Women’s fashion is toying with gender boundaries this season, with structured and tailored mannish styles adding an androgynous feel to everyday styling. Carrying on from the 1970’s trend that has been seen all over the runways at international fashion week and embraced by street style stars like Margaret Zhang, Alexa Chung and Olivia Palermo, the masculine trend is working its way into our wardrobes in a flattering and stylish way as well.
This trend is well-suited to both the office and weekend styling, and this season we love everything from subtle pinstriped prints, wide-legged pants, chunky men’s watches, comfortable loafers and more adding a unisex influence in all the right ways.
Read on to discover 6 of the easiest ways you can incorporate a mannish mood into your wardrobe this season…
# 1 – Pinstripes:
Seen in the major collections from our favourite Australian labels like Maurie & Eve, Cameo and Camilla and Marc and embraced by fashion bloggers like What Would Karl Do, Modern Legacy and Nadia Bartel, pinstripes have fast become one of the easiest ways to add a masculine vibe to your look.
From classic button-down shirts to pantsuit variations, structured blazers and midi skirts, there are endless ways to style the pinstripe print, either going matchy-matchy or wearing the print as a standout on its own.
Monochromatic tones are classic for this trend, with occasional variations of blues and pastels mixing up the look. Add a feminine take to this key print with pointed pumps for the office, or contrast texture and fabrics like chunky knits, chiffon blouses and gorgeous sheer lace.
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