It is true that ladylike looks have taken over, but girls need options. When peplums and lace, floral prints and sundresses make you groan, consider borrowing a look or two from the boys. Menswear-inspired pieces are a great way to shake up your look. Channel a little boy meets girl charm and check out the following looks for inspiration.
Blazers add masculine appeal
A lightweight blazer is perfect for cool nights. Not only will a blazer keep the chill out, it can tone down a too frilly sundress or add European class to a striped top and tailored shorts ensemble. Boat shoes, a fedora and cross body bag complete the transition in style.
This Frenchi One Button Blazer blends a classic menswear inspired silhouette in a decidedly girly jacket.
Skip the cocktail dress
A tuxedo style jumpsuit will take the place of even the fanciest of cocktail dresses. Palazzo style pants and a sleeveless tuxedo top gives a nod to menswear without any risk of being mistaken for a fella. Add a pair of pointy toe shoes or strappy metallic sandals for a look that is as easy to wear as your favorite LBD.
Go for comfort
One thing about the menswear trend that is especially refreshing is the ability to create your own comfortable style. Put the pencil skirt back. A pair of slouchy trousers belted over a fitted top can be the base of a work appropriate outfit. Add eclectic accessories to make it your own and a pair of classic shoes to hold it together.
Add a vest
Menswear style vests can be worn over dresses, tank tops or tees for a nonchalant, cool style. A vintage menswear style denim vest is a fun choice and can be paired with any button down shirt or floral dress.
Accessories borrowed from the boys
Fedoras are a fabulous way to keep the sun out while giving your look a mysterious feel. Give a dainty sundress an edgy upgrade with a cool hat, a large menswear inspired watch and oxfords instead of sandals.
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