Menswear For Women, Three Ways: Visible Monday

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I’ve always enjoyed the juxtaposition of menswear on women. As a girly-looking woman, with frizzy blond hair, I really appreciate the contrast of an unexpected men’s suit coat, or oxfords, or even a tie and vest.

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Below I’m wearing a boyish chambray shirt (sim) tucked into cropped AllSaints trousers (thrifted, similar) The trousers have a jodhpur cut, not my usual preference, but I like it here. The artistic black pendant was crafted by my friend Suzanne of Suzanne Carillo, you can find lots of her treasures here.

The velvet print jacket below, one of my favorite accent pieces, is also from Suzanne’s shop. It goes with everything and makes this menswear look more feminine. The oxfords are old, and by Calvin Klein (sim). I’ve had them resoled a few times, and I’m looking for a replacement; that’s how good they are.

And a simple black tuxedo jacket (sim) takes the outfit back to boyish. My photographer was making me laugh, he does that.

Now, let’s see what’s in your closet, Visible Women.

The guidelines to participate in the Visible Monday Link-Up are so simple:

    1. Whoever wants to can join in! Just compose a post that includes any outfit, accessory, piece of jewelry, hairstyle, cosmetic or other adornment that makes you feel more confident, alive and visible that day.
    2. Go to the bottom of this post and click on the InLinkz button “Add Your Link”. It should open a new page.
    3. In the “Next Step”, you crop the pic (easy tool) you want to display, and you’re done!
    4. Visit a few other bloggers, to make new friends and increase your own following.

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Stay fabulous and wear what you love,

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  1. The menswear inspired look really suits you, Patti! It’s not a look for me, even though I love it on others. Suzanne’s velvet jacket is fabulous and gives a whimsical touch to the shirt and trousers. xxx

  2. You wear the menswear look so perfectly , making it your own with your feminine touches. The brogues are fabulous – always so comfortable too. Many thanks for hosting.

  3. I’m not a fan of menswear for me as I don’t think my body frame is suitable for it, but I think it looks great on you!

  4. You look adorable, as always !!! I am a skirt girl myself, but that is mostly because of issues with my figure, and pants don’t always fit very well. The problems with having a booty !!

  5. You look fabulous carrying this look! I’m a girlie girl and tried to dabble in the menswear sphere…not so good with that. Have a great week, Patti!


  6. I really do need to wear my denim shirt with a black jacket . It’s on my list i just don’t have the right occaision. I love your top look particularly.

  7. My favorite is the tuxedo jacket. You look so European and sophisticated! Not that all europeans are sophisticated, well, maybe they are, I don’t know all of them! Have a great week!

  8. I love this look on you Patti! Super flattering. Your pendant is so beautiful, another fab creation by Suzanne! I love how switching up the topper pieces gives you an entirely different look! And the velvet jacket is gorgeous!

  9. I really like this look on you, Patti, terrific with your very feminine hair. I’ve always liked an androgynous look – a man’s evening suit on a woman is the best outfit ever!

  10. I really like the menswear look! A chambray shirt is such a versatile piece and I love how you’ve paired it with the jackets. The necklace is beautiful and I’ll definitely check out the website!

  11. I do love such a like to wear myself from time to time! I call it my preppy look! I only need a tie! Used to wear them too but for some reason I haven t for years now! Yes, that is on my shopping list now!

  12. The print jacket and the pendant from Suzanne are excellent. She has such a great eye, evident in her inventory and style. These pieces look fantastic with your jodhpur trousers. Like you, I love that masculine/feminine push/pull. Great styling Patti! Thanks for the linkup.

  13. I love my oxfords and I think that might be why I am so drawn to Fedoras, they have a masculine vibe that I just like. Wonderful all round look, as usual and I find that photographers can make you laugh some times! Take care and thank you for having this great linkup, Terri

  14. Yay, tomboy looks! I’ve never been a tomboy in my life but I love love love good menswear inspired look. It’s the clean lines and streamlined outfits, perfect.

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