Move over CollegeFashionistos – CollegeFashionistAS are here to show you how to work menswear with flare.
Menswear-inspired looks have been tauted as one of the hot trends this season (isn't it hot every season though?). Fashion magazine editors love shooting women dressed like dapper dudes in editorial spreads and this Fashionista shows how to translate that high fashion trend to an everyday streetstyle look.
This Fashionista has her trends covered! She rocked a chambray button-down top, brown shorts with trouser detailing, brown oxford brogues, neon blue nailpolish and a statement ring. Chambray is a new fashion staple, offering a bit of edge and roughness to any look (while being suprisingly breezy). Trouser cut shorts and pants are a female body's dream, offering drama and flare while not revealing too much. I love how this Fashionista kept her nails well-manicured, and in a bright cerulean blue to boot – it kept her look from being too tomboy! But I especially covet this Fashionista's brogues. The brown leather and oxford-detailing brought her casual look up a notch, without having to don “girly” heels. The best thing about menswear-inspired looks is that they are easy to dress down, while maintaining a level of polish.
Fashionistas can pair menswear-inspired shoes with tons of looks. Wear them with jeans if you are bored of your go-to flats. Brogues can also be paired with a cutesy dress for a bit of unexpected masculine contradiction; don't be afraid to try a bright girly color or snazzy print. And if an oxford brogue seems a bit TOO boyish, jazz them up by rocking a patent leather pair, metallic, or going fully sequined (Miu Miu and Marc Jacobs love this look). These shoes are definitely the hot new way to cruise around town, balancing all the things that a LADY Fashionista can, with a menswear attitude.