Something about men’s wear intimidates me. This is strange experience for me—I pride myself on my fashion fearlessness. Finding new ways to stretch my wardrobe sometimes means stretching my fashion comfort level to include new styles.
Besides challenging my comfort by being men’s wear, this outfit also features a much more basic color palate than my usual, day-to-day look. The expected choice is to use a white button up with a black vest. By switching these colors, I add visual interest and give this outfit more personality.
When thinking about ways to create a men’s wear inspired look, I knew I wanted to mix masculine pieces (a button up shirt, vest and trousers) with feminine details (ruffles, pearls and metallic heels). I already owned all these pieces--I just mixed them in a new way to create this look.