How She’d Wear It with Style and Cheek – Menswear Tuxedo

By Tuesday, November 25, 2014 0 Permalink

HSWI November 2014

It’s time for the ladies to suit up! With the holidays on their way, I figured I’d end this month of menswear with the tuxedo. The female version of the tuxedo is a very popular choice if you’re tired of wearing dresses and skirts, but still want to look festive and dressed up. It also happens to be an insanely sexy choice for nighttime. Guys, you look wonderful in suits, but so do your female counterparts. There’s a bit of mystery to the female suit, and I’m not talking about the one you wear to the office, I’m talking about the suit you wear when you want to make an entrance for that snazzy party. I’ve put together two outfits, one that gives you more flexibility, and one specifically for you to get your ass out of the house to a special event.

While I’m sad to move on to a new month and new trend I hope these past few weeks have shown you how to incorporate menswear into your wardrobe. It’s easier than you think and you shouldn’t be afraid to experiment. If you like something in the menswear section like a sweater or button down shirt maybe you should try it on in a smaller size and if you absolutely love it consider getting it tailored to fit you. Just because there are separate sections for men and women, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t wear what you love.

How She'd Wear It with Style and Cheek - Menswear Inspired Women's Tuxedo

1. MANGO Tie-Neck Chiffon Blouse

2. Nixon ‘The 38-20’ Crystal Bezel Chronograph Bracelet Watch, 38mm

3. J.Crew Cleo Suede Loafers

4. Eddie Borgo Double Pave Pyramid Earrings

5. Gucci 57mm Oversized Sunglasses

6. MADEWELL Slim Tuxedo Pants

7. L. Erickson ‘Nail Head’ Hair Clip

8. MADEWELL Duskfall Stretch Blazer

9. MADEWELL Malachite Crystal Code Bangle Bracelet

10. Zac Zac Posen Holographic Eartha Mini Wristlet

This is a look you wear from day to night, from a lunch date to a birthday party. Part of being ready for the day is being prepared for the elements, and yeah it may be getting colder but that doesn’t mean the sun won’t be shining, so keep some sunglasses handy to protect your eyes…or to avoid people. To make sure you literally could wear this suit from 12pm to 12am, I paired it with some fancy loafers that you can wear anywhere; a definite must for walking and standing for extended hours. This outfit also plays with some classic male suit themes, like combining a dark suit with a cream colored shirt and big oversized gold watch. But you know I had to throw in a little playful touch so I added a really fun holographic copper wristlet and double pave pyramid earrings.

How She'd Wear It with Style and Cheek - Menswear Inspired Women's Tuxedo

1. J.Crew Two-Tone Tuxedo Jacket

2. Lulu Frost For J.Crew Nova Bracelet

3. Joomi Lim Black Out Set Of 3 Crystal & Spike Rings

4. Zara Leather Court Shoes

5. J.Crew Firefly Cluster Earrings

6. Club Monaco Darci Scarf

7. J.Crew Two-Tone Tuxedo Pant

8. Mango Fitted Cotton Shirt

9. KATE SPADE NEW YORK Bow Logo Gloves

10. deux lux Starlight Clutch

Daniel Craig as James Bond wore a blue suit with black lapels to promote Skyfall and it is an absolute power-look. A woman putting on a similar styled suit to 007’s can be just as powerful. This is an outfit that exudes confidence and class, with understated gold jewelry and a glitzy clutch. Why not add sky high heels to really intimidate? It is a perfect outfit for a New Year’s Eve or holiday gala or an arms deal in Monte Carlo. But remember, when you wear a suit during the winter months, outerwear accessories are a must. Without them you’d look underdressed, but with scarves and gloves, your outfit is complete.

– Julia of Style and Cheek

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