09 September 2014

no parking please

tee: zara | jeans: allsaints petrel brodie | jacket: nom*d | shoes: costume national | clutch: vintage louis vuitton (mum's)

lately i have found myself pushing the boundaries between feminine and masculine, particularly with workwear. it might not be appealing to everyone, but i find myself caring less and less about what everyone else likes and sticking with what makes me happy (and comfortable).

without going all out with menswear, there are ways i make it work for me by keeping it "pretty". instead of boyfriend jeans or loose pants, black skinnies offset the looseness of the rest of the outfit. lace up shoes with a point can also add that feminine touch to otherwise boyish shoes. accessories can also be a key player - a dainty necklace or a classic clutch. and having a few waves through the hair always brings that feminine touch, no matter what you're wearing.

30 comments:

  1. Your shoes are so unique, love your outfit!
    http://fashion-soup.com/

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    1. thanks adria. love these shoes - something classic with a twist. and super comfortable!

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  2. I adore androgynous looks. I think there is something so chic and cool about blending the lines between masculine and feminine. This look is a prime example. The fitted skinnies pair perfectly with your oversized grey shirt and coat. The shoes though are the best part--I love them! I'm taking so much inspiration from this look, it's incredible.

    The What's In Between

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    1. thanks so much zoe! the shoes are my favourites at the moment. i just want to wear them all the time!

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  3. I think you did an amazing job at finding the balance between masculine and feminine in this outfit. Small touches like the pop of green purse is what really finishes the look up perfectly and makes it special!

    www.thejoyoffashionblog.com

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    1. thank you marie! the girly side of me always comes out.

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  4. love your menswear inspired look. I'm all about this trend for fall!

    mon | http://www.monsemble.ca

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    1. definitely! finding myself constantly wearing shirts and my lace up shoes!

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  5. Love those pointy-toed shoes!

    -- Michelle | MXP STYLE

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    1. they are the best! i have worn them so much!

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  6. I say go all-out on menswear if you like it---there are days when I wear things that might not "look good" to everyone else, but it makes me feel powerful wearing that item. Also, I LOVE the color of your hair and how striking it is against the black.

    Another Beautiful Thing

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    1. definitely! i feel way more confident and powerful when i'm wearing something i like and feel comfortable in rather than what other people might like/expect. thanks for your comment :)

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  7. Nice looks! I like the menswear influence!

    xo T.
    www.initialed.ca

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  8. Love this look! Your hair is absolutely sensational :D
    gorgeous
    x
    www.insidein-insideout.net

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    1. thank you fabliha! unfortunately i'm not sure what to do with it at the moment, so just not dealing with it and letting those roots run riot.

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  9. Love this look!

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  10. Love your hair!

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    1. thank you! i'm kind of unsure what to do next with it, so i'm just letting those roots grow out and not dealing with it haha...

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  11. Those booties are everything!!! Your style is always on point, every season of the year! You've got high fashion black down pat! Thank you for the blog visit sweets, hope to see you back soon!

    xo-Julie
    Peace. Love. LOL!

    Haute Khuuture Blog

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    1. thanks julie! you are very sweet.

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  12. Your hair is awesome!! Love the outfit & photography too!

    xo, B
    www.BKCsquared.com

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    1. thanks so much b! photography thanks to my handy tripod ;)

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    1. they're the best shoes! i love them so much!

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  14. I love masculine looks even better androgynous. You look great here. I am always borderline too masculine or too sexy I need to find that medium spot xx
    M

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    1. definitely finding the balance between masculine and feminine can create such great, interesting looks. thanks for your comment melissa.

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