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I’ve been reading about the “borrowed from the boys” trend for awhile now. But it’s different seeing real women pulling it off instead of a model in a magazine professionally styled. (or a model on the streets of NYC) I don’t know about you but I have been afraid to try it for fear of looking like a corporate businesswoman who shops at Banana Republic and Ann Taylor. No offense to the corporate ladies or those stores but that’s all about “fitting in” more than fashionably standing out! (and yes, i know with blonde and blue asymmetrical hair no one would mistake me for a corporate ladder climber, but you know what I mean) Anyways looking through my recent photos I realized I had 2 great examples so thought I’d share with you!
This is a full on matching pants and jacket. Why it works: the fabric is a light brocade which dresses it up and the pants have a nicely narrow cut. Also the slightly sheer shirt is nice and the heels add just the right pop of color and sex appeal.
She’s wearing a sheer black shirt and black pants/leggings. Alone and with heels she’d look like a club girl (not a bad thing but a different look) Adding the jacket “classes” up the look and makes it more appropriate for other events. The flat sandals and over sized clutch are also smart choices. But my favorite detail is the white manicure and black pedicure!