Rise & Grind in Menswear

Pants: Thrifted
Sweater: Vintage
Collard Shirt: Thrifted
Socks: Sam Moon
Shoes: Target
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?

-Madison

8 comments

  1. I seriously love this so much!! It makes me think of Rosalind Russell in His Girl Friday, and Katharine Hepburn in Woman of the Year. Something about making menswear feminine is so empowering--it just goes back to the mentality that you are what makes your clothes feminine and stylish, and if you're confident enough in that, all of your clothes, no matter how stereotypically 'masculine' will highlight your grace.

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    1. I always love reading your comments Chrisy, they always make me smile:) I also love what you said about your clothes being what you make them!
      -Madison

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  2. Such a clever way to make not so cute pants look adorable 😍😍😍. Love it so much, and of course the shoes tooπŸ˜‰

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  3. You always have such a nice way of putting a classic outfit together. I love your choice of scenery very unique. Looks masculine with a nice touch of feminine with you. Stephanie

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    1. Thank you so much Stephanie. Glad you enjoyed it:)
      -Madison

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  4. I love how surprising your socks are. Like its all serious, until we get to your socks, and they're a pop of femininity! It also sets off your lipstick, and is a good study in contrasts. I don't really try much with menswear pieces, but it certainly would be interesting!

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth! Those socks are my FAVE and I couldn't pass up their feminie detail for this look:)
      -Madison

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