Allison M.

Thoughts on life, fashion, fabulousness, and (oh yeah) dressing up from a full-time male who's a part-time female

Allison’s Fashion Summary (7/7/2015 edition)

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Okay, time for me to kind of get back on a cute clothing kick with just a couple of fashion tidbits.  Since I talked up wearing shorts (or not wearing them) in my last post, I’ll start by highlighting a couple of nice shorts Shopbop posted on their Twitter feed yesterday.  Here is that original tweet:

Now, to me at least, both of these shorts look, well, short, which may rule them out for use in a professional environment (something I discussed one post ago).  That’s not to say, however, that you can’t wear them away from the office.  The boyfriend shorts on the left are a nice addition to the casual ensemble as a whole; the bright red/orange color of this pair serves as a nice contrasting compliment to the striped shirt and cap.  Note, too, that there’s only a little bit of distress in the denim (just a little bit of fraying around that right pocket; you barely notice it).  Any further denim tears has the potential to take away from the whole of this outfit, in my opinion.  Destroyed denim shirts are better paired with a shirt with a solid color, or even a top with darker plaid patterns, as displayed in this particular pair of distressed denim shorts on Shopbop.com.

While the shorts and outfit on the left seem well suited for a day at the park or a long walk outside, the shorts on the right and the top it’s paired with seem suitable for a nice lunch or get-together at the coffee shop.  The lacy material draws attention to the folds at the edges of the shorts, which almost suggest an A-frame silhouette that Man Repeller suggested in their recent shorts post.  The lace pattern also serve as a nice compliment with the dots on the V-neck, tie-in-front top it’s paired with.


A couple of photos posted on Savoir-Faire’s Twitter feed also caught my eye recently, and they tie in nicely with the outfits featured above.  I’ll start with lace, and draw your attention to how this floral romper is paired with this lace kimono (which is sold out at this time, unfortunately).  This is another nice outfit for a casual summer day in the backyard or lounging around poolside.  I love it how neither piece takes away from each other; they seem to compliment each other and look flatteringly on the person.  Oh, and the necklace makes for a nice accessory, too.

Going from lace to stripes, I like how the diagonal pattern of this tank top’s stripes draw the attention down the center, as well as how it seems to blend in nicely with the A-frame cut shown on the layout.  What I’m really digging, though, is the accessories also featured:  The fedora is a nice summertime accessory, creating a casual attitude while keeping the sun out of your eyes.  The shoes and large necklace are attractive as well.

So, what outfits are your summer jam?  Feel free to comment below.  Thanks! 🙂

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Author: Allison M.

Full-time middle-aged male. Long-time overworked office drone. Part-time female fashion plate. Amateur fashionista (emphasis on "amateur"). Admirer and supporter of those who are fashionable, fabulous, and friendly. A little bit silly. Absolutely nowhere near perverted. I am a real human being, just like you. Able to share thoughts about my life experiences, fashion sense, and the world at large despite middling grades in high school creative writing class (but at least I do look cute when I'm writing, so that has to count for something).

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