16 August 2013 by

50 Ways To Work The New Androgynous Look: Shopping Fix

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1. J.W Anderson

Grey and White Striped Jumper, £460, J.W Anderson at [a target="_blank" href="http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/376555">Net-a-Porter[/a]

2. Rag and Bone

Aviator Bomber, £396, Rag and Bone at [a target="_blank" href="http://www.shopbop.com/aviator-bomber-rag-bone/vp/v=1/1544406968.htm?folderID=2534374302155467&fm=other-shopbysize-viewall&colorId=12867">Shopbop[/a]

3. Saint Laurent

Black Leather Biker Jacket, £2,970, Saint Laurent at [a target="_blank" href="http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/350472">Net-a-Porter[/a]

4. T by Alexander Wang

Leather Sleeved Bomber Jacket, £563, T by Alexander Wang at [a target="_blank" href="http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/346870">Net-a-Porter[/a]

5. Topman

Black Houndstooth Printed Bomber Sweatshirt, £35, [a target="_blank" href="/weblogEntries/Black%20Houndstooth%20Baroque%20printed%20bomber%20sweatshirt">Topman[/a]

6. & Other Stories

Shirt with Detachable Collar, £65, [a target="_blank" href="http://www.stories.com/Ready-to-wear/Blouses_Shirts/Shirt_w_Detachable_Collar/582945-555828.1">& Other Stories[/a]

7. 3.1 Phillip Lim

Houndstooth Print Blouse, £435, 3.1 Phillip Lim at [a target="_blank" href="http://www.farfetch.com/shopping/women/31-phillip-lim-houndstooth-print-blouse-item-10488430.aspx?storeid=9220">farfetch.com[/a]

8. Alexander Wang

Two Tone Top, £382, Alexander Wang at [a target="_blank" href="http://www.farfetch.com/shopping/women/alexander-wang-two-tone-top-item-10454597.aspx?storeid=9479">farfetch.com[/a]

9. LPD New York

Team Margiela Cotton T-Shirt, £70, LPD New York at [a target="_blank" href="http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/390344">Net-a-Porter[/a]

10. Marni

Geometric Print Blouse, £378, Marni at [a target="_blank" href="http://www.farfetch.com/shopping/women/marni-geometric-print-blouse-item-10478659.aspx?storeid=9155">farfetch[/a]

11. Topman

Black and Green Short Sleeve Shirt, £32, [a target="_blank" href="http://www.topman.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=0&viewAllFlag=&catalogId=33056&storeId=12555&productId=10830749&langId=-1&categoryId=&parent_category_rn=&searchTerm=TM83P11GGRN&resultCount=1">Topman[/a]

12. Topshop

White Short Sleeve Shirt, £18, [a target="_blank" href="http://www.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=0&viewAllFlag=&catalogId=33057&storeId=12556&productId=11034272&langId=-1&categoryId=&parent_category_rn=&searchTerm=TS13T01EWHT&resultCount=1&geoip=home">Topshop[/a]

13. Topshop

Sleeveless Blazer, £50, [a target="_blank" href="http://www.topshop.com/en/tsuk/product/clothing-427/jackets-coats-445/blazers-572/long-line-zip-waistcoat-2188393?refinements=category~%5b209745|208526%5d&bi=1&ps=20&siteID=0RpXOIXA500-X4VW21D8e8JpFBT8nSs2cw&cmpid=ukls_deeplink&_$ja=tsid:19906|prd:0RpXOIXA500">Topshop[/a]

14. Whistles

Leather Short Sleeve Top, £295, [a target="_blank" href="http://www.whistles.co.uk/fcp/categorylist/dept/clothing-leather?resetFilters=true#product=903000060333">Whistles[/a]

15. Zara

Long Sleeve White Shirt, £29.99, Zara

18. Christopher Kane

Camouflage Printed Jersey Sweatshirt Pants, £275, Christopher Kane at [a target="_blank" href="http://www.brownsfashion.com/product/013627710002/140/camouflage-printed-jersey-sweatshirt-pants">Browns[/a]

17. COS

Red Culottes, £59, [a target="_blank" href="http://www.cosstores.com/Shop/Women/Shorts/Wide-leg_culottes/3834258-7427562.1#c-8555810">COS[/a]

18. COS

Patterned Trousers, £69, [a target="_blank" href="http://www.cosstores.com/Shop/Women/Trousers/Jacquard_print_trousers/46887-7633259.1#c-10899453">COS[/a]

19. Ganni

Cordovan Leather Trouser, £310, Ganni at [a target="_blank" href="http://www.my-wardrobe.com/ganni/cordovan-leather-trouser-993769">My Wardrobe[/a]

20. The Row

Grey Tailored Trousers, £790, The Row at [a target="_blank" href="http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/364337">Net-a-Porter[/a]

21. Topshop Boutique

Pipe Seam Trousers, £90, [a target="_blank" href="http://www.topshop.com/en/tsuk/product/clothing-427/trousers-447/pipe-seam-trousers-by-boutique-2091506?bi=1&ps=200">Topshop[/a]

22. Victoria Beckham Denim

Navy Sailor Culottes, £295, Victoria Beckham Denim at [a target="_blank" href="http://www.my-wardrobe.com/victoria-beckham-denim/navy-sailor-culottes-118153">My Wardrobe[/a]

23. Zara

Pinstripe Trousers, £39.99,[a target="_blank" href="http://www.zara.com/uk/en/woman/trousers/pinstripe-trousers-c269187p1406025.html"> Zara[/a]

24. COS

Shawl Collar Coat, £150, [a target="_blank" href="http://www.cosstores.com/Shop/Women/Coats_Jackets/Shawl_collar_coat/46891-8223062.1#c-11515970">COS[/a]

25. Isabel Marant

Ziggy Double Breasted Coat, £825, Isabel Marant at [a target="_blank" href="http://www.mytheresa.com/en-gb/ziggy-double-breasted-coat.html">mytheresa.com[/a]

26.

Black Longline Tux Blazer, £60, [a target="_blank" href="http://www.riverisland.com/women/coats--jackets/blazers/Black-formal-longline-tux-blazer-640722">River Island[/a]

27. Burberry Prorsum

Animal Print Calf Hair Slippers, £350, Burberry Prorsum at [a target="_blank" href="http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/361342">Net-a-Porter[/a]

28. Dr Martens

1460 W Boot, £90, [a target="_blank" href="http://store.drmartens.co.uk/p-1457-1460-w.aspx">Dr Martens[/a]

29. Givenchy

Buckled Ankle Boot, £892, Givenchy at [a target="_blank" href="http://www.farfetch.com/shopping/women/designer-givenchy-buckled-ankle-boot-item-10443417.aspx?storeid=9401">farfetch.com[/a]

30. Lanvin

Chunky Heel Ankle Boot, £1024, Lanvin at [a target="_blank" href="http://www.farfetch.com/shopping/women/lanvin-chunky-heel-ankle-boot-item-10475870.aspx?storeid=9512">farfetch.com[/a]

31. Marni

Buckle Fastening Ankle Boot, £584, Marni at [a target="_blank" href="http://www.farfetch.com/shopping/women/marni-buckle-fastening-ankle-boot-item-10460803.aspx?storeid=9306">farfetch.com[/a]

31. Marni

Metallic Fringe Shoe, £342, Marni at f[a target="_blank" href="http://www.farfetch.com/shopping/women/marni-metallic-fringe-shoe-item-10444854.aspx?storeid=9339">arfetch.com[/a]

33. Penelope Chilvers

Camber Shoe, £199, [a target="_blank" href="http://www.penelopechilvers.com/shoes-slippers/camber-shoe-2.html">Penelope Chilvers[/a]

34. Robert Clergerie

Pogo Stitch-Detailed Leather Creeper, £365, Robert Clergerie at [a target="_blank" href="http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/373452">Net-a-Porter[/a]

35. Rupert Sanderson

'Vrony' Ankle Boot, £728, Rupert Sanderson at [a target="_blank" href="http://www.farfetch.com/shopping/women/rupert-sanderson-vrony-ankle-boot-item-10433840.aspx?storeid=9214">farfetch.com[/a]

36. Russell & Bromley

Loafers, £155, [a target="_blank" href="http://www.russellandbromley.co.uk/loafers-lace-ups/chester/invt/122391/">Russell & Bromley[/a]

37. Vans

Classic Slip on Shoes, £47, [a target="_blank" href="http://shop.vans.co.uk/uk-en/women/category/shoes/classic-slip-on-shoes.html">Vans[/a]

38. Zara

Brogues, £39.99, [a target="_blank" href="http://www.zara.com/uk/en/woman/shoes/brogue-blucher-c269191p1295416.html">Zara[/a]

39. Zara

Silver Lace up Shoes, £49.99, [a target="_blank" href="http://www.zara.com/uk/en/woman/shoes/patent-blucher-c269191p1293860.html">Zara[/a]

40. Osprey London

Limited Edition Handbag, £675, [a target="_blank" href="https://www.ospreylondon.com/item.php?product_id=915408&product_name=THE-HARRI&gender=7&subCat=60">Osprey London[/a]

41. River Island

Black Leather Mini Satchel, £45, [a target="_blank" href="http://www.riverisland.com/women/bags--purses/satchels/Black-leather-mini-satchel-638189">River Island[/a]

42. Saint Laurent

Courtney Clutch, £1,355, Saint Laurent at [a target="_blank" href="http://www.harrods.com/product/courtney-clutch/saint-laurent/000000000003294771?cat1=new-accessories&cat2=new-accessories-women-handbags">Harrods[/a]

43. Smythson

Black Tote, £595, [a target="_blank" href="http://www.smythson.com/black-chameleon-tote.html">Smythson[/a]

44. Zara

Black Leather Rucksack, £99.99, [a target="_blank" href="http://www.zara.com/uk/en/woman/handbags/leather-rucksack-c269200p1390553.html">Zara[/a]

45. Selected Frame

Bow Tie, £18, Selected Frame at [a target="_blank" href="http://www.asos.com/Selected/Selected-Frame-Bowtie-And-Pocket-Square-Set/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=3003213&cid=4210&Rf900=1602&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=204&sort=-1&clr=Black">ASOS[/a]

46. Christys' Hats

Black Pork Pie Hat, £65, Christys' Hats at [a target="_blank" href="http://www.liberty.co.uk/fcp/product/Liberty/HATS/Black-Classic-Pork-Pie-Trilby/70053?utm_source=affiliates&utm_medium=affiliatemarketing&utm_campaign=Affiliate&awc=3487_1376665389_e17680606f85d7d5bbbfe297cf8869ff">Liberty's[/a]

47. G Shock Baby G

Chunky Watch, £100, G Shock Baby G at [a target="_blank" href="http://www.asos.com/Baby-G/G-Shock-Baby-G-Chronograph-Watch/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=2925008&cid=4175&Rf1011=4314&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=204&sort=-1&clr=Black">ASOS[/a]

48. H&M

Belt, £3.99, [a target="_blank" href="http://www.hm.com/gb/product/10746?article=10746-A">H&M[/a]

49. Olivia Burton

Big Dial Black and Gold, £68, [a target="_blank" href="http://www.oliviaburton.com/shop/big-dial/black-and-gold-big-dia/">Olivia Burton [/a]

50. Tie Rack

Navy and White Spotted Bow Tie, £14.99, [a target="_blank" href="http://www.tie-rack.co.uk/men_s/ties1/bow_ties12/t0989100137nbwtu00">Tie Rack[/a]

 Menswear as womenswear has long been a favourite (and for some, a lifelong uniform) – remember Helmut Newton’s infamous shot of Yves Saint Laurent’s le smoking tuxedo for French Vogue in 1975? The sleek blazer for instance, has seen us through the school gates to grown-up moments in Stella McCartney, Balenciaga and beyond. For evidence of masculinity’s currency today, look no further than A.) the runways - everyone from Christian Dior to Alexander Wang and Christopher Kane have blurred the girl-boy boundaries for autumn/winter, and B.) the front row for that slouchy, perfectly ripped ‘boyfriend’ jean, a chunky watch or sportswear–inspired everything.

BUT the kind of mannish style that is really floating our boat this week sees the sublimely sleek, glossy and groomed meet the street. Blame the Celine slip-on sneakers, the Carven button-down shirt, those shiny Balenciaga buckled boots. In fact blame, anyone and everyone: Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, the list goes on! 

The main instruction is to keep it clean – this androgyny is not punk, dirty or dishevelled. It requires clean pressed lines, gleaming metal hardware and luxurious leather (the high street take on accessories is so smart that even PU looks expensive). Print must only be donned in its purest form: graphic, bold, block colours but keep the palette toned down and no clashing allowed. Black, is of course, the favoured colour. And don't forget the key pillars of any man's wardrobe as these are your safest starting points: tailoring and shirting. Man, that looks good!

 

Words by Sophie Bew

Shopping by Sophie Hooper


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