Some girls have no problem embracing their femininity; but some, including my high school best friend, steer clear of girly, overly feminine looks. If you´re one of them, does that mean you should totally put your hands off flowy floral dresses and lace? Girl meets boy looks are the answer. Give your masculine side some play with a touch of menswear.
A Suit Vest
A flowy silk dress strewn with flowers is super feminine … until you put on a wool suit vest. Suddenly your look has an unexpected vibe.
Instead of finishing up the look with high heels, which are just another girls staple, go for the flats. Accessorize with a dressy leather wrist watch that also gives a hint of masculine element.
Big Plaid Coat
Throw on a big, classic plaid coat. You´re not afraid to swagger or come off strong.
The roomy overcoat and oxfords say, Let´s hear it for the boys. But the formfitting striking tee and overlapping panel skirt send a message that´s all woman.
A lacy top, a sparkly bracelet, and pumps are feminine foils for this windbreaker plaid overcoat. Don´t hesitate to mix plaid and tweed, they´re rich together.
You´re rocking a look, not a chair. So keep comfort factor, but don´t forget the notes of chic.
Tone down a short, sexy leather skirt with a slouchy sweater. Add attitude with a chunky necklace, a cute shoulder bag, and playful sandals.
Looking for alternative? Go for a long, loose sweater to go with the flow of a relaxed tunic dress. Add edge with big bass cuff and infinity scarf.
It´s a playful gesture. Wear it with some attitude; after all, you´re stealing from the boys.
For a look that´s preppy but not so traditional, try a bow tie (no skill required). Wear with a button-down and a pleated skirt, or the season´s trumpet silhouette.
Looking for an alternative? Opt for a loosely knotted straight tie to wear with a plaid button-down shirt, sleeves rolled up. Layer it under a short-sleeved V-neck sweaterdress for a sassy schoolgirl vibe. Finish off with simple black booties and unadorned clutch.
Now over to you girls, what are your favorite girl-meets-boy outfits? How do you inject masculine elements to very feminine pieces?