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The Fab 40s - Styling Menswear

Happy Bank Holiday Monday ladies, doesn't Monday feel that much better when it's a three day weekend?!!

So today it's time for another fab 40s post & after each of us having picked a theme we've decided to add a different element to out monthly posts & each month feature a guest blogger.  This month it was back to Sheela to pick a theme & blogger & she choose menswear & invited Jennie from A Pocketful Of Polka Dots to join us.

Now I have a couple of items in my wardrobe that could be classed as menswear - boyfriend jeans & the oversized shirt.  So for today I've decided to go with the boyfriend shirt, a great wardrobe staple that's never going to date & is perfect for breathing new life into your wardrobe.  Timeless & elegant it can so easily be dressed up with leather leggings as it can be dressed down with trainers & distressed denim.

For today's post I'm teaming it with another wardrobe staple the biker jacket & this one from Marks is  simply stunning.  Now after a fabulous night out last night, which involved cocktails, bubbles & plenty of laughter you'll be pleased to know this picture wasn't taken the morning after the night before......I wouldn't subject you to that!!


My Midlife Fashion, Marks and Spencer Quilted Faux Leather Biker Jacket, Tan Mango Court Shoes, Oversized White Shirt, Distressed denim skinny zara jeans


Biker Jacket - Marks & Spencer
Shirt - H&M
Bag - Zara
Bracelet - Pia Jewellery
Jeans - Zara
Shoes - Mango


And here's everyone else's take on the theme.




Inside Outside Beauty and Style


Waistcoat - 3.1 Phillip Lim
Top - Gap
Trousers - American Eagle Outfitters
Shoes - Sam Edelman
Sunglasses - Ray Ban


Dawn Lucy At Fashion Should Be Fun


Fashion Should Be Fun


Waistcoat - H&M
Necklace - Happiness Boutique & Lucky Brand
Sunglasses - Derek Lam
White T-Shirt - Old Navy
Jeans - Gap




Kremb de la kremb


Top - DIY project from charity shop, inspiration from Geneva of a Pair & a Spare
Sunglasses - Daughter's
Necklace - Market in Shanghai
Earrings - Market in Hong Kong
Jeans - Zara
Bag - Zara
Shoes - Mia




Sheela Writes


Shirt - Vintage from Hong Kong
Top - Forever21
Necktie - Vintage
Jewellery - Etsy
Skirt With Leggings - Herban Devi
Boots - Bakers




A Pocketful of Polkadots


Shirt - Worthington
Tie - NY&Co
Shorts - NY&Co
Shoes - Bandolino


Finally here's where you can 'shop my look' if you want to have a go at reproducing it - if you're after a biker jacket I really can't recommend the Marks one highly enough plus it's now available in tan too!


Styling A Boyfriend Shirt, My Midlife Fashion, Quilted Biker Jacket, Skinny Distressed Jeans, Boden Boyfriend Shirt, Mango, ZARA, Marks and Spencer


Biker Jacket - Marks & Spencer £59
Shirt - Boden £59
Jeans - Zara £39.99
Shoes - Mango £59.99


So are you a fan of menswear & the oversized shirt?  I'd love to hear your thoughts not to mention how you style yours.

Right I'm off to crash on the sofa after waking up bright & early & seeing the weather we've ditched our original plans of hunting down some bargains at the antique fair & instead are bunking down for a quiet one indoors.....bliss :-)

Have a lovely Bank Holiday Monday & see you in the morning.

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20 comments

  1. Jane, I love your elegant menswear-inspired look! Great jacket and accessories!

    http://marymurnane.com

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    1. Hi Mary, gosh thank you for such a lovely comment, really pleased you like the look :-)
      Jane xx

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  2. I tried this biker jacket on after seeing it on your blog before & you're right, it's absolutely gorgeous! I'm hanging on for a discount code!! ;) x

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    1. Ooh fingers crossed for a discount code soon Sarah....I have to admit I'm also temtped by the tan version too. Such a great price & the stretch panels in the sleeves are genius! I'm sure I'm going to be wearing mine loads this season.
      Jane xx

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  3. Jacket ordered! Too good to miss x

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    1. Hope you love it Rachel, it's such a fab price for a biker jacket.
      Jane xx

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  4. I love Sheelah she always look amazing! Love your shoes! xx

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  5. Looks great! Love your jacket. :)
    Jaymie
    www.jaymieashcraft.com
    Fridays Fashions link up

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  6. this is a stunning look. The black leather looks incredible against the white crisp shirt. You look great

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    1. Aww thanks Loramai, sometimes you can't go wrong with the classics, can you?!
      Jane xx

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  7. Love this whole look on you, very stylish..I am a sucker for menswear :)
    Nora
    www.jacketsociety.com

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    1. You always look amazing Nora, especially when you have a bit of menswear vibe going on.
      Jane xx

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  8. I'm loving the white skirt with the moto jacket. Very modern and cool, Jane.

    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Dawn Lucy, you've made me tempted to give a waistcoat a try after seeing you rock yours.
      Jane xx

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  9. You have all done an tremendous job of translating the menswear theme and giving it a feminine feel! Love that biker jacket Jane....really gorgeous! xx

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  10. You look fabulous as always, Jane. So effortlessly stylish. Love these posts. Lynne xx

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    1. Aww thanks Lynne. It's such fun seeing how we all style the theme.
      Jane xx

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