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“Fashion does not have to prove that it is serious. It is the proof that intelligent frivolity can be something creative and positive.” -Karl Lagerfeld
Hey beautiful people! As I previously said in part 1, I am going to take concepts of 3 men outfits that I came across in a GQ Magazine advertisement and make them into outfits that women can wear on any day. This week I will be featuring the Sleek Geek look.
For a couple of years now, the hipster/nerd look has been dominating the fashion industry, not leaving out a single aspect of the common characteristics it includes. From the button up shirt, to the cool cardigan, to the supporting suspenders and smooth loafers, high socks, elegant bowtie, and reading glasses, most people have recently worn these items more than a couple of times. It was a little intimidating at first, simply because it would have been too elementary to dress like the typical nerd. But since I like to take risks, I finally put all of this “geek” apparel and accessories and worn them together Sunday while I was shopping with my lovely mother and father.
It is a very simple look. I inverted the color story in this look and wore dark on bottom and light on top, contrasting the handsome model in the ad. I also added accessories to make the look a little more femenine, such as the pearl earings and the gold fringe necklace. Most of this outfit was once again thrifted, including the blouse, cardigan, belt, and necklace. The shoes are from Aldo and the high waist harem pants are from Charlotte Russe. They were actually on sale for like four bucks! I had to get them. The watch, rings, and earings are from Forever21.
I forgot to put on my reading glasses, which sucks, because that would have made this look that much more intellectually fashionable, but it still worked.
Hope you ladies enjoyed and got some more inspiration for a casual outfit to be worn, inspired by our great men.
Talk to you all soon.
God is love!
xo_Tima G <3
While I was reading GQ Magazine last weekend, I came across some of the ads for men’s fall/winter fashion and one in particular caught my attention. The advertisements where by Park & Bond, in which is a company mainly selling men’s merchandise. Two pages of the magazine were regular ads for Park & Bond and in between these two pages were three mini ad inserts, making six small advertisements in the front and back of the pages. I was a little iffy at first as to why the brand decided to organize the advertisement in such manner, but I was quite intrigued by the large amount of information being provided with only six simple photographs. With this being said, I selected a couple of the images and challenged myself to convert those men looks into femenine outifts.
This weekend I selected the first image I wanted to work with and to be honest, out of all the pictures, this was my favorite. The picture simply includes the male model and the word STREET. One of the main reasons I decided to re-make this look is because that word is what mostly defines my casual style. I love the urban, street, laid-back look so it would had only been fair for me to attempt this composition.
This look is a very simple one. The model only wore a plaid shirt, parka jacket, and denim jeans. Nothing extremely man-ish.
I went into my closet and found a plaid shirt I thrifted a while back, a parka jacket that was a recent purchase from Name Brand Clothing, and some Levi Stratus jeans. I attempted to keep the toughness of the look by wearing all black combat boots and my hair pulled back in a snake braid. I actually don’t know what shoes the model was wearing in the ad, but I could only conclude that they were some kind of winter boots. And that easy, I wore an outfit that was men-inspired.
For some reason I love to dress in a way that makes me look strong and cool, but at the same time with that sassy, femenine twist. And I mean, recent trends have been inspired by men’s wear, so I guess that also adds to my love for making my style out of the best of both worlds.
I also added pearls to tone down the masculinaty of the wardrobe and also did my makeup in an elegant manner. The dark lipstick definitely made me look more sophisticated and lady-like, with a touch of toughness as well. To add a little twist to the outfit, I wore my mustard yellow scarf. I cannot get enough of it.
I love embracing being a beautiful woman, but from time to time, I think us ladies have to let the boys know we can do what they do too. Not all things, but for the most part, we can. Haha. Hope you ladies got new ideas in transforming a young fellow’s outfit into something of your own. If you have any questions, comment or contact us directly via email.
God is love!
xoxo_Tima G <3