The name is Bond. Joy Bond. Cheesy much? *chuckle* This outfit has a James Bond feel to it that I absolutely love. I had a heck of a good time putting this menswear inspired outfit together. I’m a sucker for men’s accessories, and I’ve been known to incorporate them into my outfits. Think lapel pins and cuff links. I mean it’s not enough that ladies have a truck-load of accessories to play around with, I had to be Ms. Greedy and grab goodies from the men’s side too. It’s a free world, innit?
I was recently in London and the word “innit” has been on my vocab replay list…but that’s a story for another blog. Focus, Joy.
When I purchased the navy blue blazer I’m wearing in this post, it was pretty ordinary-nothing to write home about. I decided to jazz it up a tad by sewing on gold-toned buttons, which immediately gave the blazer a sophisticated look. I paired the blazer with a simple blue chiffon blouse, and a pair of bright red shorts. I kept my accessories relatively simple with a nautical inspired brooch, a simple gold chain, a large watch, and topped it off with a pair of classic aviators.
I chose to keep my footwear simple as well with a pair of animal print loafers that added an air of femininity to the otherwise androgynous outfit. I like that the hint of red on the loafers was in sync with my red shorts.
I hope this look inspires you to dare to experiment with injecting menswear inspired pieces into your style. Now go forth and be dapper. 🙂