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.
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I love this outfit on you Patti! The velvet printed blazer is beautiful and the black one creates a fabulous androgynous vibe. Thanks for hosting!
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
I love the androgynous look on you, and that necklace is beautiful! Thank you for hosting the linkup!
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I love menswear worn in a feminine way and you look stunning Patti! Thanks for the linkup. Kisses
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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.
Those pants are fabulous and you created 3 fantastic outfits with them Patti. Happy Monday!
Omg Patti…this is perfection! Few things that I love more than a good boy/girl mix. xo
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!
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 !!
love your outfit!!!! THat cat statrue cracks me up!
Every time I see you in that velvet jacket or wearing the necklace I made it makes my heart happy : )
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
Patti, that velvet jacket is everything! Absolutely brilliant! I love a little menswear inspired clothing…so chic! You are rocking this style.
I have always been a tomboy Patti! lots of sports with my brothers and his friends growing up. The jacket is such a cool print, and I am a fan of the menswear inspired look and love a good vest. Love the pants on you too!
Have a great week!
The velvet print jacket is so unique – love it, you’ll be able to add it to so many outfits!
Fab tailored and cool look, Patti!
This is what I love about fashion! The art of it. I think putting together an outfit is like creating a piece of art. Your outfit is so fun and a beautiful piece of art!
Very nice, love that tassel necklace!
This is such a sophisticated look Patti. Love both jackets with it. Ties are not for me but used to wear slim ones when I was a teenager 🙂 Have a lovely week. xo Sabina
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!
Love the floral jacket, you’ve styled it well. Jacqui
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.
Love the mannish shirt and the blazer
So chic. Love that statement blazer!
You make everything look feminine with your curly blonde hair and fabulous figure!
Thank you for hosting!
I absolutely love how you can take menswear items and make them perfect for us!!
I will admit that I’ve grown quite fond of my oxfords lately!!!
I love the outfit, both with or without the jacket! I linked up my newest make–thanks!
I know no one more chic than you!!! CUTE!
You look great in structured menswear style, Patti…good choices And, as always thanks for Visible Monday!
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
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.
Love the velvet print jacket!!!