Thrifting the Trends: menswear | Thriftanista in the City

9.24.2012

Thrifting the Trends: menswear


I took some inspiration from the runway to create this look. While paging through runway shows on the Cut, I noticed a few menswear inspired looks. Dark rich colors, textured fabrics, blazers and vests. I always have blazers and vests in my closet. They go in and out of style and they are abundant in thrift stores. If the quality is good and I notice something unique about it, I buy it. Can you tell what's unique about this one? I'll show you later.

I spotted several looks from different designers but it was the Ralph Lauren Fall RTW 2012 that really stood out for me. I wonder why? Could it be PURPLE VELVET! I. Love. Purple.

Here's my version using thrifted clothes I already owned.


What makes a velvet vest 1,000 times cooler? Having a reversible tweed side. Yeah baby!

tweed & velvet blazer and vest // Spellbound Spellbound by Ricardo / thrifted
walking shorts // dockers / thrifted
tights // falke
oxford pumps // nine west

What will you be pulling from the menswear inspired trend?

21 comments

Rochelle said...

That's hot! I love the look!

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FabEllis | Beauty, Fashion + Natural Hair said...

LOVE! Very chic!

Jersey Blogess said...

I am so in love with your jacket!!

Alisha LAMPLEY said...

I love this look!!! All of my blazers are REALLY outdated. Wonder if I can bring them up to date??? Hhhhmmmm.....

Daisy Nguyen said...

OMG - I LOVE LOVE LOVE your tweed jacket! LOVE it! The details are so cute!


XOXO
-Daisy Nguyen from PS BANANAS fashion blog:
http://psbananas.com

Baby Shopaholic said...

I need to find a velvet blazer for the fall! Thanks for reminding me!

Ellen aka Ellie said...

Oh that purple velvet!

That's My Mama said...

I love your translation! I must also say that woman your legs are AWESOME!!!

Megan, TfDiaries.com said...

girl, you look fierce
Xo Megan, TfDiaries.com

Teems said...

Gimme that jacket! lol

Windy City Mama said...

Thank you!

Windy City Mama said...

Thank you!

Windy City Mama said...

...and I love all of your shoes. Let's trade!

Windy City Mama said...

Absolutely! This one is at least 20 years old. What's old is new again...

Windy City Mama said...

Thanks Daisy!

Windy City Mama said...

Velvet! Yesssss!

Windy City Mama said...

It's cute right?

Windy City Mama said...

Why thank you very much!

Windy City Mama said...

Thanks Megan!

Windy City Mama said...

For loan or for keeps? :)

MissRockwell said...

You look so tall in this pic. I love the way you put this together. And that blazer, jacket, vest thingy is amazing!

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