Borrowed from the boys

Borrowed from the boys

While my look exactly wasn’t borrowed from the boys, its obviously inspired by the boys. Men inspired suiting was a key trend for fall/winter 2019, and the street style set were spotted in blazers that featured actual mens tailoring for an oversized silhouette that was very obviously borrowed from the boys.

I had seen other influencers who purchased mens suits from the thrift to achieve the same look. So I attempted to do the same, I tried on a couple of mens blazers but they were way too big and overpowering on my frame that I didn’t quite feel confident enough to pull it off. I wanted to do suiting and incorporate what I already had in my closet, so I decided on the H&M plaid pants which I had purchased earlier in the year. Then, I had to find a blazer to go with pants. Since, I had the idea of a mismatch in mind, I wasn’t banking on finding the same exact plaid jacket at Zara. Zara had a myriad of plaid blazers online so I decided on this classic houndstooth blazer in the same color family as the plaid pants and ordered it in a size Medium. I was tempted to get a large for an even more oversized look but I’m glad I stuck with the medium since the blazer is cut boxy.

Since, it’s chic to repeat, I turned to other items that I had worn before to complete the look. The vintage victorian blouse (last worn here) added a feminine vibe to the look. For footwear, my vintage Acme Cowboy western boots were brought out of retirement to pull the whole look together. The boots added an edge to the look particularly with the pants tucked into them. Honestly, I was inspired to wear them that way because they were styled similarly for an editorial in the August issue of Vogue. The western boot is trending for this Fall/Winter and I’m glad I kept mine after all these years.

Borrowed from the Boys
ZARA: Houndstooth Jacket H&M: Tapered Pants similar here, here or here VINTAGE: Victorian Blouse similar here, here or here BANANA REPUBLIC: Calf Hair Leopard Print Skinny Belt similar here, here, here, here or here MAC COSMETICS: Nyma Tang Lipstick similar here or here