Posted On Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 02:55:03 AM
Menswear has inspired and intrigued women fashionistas for a while now. From your boyfriend’s shirt to your brother’s jacket, men’s fashion can be adapted and mixed with the feminine style to make a woman’s wardrobe look sexier and appealing.
Designers Nida Mahmood and Anita Dongre pick some men’s fashion styles that can be adapted by women.
Nida believes that the silhouette should not overpower your body type. “The key lies in how one teams the attire. It has to be done in a way that the feminine streak is enhanced as opposed to making one look like a boy. Throw in colours that suit your skin and body type.
Use simple accessories like beaded neck pieces or printed scarves. The Oxford shoes that you opt for can be printed on or in nice vibrant solid colours.”
Anita suggests black loafers go well with flared or loose pants and well-fitted tees. “It gives a comfortable and stylish look.” Nida adds that one should paint abstractly on them.
“The splash of colours add style and fun to the otherwise bland pair of shoes and gives a feminine touch too.”
Leather & bomber jackets
A great silhouette when paired well, Nida adds, “Combine it with the usual rugged jeans or team it with printed silk blouses on casual days.”
Anita feels leather and bomber jackets look great when worn on a casual dress, “Like on a denim dress or on skinny denims.”
“You can go wild with the colour type. Boots with heels look best with well-tailored dresses and skinny jeans,” states Nida.
Anita pairs boots with tight short skirts and shorts. “You can surely make a statement if they are faux fur boots. However, boots come under functional fashion and are strictly recommend only for winters.”
Watch & solid belts
Metallic watches, especially the bold and chunky ones are the ‘in’ thing claims Nida. And, Anita agrees as she votes for mid size watches to small delicate ones which can be happily paired with summer dresses. “Over-sized watches go well with smart casuals.”
Formal coats or blazers
“Women’s blazers with traditional menswear cuts have been in vogue for the past two seasons. They are a staple for any girl’s wardrobe and can be teamed up with shirts, trousers and skirts,” points Anita.
Great as office wear, Nida thinks they add brilliantly to many looks and are ideal for power dressing. “One can add slim cut short blazers to an formal floor-length dress. One can opt for a formal cut of a blazer with sequins all over it and team it with pants for an evening affair.”
Anita says, “Khaki shorts go well for any season especially when themed with solid colour tees like white and black.”