I’m always looking for creative ways to layer pieces in the colder months and lately I’ve been playing around with wearing vests over blazers & jackets under coats (great examples here, here & here). I really love the menswear-inspired vibe this particular combination has, which feels fresh & modern. Distressed jeans were the best way to balance out such buttoned-up, polished pieces…and the addition of pointy-toed pumps & sparkling studs helped give it a dash of femininity.
jenn~the stylish housewife says
One of my fave outfits ever on you!!! Love it!
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Love the way you layer things to look put together and not bulky at the same time ! I'm definitely inspired !
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Megan, TfDiaries.com says
i love layering coats!
Natasha xoxo says
Love this outfit… thinking about how I would replicate 🙂
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Loving the menswear vibe! Loving how you added some color it up with the red pumps!
Alice Warren says
Very pretty style! Just a hint of menswear but with a feminine touch with the pop of red heels!
Beautiful top and shoes! You look great 🙂
Love the fact that your outfits are always so clean, never too much!
And your clutch is gorgeous!
The Love Hanger says
That is seriously an amazing thrifted vest. I'm so jealous!! I love the menswear look and I love that with that the layering possibilities are endless! I've been looking at getting a longline coat like that. I just love the silhouette. You look classic and chic! <3
Such a cute clutch, love the print and those shoes are gorgeous!
love this look! the blazer under the jacket, looks perfect!
Leopard and Lillies
This looks perfect! I also love the idea of wearing blazers under coats or vests over jackets and this looks very very chic! xo, Christina
Sofia Donatelli says
Good morning Kim,
What a great look you came up with today.
Loving this androgynous look, super chic!
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Neris / Fashion Fractions says
i love this look so much! all the layering, menswear inspired pieces, and those sexy red pumps! prefection 🙂
So stylish, and the clutch is adorable!
For All Things Lovely says
Love this look on you–you pull it off so well! The menswear looks is one of my faves. xo.
Loves me some sexy lady-style menswear, and that's what this is. Perfection.
Miss Ashleigh says
I love the sunnies+the heels. They make the pieces more feminine!
Love how you splashed color into this menswear inspired look! Those shoes & clutch nailed the look together!
I always love how effortlessly you wear layers!
Lace And Tulle says
love the combination!!!
I cant believe you thrifed that J.Crew blazer, what a find! thanks for the tips on the makeup brushes btw too!
Kim // Six2Eleven says
Love it all! Great look!!! Happy Halloweeen!!
Jordan Skiles says
Jealous of this outfit! It looks so effortless but it's so chic!
Shea Sayers says
I LOVE this look, it's perfectly layered, and your red pumps add the perfect feminine touch! Gorgeous!
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This is so fun! Love the look!
I love anything menswear inspired and this outfit is no exception! Perfect Kim! And I love those pumps too! http://www.casualglamorous.com
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Terry S says
LOVE your menswear-inspired outfit.
HATE that you wear it better than us men. 😛
Grace - Stripes and Sequins says
Looking gorgeous (as always!) I love this look – so good for Fall…
J Ciriello says
really elegant and smart looking outfit. love the kick of red with an otherwise boyish outfit.
Not Going Out Like That
love the clutch! so unique!
Chelsea Davis says
I love this look, that is a great vest too! The shoes to me make the outfit though, adds some femininity!
This is a perfect example of menswear done right. You look so incredibly chic and sophisticated!
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Andie Sims says
I am loving your use of items from H&M and Forever 21! These two stores can be so affordable especially when snagged from clearances. I have to say WOW on the outfit…I never would have thought it was not SUPER expensive 🙂 Almost all my clothes are thrifted so I can appreciate the thrill of finding a JCrew Blazer-I found a Zara blazer recently too-sigh, happiness.
Tiffany M* says
Never considered doubling up on coats but this really works well. Loving the heels and that bag is a great find!
You look so perfectly styled and lovely! I couldn't imagine a better pairing than the distressed jeans and feminine heels with these tailored, masculine pieces. Also, that clutch is gorgeous. Thanks for the inspiration!
the Queen City Style says
You look amazing, and this outfit is a TEN!!!
Rachel Lynne says
Yes… that blazer is STILL amazing! Love the look!
Very classy look.
Marissa at Style Cusp says
I just posted about layering yesterday! Love this blazer buttoned up under the trench. You look gorgeous as always!
Andy After Flats says
so fabulous! Manish yet still girlish!
Whitney English, To Live and Diet in L.A. says
Love the pop of color with the shoes. So cute!
Im really loving the mens wear looks and this vest is great! I agree, perfect for layering and I like how you went with a more feminine flat.
Love this look! The pop of red and plaid really make it 🙂
Just Dee says
I really like the idea of layering 2 coats like this. I usually go this with a biker jacket over my denim, but will try this with more winter pieces when I move back to the UK in january.
I am in love with this outfit. You are really creative. I would have never thought to do that. You are inspiring!!
Love this! So polished and structured. I think I'm finally going to give in and get a clutch. lol Never really cared for them until I saw you rock them. Thank you!
Stylish Petite says
I adore this look on you! I love how you added the red pumps for a pop of color:)
You've kept the menswear so chic and feminine with those red pumps!
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I like this look. You did a great job mixing masculine pieces for an effortlessly cool look!!!
Lea Frazier says
I'll agree with everyone else on the great outfit but I also want to comment on how great that lip color is on you. It's a bit of a departure from your bold colors but it really looks wonderful with your skin tone and hair color.
Layers, layers, layers! Absolutely love them all and how you offset the menswear tops with the fun girlie heels!