His & Hers: Suspenders

     Menswear for women is something that I've always admired. Being able to turn a traditionally masculine item around for my own outfits is fun. The aesthetic that it presents is a great break from the more traditionally feminine items in my wardrobe. Sometimes, it's even better when I combine the two. That being said, Patrick and I decided to style an item that I have since vowed to wear more often: suspenders.

BDG Classic oxford button down, Urban Outfitters. Boyfriend jeans, Gap. Suspenders and vintage oxford shoes, thrifted. The Essex Messenger in bittersweet, Madewell.

     While this outfit is on the simple side, I felt perfectly "me" all day. Doing a bit of gender bending with my sartorial choices has never bothered me, but I've noticed that the amount of appeal it has comes in waves. I'm definitely gravitating towards less girly pieces. I still love dresses and skirts and dainty ballet flats, but I find myself preferring simple patterns and shapes over outfits with a lot of bells and whistles. However, I am excited to pair these suspenders with skirts and different button up shirts over the coming months. 

Button down shirt, Forever 21. Red skinny jeans, Target. Suspenders and blazer, thrifted. Vintage Florsheim shoes.

    In this case, there isn't a whole lot of contrast between the looks that Patrick and I put together. We both stuck to streamlined shapes and plain colors as opposed to patterns. The suspenders that Patrick has weren't exactly cooperating (you can tell he has pulled the adjusting bar all the way down), so he ended up wearing them for only a short time. They were mostly covered by his blazer during the day anyways. Honestly, I would feel a bit ridiculous if we were running our daily errands looking this matchy-matchy, so thankfully that is only for the sake of this photoshoot!

     I hope you've enjoyed this round of His & Hers! I'm excited to start transitioning into more summer appropriate outfits as the weather gets warmer (although I'm writing this while it's in the 50s and rainy outside). 


Rachel Sullivan said...

Both your outfits are so cute! I always have trouble wearing suspenders because, you know, boobs. But you make them look easy!


Sammi said...

I love suspenders on both men and women, and they don't really look great on me (the closest I get is a skirt with braces/a pinafore), but they look fabulous on both you and your boy! I love that last picture, too! So cute.

xox Sammi

Anonymous said...

Aww, you're both so cute, especially since you've basically got matching outfits <3 I love adding masculine touches once in a while, however it saddens me that when men try to use feminine items they get judged and ridiculed for that. It's a little unfair.

Lots of love,

Vicki said...

So cute! I love both looks.(: I'm also thinking I might have to pick up a pair of suspenders in the near future.

Decked Out in Ruffles

Moonakoppi said...

Oooh, I love both outfits, super cool pictures!


Anastasia said...

so cute! 8)

RetroStreetStation said...

Really really nice! Your vintage oxford shoes are perfect:) Sadly it's so hard to find those wonderful shoes in my country :/

KTs lifestyle said...

lovely outfit! it reminds me of Once Upon A time TV series. If I may ask, what's the model and brand of your DSLR?


Hattitude said...

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ha i love this HIS and HERS if i could convince my boyfriend to do it I would! you guys are so cute!

talk soon wild child
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