Menswear for women isn’t a new phenomenon. Frankly, it is as old as women’s fashion for men (ahem, Shakespeare)… But, what I particularly like about this new class of styles for lasses, inspired by lads, is how feminine they are. Stay with me: slim heels, ankle straps, pointed toes all in tie-inspired silks, nubby tweeds, and rich leather.
Here are a few good men-inspired looks, for girls.
Fall is a tough season, and this year fashion (and footwear) is following suit. This season’s hottest pumps with a thick and square heel are a study in architecture; they toe the line between retro platform and modern sculpture.
They are heel and toe ahead of the competition and won’t get knocked over easily.
Spring’s sweet ballet flat is replaced by fall’s moody, groovy smoking flat.
It’s daytime and night time ready, and pulls inspiration from all places including the leisure life (a la Hef) to the market bazaar. These kick around flats are perfect with a mini skirt or a slim pant, and don’t be afraid of color or prints, this season it is the more the merrier.
Burgundy is the color of the fall season, and I’m just about punch-drunk in love with the color as it makes its way into the wardrobe from head to toe. Over the weekend I envisioned the pump I wanted: sleek, tall, shine, in a bold burgundy. With very little whining required, I found the wine to pair with my stems – thanks, Ivanka.
I’m loving the idea of a flash of burgundy, a splash of wine, peeking out beneath the perfect hem of a trouser, or as a fashion star with a dress.
With cooler temperatures and the arrival of fall literally nipping at our heels, this week is dedicated to fall’s shoe trends. First up, a favorite fall must-have of mine, a fierce pair of boots that are as tough as they are refined.
I have been loving the jewelry from Monique Pean for quite some time. The major investment pieces (seriously, these prices are not for the faint of heart!) are truly unique and have become a favorite of fashion fan, Michelle Obama.
The brand is committed to creating luxury pieces that are produced socially and environmentally responsibly and from sustainable materials.
I love the look of made-from-nature geometric shapes, rough cut stones, and one of a kind pieces that make a statement with a gown or a tank top.
Here is one my favorite, awe-worthy investment pieces:
The leopard trend has come a long way from Peg Bundy for this leopard trend. Beyonce, Anna Wintour, street-style masters wear it with aplomb. Are you intimidated by this wild streak, and don’t want to show your spots in the urban jungle?
Here are some chic ideas to make it your own. Copy cats welcomed!