How to Mix Feminine & Masculine Pieces
Today's post is all about how to properly mix and style feminine and masculine pieces into a look. This tweed skirt set incorporates both feminine and masculine elements perfectly and I thought it'd be the perfect backdrop for this how to style post.
So first let's discuss tweed. Tweed was made famous for women by Chanel when they borrowed this fabric from the boys and incorporated it into womenswear. This set may be inspired from Chanel but is quite affordable and and you can shop it now on Storets.com. While it's a mini skirt, and sleeveless, it doesn't mean it's not for fall. On the contrary, simply add stockings, layer a black turtleneck under the top and then add boots and a thick coat and you have a stylish cold weather look!
How to Style Feminine & Masculine Pieces
First, identify a feminine piece that you'd like to use for the looks. Look for fabrics such as velvet, lace, chiffon, or silk. Any pieces with bows is a plus. For silhouettes, go for dresses and skirts. Not into skirts or dresses? Opt instead for feminine pieces via your accessories, think ladylike clutches with embellishments, Chanel-like quilted bags, shoes, pearls, and ribbons in your hair.
Now add masculine elements to the look. Think of pieces with structure and anything a man would wear. For fabrics, opt for wool and tweed. If going for pieces made of cotton ensure they're very masculine silhouettes such as, power suits, military jackets, oversized coats, blazers, leather jackets, and structured pants. For accessories, combat boots are your best bet.
Here are some easy outfit combos for you to try:
Casual date night
Skirt suit + combat boots + leather jacket + Chanel bag
Flowing floor length Dress plus combat boots + oversized jacket
Lace blouse + structured blazer with sleeves rolled up so you can see the lace + wide legged trouser * heeled ankle bootie.
Shop the pieces you see me wearing below and, as always, thank you for reading!