Trendwatch | Boyish Basics

April 23, 2012

Perhaps it’s because I grew up playing baseball and ditch ’em and with the neighborhood boys, or the fact that I have a brother and no sisters, but I’ve always been drawn to style with a quirky androgynous edge.

Pretty much any look that incorporates menswear-inspired trends totally intrigues me, and even more so when the contrast is increased by combining it with flirtier, feminine items.  I couldn’t help but notice that I’ve been pinning a lot of these types of looks lately, and I thought I’d share some of my favorites here for a little Spring inspiration.

Image via The Minneapoline

Two-tone wide-leg trousers are genius by themselves, in my book, 
but a floral peplum shell topped with a quirky vintage bowler hat 
(plus a kick-ass hair cut) make the look a creative take on simple basics.
Image via The Little Black List
Tess is always so great at pulling off these wonderfully inventive style experiments, 
and her vintage floral mini layered over a little boys thermal (!), 
looks great paired with classic low-top Chuck Taylors.   
(I love tennies with skirts and dresses… see me give it a go here!)

Image via De Lune
Claire knows how to mix in some great boyish basics, 
and this is one of my recent favorites of hers.  
Not easy to do denim overalls well, but she totally nails it here;
A drape-y cardigan and delicate jewelry complete the look.
What are you thinking about these tomboy-ish trends… are you going to be working in any menswear pieces into your outfits this season?  Which look above is your favorite?

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  • Reply Natasha Fatah April 23, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    I love incorporating menswear into my style (read: rummaging through husband’s closet). :)

    ~Natasha Fatah~

  • Reply Jordan. April 23, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    great post, its nice to see how girls can incorporate men’s fashion into their wardrobes. Also loving the denim overalls, I really want some!

  • Reply Raych April 23, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    I have white wide leg pants like the ones in the first pic. They have a black waistband and black stripes down the sides. I LOVE them!

  • Reply Ria April 23, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    Love these girls especially Claire.

  • Reply HipSwap April 27, 2012 at 12:20 am

    I NEED those pants!

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