One of the perks of DCT and I living together is the easy access to his closet, he can be quite the little style maven (with a little help from your’s truly) and with the abundance of sharp button-downs and snappy blazers it shouldn’t be surprising how often I actually steal borrow from his closet.
I went a little old school with this menswear-inspired ‘fit, a waistcoat layered under a blazer and loose fitting tie makes me feel a little ‘Mad Men’. I love the effect the layers create for an overall ‘put-together, yet undone’ look. It was DCT approved and he even made note to try this look himself (minus the sassy clutch and heels).
H&M blazer (similar Ark & Co blazer) / Borrowed waistcoat / Anthropologie button-up / Borrowed tie / Theory pants (similar ASOS high waist pants) / Mia Newberry pump (different color) / Patterned clutch purchased from Etsy / Michael Kors watchÂ + bangle
Style Tip: When wearing menswear as womenswear keep it simple if it’s your first time testing it out. A tailored blouse paired with an oversized blazer and brogues is an easy, everyday look that has masculine touches but isn’t overtly menswear. It’s all about finding that balance between feminine and masculine, so pile on the jewelry, add a red lip, or grab a fun clutch. As you get more comfortable with the look then start playing around with more male accessories such as ties, waistcoats, fedoras, and even suspenders!
I have to tell you, I just about froze to death taking these pictures, silly me did not check to see how cold it was supposed to be that day (14 degrees), and though you thankfully can’t see in these photos my eyes and nose were running like crazy, a couple walking their dog went by and I think struggled with asking me if I was mentally ok (I wasn’t), and by the end (which I think I only lasted 10min, if that) I had the shivers and couldn’t feel my hands. It’s a hard life for us bloggers in the winter.
It’s going to be a cold couple of days here in Chicago (our predicted high is 12 degrees, but it’ll feel more like -5 degrees), don’t worry about me though, I plan to be buried under piles of blankets and my mind will be on a beach in the South of France. Have a great Monday, stay warm Chicagoans, and thanks for reading!
Author’s Note: This post was inspired by and created for the IFB Project #80: Menswear…For Everyone.