Monday, September 16, 2013

{styling notes} no boyfriend required...

boyfriend status


I've always had a tomboy-leaning sensibility when it comes to dressing, but you knew that already. Lately though, I've had a heightened interesting shopping in the men's section. As a menswear editor by day, I spend hours trawling e-commerce sites like Mr Porter and the J. Crew men's department, ogling sturdy bags, colorful plaids and thick wool sweaters. Naturally, I now want them all. For myself.

I love the simple sensibility of menswear. Sure, the fit is going to be a little baggy, a little boxy— but I'm so okay with that, especially in the fall with a pair of super-skinny jeans and some chic little smoking slippers. 

Inspired by my day job, I rounded up a few of my fall obsessions that are all borrowed from the men's section. Boyfriend or not, there's no reason you can't give your autumn wardrobe a little man power. 

Personally, I'm dying for the classic LL Bean fisherman sweater for cozy afternoons at home and that  foliage-filled road trip upstate that is always in my imagination each fall. Can't you just see it with those Ray-Ban Clubmasters and perfect pair of black skinny jeans? Oh, and my Indiana Jones hat, of course.

Do you guys shop from the men's section too?

5 comments:

  1. I love that fisherman's sweater - it looks perfect for Fall! I like to mix menswear items into my wardrobe. I always buy their undershirts to wear as white t-shirts!

    x the fabulous life of a natural disaster

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  2. DYING for the LL Bean sweater. I really want it in blue!

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  3. I'm constantly in the men's section! My style varies but I have endless love for a relaxed, sort of androgynous look like this.

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  4. I consider myself to have a very girly/classic sense of style, but even I love to shop in the men's section, especially for layering pieces. I find their fabrics are often better wearing and in the past few years they even sometimes have better color options.

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  5. I've always felt too shy to shop in the men's section (maybe it's because I feel like a fraud as I don't have an 'other half' lol) but I love incorporating more masculine styles into my wardrobe! xoxo

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