Sunday, October 20, 2013

Girlified Menswear.

I found out late (last week) that Bri's Third Thursday Threads for the month of October was Menswear-Inspired. However, I really wanted to join in even if it was late. This is a trend I love and wear myself every now and then. I put my own spin to it though.

When I think of menswear-inspired looks, I think of loose Button-Down Shirts especially in Colors like Black, Gray, Charcoal & Brown. I think of longer, wider Blazers, big Lapels. Ties, Bow-ties & Vests also come to mind. Boyfriend Jeans & Wide-leg Trousers for bottoms. Oxford Shoes, Boat Shoes, Converses, Toms & Sperrys for Foot-wear. But like I said, I also like to remix Menswear and make it my way. Today I wore Boyfriend (Husband) Jeans, a Bustier as a Vest, a Silver Rhinestone Buckle Belt as a Tie and a Looser-fit, Gray, 3/4-Sleeve Button-down Shirt. And my Bustier a.k.a. Vest has a Bow-tie under the bust which reminds me of Men's Bow Ties. The Bustier has Polka Dots that are White, Gray, Baby Pink & Fuchsia so I got a little Pink going for Breast Cancer A-WEAR-ness too. It is very Chic & Tailored. My Silver , Wedge Pump have very sharp pointy toes which remind me of fancy, pointy, Italian Shoes for Men. But I will tell you, they are not that comfortable, which is unusual for Nine West Shoes. Anyway, I like how this unusual Outfit came out, after seeing the final results on me and in pictures. Sometimes what we think of in our heads, doesn't translate as well in reality. What do you think of this Girlified Menswear Look? Do you like it? Did I pull it off? Was I trying too hard?

Hope you ladies had a Great Weekend. Have a Lovely Monday!!

Light Gray, 3/4-Sleeve, Button-down Shirt: Sears.
Black+Polka Dots, Sateen Bustier w/ Satin down the middle & a Waist Bow: White House Black Market.
Dark Blue, Boyfriend Jeans (rolled up): Express.
Silver, Rhinestone Belt w/ Buckle (worn as a Tie or Long Necklace): Express.
Black, Beaded, Stretchy Bracelet: Ann Taylor.
Circle, Crystal, Silver, Stretchy Bracelet: Express.
Silver, tiny Circle, Stud Earrings: The Limited.
Real Gold & Diamond Wedding Band & Engagement Ring (left hand): from My Husband.
Silver Ring w/ Large, Rectangle Stone (left hand): Express.
Silver Ring w/ Circle, Green Opal Stone (right hand): A Local Jewelry Store (New & Gifted).
Silver Ring w/ bands of Crystals (right hand): Avon.
Silver Ring w/ Square Blue Stone in the middle surrounded by 3 tiny Silver Stones on each side (right hand): Kohl's.
Silver & Lucite, Patent Leather, Pointy-Toe Wedge Pumps: Nine West.

P.S. I am linking with
work clothes, i suppose