Trend to Try: Menswear for Ladies

menswear on the runway

Unless you’ve been living under a mossy little rock, you’re probably aware of the fact that menswear for women is a pretty big deal right now.

It’s all over the runways.

menswear on the runwayCarolina Herrera :: 3.1 Philip Lim :: Jason Wu

Fashion forward celebrities are stepping out in it left and right.

celebrities in menswearDiane Kruger :: Rihanna :: Olivia Palermo

And real girls are donning the trend as well.

I have to admit, I was a little reluctant with some aspects of this trend (I’m talking to you, oxfords). But I’m kind of in love with it right now.

My concern at first was looking more masculine than I wanted to. But, as all the looks above show, color and accessories can help. Heels, details like bows and feminine prints, and showing a little skin all instantly pump a nice dose of femininity into the trend.

I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite pieces below…

Blazers

blazers for womenZara :: Free People :: Zara

Fedoras

womens fedorasScala :: Tarnish :: Hailey Jeans Co.

Booties

menswear inspired bootiesZara (check these out on a real girl!) :: Anthropologie :: Steve Madden

What do you think of this trend? Are you going to incorporate some menswear pieces into your closet or are you not feeling it?

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4 Comments

  1. 🙂 Yes, as you know I’m a big fan of mixing in preppy pieces with trendy and feminine. Blazers have always been a staple for me (could be the Catholic school thing). If I had to classify the status of style right now, I would say it’s all about the juxtaposition of hard and soft. Have you seen Atlantic-Pacific http://atlantic-pacific.blogspot.com? I think Blair does such an incredible job mixing it up and incorporating menswear is a very feminine way.

    I don’t love the tuxedo look or full on suit for red carpet events though.

    1. I am a HUGE fan of mixing hard with soft. And mixing in menswear pieces can definitely do that.

      I also agree (most of the time) about disliking full-on tuxedo on the red carpet. This Leighton Meester look comes to mind. I almost like it, but she’d look so much better in a fab dress.

      PS I had never seen Atlantic-Pacific before but she’s on my reader now!

    1. I need some blazers that fit me properly! I’m still battling the post-baby body weirdness… and she’s 6-months old!

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