STYLE GURU STYLE: Military-Chic

STYLE GURU STYLE: Military-Chic

I’ll be honest. Occasionally, I sneak into the boys section of my favorite department stores. While it doesn’t hurt to be surrounded by a group of well-dressed men, I’m actually on the hunt to find a classic button-down or henley shirt that helps me achieve an effortlessly cool look that mixes masculinity with femininity. I absolutely adore a chic outfit that looks like you raided your boyfriend’s closet, picked your favorite piece and added your personal flair to it.

Enter 3.1 Phillip Lim’s fall 2015 ready-to-wear collection. The military-inspired collection included androgynous pieces, oversized shirts and luxurious materials like fur and leather. Browsing the collection online, I was immediately reminded of an oversized blouse I purchased several years ago from H&M and rummaged through my closet to find it. I tucked the blouse into a pair of black skinny pants with metal details and paired the look with my favorite suede and fringed leather moccasins. To amp up the look, I threw on a faux-fur shawl and grabbed my favorite Michael Kors leather purse.

I love pairing oversized pieces, from my closet or my boyfriend’s closet, with classically feminine pieces. By adding luxe materials like faux-fur and leather, I feel as glamorous as a model on a runway. Phillip Lim’s collection is a reminder that we ladies can look tough yet chic while challenging the status quo of femininity. So venture into the men’s section the next time you’re in your favorite store. You’ll be amazed at how easy it is to incorporate a masculine piece into your look!

Get My Look: 1. Button-down blouse. 2. Skinny pants. 3. Faux-fur shawl. 4. Leather purse. 5. Fringed moccasins.