Borrowed From The Boys

April 14, 2016

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I interrupt this Coachella steam to bring you some #girlboss vibes and I’m kicking things off with a look that’s trending strong this Spring: menswear. Now this doesn’t mean you have to commit to an all-over menswear look entirely; you know I could never abandon my uber feminine ways. The key to this trend is about marrying the two, offsetting the masculine edge with a feminine flair. But first, there are a few things you need to know about what makes a piece masculine: silhouette, fabric, and print.

When I discovered this Michael Kors blazer on Neiman Marcus Last Call, I knew it would be one of my menswear-inspired staples for Spring. I love the look of houndstooth — it’s far from feminine but when styled right, it feels crisp and clean. It was originally worn by Scottish shepherds as outwear! But by the late 1930s, the pattern was being adapted by some of the biggest fashion houses in the world to add a sturdy contrast to sometimes feminine looks.

So what are the best ways to wear houndstooth? Today, I’m creating a boy-meets-girl look by complementing the blazer with a floral bottom. Pair it with lace and it will make for a genius feminine-meets-masculine combo. Soft colors will also keep a menswear-inspired looks feeling feminine and mixing patterns in a monochromatic color way keeps the look from feeling too sweet.

Need some help figuring out what to borrow from the boys? I’ve rounded up my favorite menswear-inspired pieces in the below slideshow from Neiman Marcus Last Call.

Photos by Jessica Alexander 

Thank you Neiman Marcus Last Call & ShopStyle for sponsoring this post.


:: Michael Kors Blazer :: Floral Zimmermann Shorts :: Black Cross Body :: Straw Hat :: 


I love that blazer! So classic and chic.

I love the mixing of prints here! It’s so tastefully done, and I love the combination of masculine and feminine pieces.

such a pretty look!

Love how you mixed this boy-piece and the floral shorts 🙂

Glam Observer

Love this blazer borrowed from the boys and the mix of prints! So chic and beautiful!


The hat is perfect! I have always thought of houndstooth as more of a fall pattern but now I see it in a whole new light! I love how it complements the floral shorts!

Gorgeous look and I love the location! It’s so beautiful!


Stunning pictures and I love the outfit and setting. So perfect for Spring

Mel x


I love this look, there is something so fun about adding menswear touches! I have a similar houndstooth blazer from j.Crew and absolutely love wearing it with white sundresses or even denim cutoffs and a white blouse.

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La Bijoux Bella | by mia

Absolutely beautiful … Fantastic scenery background! Just fabulous! 🙂

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