I think I’m a little late to the bandwagon here, but better late than never, right? The past few weeks have been a big time for fashion, with NYFW and the beginning of lots of trends for the coming year. One trend that I noticed last fall and carrying over into the spring is menswear-inspired pieces and vibes. I particularly love the momentum that this is building because it’s so cool to mix masculine and feminine vibes; I think this reflects a bit of the zeitgeist of 2018, with women rocking their #girlboss spirit. While I am just starting my foray into “manly” pieces, some stars and designers have been rocking it for quite some time.
When I say menswear, I’m talking suits, blazers, and plaid/houndstooth prints. All of these things are typically associated with the classic working man, whether he be in 1950 or 2018. They are timelessly classic and chic. Women have been updating these pieces a bit, wearing brightly-colored suits, tailored blazers with heels, and plaid dresses. To me, this transformation of trends to fit your personal style is what makes fashion so fun, so I love seeing how people choose to style this trend. For women and men to be able to interchange style and receive the same response is definitely empowering.
Designers like Saint Laurent and Balmain, and fast-fashion brands like Zara and Topshop have embraced this trend with open arms. There are so many ways to style a plaid suit or trench coat, so be creative when trying this trend for yourself! Not all women have to wear skirts, but if you want to wear one to feel powerful, go for it. That’s the beauty of menswear! Check out Anna Kendrick’s Balmain suit, which she paired with feminine details, at the Grammys. And snag your own version from Nasty Gal!
What do you think of the menswear-inspired trend? I’d love to hear in the comments!