5 Ways to Embrace Menswear Inspired Fashion

Let’s hear it for the boys! Ladies, it’s time to raid your hubby/boyfriend/best guy friend’s closet ASAP — there are so many great styles within arm’s reach that can keep you on trend this season. I love adding more masculine touches here and there into my outfits as a way to create visual interest and something a bit unexpected.

See how a few of our favorite bloggers are rocking this trend and then add (maybe borrow!) a few pieces for your wardrobe soon.

 

Plaid Blazer

Source: Elle

Skip the basic one-color blazer and add a perfectly structured checked or plaid option instead. I recommend doing a boyfriend blazer which is a little bit longer, adding just the right amount of length and proportion to elongate your frame.

 

 

Brogues

Source: Daily Mail

Give your ballet flats a breather with stylish brogues! Whether you do a basic neutral, platform, or metallic (obsessed!), they’re more versatile than you might think! While denim and dress pants are a no-brainer, these also work well with skirts and dresses for fall.

 

 

Varsity Jacket

Source: Song of Style

Back in the day, wasn’t wearing your boyfriend’s letter jacket a thing? Time to bring it back. Varsity jackets are a great option for both work and play — and with so many different styles, they add a fun element to your wardrobe.

 

 

Suit

Source: Fashion Gum

Source: Who What Wear

I recently had an event to go to and searched high and low for a great cocktail dress. On a whim, I tried on a super fitted tuxedo suit and was obsessed! It’s such a fun and unexpected option for special events. I wore great black pumps and bold earrings to balance out the look and got compliments all night! We love it in all black, but experiment  with cool textures like brocade and tweed or bold colors like fuchsia or red.

 

 

Skinny Scarf

For all you accessory buffs out there, you know that one simple piece can make an outfit. Enter the skinny scarf. It’s a play on the men’s tie that serves no other purpose than to take your outfit to next level sophisticated in an instant… and we’re so into it.

 

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Got other great menswear-inspired style tips? Share with us in the comments below!

  • I love brogues. They’re my favorite shoe to wear during autumn, but they’d work great for the spring too!