One of the trends for Fall/Winter 2012 is menswear. I’ve always liked menswear touches in women’s fashions and, occasionally, I dabble in the look myself. These wide-leg, navy Anne Taylor trousers are definitely inspired by menswear yet they’re so elegant. And I’m kicking myself for not getting them in other colors when I bought them on sale several months ago.
Carrying through with the menswear theme, I wore them with a crisp, white, sleeveless blouse from JCPenney but the small ruffle around the neckline – and my leopard print belt from Target – add necessary touches of girly.
What makes menswear work on women, in my opinion, is when the pieces, or a suit, are styled very femininely. Otherwise, you’re just a chick in a dude’s suit. (Though if that’s the look you’re going for, work it.)
In keeping with the menswear theme, did you notice my super short “boy cut”? I finally let my hairstylist go all the way. It’s very Mia Farrow in Rosemary’s Baby and I love it. I especially love how quickly I can get ready in the mornings now.