I love borrowing from the boys. I
I was secretly dying to get my fashion on and as I blossomed, things started coming together -- maturity made me embrace the fact that I was in fact a girl and, gasp!, I loved being one. But a tiger never loses its stripes and strong masculine influences will not only always be a part of my sartorial identity, but simply a part of my core. I am endlessly inspired my menswear, I like to play with unisex proportions and pieces, and I can't stand anything with ruffles and bows (on myself -- some ladies are perfect for that kind of stuff). When my husband can't find his shirts, it's usually because I stole them and they are sitting somewhere in my closet.
So it won't exactly come as a shock if I told you that I tend to peruse the mens and boys departments when I engage in a little retail therapy. Exhibit A: the camo Macalister shoes from J.Crew I am wearing yonder. They are a score from the boys (as in kids) collection -- one of the few perks of having hoofs instead of feet. I've always been extremely attracted to this type of shoe and have coveted the Clark's desert boots for years, yet never acted on my lust (so much self-restraint!) and have always opted for the Wallabees instead (I have two pairs). The J.Crew MacAlister falls into this category and when I spotted this camo version in the kid section, I couldn't resist. They are CRAZY GOOD and feel just like pillows on your feet, i highly recommend getting a pair if, like me, you feel comfortable in your masculinity.
Coat - Joe Fresh (similar)
Jeans - J Brand (similar)
Shoes - J.Crew
Fur scarf - Vintage (similar)
Hat - Gap
Sunnies - Solo Eyewear (similar)
Mitts - H&M (similar)
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