The boyfriend look. You know, slouchy cuffed jeans, a loose cardigan, buttons-downs and loafers. You've seen girls rockin' it all over town, but you've often wondered...how could I possibly pull that off!? Actually you can! It's remarkably comfortable and, put together the right way, can be rather adorable and flattering.
In this class, you will learn the basics of menwswear for women, the recurring trend of adrogynous silhouettes, and how you can take pieces you may already own (or can get for very little money) to create a look that's chic, easy and perfectly on trend.
To help prepare: check out Refinery 29's Menswear For Women, which highlights a dozen or so pieces that can fit seamlessly into your current wardorbe to help you bridge the menswear gap.
Bring: a few of your favorite boyfriend looks. These can be images saved to your phone, computer or even analog style: cut out from a magazine! During class, we'll each present our photos, explain why we like them and learn how we can replciate the look in a way that works for you. For example, I love this look...and this one, too!
Leighann has worked in the fashion industry in several creative capacities. Her very first job as a fashion copywriter for Macys.com here in NYC led her to freelance writing for Doneger, a leading company in trend forecasting, to covering shows at Fashion Week for a local blog, to producing a series of independant fashion shows featuring young designers. Once upon a time, Leighann's writing was featured in New York Magazine's Fashion Blogs We Like for her coverage of Marc Bower & Nicole Miller. She currently has a robust hat collection and is on the lookout for an affordable tuxedo jacket.
Mon, Aug 13th, 2012
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm EDT