It’s not like menswear inspired clothing for women is a new revelation or anything (hello, Diane Keaton has been a fashion muse for literally decades), but sometimes we forget how amazing borrowing from the boys can look. Whether it’s being green and actually shopping your partner’s closet or just purchasing some carefully selected pieces made for women that have that masculine twist, a little menswear inspiration can go a long way when it comes to personal style.
If you feel a little lost when it comes to adding a little menswear inspired clothing into the mix (and, really, who isn’t?), in the latest edition of Talk-in Closet With Kim our fashion editor Kim Cihlar says it helps to focus on a couple things to bring your look to life.
Here’s some of the pieces she mentions in the video: A boyfriend blazer (The Big Rock Boyfriend Blazer from our new favorite brand Bleusalt is made of beachwood fiber, feels like cashmere, and is totally divine), a white button-down (like this one from Ted Baker London), tailored pants (behold J.Crew’s denim trouser jean in Tahoe wash), Bermuda shorts (GAP and Banana Republic have some great ones) and brogues.
What’s a brogue, you’re wondering? We were wondering the same and asked Kim to fill us in.
According to Kim, brogues are “men’s style low-heeled shoe or boot with leather uppers with decorative perforations or ‘broguing’ with serration along pieces visible edges. They’re derived from Gaelic or Scottish shoes. Traditionally considered outdoorsy shoes, but now they’re everywhere. Can be cap toe, wingtip, or Oxford.”
Now that we’ve cleared that up, here’s the Hadley Wingtip from VIONIC as a visual example (and for your buying pleasure).
Check out more of our favorite menswear inspiration below. Then, tell us: How do you like to sport menswear-inspired clothing?
NextTribe’s fashion editor Kimberly Cihlar is a fashion brand content editor, fashion writer/style blogger and jewelry designer based in New York City, sharing her style stories on Fashionwhirled.com and her jewelry creations on Collection13.com. Early in her career, she served as the Fashion Director to Fairchild’s men’s wear trade daily, DNR, and has since been published in ShowBoats Int’l., Cigar Aficionado, The New York Times’ Style Section, Wantful, GQ, British Esquire, British GQ, The International Herald Tribune and Dutch Magazine.