Picture courtesy of The Sartorialist
Ladies, we lucked out when it comes to fashion. Not only do we have a plethora of options (skirts or pants? shorts or dresses? capris or skinny jeans?) in our own wardrobes, we can dabble in menswear-inspired looks and look smoking hot doing it. Think shrunken vests, pinstriped trousers, military coats with rows of brass buttons down the front, oxfords, suspenders...the list goes on. Our brothers and boyfriends may not want our miniskirts and LBDs, but we gleefully borrow their dress shirts and perfectly slouchy sweaters and jeans.
With menswear on my mind lately, I'm dying to try these looks some time in the next couple of months.
1. Cuff links. Cuff links are too nice for the boys to have to themselves! I like the adorable androgyny of the Brooks Brothers' 'Scotty' cuff links ($125) in sterling silver.
2. French cuff shirts. Cuff links are nothing without a French cuff shirt to show them off . The Victoria's Secret version ($28) features a deep V and a touch of spandex to highlight your curves--definitely not for the gents. Alternatively, I'm toying with the idea of donning a men's shirt. Cinched with a studded leather belt and worn with a denim mini, opaque black tights, and tall leather boots, I think it might look pretty good. This Ted Baker plaid shirt ($36.54) might do the trick.
3. Panama hat. One of these is on my must-have list for spring. I keep gleefully imagining how it'd look with a white cami layered under my black satiny halter vest and floaty turquoise cotton skirt, finished off with my gold leather wedge sandals and Tashi teardrop earrings. I like the look of this Panama fedora ($80) with its black band and jaunty red feather, but I want to see what I can find in local hat shops first.
4. Men's fedora. Why, why did I give the Russian his fedora back?! I'm definitely regretting it as I contemplate the 'Blake' fedora ($45) by Goorin Bros. once again. The website shows an old Latin gentleman wearing the Blake, but I think I can rock it.
Are there looks you want to steal from the boys? Do you "borrow" things from your boyfriend/brother/dad?