing against them, its just not me.
Gray plaid Wool Suit
Tartan blazer suit
For example the boy friend jeans, I don’t own or condone them, but I know some bloggers and celebrities rock them. The other popular trend seems to be masculine blazers, large, shoulder padded and fit for a man, really. So for this outfit, apart from these men in suits, I had more help in the form of the inspirations below. See what I mean?
Rita Ora via zuuzstyle.com
Fearne Cotton via Posh24.com
Kylie Minogue via Posh24.com
Have you experimented with menswear style? What do you think of this trend? yay or nay?
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