His Shoes, But Better

Outfit with pencil skirt and brogues

Trends come and go pretty fast in the fashion industry, however, the stolen-from-the-boys trend looks like it's here to stay. I personally love the "boyfriend" concept in women's fashion but it's not because I'm trying to shy away from my feminity - as a matter of fact, it's the other way around. I truly believe that girly looks can benefit so much from masculine touches - it makes a perfect juxtaposition. I also believe in the opposite. I'm very drawn to a masculine-inspired outfit when it's styled with a couple of feminine touches. And because this styling concept is right up my alley, today I'm bringing you a look styled around a pair of men-inspired shoes.

Once again, I was challenged by onlineshoes.com to create two looks with men-inspired shoes by their homegrown brand, Hardy. Today, I'm showing you one of the looks, which I really had so much fun styling. For this opportunity, I went for less safe color choices and I selected two pairs of shoes with fun hues (stay tuned for my second look with another men-inspired shoe). I already own brogues in black and brown, so playfulness was desperately needed in my men-inspired shoe wardrobe. (see more looks here with other shoes)

SHOP THE LOOK:


Brogues street style

The first thing that drew my attention with this particular style was the color. It's fresh, fun and somehow, very unique on a men-inspired shoe. I also love the platform heel, and just because this is the newest and coolest twist for brogues and loafers (yes, I can be trendy like that).
I'm planning to style these shoes with neutrals as a pop of color and also with dark colors, for a fun and shocking contrast effect. But today, I decided to style them with patterns and colors that play out harmoniously with the shoes. Yes, there is some harmony in-between the colors, but I can't quite say the same about the garment's styles. There is more than one trend involved in this outfit, however, don't ask me why, but I believe they made a cool team together. Oh boy, is she confident or what?

Platform brogues street style

Platform brogues trend

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Brogues street style

Platform brogues street style look

Brogues street style

Shoes: Hardy c/o by Onlineshoes.com
Shirt: Equipment. Silk version here and linen here.
Skirt: H&M (old) See similar here (plus size) and regular size here.
Bag: Vintage
Belt: Handmade in Guatemala
Sunglasses: Valentino. Similar here.
Ring: c/o by RdM Jewelry

This blog post was brought to you in collaboration with OnlineShoes.com. The review about this product is my personal and genuine opinion.

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