His & Hers: Suspenders

     Menswear for women is something that I've always admired. Being able to turn a traditionally masculine item around for my own outfits is fun. The aesthetic that it presents is a great break from the more traditionally feminine items in my wardrobe. Sometimes, it's even better when I combine the two. That being said, Patrick and I decided to style an item that I have since vowed to wear more often: suspenders.

BDG Classic oxford button down, Urban Outfitters. Boyfriend jeans, Gap. Suspenders and vintage oxford shoes, thrifted. The Essex Messenger in bittersweet, Madewell.

     While this outfit is on the simple side, I felt perfectly "me" all day. Doing a bit of gender bending with my sartorial choices has never bothered me, but I've noticed that the amount of appeal it has comes in waves. I'm definitely gravitating towards less girly pieces. I still love dresses and skirts and dainty ballet flats, but I find myself preferring simple patterns and shapes over outfits with a lot of bells and whistles. However, I am excited to pair these suspenders with skirts and different button up shirts over the coming months. 

Button down shirt, Forever 21. Red skinny jeans, Target. Suspenders and blazer, thrifted. Vintage Florsheim shoes.

    In this case, there isn't a whole lot of contrast between the looks that Patrick and I put together. We both stuck to streamlined shapes and plain colors as opposed to patterns. The suspenders that Patrick has weren't exactly cooperating (you can tell he has pulled the adjusting bar all the way down), so he ended up wearing them for only a short time. They were mostly covered by his blazer during the day anyways. Honestly, I would feel a bit ridiculous if we were running our daily errands looking this matchy-matchy, so thankfully that is only for the sake of this photoshoot!

     I hope you've enjoyed this round of His & Hers! I'm excited to start transitioning into more summer appropriate outfits as the weather gets warmer (although I'm writing this while it's in the 50s and rainy outside).