Menswear-Inspired Pieces For Summer
Alexa Chung, fashion’s it girl, was recently spotted shopping the looks at London menswear runway shows. Vogue caught up with her at the runway shows and she explained her affinity for menswear pieces.“My brothers’ clothes were my wardrobe growing up! I’ve always liked wearing boy’s things.”
Her signature style is the perfect culmination of boy-meets-girl fashion and we can all take a page out of her book by incorporating some menswear-inspired pieces into our closets. Usually this trend is evident in winter fashion when heavy layering and skin covering clothes are suitable, but there are plenty of summer appropriate pieces that offer a warm-weather version of this fashion trend.
Check out some of these lightweight menswear-inspired pieces approved for your summer wardrobe:
That’s right your ultra comfortable grandpa sweaters that you can’t let go of in the wintertime have a comfy, light summer counterpart. These are perfect to throw over a daytime sundress or a pair of shorts and a tank. Stick to light colors or fun patterns to steer clear of the heavy winter look of grays and blacks. Refinery 29 offers a list of their favorite cardigans for the summer in various colors and patterns. One of my favorite summer cardigan options is this brightly striped sweater from Urban Outfitters, which combines bold patterns and bright colors into one girly, menswear-inspired piece.
The blazer is a menswear-inspired piece that even the girliest of girls seem to have comfortably adopted into their style. They are a chic way to top off your outfit and are a necessary item if you are looking to emulate Alexa Chung’s style. There are great summer options for this look, like this Top Shop blazer that comes in a great powder blue.
Boyfriend Jean Shorts
Since the boyfriend cut jeans are so comfortable why settle for anything less during the summer? The boyfriend cut jean shorts are a casual, yet chic menswear-inspired piece that is great all summer long. Paired with your favorite sandals and an impossibly soft white t-shirt you’ll be stylish and most importantly, comfortable. This Current/Elliot jean short from Shop Bop is a great option and they have the perfectly worn look that is necessary for summer denim pieces.
This is a great menswear-inspired shoe trend that can easily be carried over into summer. Oxfords look great paired with a girly summer dress or even other menswear-inspired pieces on this list like shorts and a blazer. These trendy shoes are also a staple in the Alexa Chung wardrobe. These nude Jeffrey Campbell oxfords are an ideal summer style with their light color.