Feminine Menswear

Something simple but still fun for the weekend. Suspenders always seem masculine to me, so I played around by pairing them with a skirt. My loafers would be a better fit for the “feminine/masculine” theme I was going for, but I only remembered this after I’d taken the photos. Oh well. It’s Saturday. My mind was elsewhere.

Shirt: Old Navy (thrifted), Skirt: Banana Republic (thrifted)
Suspenders: thrifted, Flats: Payless


Street Urchin

Today’s prompt is “Menswear.” Again, that sounded easy at first, but I knew it required a bit more thought, or I could be mistaken for a man (yes, it happened. A lady at the grocery store called me “Sir”, then I turned around and she was like, “Oh excuse me. You’re a girl.” I think that might be the moment I decided to start changing my style :P)

I brought a little femininity (not too much) into the outfit with these lace-trimmed shorts I got from my sister. So the overall outfit is still very tomboyish, but not too mannish.

And, because the suspenders and the plaid shirt (and the sneakers too) make me feel like a street urchin, I couldn’t help but do some kiddie things in the photos:

The shopping cart’s handle matches my suspenders!

Shirt: tailored from home, remixed
Shorts: hand-me-down from my sister (she chopped and trimmed them herself)
Sneakers: Converse, remixed
Suspenders: thrifted