In the early morning before heading off to class, sometimes picking out an outfit can feel like an extreme sport. I often find myself thinking, “guys must have it so much easier.” Of course, men’s styles come and go, but there are so many timeless options for the perfect closet staples. If you’ve ever had the same thought, the good news is that this summer we’re taking menswear classics and making them our own!
Here are five ways you can incorporate menswear pieces into your summer looks!
For this chic summer look, we’re raiding the men’s section at our local thrift stores. Look for a lonely, outdated blazer (the baggier, the better) separated from its matching pants. Give it a feminine touch by pairing it with a cute summer midi skirt or belting it at the waist and wearing it as a dress! A cross-body bag and some cat-eye sunglasses make for the perfect finishing touches.
A Simple White Dress Shirt
A white button-up is a staple that’s in any man’s closet. This summer, we’re using this piece to create an effortless street style look. For a daytime look, wear it over a pair of biker shorts and accessorize with a cute fanny. For a dressed-up evening look, tie it at the front and wear it with a pair of Bermuda shorts and heels.
Who knew pieces from grandpa’s closet could make for the perfect summer look? An oversized sweater vest can be worn over a t-shirt with jeans for a cute, casual look, or over a long dress shirt with heels for a unique evening outfit.
Plaid or pinstripe trousers can be used for a day at the office or a night on the town look. Find a pair of oversized pants and belt them at the waist—Tuck in a graphic tee for a business look that’s sure to stand out.
‘Boyish’ Leather Jackets
We’re channeling our inner 90’s with this look– think young Matt Le Blanc or Leonardo DiCaprio. An oversized leather jacket over a plain white tee with a pair of ‘mom jeans’ proves that girls can rock the ‘bad boy’ look too.
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