SIDE BY SIDE: BORROWED FROM THE BOYS
Style-savvy girls have been borrowing from the boys for years, but any tomboy worth her boyfriend jeans and boxy-cut tops knows the coolest way to work the menswear trend right now is to throw it back, school boy–style.
Now that we’re all grown up, we’re saying (and leaning in and girl bossing, and what not) we’re adopting the androgynous footwear silhouette and even teaching the guys a thing or two about dapper dressing.. Case in point: We’re kicking it old school with a killer pair of wood-like sole wingtip brogues. Flattering in the fall with a skirt and bare legs, the gentleman’s staple is a surprisingly sexy choice for grounding a feminine look, like a leather mini skirt topped with a sheer white tee. With polished accessories like a streamlined clutch and sleek gold jewels, the flat sole and low block heel is a perfect subsitue for heels – as arch-friendly as it is fierce.
The flat lace-up looks equally chic with cropped trousers, so why not keep your shoe game on its toes by going full-on fellow with a golf-inspired ensemble, complete with a polo shirt and the season’s must-have ankle pant? Plus, nothing says “old sport” like a playful patch-trimmed handbag and oversized gents-inspired watch.
Ladies have been successfully swiping menswear style for decades, so whether you choose classic 1920s trousers à la Coco Chanel, seventies-style suits as seen on Diane Keaton in Annie Hall or a jazzy tux like Janelle Monáe, you really can’t go wrong with a timeless brogue when it comes to showing the boys who’s boss.