Fall Favorites: A Woman's Guide to Adapting Menswear
With a new season almost in full effect, it is natural to seek out that fresh look, that new hairdo, better wardrobe choices, improved eating habits (ok, well maybe not that one so much), updated beauty regimens, and so much more!
As human beings, we desire the most up-to-date, current, modern things when presented with never before seen opportunities, seasons and life experiences; it's kind of like that "turning over a new leaf" syndrome. However for some, it may be a challenge deciding on better ways to execute this 'new' feeling through personal style, let alone everyday fashion choices!
Trust me, I have been stuck in the same rut before, not knowing any trendier ways to wear last year's pieces; but today I have a solution!
Personally, as a HUGE fan of menswear, I love incorporating masculine pieces into my OOTDs year round! However this is a great way to jazz up your wardrobe in the colder months due to (one of the greatest fashion techniques known to man), layering!
Take this look for example:
Turn it into a chic, casual, errand-running ensemble by throwing on your favorite dark wash denim jeans, plaid button up shirt, and male inspired blazer like this one from J.Crew; or just steal one from your boyfriend's side of the closet - he won't mind right?
Whichever way you decided to obtain this kind of blazer, just be sure to cuff the sleeves for easy tailoring - especially if it's over sized!
A simple pair of loafers can be added for extra comfort, plus your favorite arm candy, crossbody bag and sunnies to help tie everything together.
The key to achieving these masculine inspired looks is fit! FIT IS EVERYTHING - so be influenced by these structured silhouettes, but translate them into your wardrobe by making sure each piece still highlights your femininity.
For more menswear fashion inspiration, be sure to check out Bonobos to view their new fall 2014 men's suit collection!
See more fashion tips from Malaika at her blog, Malaika Denise!
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