Man Up

Nothing says menswear quite like a white button down. Short in the front and long in the back, this blouse is made for a woman on the go. (Tuck it in for sophistication; knot at the waist for a flirty flair.) Sand-colored jeans are a fun alternative to khaki pants, while a wide, camel-colored leather belt  finishes off the laid-back outfit.

Lareida blouse, MAC jeans,  Cowboy Belt, East Bay Clothiers

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Pairing a cotton tee with loose trousers keeps this look fun and casual. The key to tackling menswear is fit. Choose pants in a ladylike fabric, such as silk, with a cut that flatters a woman’s figure, such as tapering at the ankle. Add open-toe booties and a leather-trimmed cardigan for a little edge. 

Leona “Bless Your Heart” tee, Annie Griffin pants, Katherine Barclay Cardigan, The Holiday; Booties, Metzger’s

Style masculine items (such as this hunter green jacket) with feminine details (like the chunky wooden bead necklace) for a softer touch. Pair it with textured snakeskin pants and a white blouse for a more tailored look.

Elliott Lauren jacket and pants, Metzger’s; Trina turk white blouse, The Holiday; Necklace, Metzger’s

East Bay Clothiers • 39 N. Section St., Fairhope. 928-6848.
The Holiday • 4513 Old Shell Road. 342-4911.
Metzger’s • 3702 Dauphin St. 342-6336.

text and styling by Maggie Weir • photos by Todd Douglas

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