Back when my older brother was still living at home some of his clothes always seemed to accidentally find their way into my closet.
Nowadays, I purposely like to incorporate menswear pieces into my wardrobe. I love the cool and effortless look they give to an outfit when they are styled in the right way.
Lately I wear classic menswear pieces found not only in the closet of my male family members but also in the mens' section of some high street stores. Apart from the funny looks you occasionally get shopping there, you can also find real bargains. I do also appreciate the simplicity of the clothes with their loose cut, which in my opinion the woman section is often lacking. Although I think that women shouldn't hide their god given features, sometimes concealing can be that much more attractive than revealing a ton of skin. Just think of Holly Golightly looking "oh so charming" in her cream turtleneck in Breakfast at Tiffany's. In my eyes nothing says emancipation more than taking those classic menswear pieces: the shirt, the blazer and the sweater and making them your own by pairing them with feminine and chic pieces.
In that sense - let's raid those boyfriends' and brothers' closets and take what should rightfully be ours...!
Outfit 1 "The Shirt" - Pants and shoes by Zara, mens' shirt by Montego, mens' vest by Y.TWO, clutchbag from a street vendor in Bangkok's China Town
Outift 2 "The Blazer" - Blazer by Reiss, mens' shirt by H&M, boyfriend jeans and shoes by Zara, watch by Michael Kors, "stressed but well dressed" clutchbag by Zara
Outfit 3 "The Sweater" - Mens' sweater / skirt and tights by H&M, same Chinatown clutchbag as in look 1, shoes by Stradivarius
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