As long as I can remember I always had a thing for menswear. I’m the chick who would raid her boyfriend’s closet and rock his jeans as my own. ‘Til this day, on the low I go in my hubby’s closet and draw inspiration from his clothes even though I am forbidden to enter. I say its because he knows I will style it better then him lol. Back in the day I was queen of oversized T-shirts, baggy jeans, sweat suits, and Jordan’s. It’s not too far from my current style now, minus the Jordan sneakers. My adult brain can’t justify the price anymore. My love for thrifting and sales have completely brain washed my mind. I wont even look in that direction unless it says C-L-E-A-R-A-N-C-E.
Throughout time I have learned to be more feminine in my style. Long were the years I used to cry hysterically when my mom would dress me in something girly. I love to be feminine now, however my attraction to menswear will forever be. Their stuff is so much cooler and comfortable than the women’s. When I can I do try to incorporate something masculine into my outfit.
Lucky for me I am the garbage disposal for second hand stuff and with that comes a lot of men’s pieces BUAHAHAHAHA *dr. evil laugh. I had the honor of receiving my friend’s father’s blazers! We are talking an old school horrendous brown plaid pattern over sized blazer. Mind you I am describing it as one would who doesn’t see the potential in something old, well loved, and worn. I immediately knew how I wanted to style it. Such a beautiful relic. I was in love.
So naturally pairing it with a pair of jeans was a no brainer for me. I am a sucker for a good pair of jeans. Yes, they were loose fitted and thrifted. I needed to add some feminine touches to break the manly look. A simple white T shirt that I bought from the boys section of Walmart, DIY into a crop top, brown strappy heels, layered jewelry, and a pearly hair clip transformed this manlike silhouette into a chick with mixed feminine and masculine style.