Thursday, March 7, 2013

Like a Boy







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)
Blouse: H&M
Pants: Express
Heels: BCBG

XOXO!
Olivia


23 comments:

  1. I really like what you did with this outfit, so chic!

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  2. gorgeous outfit love your jacket! Cute heels aswell :)

    Hayley xx
    www.addictionstoshopping.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much Hayley, you're the best xox!

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  3. i love this <3!!! these photos are so lovely, they match your outfit perfectly :) love you!

    High-Stitched Voice

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  4. You should maybe wear a black corset strapless top with a loose fittedl skirt and dress it up with a chunky colorlful jeweled necklace and heels!

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    1. I was thinking something similar like a Corset with a nice sheer blouse overtop !!! <3

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  5. So in love with this!!!! Wonderful outfit.

    -theresa
    collaredblouse.blogspot.com

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  6. So chic, I love the heels !

    http://www.mymymode.com/

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  7. love it! fresh! <3
    www.itsnotheritsme.com

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  8. totally awesome outfit dear, follow you know from

    http://franchemeetsfashion.blogspot.cz/
    xoxo

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  9. First time on your blog and definitely not the last. You do not wish to have legs that are 3 miles long, believe me.

    Would you like to follow each other?

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  10. Love it! You got one more follower :)

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  11. I think this looks great on you! I love masculine style, perhaps you'd like to check out my edgy/preppy/masculine post? I'll link it below. Anyways, I think you pulled off the masculine look with feminine touches so well! Thanks for sharing :)

    Best wishes,
    Laura
    Skyscraping Style

    http://skyscrapingstyle.wordpress.com/2013/01/21/167/

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  12. Love your take on menswear. The lip and heels are a cute girly twist! xx linds

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