Boy Meets Girl

With masculine chic being a firm favourite this season, we wanted to know how best to carry off the trend without looking like we'd got dressed in the dark! Who better to ask than Sophia Marinho de Lemos, from the fashion blog 'Girl in Menswear'.

Date
November 28th 2013

With masculine chic being a firm favourite this season, we wanted to know how best to carry off the trend without looking like we'd got dressed in the dark! Who better to ask than Sophia Marinho de Lemos, from the fashion blog 'Girl in Menswear'.

Read about her outfit inspiration for this winter.

The “Boy meets Girl” trend is the fashion directive for this winter. Whether it comes in the form of an oversized coat, a tailored shirt or slouchy trousers, every magazine Editor has declared that mannish chic is in.

Adopting the tomboy trend does not have to be confined to shopping in the womenswear aisles alone. With menswear brands increasingly offering smaller sized garments, we women have a whole new world of fine tailoring, playful prints and weightier fabrics available to us.

With the meteoric rise in popularity of menswear fashion, this is the perfect time to borrow from the boys. If you are looking for a boxy silhouette, then look no further than men’s shirts. With no cleavage or waistline to worry about, menswear provides the perfect androgynous staple for your gender-bending dressing. Equally, men’s knitwear abandons any notion of delicacy and offers truly rustic, chunky knits that look effortlessly cool and will keep you warm too.

A muted colour palette of autumnal hues in menswear means you can ditch the pink trend and channel a more sophisticated look this season, particularly if you go for heritage tweeds and checks.

If you’re worried about looking drab, or drag for that matter, pair your weighty layers with womanly accessories and jewellery. Tailored trousers or a midi-skirt, will create a leaner silhouette that will give your boyish look a distinctly feminine finish.

The masculine-feminine trend is a must this season. Whether you be channelling your inner coquettish tomboy, or oozing sartorial elegance, now is the time to raid your boyfriend’s closet. 

Sophia is wearing the Barbour Mens Staple Crew neck sweater in Ruby.