Collard Shirt: Thrifted
Socks: Sam Moon
Purse: c/o Gamiss
Pin: Charming Charlie's
Looking back on this outfit and even wearing it, I feel like I should be in a 1950's news room, drinking copious amounts of coffee and smoking a cigar as colleagues click away on typewriters and the boisterous voices of reporters drift through the smoke laden air.......
Truthfully I have never really been into "menswear" style nor tried it for myself until recently and I have to say that it is growing on me. When I took a trip to Goodwill before school started back (to get a few more professional pieces) I stumbled upon these navy and red pin striped pants and just had to try them on. Of course after trying them on I was completely sold as they were high waisted, unique, and extremely comfortable.
When it comes to the topic of Menswear I quite like the idea that we have the ability to take a seemingly masculine piece and put a classic and feminine spin on it. While these pants were actually women's slacks (probably from the 80's) they were a looser style and easily not quite as feminine as other slacks or skirts. However, I liked the challenge of adding pieces to create a classic reporter style ensemble. Top off the look with sheer socks for a bit of ladylike flair and this adorable "Rise & Grind" coffee lapel and you are ready to grab your notebook and hit the town searching for the next big story!
Have you ever played with menswear style?
How do you take a more masculine piece and make it more ladylike?