Borrowed From the Boys – March Style Not Age

March 29, 2021
Borrowed From the Boys - March Style Not Age, Devil's Advocate bee embroidered blazer, Tibi tuxedo trousers, Zara black fedora, Modalu black studded satchel

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a lovely weekend. Two days is never enough is it? Luckily we have a long Easter weekend to look forward to this week. Hopefully the weather will be nice so I can get outdoors and blow the cobwebs away.

A blazer “Borrowed From the Boys”

It was my turn to choose a theme for this month’s Style Not Age blogger collaboration, and after feeling stumped for ideas I suddenly thought of “Borrowed From the Boys”. It marks a bit of a departure from my usual colourful outfits, but I like to keep things fresh. Initially, I thought of wearing my check trousers with a shirt and knitted tank top, but this blazer fits the bill perfectly…because it is actually from a menswear label. I didn’t know that when I bought it because it wasn’t shown on a model and didn’t state it was for men on the TKMaxx website. But I love the bee embroidery so much so I decided to keep it. Not so much “Borrowed From the Boys” as permanently pilfered. (It’s available at Asos if you fancy nabbing one too!)

Borrowed From the Boy, Devil's Advocate bee embroidered blazer, Tibi tuxedo trousers, Zara black fedora, Modalu black studded satchel

Styling menswear is all about getting the proportions right and adding a few feminine touches for balance

Due to the slightly oversized fit, the blazer looks best with tapered trousers. I’ve had these Tibi tuxedo style trousers for years, and although they were quite pricey (even on sale) they’re proven to be a wise investment. For a classic look I’ve teamed the blazer and trousers with a plain white cotton shirt. I considered adding a tie but this shirt doesn’t have a top button so I left it as is. It probably looks better like this showing a bit of skin as the jacket isn’t very fitted on the waist. The open shirt helps to draw the eye down and avoid a blocky effect. Styling menswear is all about getting the proportions right and adding a few feminine touches for balance.

I’m wearing a charming, delicate bee necklace but it slipped behind the shirt…you’ll just have to imagine it! However, there’s no danger of the bold acrylic bee earrings going unnoticed! Actually, I’ll let you into a secret – I’m only wearing one. The post fell off the other one and the glue hadn’t set by the time I did these photos. My hair usually covers one ear so you wouldn’t have seen it anyway. Thank goodness for Gorilla glue!

Borrowed From the Boys - March Style Not Age, Devil's Advocate bee embroidered blazer, acrylic bee earring
acrylic bee earring
Borrowed From the Boys - March Style Not Age, Devil's Advocate bee embroidered blazer, Tibi tuxedo trousers, Zara black fedora, Modalu black studded satchel
Borrowed From the Boys - March Style Not Age, Devil's Advocate bee embroidered blazer, Tibi tuxedo trousers, Zara black fedora, Modalu black studded satchel

SHOP THE LOOK

Borrowed From the Boys - March Style Not Age, Devil's Advocate bee embroidered blazer, Tibi tuxedo trousers, Zara black fedora, Modalu black studded satchel
Borrowed From the Boys - March Style Not Age, Devil's Advocate bee embroidered blazer, Tibi tuxedo trousers, Zara black fedora, Modalu black studded satchel
Modalu black studded satchel
Borrowed From the Boys - March Style Not Age, Devil's Advocate bee embroidered blazer, Tibi tuxedo trousers, Zara black fedora, Modalu black studded satchel
Borrowed From the Boys - March Style Not Age, Devil's Advocate bee embroidered blazer, Tibi tuxedo trousers, Zara black fedora, Modalu black studded satchel
Borrowed From the Boys, Devil's Advocate bee embroidered blazer, Tibi tuxedo trousers, Zara black fedora, Modalu black studded satchel
Borrowed From the Boys, Devil's Advocate bee embroidered blazer, Tibi tuxedo trousers, Zara black fedora, Modalu black studded satchel

Devil’s Advocate blazer | Tibi trousers (old) | Jaeger shirt (old) | Zara hat (old) | Modalu bag (eBay)| earrings from eBay | F&F boots

Let’s see what my blogger friends have “Borrowed From the Boys”…

Anna is wearing a men’s trouser suit that she found in a charity shop in Harrogate a few years ago. If you’re a regular reader of Anna’s Island Style you’ll know that she finds the most amazing bargains in charity shops, and this suit is no exception. Those charming frilled sleeves perfectly compliment the tailored suit.

Hilda is clearly enjoying the sunshine and looking fabulous in flares, a knitted tank top and her husband’s hat. I wonder if she’ll give it back? Find out at Over the Hilda.

Jacqui from Mummabstylish borrowed a patterned t-shirt from her son which she has teamed with a black blazer and peg leg trousers. The pink trainers add a lovely feminine touch.

Gail has combined masculine tailoring with feminine shades that are perfect for spring. I love the matching lilac tie and brogues. Head over to Is This Mutton? for all the details.

That’s all for now, we’ll return next month with another fun theme. Hope to see you at the link up tomorrow!

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11 responses to “Borrowed From the Boys – March Style Not Age”

  1. Suzy says:

    You nailed it, Emma! That jacket is absolutely GORGEOUS!!
    Hugs
    Suzy x

  2. Jennifer says:

    This blazer is amazing!!!!

    Jennifer
    Curated By Jennifer

  3. Rena says:

    Bestill my heart … your look is fabulous. Great idea for the theme for this month’s collaboration.

    Rena
    http://www.finewhateverblog.com

  4. Lovely says:

    What a fun challenge! You look fab! Love the blazer!
    xoxo
    Lovely
    http://www.mynameislovely.com

  5. Emma, what a fabulous blazer! I do not like bees or other bugs, but buggy prints are so much fun! And your earrings are adorably perfect with this perfectly adorable outfit!

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

  6. I love a menswear look as well. The blazer is bee-utiful! 🙂 Love the print and the whimsy of the black and yellow earrings! You look great and you know I love a blazer 🙂
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

  7. This is such a great blazer and works perfectly on you! I love the bee earrings you are wearing with it!

  8. Jacqui Berry says:

    Great, fun challenge Emma, enjoyed this one. You look fab in that jacket. It makes a big difference to a plain black version. Thanks for sharing. Jacqui x

  9. I love all you ladies styling the menswear fashion!
    I am loving the bee details on your blazer!
    You always find such great pieces!

  10. Anna Parkes says:

    Thanks for this challenge Emma – it was right up my street!

    I do love that sleek jacket of yours. It’s very much the kind of thing I would wear too x

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