Menswear is major
Powerful, practical and stylish, make his wardrobe work for you.
Make his wardrobe work for you
everyone knows that sharing is caring. And in our genderfluid world that approach also applies to our wardrobes. Meaning that you could combine your clothing budget with that of your partner and steer him in the direction of great menswear or unisex collections. Or, you could cut out the middle-man (literally) by taking the best bits from menswear and pasting them into your wardrobe.
Wearing menswear is the sign of the cool girl – think Janelle Monáe, Héloïse Letissier, Lorde and Solange Knowles. Further back, Coco Chanel literally took clothes off the back of her lover Boy Capel and actress Katharine Hepburn shocked ’40s America by wearing a man’s suit off-duty (her iconic look is still referenced by designers today).
If the menswear on the catwalk works as we-canall-dream fodder for your Pinterest board, shopping for it is a savvy way to add a tomboy edge in real life. After all, the trendiest fashion insiders wear man-sized sweaters. And for a demonstration of how seductive this can be, just Google photographer David Bailey’s 1961 image of
Cut out the middle man (literally) by taking the best bits of menswear and pasting them into your wardrobe.
model Jean Shrimpton wearing a man’s sweater for your own inspiration.
Then, of course, there’s boyfriend shopping. Not for boyfriend-cut jeans, you understand, more like shopping for his clothes. Baggy trousers, like men’s straight-leg jeans belted into a paper-bag waist, look great with a half-tucked white shirt. Or try his outerwear staples – a biker jacket, parka or padded jacket – over your cocktail dress for a look that is more modern than matching it with something girlie; think Kate Moss in the ’90s. But the best thing about the style in general? Having a whole new trend to explore without ever reaching for the credit card.
Menswear is the sign of the cool girl – think singers Héloïse Lettisier or Lorde.