We just saw Gigi rock the menswear trend in Vogue’s August issue, so it’s guaranteed to be trending for the foreseeable future, and just in time for my favorite fashion season of the year, fall! If you’ve been following along for a bit now, you may know that I recently transitioned back into the corporate technology industry, so it’s been super exciting to dress up for work again and have the opportunity to play around with my personal style, especially when it comes to business dress. Having spent the last three years fully immersed in the fitness world, and many years before as an active fashion addict, I gained an appreciation for comfortably functional clothing, and it’s a facet I weave into my everyday style regardless of where I’m headed these days.
I rarely talk about an item three times in a row, so when I do, you know it’s serious. I have found one of the world’s hidden blouse gems: a collared button down that acts like a workout top but looks like your office top. Seriously. ADAY is changing the way we edit our closets, helping us live a more minimal life when it comes to our wardrobe, creating pieces that can travel with you, put up with your sweat, and be fancy enough to street style or mix into your day to day office attire! It’s the most worn piece of my wardrobe this past season, and it’s carrying over into fall for New York Fashion Week starting tomorrow!
For Fashion Week this year, I am incorporating some pant suit combos into my sporty aesthetic for a unique twist on the menswear trend. I’m also excited to mix in my personal urban gothic style as well and was pumped to start adding in unique tights and sexier undergarments for a touch of glam with an extra edge. You’ll have to wait for the final lineup, so stay tuned for my Instagram stories this week and for my upcoming posts during the week chronicling my second season. Even if you’re not hitting the runway shows, you can rock the trend in your daily wardrobe and out on the town with these simple hacks:
Find a statement blazer to instantly transform any outfit you’re wearing. Looser styles are totally on trend right now, so play with your layers, mixing tighter tops or dresses with a looser jacket to give it that gender neutral feel. If you’re a lover of more fitted styles, opt for a monochrome pantsuit and play with texture and patterns when it comes to the interior of your outfit.
Magnify your accessories.
I am a lover of men’s watches; most of my watches are actually a men’s style! If you’re not feeling the suited up look, or if it’s as hot as it has been recently in San Francisco, accessories are your game changer. Add in oversized accessories like thicker belts and buckles, statement loafers, and ties. I personally love wearing men’s style sneakers, and adding them into my work and street styles!
This week, I went for a more audacious look, showcasing one of my favorite active wear brands, Michi. The Feline Bra was my first Michi purchase, and I’ve been hooked ever since! There are so many styles that are perfect for adding an element of sexiness to your look and wearing my ADAY blouse open allowed me to show off a little more of my edgier personal aesthetic.
Blouse: Something Borrowed Shirt, ADAY
Blazer: Yaisa Stripe Blazer, Theory (OLD) similar here
Bra: Feline Bra, Michi
Pants: Tommaso Pant, Carbon38 x Jonathan Simkhai
Tights: Fishnet Tights, Nordstrom
Choker: Metallic Faux Leather Choker, Forever21
Prep: Son & Park Beauty Water
Foundation: Luminous Silk Foundation, Armani
Contour: The Celestial Bronzing Veil, Tropical Nights
Highlighter: Fresh Glow Highlighter, Burberry
Lashes: Sephora Lashes Luxe, in Amour
Lips: Confession Ultra Slim High-Intensity Refillable Lipstick, Hourglass
Photos by Rachel of Rachel Radcliffe Photography
Makeup c/o Caitlin @ Sephora Union Street
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This outfit is so chic! I love how you styled this blazer and those shades are fab.
Loving the menswear jacket trend with over sized pieces! You look great in this.
Lauren | http://www.mylifeaslaurr.com
Always killin the game babe!
So chic!! You nailed it mama!!
This is a very cool trend, I like how you’ve pulled it off.
You are killing it with this look!! Beyond chic!!
So gorgeous girl!! Such a chic look!
Wow I love this look, even though it’s the opposite of what I usually go for 😀 I adore how you styled this, can’t wait to read more from your blog! xx
elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara
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you look absolutely incredible! such a great look
You can pull anything off! You babe!
Love this outfit! You look great!