ACCESSORIES REPORT: Girl in Guys Style

When you are deciding what you want to wear on a busy morning and want to make sure that your cool dude style fuses with a classy, casual and comfortable ensemble, you should always pep it up with a functional set of accessories that will prepare you for a hectic schedule. Fashion doesn’t always come in a luxurious package.

Menswear-inspired clothing transitioned from a political statement of inequality to a sartorially significant entity when notable designers like Coco Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent harnessed the strong fashion statement that this style conveys and pioneered once controversial pieces like trousers and the female tuxedo. The phenomenon of menswear-inspired clothing has undoubtedly gained popularity in the last few seasons. It is just not functional, but also a sporty look, which is both cool and comfortable.

When going for menswear-inspired trends, many Fashionistas tend to opt for more tailored pieces. Today’s Fashionista, however, caught my eye due to her bold decision to opt for laid back pieces that are unapologetically inspired by the more boyish style. The colors also add a zing to her peppy personality. Her classic cuffed jeans (which look intentionally loose without being baggy) and oversized graphic top from Mango exude a cheeky rebellion that stands against everything conventionally feminine.

Her casual pieces paire with purple Skullcandy headphones and the  robin’s egg blue nylon shoulder bag add a chic vibe to her outfit without much effort. Her perfectly shabby white Converse sneakers are also to die for and they give a cool modern edge to a normally understated shoe option. Also her black analogue sporty watch from Fastrack blends terrifically into this Fashionista’s funky carefree look. Lastly, her black and blue eyeglasses and her messy curly hair-do adds the perfect pop of color, hence acting as the metaphorical cherry on top of an effortlessly chic ensemble.

Picking up a pair of sunglasses or a crop top would be perfect for anyone who is looking for alternatives when trying out this guy-inspired style.

Spotted: Michael Kors’ spring 2013 ready-to-wear collection displayed rugby stripes, bold blocks of color, digital print and sporty looks on the runways.

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