Saturday, July 30, 2011

Voluminous Menswear

I haven't been feeling very creative lately and for that reason most of my titles have been pretty straight-forward (I was originally going to name this My Take on Menswear or Menswear for Women) so I hope you appreciate my feeble attempt.

Menswear for Women is not a new trend.  In fact, celebs have been sporting this classy look throughout the decades:
Marlene Dietrich, Ashley Olsen, Bianca Jagger, Leighton Meester
photo via
We also saw the androgyny of menswear-inspired looks on the SS 2011 Runways:
J. Crew via
Dsquared via
Reed Krakoff via

And it's not over either!  According to an upcoming trend for Fall 2011 is tuxedo dressing...but that's a story for another post.  For now, check out my take on menswear:
Vintage Calvin Klein skirt - thrifted, Bargain Box ($3)
American Eagle cami (old) - gifted by Mom
Vintage belt - Second Time Around ($4)
Vintage 70s wedges - STA ($20)
close-up of these fabulous wedges
It wasn't until I started documenting where I got each item that I realized this outfit is almost entirely vintage!  Love that!  I always keep it fitted on top when I wear a skirt with so much volume on the bottom so it doesn't overwhelm my petite frame.  While a button-down would really complete the menswear vibe, showing some skin with a tank top and pairing it with wedges helps to retain some femininity.

Anyway, the reason I call this my menswear-look is the skirt reminds of a mens khakis:

(By the way, this post was intended for Meagan's "Thursdays are for Thrifters" link-up but my schedule has been hectic lately and I didn't get to post until today.  I'll hopefully still link up so check out all the other thrifters' finds on her blog, Spunky Chateau!)

What do you guys think of the Menswear-for-Women trend?  Is it something you would wear?  How do you translate this trend for you?


Susan Angelia said...

you are so pretty!

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Stevia said...

You look great in your menswear :)

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Elizabeth. said...

I love your skirt, it's awesome! That's a great take on mens wear; to have the idea inspired from men but pull it off using a skirt, well done! Classy and business but yet a feminine item.

I'm glad you found me through Meagan!

Meagan said...

That skirt looks beyond fabulous on you! I seriously love it. It's so original. Thanks for linking up!

Anonymous said...

I love the skirt! I recall seeing someone pairing an army green skirt like yours with a purple tee shirt, gladiator sandals and a top knot..super cool!! I'm kinda wary of long skirts, mine got caught in the escalator once, it was not so much the embarrassment but the danger because I was five mths pregnant then. :p wish you live closer, I have a floral maxi skirt that I don't wear much anymore. It's just looking kinda sad in my wardrobe. If you want a look, just drop me a message, in case you are interested.


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