Thursday, October 24, 2013

Anything boys can do, girls can do better

Before this post's title starts world war 3 between all the men and women who read this blog I want to clear up that this line is only in reference to fashion (for right now). Any smart man will take a woman shopping with him to pick out clothes so he knows he will look good, and any man able to buy stylish clothes for himself is even smarter, more on a woman's level of intelligence. But separate from stereotypically having good taste in clothes, women have the ability to take a man's wardrobe and wear it themselves better than he can. I often find some of my favorite articles of clothing in the men's department rather than the women's, and that's exactly what I did for this week's thrift find.

A sweater is a sweater for the most part, but it is up to you and how you choose to wear it that determines how good of a sweater it is. If you find a gorgeous vintage Benetton sweater and wear it with plain jeans all the time, that's officially considered a waste. If you find a simple solid color sweater from the Gap or Old Navy and dress it up with shorts, leggings, tights, boots, jewelry, etc. etc. you're giving that simple sweater royalty status. Take this Buffalo Exchange recycled Hugo Boss sweater for example. It's just a basic two-faced green and navy sweater, which on it's own is already more original that a solid colored sweater. But pair it with the right patterns and other colors and instead of being the only focal point of an outfit, it becomes one of many charming aspects of one. 

collar: forever xxi
pants: target
shoes: wanted

pants: jennyfer fr
shoes: steve madden @ marshall's
beanie: michael kors
necklace: forever xxi
earrings: forever xxi
ring: forever xxi

skirt: forever xxi
scarf: collection eighteen @ macy's
boots: italian flea market
bracelet: macy's

See what I mean? It's a beautiful day to hang out your dirty laundry along with your disinclination towards subtle cross-dressing. Ladies, give the men's department a try and gentlemen, who knows, maybe man skirts will come around one day too.

- nali xo

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