Last week someone from Farfetch got in touch with me and asked me if I could style an outfit from the menswear collection, using only one item from the womenswear section. It was not your typical challenge and it got me quite intrigued because I have quite a preppy girly style. I won`t lie, the excitement went away after 5 minutes and I was left with lots of questions. Will the sizes fit, will they look alright? But then I remembered all the times I borrowed my husband`s T-Shirts or jackets, how his shirts fit me better than the ones I have. Sometimes fashion bloggers move past so-called gender restrictions and express their personality in a unique way. To be honest, this is my second collage. The first one was edgier and it had a really masculine vibe, with chinos, shirts and high-heels to throw off the balance. But this challenge should also reflect my personality and I love skirts and everything that flatters my petite frame. So I decided to insert a few masculine elements while maintaining a feminine vibe. Here`s the result:
Like I said, the challenge is called style reinvention, but for me, even the smallest changes can make a big difference. You were able to choose only one piece from the women section and I went for this gorgeous mid-length Valentino red skirt. However, I stayed away from what I would usually pair it with and styled it with pieces from the menswear section, to make it look a bit edgier. Being from the men`s section, this Saint Laurent sweater will come a bit over-sized, while the cut of the skirt will put the accent on your waist.
When I was looking for shoes I made sure I find a pair that you can find even in small sizes, because what would be the point of adding something you won`t find in your size? And let’s be honest, while not everyone is a size 3 like me, not everyone is a size 10 either. When I saw these Salvatore Ferragamo derby shoes I knew I found the perfect pair. While they look very manly, styled with a dress or skirt like in this case, they`re the perfect item to balance a feminine/masculine look. Since Halloween is just around the corner, the Fendi shopper tote will add a bit of fun into the look. And last but not least, I picked a pair of Mykita Gaia sunglasses in the same colour as the skirt, to create a bit of harmony between everything.
I really hope you enjoyed this post, in the end, I had a lot of fun doing it, so I`d like to thank Farfetch for getting in touch with me regarding this challenge. Let me know in the comments what you think of this mix and what do you like to wear when you go for a more masculine look.
For more stylish picks check out the Farfetch website here.
* All images were from the Farfetch website and the collage was made by me. All opinions are my own and were not influenced by anyone else.