I just got back from my Yosemite trip! It was such a fun and relaxing time – definitely something I always look forward to 🙂 With that being said, I am SO sorry for the lack of posts while I was away! There seems to be an issue with my blog post scheduler and the Link Up didn’t go live as it was supposed to. Currently trying to fix the issue so I’ll have to post manually until then 😉
Anyway, I know that menswear inspired outfits are a HUGE trend right now and I have to say that I didn’t think I would love it as much as I do. I love the masculine style on other people but not so much on myself because it’s not really something I feel that I pull off well. I just don’t have the “cool factor” haha! But I’ve found a happy medium by finding menswear pieces I adore that are designed in a feminine way! Check out more of my feminine menswear inspired outfit below!
Cece Lace Top c/o | Cece Plaid Skirt c/o (print also available in blazer and pants) | DEA Wool Coat c/o (similar here)| Marc Fisher Over-the-Knee Boots (budget-friendly option here) | LC Lauren Conrad Saddle Handbag (old – similar here, budget-friendly option here) | Alexandre de Paris Pearl Barrette c/o (similar here, budget-friendly option here)
First things first… there is not a stitch of pink in this outfit. Can you believe it? I traded in my pink frills for something a bit more refined and classic… and what’s more classic than black and white? If you’ve been an avid reader then you know that I tend to shy away from black. For so long, I thought it looked too harsh with my complexion and “too edgy” for me. I was much more drawn to lighter neutrals like white, cream, camel and grey. However, as I’ve gotten older and my style progressed, I’ve seen the true magic of the color black. It’s luxe, elevated, sophisticated and chic. There’s certainly a reason that it’s remained stylish and classic after so many decades!
And menswear is totally new to me. I’m not typically the type of person to follow trends but this is one that I’ve grown to love! From blazers and skirts to dresses and coats, menswear inspired pieces are everywhere right now and I’m loving it! I was immediately drawn to this skirt because of the ruffle and although I don’t wear much plaid, I love it for fall! I knew this would be an item that I could style all season long with my frilly tops and cozy sweaters. Even though it’s menswear inspired, it’s still quite feminine with the ruffle detail and cut and this is exactly what I look for when I style more masculine pieces (tip: the trick is to find masculine prints with feminine details). Since it’s more of a mini length, I knew it would look perfect with an over-the knee boot. Not only is a great addition for fall but the longer boot length balances out the shorter skirt nicely. I wanted to give the overall outfit a more feminine (and slightly Parisian) vibe so I added a lace button up top. To add a little bit of edge, I donned this gorgeous wrap coat. The textures of the edgy wool and leather mix juxtapose the über feminine lace perfectly (Lizzie in Lace in Leather?? Haha!). I love that all of these items work well together anddd with the rest of my wardrobe.
I hope you loved my feminine menswear inspired outfit!
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