Taking a Page from the Boys Book

Fashion is universal and style is fleeting. As Heidi says on Project Runway in fashion one day you’re in and the next day your out. One of the hottest trends that is seeing a revival is what I like to call taking a page out of the boy’s book.  Certain pieces that are traditionally found in a man’s closet have now made their way across the aisle and into the closet of their feminine counterpart. There is a trick to styling menswear however. You must walk that fine line between chic style and  looking like you are wearing someone else’s clothes. Several pieces offer a simple transition from one side of the closet to another. A string tie or a simple bow tie paired with a great dress shirt gives a quirky edge to a what should already be a staple of the feminine wardrobe. Next, find a great pinstriped vest that can be styled with an oversized boyfriend jean and a rocking penny loafer.  Today’s featured outfits is one of my favorite ways to channel a more masculine vibe. The burgundy dress shirt was 29.95 at New York and Company. The stretch fit means that it holds it shape during the dang and is a no iron option for traveling. The grey pin striped vest I picked up from Express on clearance for $19.99. The boyfriend jean is a simple basic that I picked up this summer at Banana Republic for $34.95. Make places like Gap, Banana Republic and J. Crew a featured stop on your shopping excursions. They are famous for the basic items that add versatility to your wardrobe. The quality of these retailers also means that your perfect finds will be around for seasons to come. So, this weekend take a page out of the boy’s book and  flaunt that little bit of edge that can only come from a great menswear find.


About @mfashforward

I am a fashion obsessed working mom of twin teenagers. I have spent my career in the retail industry dressing others on a daily basis. Now, I must strike a delicate balance by remaining fashion forward and having my teenagers still acknowledge my existence. Follow me on a journey into my fashion world.

Posted on October 18, 2012, in Fall, Fashion, Fashion Trends, Shopping, Style, Stylist and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. You’ve inspired me. Adding a vest will jazz up casual Fridays.

    Happy SITS!

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