Vintage Menswear | Seersucker Sass

Monday, February 15, 2016

Vintage Menswear

Although most of the looks that I share on the blog are super feminine, menswear is my jam.  I'm not talking women's pieces that are meant to look masculine; I'm talking steal my boyfriend's sweaters out of his side of the closet style menswear.  What is is about men's clothes that are sooo much more comfortable?  Are they actually more comfy or is it just the forbiddeness of wearing them that makes them so much more appealing?

menswear fashion - Dior sweater, green fedora

I love this sweater!  Love love love it.  My boyfriend visited family in Detroit over the holidays, and his grandfather sent him home with a box of his old clothes.  A few pieces ended up in the closet, and one morning I was digging through trying to find something to wear to work, and this way just laying on my side of the closet like a little gift from the fashion gods.  It's vintage Christian Dior, so this designer label loving diva was in disbelief!  It's a size men's medium, so it's perfectly oversized on me.

menswear fashion - Dior sweater, pixie pants, black wedges

I'm petite, so to balance out the proportions of a baggy sweater on top, I pair it with pixie pants.  I also add heels, because they're a feminine touch and help to elongate the legs.  I think if I had chosen to wear flats with a baggy sweater, I would have looked frumpy and much larger than I actually am.  I modeled in high school, and a lady at the agency I was represented by always stressed the importance of rolling your sleeves up to give a more feminine touch.

menswear fashion - Dior sweater, pixie pants


menswear fashion - Dior sweater, pixie pants


menswear fashion - Dior sweater, green fedora


I found the hat to be a fun pop of color in a pretty neutral outfit!  I played around with hats a lot this fall and winter, and this one was a Christmas gift from my boyfriend's parents.

Also, I realized I had been tagging this coat a lot on Instagram, but that I hadn't show it y'all on the blog!  It's sold out online, but I have tagged a similar option without the faux fur below.  I love that it cinches at the waist, because winter clothes tend to make me feel like a bundled up blob of layers.

Belted GUESS Coat


Belted GUESS Coat


menswear fashion - Dior sweater, pixie pants, suede heels, green fedora

Coat:  GUESS (Sold out, but similar)  ||  Sweater:  Vintage Dior (see below)  ||  Pants:  J. Crew  ||  Heels:  Target (on clearance!!)  ||  Hat:  Nordstrom (on clearance!)


How was your Valentine's Day weekend?!  Are you a fan of the menswear look or is your style more feminine?

Happy Monday!  Love ya!






19 comments:

  1. I really like how you paired the grey sweater with those heels. It makes the outfit have a sophisticated look. Men's wear is a style I'd love to try soon.
    Marly
    www.GirlyLove.org

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  2. You're so cute! I love this look... now to raid my fiance's closet :)

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  3. Such a cute look! I love mixing menswear in with more feminine looks!

    xo Kylie
    www.dressinsparkles.com

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  4. You are the cutest! You totally rock this!
    xo
    Lauren
    The Fashionista's Diary

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  5. I love this outfit; the sweater looks so cozy! I definitely get the love for menswear; I steal my dad's oversized sweaters all the time (so often that he had to make a rule so that he'd still have some sweaters left!). I think menswear can be really fun, especially if you mix it with feminine accents and accessories. Thanks for sharing this adorable outfit!

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  6. I love this outfit. I used to wear oversized sweaters all of high school. Also this wall is amazing!

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  7. Some of my favorite winter shirts are actually men's shirts! Thanks for sharing your fashion!

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  8. How adorable are you?!? This outfit is too cute! The hat adds the perfect finishing touch!

    xo Ashley

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  9. I love this sweater on you! The color is especially flattering!

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  10. I love this look! Also... why are men's clothes usually so much cheaper than women's clothes?! Maybe we should boycott and just start buying men's clothes instead hahaha. I also am loving that hat and your coat!

    Kayla | kaylablogs.com

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  11. That sweater looks PERFECT on you, your boyfriend should probably just give it to you, hehe. I love your hat too, gorgeous!

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  12. What a fun look!! Love how you took a menswear piece and made it all your own!

    xoxo A
    www.southernbelleintraining.com

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  13. My style is def more on the feminine side, but I love a good structured men's jacket or oxford shoe!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

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  14. You are precious! Love the hat to girly the look up :)

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  15. This is so cute! I'm in love with that sweater, looks so cozy and the heels and hat are darling!

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  16. That sweater is so cozy! No exactly 80 degree Texas weather appropriate exactly.
    Shaguna
    gold&hearts

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  17. Love that sweater on you! It looks so comfortable, I definitely think men's clothes are totally made with magical fabric since they always feel so much better than women's options!

    xo
    Sami
    www.theclassicbrunette.blogspot.com

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  18. I absolutely love this outfit. Last week, I bought a men's flannel shirt--it's probably one of the comfy things in existence.

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  19. Aren't pixie pants the best?! Also, I love that sweater!

    Ellen | A Pop of Pink

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