SheBrisbane had a chat with fashion guru Sophia Smith about how to wear the androgynous look in a feminine way…
The world of fashion is constantly changing and therefore bringing inevitable innovations into our everyday lives. Feminine combos are no longer at the top of our lists thanks to some menswear-inspired pieces that have completely taken over and claimed the throne.
Stay with us and find about five of clothing pieces inspired by menswear you simply have to have in your wardrobe.
A good old button-down shirt
Every fashion-forward lady out there knows that a white button-down shirt is the ultimate wardrobe staple everyone has to have. If you’re a fan of tunics, you’ll love matching it up with skinny jeans and sky-high heels. Don’t forget to introduce a stylish leather belt with an unusual print in order to accentuate your waist and upgrade the whole outfit. On the other hand, you can always tuck it into your favourite pair of jeans for a more casual vibe. Throw on a trendy bib necklace and some nice mismatched earrings, and you’re good to go!
The inevitable dress shoes
If you would like to take a break from high heels you’ve been rocking all week long, you should definitely replace them with a pair of super-stylish men’s dress shoes. Oxfords and brogues are just some of the possible options, and these will inevitably bring a touch of sass and boyish style into your everyday outfit. The good thing about them is the fact that you can combine them with pretty much anything – from a tailored tuxedo for a formal occasion, to a casual summer dress appropriate for a beach wedding.
A fitted blazer is an absolute must
Even though a fitted blazer has always been the basis for a preppy style, it’s now much more than just that – it’s extremely versatile and can be worn in literally any combo. You can always match it up with some feminine pieces, such as pastel blouses and even floral prints typical of girly styles. Apart from jeans, a fitted blazer can also be paired up with a flattering pencil dress for an even better visual effect. No wonder many business women are incorporating it into their everyday outfits – it’s a perfect example of minimalistic style that can be further upgraded with some statement jewellery.
An oversized cardigan for every occasion
A boyfriend cardigan that’s a bit oversized and slightly longer than the classical one will do the trick if you would like to look effortlessly chic – such piece adds an inevitable touch of coziness to any outfit. Ladies from Brisbane simply adore this piece because it’s so easy to combine and work with, which is essential if there’s not enough time for dressing up. The latest Oskar the Label collection features a fabulous ribbed knit cardigan that can be flawlessly incorporated into any everyday outfit. If that’s your cup of tea, you should try it as soon as possible!
A pair of boyfriend jeans as the ultimate fashion statement
Last but not least, a quality pair of boyfriend jeans has been one of the biggest hits in the fashion industry for a good reason. Skinnies are no longer obligatory when it comes to trendy women’s outfits – ripped baggy jeans are the ultimate trend millions of girls absolutely adore. A countless number of brands have recognised the importance of this piece, which is exactly why they incorporated it into their latest collections. No matter if you match them up with high heels or some casual flats – you really can’t make a mistake with such jeans!
As you can see, more and more women these days are relying on menswear-inspired pieces that can be impeccably incorporated into any kind of outfit – from everyday casual one, to elegant, formal combos appropriate for work and even cocktail hour after it. Trust us, you definitely won’t go wrong whichever piece you choose from our list, so don’t be afraid to experiment and try them out as soon as possible!
Sophia Smith is Australian based beauty and fashion blogger. She is very passionate about latest fashion trends, DIY projects and organic beauty products. Sophia writes mostly in beauty and fashion related topics, mainly through blogs and articles. Over the years I wrote pieces for: Viva Glam Magazine, LA Fashion, How to Simplify, Oh My Heartsie Girl and Carousel.
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