Weekly Capsule 11.4: One Of The Guys

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Back in high school I used to shop in the men’s section all the time. Not only do they fit me better, they’re often made of sturdier fabric and the pockets are bigger as well. I can’t do that anymore, becauseĀ  if I wear actually men’s clothes now (not menswear-inspired clothes or boyfriend cut or whatever), I would look mannish instead of androgynous. But when I saw these v-neck T-shirts the other day, I thought I could get away with a size small, so I bought one – and love it. The fabric is so much thicker than the girl’s shirts, it absorbs sweat better, it won’t fall apart after just one wash, and it won’t show my bras. It’s the perfect v-neck tee I’ve been looking for. Maybe I’d come back and buy one in every color now.

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brown loafers by 14 shades of grey

T-shirt: Uniqlo, Jeans: Mango, Scarf: hand-me-down, Necklace: local shop, Loafers: Footglove

And yes, this is my attempt to make my outfits more springlike after one whole week dressing like it’s fall. Unfortunately the floral print on the scarf is kind of autumnal too… ah well, I tried:

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Teddy Girl

blue blazer cuffed jeans floral scarf wingtip oxfords by 14 shades of grey

I just recently found out about the Teddy Girls, a part of the “Teddy Boys” subculture in 1950’s UK, and was instantly drawn to their super cool style. They may seem just like your typical tomboys at first glance, but actually their look, like that of the Teddy Boys, is a much more interesting mix between Edwardian and rockabilly.

Edwardian and tomboy sound right up my alley (rockabilly not so much), so I tried to recreate a typical Teddy Girl look in this outfit for the Third Thursday Thread link-up – appropriate, since the theme is menswear inspired. A brooch for the blazer would be nice too, though I think the silk scarf already provides enough contrast between hard and soft.

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Blazer: Atmosphere, Jeans: Charlotte Russe, Scarf: hand-me-down, T-shirt: Esprit, Oxfords: thrifted via Buffalo Exchange