Menswear Inspired Women’s Clothing Trend
Why is menswear suddenly en vogue? Maybe women got tired of strutting their stuff in over the top lacy numbers. But more likely, it’s because: A. it’s comfortable, and B. it’s classic.
Menswear on women never truly goes out of style — rather, it fades into the background for a few years at a time, then blasts into the forefront when designers need a fallback. Additionally, it looks bangin’, and frankly, is one of the easiest trends to get on board with, as long as you have access to a boyfriend, spouse or thrift shop. Menswear inspired women’s clothing is really on trend. Let’s take a look of some of the best trends in menswear with a touch of feminity.
The Business Suit: re-tailored, this isn’t the neon pink powersuit of the ’80s. This is the high fashion wide-legged trouser with fitted blazer version of the classic tailored men’s suit, and while it may seem more suited for the runway as opposed to something a normal woman can pull off, it’s actually easily adaptable. A wide legged — but not too wide — trouser with heels and a casual silk shell with a fitted blazer on top can work on pretty much any figure.
The “Boyfriend” Jean: we can’t get enough of the cuffed jeans that are worn loosely at roughly Capri length, ride low, and can even — if you’re feeling daring — show a bit of boy brief underwear if you’re wearing a cropped T-shirt.
Men’s Shirts: from large scale button-downs to a “borrowed” sweater from the boyfriend to an oversized flannel, when worn with skinny jeans or leggings, the baggy shirt offers great opportunities for layering and creates a super easy deconstructed look.
The one thing we’ve noticed about making menswear wearable without giving up femininity seems to be that while one piece can be sized up (wide-legged pants, slouchy boyfriend jeans, large flannel top), it needs to be balanced by something with a slimmer fit.
Of course, we haven’t forgotten accessories! This is perhaps the most practical — and fun — application of menswear, and we’re absolutely in love with it.
The Briefcase/Messenger Bag: purse just won’t cut it? Trade it in by shopping at TJ Maxx for a men’s briefcase or messenger bag. It adds a masculine edge to an outfit while adding more storage space, better laptop-toting options, and a crisper look overall.
The Fedora: channel your inner Blues Brother with an awesome fedora, possibly rocked with sunglasses and an also incredibly hip skinny black tie.
Suspenders: you might recall our reference to the “braces” worn by skinheads, but it doesn’t need to be a solely punk trend. Rather, it can be a great way to hold up those boyfriend jeans. And come on, who doesn’t want to look like Erkel?
Men’s Hats and Scarves: so much cheaper and so much warmer than women’s scarves, and with a peacoat, can work wonders towards creating a military-inspired look.
So strut your stuff in some sweet menswear — this is one look that’s practical, inexpensive, comfortable and whimsical, while still being work-appropriate. Seriously, what are you waiting for? This is one trend that we wholeheartedly approve of. Shop menswear inspired women’s clothing.
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