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I like to dwell in menswear a lot of the time. If I’m on the go, I’m more likely than not to throw on a collared shirt and a blazer/crew neck sweater with some cuffed skinnies and be out the door. It’s my comfort zone. I grew up within the west indian school of “you never know who you’ll see in the streets!” and as a sad result of that I have close to zero sweatpants/shirts and sneakers to speak of. When I say slouchy menswear is my comfort zone…it really is. I think I’m okay with that though. Mens clothing can be breathable, comfortable, and elegant all at once. Unfortunately for Jordan’s closet…I don’t think I’m shaking the habit anytime soon.
While the above look was less structured than I typically do menswear, the details are what really bring my personality out. My favorite part of this outfit are my black oxfords. I never forget calling home from Heidelberg, Germany a few years ago, begging my mother to let me spend my last droppings of currency on these babies. The moment I stepped off the cobblestones and I spotted them in that boutique I knew I had to have them. I’ve since beaten them to a pulp, but…I like that’s love right?
To me, menswear accents within an outfit ooze confidence. There’s something sexy about a women in a well-tailored suit. The look is strong, yet still feminine, with clean and simple lines. I especially love traditional menswear pieces like waistcoats, high-waisted trousers and the double-breasted blazer. Amidst all of her invaluable influence on the fashion world Chanel taught us that when executed well, it can result in a chic, sophisticated finish. Just because the trend is called menswear doesn’t mean you have to look like a man, it means you create an effortless look with well-tailored lines.
Takeaway: To give a softer touch to menswear, mix it with sheer fabrics or lace. Color is also a great way to mix in your own personal funk through accessories and accent garments. I chose fun socks, a bright scarf, and a statement necklace for this look.
Blazer: |Gap| Sweater/Jeans: |Urban Outfitters| Button Down/Necklace: |Banana Republic| Socks: |Anthropologie|
Some menswear inspiration!!
One of my favorite chic menswear style bloggers: Faintly Masculine
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