Photo by Karen Roe
I am not as quackers as you first might think
You have surely noticed by now that I am rather fond of nicking clothes than do not belong to me simply because I get a flash of inspiration . Some call it genius (okay, I do), others boredom, but hey, it works. After reading all the different advice on style and fit in fashion magazines, I was left unsure on how to branch out my style. Before I would have never wandered into the men’s section of a store unless I was actually out shopping with a bloke. Now? Well, I think all is fair in love and shopping.
Now, I’m not saying that you should just rush in blindly to get purchase all the menswear in sight. Try and find things that could work for your style and that, hopefully, aren’t too baggy. And you would be surprised at the variety of men’s clothes in smaller sizes or more tailored cuts that could work. Failing that, you could always hunt for the menswear trend in the women’s section and, these days, you wouldn’t leave disappointed.
My absolute favorite menswear piece has got to be the button-up shirt. I generally feel uncomfortable in more business-orientated clothes and feel like they don’t really suit me when going out and about in my free time. But magically, a men’s shirt is just the right amount of put together while also catering to my pathological need for comfort.
And it can be so versatile – pop the collar, button all the way up or not, tie it up, tuck it in, roll the sleeves, pair it with a skirt or maybe some leather-look trousers. See, I get excited just by typing it all out.
Below you can see three looks I like incorporating said nicked shirt in. They range from casual to classy to fun!
Have fun playing around!
£150 – chiaraferragnicollection.com
£130 – barneys.com
£110 – sunglasshut.com
£47 – massimodutti.com
£590 – gilt.com
£290 – net-a-porter.com
£520 – jimmychoo.com
£115 – sophiescloset.com
£335 – couture.zappos.com
£625 – kirnazabete.com
£1,340 – luisaviaroma.com
£120 – rebeccataylor.com
£66 – bloomingdales.com