Jacket, Topshop / Blouse, Jeans, and Boots, Free People
The original inspiration for this post came from the Victorian vibes I was getting from both my Grandmother’s garden and this favorite blouse of mine. You’ve seen it featured before as part of a very pirate-y ensemble, and now you’re catching it again as it turns me into a Disney Prince. I don’t mind, though – I rarely explore menswear themes. Sometimes, as extensive menswear-themed collections from this past NYFW show, being the prince as opposed to the princess can be quite fun sometimes.
Many people like to take inspiration from menswear when they’re looking to wear something structured and minimalistic, but I find I look to menswear when I’m doing the opposite! When I feel like my style is becoming too forced, or too fussy, I turn to the guys to bring it back down to earth. As I look towards the fall and begin to think of all the glorious autumn outfits I’m planning on wearing, I find myself looking at men’s style more and more.
Matt Healy, the lead singer of the 1975, is a perfect example of that effortlessly cool factor that many style smart guys tend to have. A lot of my more edgy outfits root themselves in outfits that he’s worn!
My initial interest in men’s style came from my brother, who lives in the Pacific Northwest and is always finding new rustic and rugged brands that are just so cool. Some of these include Wings + Horns, Broken Homme, and Herschel Supply Co. (before it became the new “it” backpack). The effortlessness of great mens style fascinates me, and it will always be the reason behind me wearing an oversized jacket, a pair of bulky boots, or some sort of loose beanie. This fall you will definitely find me shopping in the men’s section! xx