Garçonne style after 40

trench maschile

I don’t know about you, but I really like the garçonne style, I’m keeping on wearing menswear and still being feminine, as I used to do when I was a young girl. This style originally comes from boyish looks and dandy outfits – and here I must call to mind one of my myths, David Bowie, known as the White Duke for his unique and very elegant style. Blazers, men’s trousers, trench coats, white shirts, in short, all those clothes that I like to think I have stolen from a slightly more mature boy – my hubby – to bring with me, at work, something that belongs to him. Which matches perfectly my passion for mix and match trend to create new and fantastic outfits according to my mood. And it gives me the possibility to bring some freshness to ordinary work uniforms too!

trench coat, Pinterest
trench coat, Pinterest

But are there rules for wearing his clothes?

Let’s start with the fact that men’s clothing is decidedly oversize for us women, which is great if it makes us feel even thinner! Dressing the garçonne style and creating looks with clothes that belong to opposite universes, must essentially be based on the concept of balance, if you want to respect the rules of elegance and taste. Among the different fabrics textures, the wearability in the upper and lower part of the body, the colours and shades. All things I will try to describe in the next outfits I have chosen for you, so in tune with this season’s fashion!

blazer camicia bianca e gioielli
blazer, white blouse and statement necklace, Pinterest

Garçonne style – double-breasted blazer with golden buttons

The double breasted blazer is a wonderful must-have, the golden buttons introduced by this year’s fashion trend have guessed right, that touch of light on the dark jacket illuminates the gray winter days. It can be practically worn with anything. For the office, I like it paired with the white shirt, classic jeans trousers and sneakers. For the evening, however, the long blazer together with over the knee boots is an elegant and feminine solution at the same time. Better wearing it over a light silk slip dress, with the lace trim hem peeking out from under the jacket. You will gain a few centimeters of extra fabric so that you won’t feel uncomfortable in your movements.

blazer e sneaker
blazer and sneakers, Pinterest

Garçonne style – trouser suit and accessories

Can you think of a dark trouser suit to go to office? So boring and austere that it requires a great help from super feminine accessories, from heel shoes to jewels, without forgetting a nice floral shirt or a classic white shirt but with bow-tied collar. What about the result?

tailleur e tacchi
trouser suit and heels

Garçonne style – trench and mini skirt

The trench belongs to his wardrobe, or at least it would seem, since an unforgettable Humphrey Bogart wore it in Casablanca, making him from that moment one of the most iconic garments on the planet. And under the trench coat go for typical women’s clothes that contrast the wide line of above clothing. From mini skirts to bodycon and pencil dresses, to wear with any kind of heels, from kitten to pumps for those who are able to walk on them.

trench e mini
trench coat and mini skirt

Have a good day dear readers! Have fun with your hubby’s wardrobe! If you find something that’s right for you, well, you know how I feel about it … take it immediately!


Pages you may be interested in:

Fall fashion for everyday

Fall jackets and blazers

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