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Tuxedo Style

Although my favourite item of clothing remains the dress there are times when I feel inspired to add a little masculine to my feminine.  Fitted blazers, white collared shirts, cigarette pants…. a modern take on YSL’s ‘le smoking suit’.  For Fall 2011 Alexander Wang, Prabal Gurung and Ralph Lauren all showed menswear inspired attire on their catwalks, but so often does boy-meets-girl resurface it’s hard not to embrace this and tell James Bond to move over.

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I purchased this white sleeveless top from ASOS a few months back and I’ve paired it with skinny and wide legged trousers as well as voluminous maxi skirts.  I’d hardly call this outfit here androgyny, I’d just call this “fun”.  FYI – I haven’t gone as far as adding a tie or a bow tie into the mix right now, although my friend Mariah of Quite Continental is an excellent education in these matters.

Perhaps style notes for this sort of dressing are best taken from Marlene Dietrich, who said “I am at heart a gentleman”.  She remained equally as enigmatic and glamorous no matter how she chose to get dressed, but I did love her in a suit.

Anyone else borrowing from the boys right now? A show of hands, please?

Wearing: Patent pumps from Dorothy Perkins; Military style coat from Reiss; jean leggings from Gap and white pleated blouse from ASOS.

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