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Style: Like the Boys

Style: Like the Boys

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Sometimes I want to be like the boys. No, not in the smelly-feet-raggedy-drawers-don’t-clean-up-after-yourself way. I mean in the important way: wardrobe wise, of course.

It’s not a new idea: women have been “borrowing” men’s clothing for years to great effect: Think of silver screen stars Marlene Dietrich and Katharine Hepburn draping themselves in men’s suiting, the iconic movie wardrobe of Diane Keaton in Annie Hall, and the laid-back glamour of Yves St. Laurent’s le smoking.

Even the boys themselves provide inspiration (’bout time): at the top of my mind are the smooth operators of the Rat Pack and Wall Street‘s unabashedly power hungry Gordon Gekko.

A dash of menswear-inspired tailoring (because tailoring is crucial) looks professional, adds contrast to more feminine pieces, and can be especially fun to wear when assuming a character.

Key pieces include oxford shirts, tailored trousers, and men’s accessories:

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1. Boy’s shirt, Old Navy 2. Silk tie, Krimson by Kwame 3. Trousers, Victoria’s Secret 4. Boy’s blazer, Ralph Lauren 5. Raffia fedora, Hats in the Belfry

5 Comments
  • Fajr/Stylish Thought

    April 15, 2009 at 12:04 pm Reply

    Annie Hall is such a style inspiration. Menswear on women is sometimes sexier than a skintight dress and a great pair of slouchy trousers is the epitome of comfort. Great post gal!

  • Alicia

    April 15, 2009 at 12:47 pm Reply

    I love guy-inspired dressing.

  • Laura

    April 16, 2009 at 1:07 pm Reply

    loving this little inspiration.

    I have a ralph lauren shirt complete with cufflinks. It’s kinda this style.

    http://aforteforfashion.blogspot.com

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