The Mens Wear Collection

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Have you been wondering where I’ve been? I have been hiding away from blogging for a week due to illness, and in general being super busy with my job. Today, I am going to bring you the brand new topic of “The Menswear Collection” in my break down of trends that have died away but are cool now. I recently went thrifting in the men’s side of things, and have really looked at men’s clothing more often than women’s to be honest. They are more interesting sometimes. It has been more of a fun print thing for me recently, and men are always wearing ridiculous button ups, flannels, and bow ties – so why couldn’t women wear that kinda of stuff? I pulled together some prime examples of the way men’s clothing are used today (I.E. the men’s flannel shirt used as a dress, so DIY babes do it). Of course I just had to throw Carrie in there because I once heard Pat Fields describe wearing menswear as very sexy (ie. why women started wearing the “boyfriend jeans” and why Gap made them in every color).

In today’s society, I feel there are no gender switching roles between men and women. Women want to be equally treated as men and put into power positions just the same (i.e. the recent twitter debate about there are no women who sit on the twitter board of directors). So why are we bringing this up? Well geez, if Dennis Rodman can wear ladies clothing , so can I. Women want again to be treated as equals to men, so why are the gender clothes switching recently in fashion today? Is it because we want that equality. For me personally, I saw this as an opportunity as an oh hey an ugly dress, i can make look awesome moment. For most women the menswear line is big and drapy as some larger ladies. Like for me, I like it high waited and some menswear really does provide that stability that in “over-sizing” we want. To throw that in with underwear too, we women thought it was very sexy to have “the boy-short” created for us because we felt sexier in our boys underpants then those thongs we owned.

Women wanted to have something they could feel comfortable in and move about in, so as you find yourself stealing your boyfriends FDNY t-shirt, Ill be rocking my 5x mens shirt as a dress. Only because I felt that I don’t need to shop either side. Sometimes it’s fun for a woman to switch clothing genders! Switch it up!

Wearing: Thrifted XXXL Mens Shirt /Leggings: Kmart // Shoes: vintage sperrys //Bag Louis Vuitton [Vintage Alma]/ Lipstick: “Grace” c/o Jouer costmetics

 

 

xox have a fabulous Man-Ful week

alex

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            “Hardwork Mixed With Passion, You Can Do Anything” – Corri Mcfadden

….and I am back, with a whole new site! I’d like to present styledintheheartland.com. I’ve been away from blogging for several reasons, but have received lots of encouragement to start up once again. I’m pretty proud of this site and have made a few changes I think you’ll enjoy. Coming back with lots of new ideas! I’ve been working hard at crafting up new outfits and just going with what I know! Since I last blogged, I’ve moved to a new community and am refocusing again on my weight loss. As you know, I lost 60 lbs. and am working on losing more! Even as hard as I’ve been working, it’s a slow process. I don’t see myself as a “Plus Size” blogger, even though there’s nothing wrong with that. I just feel that I’m different and my style makes me stand out from others. I promise to do my best this time and stick with the blog. I hope you stick with me too! Welcome to the my new “Styled in the Heartland” website!

 

credits : Sweater (Vintage Leather Sweater): Thrifted / Pants : Mossimo – Target (similar here)/ Shoes: Vintage Loafers [Estate Sale Purchase] / Necklace & Earrings C/O of DRAPES by Ashley Scott / Bag : Coach (similar here)