Tailored TomboyTuesday, November 05, 2013
TRILBY HAT and WATCH: ALDO
WINDOWPANE PRINT CHIFFON SHIRT (similar HERE): Forever 21
WIDE TROUSERS: TOPSHOP
CRYSTAL EARRINGS: Urban Outfitters
LACE BRALET: Aritzia
I wore this outfit to the rag & bone event that I was invited to a month ago, and I asked my awesome photographer Justin Swain to snap these pictures at one of my favorite locations in Seattle. After all, I really love this outfit and wanted to have professional photographs taken against a metro background. To top if off, when I went to the event, I was given a bunch of random compliments on my ensemble! I was very flattered!
Since the event was a cocktail party, I didn't want to attend the party wearing just ordinary clothes. No way! I decided to dress up in a sophisticated tomboy style, which turned out to be very effective at catching people's eyes!!! If you know me well, you would know that I normally prefer to wear colors. However, I tried to keep this outfit as monotone as possible so that it retains a classy and polished look.
This really cute windowpane chiffon shirt that I recently picked up from Forever 21 is just a killer. It's one of the trendy items for fall and winter, and I was quite taken by this trend when I read the article at WhoWhatWear.com. Windowpane prints are a very simple motif, yet once you add them in your look, you can't help but create a classic and chic vibe.. What an amazing print! I was very happy to run into it!
Additionally, because the blazer and the pants are quite plain, adding this shirt adds a bit of flair to the ensemble. Add to that the crystal jewelry to frame my face and the bright rouge lipstick and I got something that looks dressy with a bit of flair!
To strengthen the tomboy vibe, I put on a trilby hat and tucked my hair into the hat, which really added the boyish charm. Then I added a pair of suspenders... all of a sudden I saw how suspenders can make the look more interesting and fun! This look could have been too formal and ordinary without them...
I am normally quite hesitant to wear wide trousers like I wore in this post. I am not very tall and my legs are on shorter side, so I can look even shorter with these types of pants. It becomes very unbalanced-looking. However, I found an amazing solution.
"Wear a pair of platform heels and let the hem down over the heels!!!"
As you see in the pictures, my heels are fully covered by the hem of the pants. That way I look 5 inches taller (YAY), and my silhouette is much nicer.
Did you like my dressy tomboy style? I hope you do!
It's fun to dress up with mannish items! :)
Have a great day loves! <3
♥ ☆ ♥ ☆ ♥ ☆ ♥ ☆ ♥ STAY FASHIONABLE, STAY UNIQUE ♥ ☆ ♥ ☆ ♥ ☆ ♥ ☆ ♥
Thank you for reading!!!!