not just for the boys

vest, shirt, pants: c/o: 424 fifth // heels: aldo (recent) // bag: roots // watch: michael kors  // necklace: mark by avon (old) // lipstick: NARS in heatwave 

I've always loved menswear inspired looks,  especially when styled with chic feminine twists.
The 424 Fifth line has such a great balance between classic feminine and masculine with a touch of modern. I absolutely fell in love with the bonded mesh tee and the oversized vest. Both pieces are easily transferable between seasons which is a huge plus in my books. As I've gotten older, I've really tried to steer in the direction of "quality over quantity".

The weather was so nice over the weekend that I felt completely comfortable wearing this outfit without a coat or anything which felt great! I did however choose to wear my heels on a very long walk and the result were some blisters which are never fun haha.

What do you guys think of menswear inspired looks & quality over quantity?

Check out the 424 Fifth line here


  1. I think quality over quantity is a great thing to aspire to - although whenever I take a trip to Zara, all of my good intentions go right out the window ;) Love those pants, the masculine-inspired cut is just perfect.

  2. I'm loving everything I'm seeing from 424 Fifth!!

    I tend to find a good mix between quality and quantity. There's certain things I feel like I just need to spend more on, like a good pair of jeans. As for men's inspired pieces, I love to work that look into my wardrobe and find it's better to spend a bit more to ensure the fit is there...because this look could easily be a horrible one if the components are ill-fitting.

    xo Jackie
    Something About That

  3. Love the all black! I always see you in brights...

    That vest is amazing!

  4. Obsessed with those heels, but I can't find them online?! :(

  5. The shoes make this outfit even more amazing!

  6. 1. I may walk right out my door now and purchase those shoes.
    2. This is hot. I would rock this all summer long. Well done.

  7. I think this is my favourite post of yours of ALL TIME — your outfit as a-mazing, and the photos are gorgeous! You go gurrrrrl! xx


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