Borrowed…from the boys, that is!
I did some shopping in the men’s department last week and came home with an accessory I’ve been thinking about trying for a while now. If you’ve been reading this blog for a short time, It’s probably pretty clear I love dressing with menswear inspirations in my outfits. And while I love the idea of wearing men’s accessories, and am always impressed by ladies who can pull it off, I’m not quite brave enough to try wearing them myself. Things like ties and bow-ties sound like fun, but are a little too conspicuous for my comfort. I’d prefer something a little less obvious.
So what’s a fun, unexpected nod to menswear, that a woman can wear without looking a little…weird?
This little beauty heralds from the Bloomingdale’s men’s department, is 100% cotton, and a really fun blue check print. When tucked into the breast pocket of my blazer, it peeks out just a bit to say hello, and is much less of an obvious “hey! I’m wearing something only men do!” accessory than a tie would be. I’m comfortable, and at ease wearing this, and it gives a great pop of color to my blazer that really makes me happy.
Honesty, I don’t understand why we don’t see women wearing these things more often! They’re just…cool! Don’t be surprised if you start seeing more of these babies pop up in future outfits. And for those of you equally as crazy as I am to agree in thinking this is a fabulous idea…here are my pocket square picks (and probably future “investments”):