Monday, 15 August 2011

Let's Hear It For The Boy.

Images: Dolce & Gabbana A/W 2011 Campaign via Grazia

From the myriad of androgynous models who strutted on the A/W 2011 runways to the infamous Andrej Pejic ranking 98th on FHM’s Sexiest Women In The World Poll, the general public were just about ready for a gender switch-up. This season, the time has finally come for girls to be boys as we brace ourselves for braces and seek out our wardrobe’s male counterparts. Gone are the flowing florals as pinstripes, crisp white shirts and pegged trousers leave even the most girly amongst us suited and booted for autumn.

However, despite male occasion wear adorning the catwalks of Jason Wu. Dolce & Gabbana and Ralph Lauren in all its masculine glory, the full on business suit just isn’t for all of us. For those would like to remind the world of your femininity, take a hint from Moschino where mannish monochrome was broken up with flourishes of ornate sequins and delicate lace. Alternatively, you don’t have to look much further than the Blazer, a versatile wardrobe staple that, when teamed with leather leggings or high waisted trousers, will pack a manly punch to effortlessly carry you through the trend. My sharp, black padded shoulder blazer is making an appearance for my interview on Wednesday (Hello Net-A-Porter!) with a gorgeous cream pussy bow shirt courtesy of my mother's (frankly rather incredible) vintage wardrobe, leather leggings (they really are a staple) and my trusty black heeled boots. However, I'm quite torn between whether dark statement vampy lips or feminine natural nude/orangey lips are the way to go but one never can tell until the moment arrives. Watch this space.

Monochrome Shirt: New look £ 14.99
Black Satin Collarless Crop Jacket: Topshop £58.00
Anglomania Pluto Pinstripe Trousers: Vivienne Westwood £290.00
Pink Blazer: Topshop £65.00
Leather Georgia Briefcase: AS0S £85.00
Patent Lace Up Shoes: ASOS £50.00