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Menswear Inspired

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What is sexy?

(Just something to think about coming off of a Valentine’s Day weekend… Hope yours was great, by the way!)

It is lacy lingerie? Is it worn denim and a simple, white tee? Is it a tight, black cocktail dress and heels?

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What I’m Wearing:

ASOS Leather Moto JACKET // Ro & De Pinstripe BLOUSE (The bad news: Last I checked there was really limited sizing left in the pinstripe color — it’s only $29! The good news: There IS a bit more inventory left in the BLACK color!)  // Joseph Pleated TROUSERS // Ankle Strap Sandals (Mine are SO old and have been resoled SO many times, that I can’t figure out what brand they are — but THESE are almost identical) // Prada Clutch (No longer available; THIS is similar and this is a great STEAL version!)

I think the answer may be slightly different for everyone, but for me, sexy is the confidence to wear what you love regardless of how “unsexy” it may be. When that certain confidence is discovered, your walk changes, your head is held higher, your shoulders get pushed back and a coquettish smile appears. It’s those small inadvertent changes in our mannerisms that make us feel (and look!) sexy at any age, not the clothes we may, or may not be wearing.

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This menswear inspired look was probably one of the most unsexy looks I planned on paper and one of the most sexy when it was brought to life. I felt great in the draped and pleated silhouette and when I look back at the final images, it shows.

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The move towards menswear as a fashion inspiration for women is not something new or groundbreaking, but the sharp lines and tailored pieces make for flattering looks on just about any figure. It’s not about cleavage or booty, it’s about looking sophisticated, confident and put together.

There is nothing sexier or more powerful than that.

SHOP THE LOOK:

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(photography by Megan Weaver)

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