Lately I have been drawn to menswear inspired looks...I think it has something to do with my obsessed with stylish men such as Johnny Weir and Brad Goreski. Or maybe it's just my fashion instincts predicting a trend for Spring 2011..
Either way, I'm becoming obsessed with little oxfords and blazers, and even fedoras and bowties too. Today I even bought a flannel button up and a striped sweater from the guys department. Sometimes the girl's sections simply just doesn't have what you need, and getting boyish pieces from the actual "boys" department is as authentic as it gets.
Paul Smith's Spring 2011 show displayed menswear in a very modern way. I love the way he mixed looser silhouettes, playful colors, or shorter hemlines with the very masculine pieces to give them a more feminine edge. It's really the mixing and matching of this trend that makes it sometimes tricky, because you don't want to literally look like a boy, but rather you want to: "..look like you borrowed your boyfriend's shirt, your boyfriend's jacket, your boyfriend's trousers," as Smith himself said backstage.
I've posted some of my favorite looks from Paul Smith's S/S 2011 collection, some boyish pieces you can buy in stores, and my favorite guys to take inspiration from below.
Paul Smith S/S 2011