Menswear Inspired Looks

As women we have the great fortune of seeking fashion inspiration not only from our fellow females, but from our male counterparts as well. Lately on the runways, we have seen a trend for designing menswear for women and applying their tailoring to fit our body types. And it is surprisingly chic!

Men’s fashion has a way of mixing the sporty with the dapper, the frat guy with the investment banker, if you will. To imitate this carefree, mixed style I suggest looking through a copy of GQ to see how they play with layers and blending different styles into one outfit. Men’s fashion can translate into womenswear so pick up a copy of GQ! If not for the fashion inspiration, then for the man candy gracing those pages.

Here is my interpretation of layering the ‘man’ way:

Black blazer: H&M
Denim button up, jeans, and loafers: Forever 21
Sunnies: Ray Ban

Layering a denim button up under a tailored blazer is unexpected and adding a baseball cap brings in that sporty vibe to a chic look. Finish with loafers and an oversized metal watch.

Pink pants: H&M
White sleeveless collared shirt: Forever 21
Tan v-neck sweater: H&M
Wedge tennis shoes: Target
…you may see a trend of where I buy my clothes

Adding to the sporty chic vibe is a pair of super fly wedge tennis shoes that look like they were stolen off the set of Back to the Future. (They weren’t, I just have questionable taste according to my friends). Making this menswear inspired outfit more girly is the pair of statement pink trousers. Statement pants are hot for Fall, much like the hot pink color of these H&M pants. Pink may scream Spring, but there are no rules for color anymore as evidenced by white being the “It” color of this Fall.

Happy styling!

–Ky

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