9 June 2012

It's a boy girl thing


BLACK BLAZER: H&M | LACE SHORTS: ASOS | DENIM SHIRT & LEOPARD PRINT SLIPPERS: TOPSHOP

Sometimes I feel like throwing a lace dress on or some pretty pastel colours, but I always like to add a little sumthin'-sumthin' to my outfits to give it a little edge.  Yes, I might wear bright pink jeans with an equally girlie floral shirt, but I'll always 'man it up' a bit with a pair of Converse and my sleeves rolled up.  I don't like to be too matchy-matchy.  I manned it up quite a lot with this look, as I intended, but I stayed away from the Converse and instead chose some flats, which are a little more ladylike, and bright red nails.  There's something about a suit - whether it's a trouser, short or skirt one - that makes your outfit say 'I'm not dressing for men, I'm dressing for me'.  Androgynous fashion is something which some women stay well away from, but I love it, I'd definitely be more drawn to a women dressed in an oversized shirt and a boyfriend blazer than a girl in a disty floral dress and ballet flats.  Basically if I saw Tilda Swinton and Taylor Swift walking down the street (it could happen...), I know who I would be looking at more.  I'm not saying being a girlie-girl is a bad thing, no no no, women have their own style and they know what they look good in, but there is something which I find SO EFFING COOL about Lisbeth Salander (or Rooney Mara) in 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' with her bleached eyebrows and dark eye make-up. 
Perhaps I'm a closet lesbian... Maybe I should go and paint my nails or something.
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11 comments:

  1. I love this post and your shirt! I agree about the androgynous thing, if women can pull it off it looks amazing!

    Look forward to more of your posts :)

    Love,

    www.biancaallegra.com

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  2. Gorgeous outfit! I love how you've rolled the sleeves of your shirt over your jacket works really well! I totally agree with you, a balance of feminine and masculine always works, and it sometimes necessary.
    dimplesdiaries
    x

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  3. I love this outfit! :) I definitely think you delivered some edge, love the shoes with the outfit!

    http://danielleyc.blogspot.co.uk xx

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  4. Very nice look, I love these shoes

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  5. i love the lace shorts and leopard print, very nice!

    Julia x

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  6. I really like this outfit, its so nice :) You look stunning.
    xxx

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  7. this outfit is lovely. i love wearing black shorts with a black blazer. and your shoes are beautiful too.x

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  8. love this outfit! especially the shirt and the leopard print flats :) x

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  9. i love the lace shorts!
    agreed here, my outfits are unisex the majority of times.
    and omg rooney mara!! x

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    1. Thank you! And yes, ROONEY MARA! I am slightly obsessed after watching that film.

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