Menswear-inspired styles are one of summer's hottest trends. The trendiest gal of the season is all about making a strong statement by mixing bold masculinity and delightful feminine pieces. These wearable pieces borrowed from the boys accentuate and emphasize the daring spirit of a woman who believes in making a statement with a style that is distinct, exploratory and exciting. If you're looking to incorporate the trend to your summer wardrobe, here are some ways to rock the style.
#1: Boyfriend shorts - Slouchy shorts are stylish and an absolute summer staple. Stay relaxed and cool by pairing it with a loose and oversized tee and complete the look with ballet flats. These neon boyfriend rolled-up shorts are 100% cotton and feature a banded waist with belt loops and angled side pockets. Although relaxed, the slimmer fit gives it a feminine touch. (Gap, $39.95)
#2: Button-down shirt - Inject some masculine feel to your summer attire by styling your shorts/ cropped pants with a button-down shirt. To play with the trend choose heavy, male-inspired patterns similar to this two-tone plaid shirt from Gap. The silhouette is easy and the long sleeves with rolled cuffs and the patch-pockets provide a manly feel to the piece. Style it with white denim or with a tailored cropped pant to rock your way in style. (Gap, $49.95)
#3: Shoes - Give a stylish twist to your summer wardrobe by trading your wedges and platforms with a pair of stylish loafers. Choosing a sporty alternative like this Manolo Blahnik suede shoe keeps you on top and flaunts your flair for a style that is new and adventurous. (Neiman Marcus, $495). A cheaper and more affordable alternative is this pair of flamboyant and vibrant patterned Steve Madden shoes in black/white (Macy's, $59)
#4: Blazer: Give your summer cardigans a rest by trading it for a cotton blazer. Perfect for layering, a blazer is trendy and can be used to work your outfit from day to night. This three-quarter sleeve American Rag blazer can be used to layer any outfit for the summer. Although the look is masculine, the silhouette/color is designed to flatter your feminine contours. (Macy's, $40.99)
#5: Bow-tie - Among many masculine essentials, a bow-tie is perhaps the most tricky to pull off! If the intrepid few among us are willing to play with the trend, choose small and delicate patterns like polka dots and pair it with feminine pieces like a lace top and a skirt. For more inspiration, check out this fashion blogger who pairs it with a button-down shirt, shorts and a red blazer. How uber cool is that?
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