When I started making my fall moodboards for Sea of Shoes a few months ago, I found I kept going back to images of menswear inspired looks again and again. I was pulling images of Peter Lindbergh’s 90s shots of Linda Evangelista in tailored suits, and androgynous runway looks from Margaret Howell. I spent the next few weeks styling menswear inspired looks and selecting a few new pieces to pull into my wardobe. Now that the weather is perfect I have finally been able to wear some of these looks. I really have had a lot of fun styling these looks! You’re much more minimal and restrained when you’re trying to emulate menswear which is fun exercise for a maximalist like me.
This shift towards menswear gave me a great inexpensive wardrobe update in time for fall. I got two pairs of 80s and 70s tailored pants, a couple of thrifted cashmere sweaters, a few inexpensive men’s shirts and that is it. I got lucky on some really great finds like the linen Yves Saint Laurent pants ($45!) I am wearing here. It has made my travel wardrobe very easy as of late. We are going to Paris again in two and a half weeks, I’ll have loads of great layering pieces.
Here I’m wearing a longline blazer by the Row (no longer in store, I got it years ago but similar here) with vintage Yves Saint Laurent linen pants, vintage blouse, Club Monaco hat, and Office of Angela Scott brogues (maybe the most heavily featured shoe on Sea of Shoes this year?). If you are looking for a menswear inspired shoe for fall, look no further than Angela’s stylish brogues and boots. They are the best! I have worn these to death over the last few years and they look chic with everything.
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Above I am wearing a cable knit sweater (purchased in Mexico five years ago), Rugby Ralph Lauren wool wide leg pants I got on eBay, leopard Isabel Marant pumps, and a faux fur bag I got in Tokyo at store called Life’s.
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Naty Diaw says
love this look!
Ewa Macherowska says
Beautiful place and look! x
how much I love you with this styyyyyyle!!!
Kinga Kurek says
These outfits are so perfect dear! I love menswear inspired wardrobe, men’s wardrobe in general, I feel like there’s more place to create new outfits and inspirations comparing to womenswear! I can’t choose between the two looks really, both of these are just utterly perfect!
I love the top look so much — surely it’s one of your best. I also liked hearing about the thought and planning that went into the styling. Just wonderful!
Such a perfect outfit, love it!
xx, Jeany from http://vogueetvoyage.com
The pink pineapple says
I love two looks but my favorite its the second
Love those looks!! Neutral colors and great texture!
Love your menswear vs feminine looks.Great Inspiration!! Thank you x
I especially love the second outfit! Looks elegant and comfy!
Kathrin | Polar Bear Style
Any tips on breaking in your Angela Scotts? Mine are so stiff that I absolutely cannot wear them without socks, and even with socks they’re not very comfortable. I love the way they look and how well-crafted they are, but I hardly wear them because of this.
Kira K says
Helloooo Diane Keaton circa Annie Hall. You pull this off so well!
This is creative genius!
Cannot believe how gorgeous these look are.
Olivia B says
You are such a cutee! I’m just loving that knit sweater, looks so comfy…
tarique ghani says
Nice on the Contrary Style breaking the stereotype
Your images are beautiful and captivating. Your style is classy and interesting.
Simple but effortlessly chic <3
Not On Mondays says