I decided to experiment with a more masculine look and I am pretty pleased with the results.. I usually tend to avoid such looks because my legs are (sadly) NOT 3 miles long and I think playing with menswear inspired looks at a shorter stature tends to become a little tricky. Perhaps I am just overly paranoid in my philosophy, but I generally find myself agreeing when I do attempt to experiment with the matter.
I think the key is really playing with proportion and keeping the shoes feminine. Perhaps some can use a loafer or a cute oxford, but for me, I need the extra height and femininity! I just tucked a casual low cut blouse (again, another small feminine detail) into some basic low rise work pants. That alone was too masculine of a proportion for me so I added this long camel and black trench. Now.. I know the coat itself is very masculine, but somehow, it somewhat negated the masculinity of the white and black work-wear. I believe it to be in the length.. the long hem of the coat definitely breaks up my long torso.
Overall, I was pretty pleased with the way I accomplished a little masculine with touches of femininity! What do you guys think? Do you find it fun to kind of experiment with trends like this??
PS: I need suggestions on what to wear for my big 21st Birthday this weekend! I'll be going out in Chicago so leave me your suggestions.. I can't do this alone (haha, I'm stressing out!)
Coat: BDG (UO)