It’s finally raining in Southern California so we are over here huddled in the corner praying for help… You gotta love Angelinos in the rain. They are more likely to video the downpours than they are to react to earthquakes. Here’s another interesting fact, men’s shirt buttons are on the right, and women’s are on the left. Have you ever noticed? Although it’s not as shocking as rain in LA, it’s noted that men are continuing to climb the style ladder especially now and we can only see menswear growing more come 2020. If you haven’t dabbled in your BF’s drawers or closet, you might be missing out! Here’s how I add my own touches to the growing menswear trend.
Adding menswear to your wardrobe
A button up as a blouse. Generally speaking, your man is probably one or two sizes bigger than you which gives you that over sized “boyfriend” slouch you’ve been dreaming of. I chose this striped blue button up from Zara because of the pattern. Stripes can be a transitional pattern worn easily by both males and females. It’s simple enough to wear but also bolder than my normal floral patterns for fall. I paired it with this Zara skirt which also boasts a striped pattern. Pairing similar patterns is easily done when one is larger than the other.
Once you find that perfect menswear button up, you can begin to play with different styles. Besides the basic tuck and go, below you will find all the other easily achievable looks that can be created and worn out.
If there’s no man in sight for miles (LOL), you can always pick up an over sized shirt in the women’s section. The silhouette is quite popular these days and many bigger brands are imitating menswear for women. Hence, the “boyfriend” jean.
Another fun tip for ya… If you fancy a menswear look but don’t intend to twist up your mans button up, you can also shop for these styles:
- long-line blazers
- pleated trousers
- bow-ties (especially for NYE) undone, or clip on
- Oxford shoes
- Patterns to search for: plaid, striped and gingham
- cabby hats
- dress socks
Details of this look:
I hope you enjoyed today’s post! Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!