Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The Boyfriend Look

And I'm talking about the "boyfriend" look, not the androgynes, collegiate hybrid that follows close behind.  

For years, I've been on the sidelines watching the "boyfriend" trend countlessly re-emerge into the spotlight and show its sexy self - and each time, with a small update in lines, color or styling.  As it's made it's way down the runway at least once a year in it's usual suspects: oversize cardi, loose rolled denim and a pair of scuffed brogues, why would I not want to try that?  A girl in boy's clothing is just so damn attractive.  But then in the privacy of my home, trying out those sexy masculine lines for myself, the I-stole-this-from-my-boyfriend-isn't-it-cute look doesn't tend to translate attractively on this lil frame of mine.  Humph!

Buuut as I was browsing through the AllSaints website the other day thinking my thoughts and daydreaming of dressing my unborn child in AllSaints Kids, I realized, just because menswear lines don't do my body good doesn't mean I can't replicate the "boy" look using my own pieces built for tiny girls from my Tiny Closet! 

And so I did.





brogues: CMG / denim: AllSaints Mens / top: James Perse / tie: vintage Gucci / outerwear: Muuba / hat: Philippines / bag: Dooney & Bourke

Okay, so I cheated a little and did actually end up borrowing Theo's jeans...and his tie.  But I made this boy look fit for the girls!

By the way, the leather jacket in this spread I purchased with the generous gift certificate I won from Beso.com.  I got this sumptuous item from Yoox.com during their Winter sale and love love LOVE it.  The graphite color goes with everything, it's tailored beautifully and the zipper additions give it the grit and edge I like in the "urban, leather jacket" look.  

And if you think the jacket is where it ended, we've only just begun.  Keep visiting for more items I got for free from Yoox!

So did I pull it off?  Are you feeling my boyish charm?  
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9 comments :

  1. Nat, I love it! I've been feeling the boyfriend vibe lately too. You wear it well!!

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  2. swooning over your D&B...it's going back on my list of things to get ASAP

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  3. I get the tiny body dilemma with clothes and would love to pulll off my boyfriends almost lame member's only jackets and retro band shirts but this looks like a great alternative. Cute and fun!

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    1. Thank you! Um, but Member's Only jackets? Retro band shirts? Awesome! Do gotta make that work!!

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