Saturday, 11 June 2011

Can I pull off the androgynous look?

I'm a girly kind of girl, I'm not averse to a dash of hot pink and you are most likely to see me in a dress or skirt. Sometimes, however, I like to look a bit sharper and that is where androgyny comes in. The inly issue is, I don't know whether this style suits me... can I pull off the effortless cool that trousers and a shirt embody or do I just look like a boy? 

Shirt: Debenhams, bandeau top (under shirt): H&M, trousers: Topshop, shoes: Oasis (appropriated from my mum!) necklace: Topshop
Hopefully there are enough feminine details in this outfit to prevent it from looking like I have stolen Mark's clothes! I have had this skirt for years and whilst it is really comfy to wear, especially in the warmer months, it has been sitting unloved in my wardrobe for quite a while now. In the spirit of saving money, I am trying to rework the clothes I already have. 


I think part of the reason why I felt a little strange in this outfit was because I had to tie my hair up... a joy style I save for work, where it's compulsory. My hair is my comfort blanket and I'm not convinced that it suits me when I wear it like this.

I LOVE the little studs on them!
I bought these trousers a while ago and whilst they are perfect for cocktails or for dinner, I wanted to see if I could adapt them for day-wear as they are SO comfy and perfect for revision! The little studs on them matched the colour of these shoes perfectly, too. I have been trying to steal them off my mum for years and she finally caved in the Easter holidays. I'm sure you will agree that there's nothing better than a free pair of shoes! ;) 

What do you think, can I pull off the androgynous look? How would you have styled these pieces? 
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21 comments

Susie said...

Yes, you totally can! You look so cute! I love this look on you!

Jazzabelle said...

you do pull off the androgynous look, you look lovely. i think everyone can to an extent, but it's quite a change seeing as i usually see you in dresses and skirts. i love the trousers, they must look amazing with extra high heels! xxx

Jo said...

You certainly can! I love those trousers on you!

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Harriet said...

You look absolutely fantastic - yes yes yes you can! I adore this look on you, it's always nice to try someting different every now and then and this totally works on you!

SophieDusting said...

I think you can. Your figure is best suited to more girly outfits but that's because you have amazing curves. I love the trousers actually - I think the outfit is very suited for work. With you're hair, I know it's hard to tame, but I did quite like the roughness of the look. And no guy in their right mind would spend hours on their hair - if we're talking androgynous here. xxxx

Chloe Likes To Talk said...

This I like lots. Adrogyny is all about understanding how far you can go, and you definitely hit the mark. Loving that there's still a bit of feminity with this, and the hair looks fab. I get the same with my hair, I like it down, as it covers all manner of sins but it's good to go out of the comfort zone.

Good luck today and go in knowing you will be looking twice as good as any of the other students there!

Dani said...

I definitely think you can! You look really smart yet still very feminine, and I like how your hair is pulled up like that! I had a nightmare trying on work-style smart outfits yesterday, they just don't suit me at all but you look fab! I need a shirt like that in my life NOW! xxx

daisychain said...

You rock this Maria x

Mary said...

Yes, the trousers look great on you! xx

Winnie said...

I think you look pretty darn amazing Maria, your hair looks so cute pulled back like that too- I think it's the first time I've come across a pic of you with it up! Not at all boyish with the outfit either in fact, you look gorgeous!

Claire | French for Cupcake said...

you look great, can definitely pull it off :) x

Eloise said...

Oh my gosh you don't look boyish AT ALL! In fact you look so pretty and can pull this look of really well. I think the necklace and the shoes really finish off the outfit, good choice!

xx

Sherin said...

That look is amazing on you! Definitely classy and feminine. Absolutely LOVE those shoes. It's great having the same shoe sizees as mums, hehe.

Sonia said...

Oh, I love androgyny. It suits you x

PinkBow said...

love the trousers. as even though they are 'trousers' they are still very feminine.

TheMissProvocateur said...

You look so fashionable! Love your trousers - they look incredibly comfy - and love your shoes (because of the colour, he he...)
You do look great!

Mariya said...

Absolutely love this look on you! While the outfit is perfectly androgynous they way you wear it makes it seem feminine and classy which is great. :]

Vintage and Cake said...

I think you pull the trouser off perfect ! I'm also loving the shoes, they give the trouser a real edge I'm the some with trousers I always think oh god why do you hate me. I think jeans have been my best friend for too long haha xxx

Dawniepants said...

I really think you can pull it off. I think even though you're going for androgyny its still really feminine. It kind of reminds me of 1980s tailoring esp the studded trousers and the pointed shoes. I like it a lot.

Lil said...

I definitely think you can pull this look off! You look gorgeous! I also think you look great with your hair up. Those trousers are so cute. Xx

Helen said...

I love those trousers! You look fab in them.

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