Haven’t you noticed that men are becoming increasingly more aware of their style choices? It’s not just jeans and a t-shirt anymore. Men are piling on the bling and buying snazzy shoes and clothes, too. They’re starting to dress to impress, and quite frankly, I’m taking notice! You know, the “metrosexual” trend came around quite a few years ago, and even though we don’t necessarily throw the word around as often, it’s still just as prevelant today.
Stella & Dot has even created new pieces of jewelry FOR MEN. Yep, that’s right. Men are snatching up their Stella & Dot just as quickly as their wives and girlfriends! Makai Pfiefer from E.R. fame has even been photographed wearing his sterling silver Fleur De Lis Necklace on a genuine leather cord (right). The sterling silver Lion Stamp Cuff Links are also a bestseller from Stella & Dot (left).
With the rise of style among the male demographic, what does this mean? Well, it means that the coolness factor definitely just went up a notch. Our men seem to be hearing our pleas and they’re changing out of their wrinkled shirts and putting on the Axe and that Banana Republic button-up. Ahhh, it looks (and smells) pretty good, doesn’t it?
So the androgynous trend has been around since, like, the seventies. But it’s not just for clothes anymore. Women are also using men’s deodorants, colognes, belts, hats and jewelry. And it works. Remember that razor blade commercial when the girl kept stealing her man’s razor to shave her legs? It’s kind of like that. Take a look at these items from Shop.com that are manly enough for him, and just sweet enough for you:
Just be sure that when you wear unisex-inspired clothing and scents, you wear something girlish and soft to offset the look. Try ruffles under a men’s blazer, Converse All Star sneakers in pink, or pair a men’s brown leather belt with cute, girly earrings. Just keep in mind the 1:1 ratio rule. Pair one androgynous piece with one girly piece to keep the look balanced. And don’t forget the heels. They just make everything better.
Find some inspiration for your own boy-meets-girl look from these women who did it right…. Starting with Mandy Moore on the April cover of Marie Claire. She paired a rugged belt and a boyish vest with a statement necklace and awesome heels. She followed the ratio rule. And, you see, it looks fabulous, right?
Katherine Hepburn, the queen of the androgynous suit, is the style inspiration behind it all…. Pairing the look with smokin’ hot makeup and beautifully coiffed hair.
From the runway to the streets… The look is everywhere! Various designers have featured boyish styles for years. And it’s pouring over into the street scene. Rachel Bilson rocks a cute boyish hat, and Katie Holmes takes the trend up a notch by wearing boyfriend jeans and oversized sweaters. She keeps the look from looking too frumpy and plain, though, by choosing lively, fun colors and topping it off with a fabulous handbag.