Oh Boy!

Oh Boy!

I’m a big fan of men’s clothing, and I often incorporate menswear pieces into my outfits. For example items like hats, jumpers, and t-shirts, I always opt for the men’s for the simplicity in shape and cut. It is often less ‘fiddly’ and more streamlined.
However, I have never purposely put an outfit together with the aim of reflecting a ‘man’s look’.

Last month I collaborated with an amazing photographer by the name of Malachi Ajose, I presented the idea of menswear on a woman to him and in true collaboration spirit, he suggested the location and the different shots.
Now, this is not an idea that has never been done, in fact, I did a similar photo shoot last year with Menswear lifestyle blogger Cuts For Him which will be coming out later in the year.
However, this is the first time I have ever styled myself in this way. Bearing in my mind I am a petite frame of 5.1 so I was very cautious in making sure I didn’t look like a 13-year-old boy dressing up in a suit for the first time, (lol) so that was my challenge.

How do I incorporate a suit jacket and tie and still retain an ‘air’ of femininity?

Here’s how I achieved the look, by keeping everything streamlined and boxy I was able to add a feminine touch by wearing a fur hat. This created lovely textures, mixing tweed with cotton, fur, and leather. To finish the whole look I decided to add my favourite pair of skinny jeans instead of smart trousers to give it a less formal feel.

The Struggle

The real struggle came when tying the tie. The last time I wore a tie was in high school and as many teenagers will tell you it’s uncool to wear a tie the correct way, no one ever wears a tie the right way. Lol
Let’s just say I channeled a little of that high school rebellion in this shoot as the tie looks ‘dodgy’ and the shirt a little big… but ‘what the heck’ I had soO much fun playing dress up..lol
I was very happy at the end with the shots, Malachi has a great eye and was able to capture more than just the clothes, a true artist.
I’ll stop for now and allow you to take a look for yourself. Let me know what you think. I really want to hear from you.

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Rx

Vintage Fur Hat - Portobello Market | Shades - Chloe | Tie - Primark | Shirt - Next | Jacket - 80s Marks and Spencer | Coat - TopShop | Waistcoat - Marks and Spencer | Skinny Jeans - Zara | Ankle Boots - Kurt Geiger |
Photos by Malachi Ajose
  • Juliet

    Love this!! x

    • Rita

      Thank you Juliet xx

    • colsonstyletheory

      Thank you Juliet xx

  • Neeks

    How do you make dressing like a guy look so HOT. Do you do style consultations?!

    • Rita

      Awww..thank you Neeks, thanks for stopping by..x
      The idea is to have a balance between the masculine and feminine look, this waistcoat and tie would also look great with a skirt. However you would have to be careful what kind of skirt as you could easily end up looking like a girl from the St Trinian school (naughty school girl) unless if thats the look you’re going for.

      Yes i do style consultations,look out for details of that on my YouTube channel. Coming very soon. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdtfYGPliWCawLhWzFL4jPQ

      Rx

    • colsonstyletheory

      Awww..thank you Neeks, thanks for stopping by..x
      The idea is to have a balance between the masculine and feminine look, this waistcoat and tie would also look great with a skirt. However you would have to be careful what kind of skirt as you could easily end up looking like a girl from the St Trinian school (naughty school girl) unless if thats the look you’re going for.

      Yes i do style consultations,look out for details of that on my YouTube channel. Coming very soon. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdtfYGPliWCawLhWzFL4jPQ

      Rx

  • These photos are so beautiful. I love this look so much. This should be in Vogue!

    • colsonstyletheory

      Thank you???? so much The Fashion Kidd. x The photographer is Malachi Ajose he’s a true artist, he treats his images as though they were paintings. Capturing the different tones and hues, love this work. Check out his work. http://www.malachiajose.com

  • Rebeca Diandra Seman

    Best designer in London. Love your unique touch on clothing and styling!

    • colsonstyletheory

      Miss Seman you are too kind…thanks love xx

  • wow, you done good man. i love men’s clothes, so it means I do not have to wait to get a man to play around with mens clothes. I love how you done it all. Although I also want the more super casual style wear women/men style clothes. e.g. mens basketball player shirt styled out on a woman.

    • colsonstyletheory

      Thanks Rachel, love your idea on the more casual style hmmmmm yes yes. I’ll look into it x

      • yay! can’t wait!

        • colsonstyletheory

          …teheheheheeeee x