An interesting trend that is emerging that I saw on t.v. the other day is unisex clothing, where women are wearing pant suits and taking on more masculine looks. I don’t know how I feel about this. Honestly, I don’t think that it’ll catch on and I don’t find it to be flattering to the feminine figure. I love boyfriend blazers and I do think that wearing a tie as a substitute for a scarf or a necklace could be cute and add a little flair to a look but it has to be done the right way, with the right color and print of tie, and paired with a shirt so that it doesn’t come off as being a confusing look. You don’t, however, want to wear a tie as a woman with the most obvious component, being a collared or button-down shirt because then it will go from cute, fun, and edgy to full-on masculine and very straight-laced looking. The photo below, for example, is a look that I don’t recommend and despite pairing it with heels and carrying a cute little clutch, it doesn’t do anything for her. I hate, hate, hate pant suits, especially when you see someone trying to be innovative and different at a red carpet event wearing one. NO! IGNORE!
On the flip side, I feel as though men who take their fashion seriously can pull off the unisex look and add feminine touches to their wardrobe and actually look better than if a woman tried for the hybrid look. The men on the catwalk in the following photo look great, in my opinion. Even though it’s such a no-no to go crazy with horizontal stripes because it gives the illusion of making you appear wider, girls LOVE stripes and these looks remind me of styles a girl would wear when being casual. The male model on the right is wearing dressy knee-length shorts that are great in the summer and something I love to wear. I also love his blazer, jewelry, and when you look at the individual pieces and then look at it as a whole, it’s something I can see both sexes sporting. And look, they have on fedoras! In addition to that, how do you feel about men adorning their necks with stylish scarves? I mean to make a statement, not to fight off the bitter cold. You know a guy means business about his scarf when he purchases an embellished one, one that isn’t black, and when he takes the time to tie it in a nontraditional way. I can appreciate it, but what do you guys think?