I’m so excited to introduce this new segment, “Borrow from the Boys.” As a girl who loves fashion, I like to look to menswear for inspiration too. Whenever I’m shopping with the fellas (uh, shopping for guys is more like buy-and-BYE!), I always think, “Man, I’d be the flyest, most best dressed guy if I were a dude.” In the world of women’s fashion, menswear-inspired fashion is always being reinvented. And as cute as the fashions are, there’s just way more options when we borrow from the boys, so let’s go directly to the source!
This week I’m inspired by Balmain’s spring 2013 men’s collection which was full of safari and military trends. My favorite is the khaki military jacket adorned with epaulets and outer flap pockets. While epaulets help enhance men’s broad shoulders, us girls should look for jackets without epaulets. However, flap pockets are great for enhancing our shape, if placed in the right places (good for us smaller chest girls). And to really define the waist, a belt is a must. Borrow this look straight from the boys or shop the look from the girls. How would you wear the military trend?