How to look feminine with a beautiful tie

Style the menswear trend feminine for Ageless Style

The menswear trend comes back like the Sun in spring. Think Marlene Dietrich in her tuxedo in the 30s. Remember the power suits with camisoles underneath in Europe in the 80s.

My twist on the menswear trend

In one of these menswear cycles, I bought this cat tie for me a couple of years ago. This outfit of the day is my twist on the menswear trend for this season. A little bit classic with a polka dot black and white button down shirt, which is two classics in one: Polka dots, and the eternal black and white, which is also a perennial trend. Polka dots are very feminine and posh when they are small – read not larger than the nail of your pinkie in size.

#fashionover50 woman in menswear inspired office look with cat tie
Layering a silk short-sleeve sweater over a Jones New York polka dot shirt worn with tie, Ann Taylor leather pencil skirt, GNW tights, Harley Davidson booties, August Silk top, and accessorized with Hermes bangles and a collier de chien belt (all own) for a posh menswear inspired work outfit

The cherry red of the tie and the black, gray and white cats have a gender neutral to feminine vibe. Red is a very feminine color. The skirt being made of leather and the motorcycle booties and studded belt give the outfit an edge. A bunch of red bangles add to the feminine touch. I love the Windsor knot because it is so big.

#fashionover50 feminine work look styled with a men's tie
Side view of menswear inspired work look with Jones New York polka dot shirt worn with tie, Sienna Studio leather pencil skirt, GNW tights, Harley Davidson booties, August Silk top, and accessorized with Hermes bangles and a collier de chien belt (all own)
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#styleover50 midlife woman in a menswear inspired office look with leather skirt and Windsor knot
Front view of menswear inspired work look with Jones New York polka dot button-down shirt worn with cat print tie, Ann Taylor leather pencil skirt, GNW tights, Harley Davidson booties, and accessorized with Hermes bangles and a collier de chien belt (all own)

How to style these items differently

You have seen the polka dot shirt style with a sheath before. Classic pieces like a polka dot button-down or a sheath are real camelions in the closet. the red silk top is very versatile. I wore it in a posh casual way in a re, white and blue patriotic inspired outfit, and paired the leather skirt with a Fair Isle sweater in the posts at the links.

Do you like the menswear trend? If so, how do you style it? What’s your styling challenge with respect to menswear? Let me know by email, so I can help you.

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Photos: G. Kramm

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