Lookie! My gorgeous friend, Nicole Ramos (who has awesome abs, by the way), featured me on College Fashionista in the Style Advice of the Week! 🙂 Remember when I got inspired by the Ateneo High uniform here? Well, apparently, Nic liked that and wrote an article on it. 🙂

Here’s the whole article! (you can also click this) 🙂

STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Borrowed from the Boys

Sep 12, 2011

Who would have known that one could exude a laid back like-a-dude vibe while radiating appeal? It’s the unanticipated glamour of say, a plain white polo, a tailored blazer or perhaps a cropped pair of trousers. It’s when women take on menswear.

From the embellished tuxedo-inspired pieces of Dolce & Gabbana to the sleek suit separates of Ruffian in fall 2011, it is clear that this recurring runway favorite is well on its way to becoming a classic rather than just a trend.

What’s great about the borrowed from the boys look or as this Fashionista would like to call it, “Boyspiration”, is that instead of rushing over to a clothing store for pieces for the look, you can go straight to your boyfriend’s closet!

Long boy trousers could easily be folded or cropped so that they show off the ankles (an instant plus point for appeal, something Tyra Banks swears by). Pair them with sky high heels (like the Fashionsta’s from Soule Phenomenon) and the look is complete! Pairing a boyfriend blazer with a low-cut, body con dress is another quick trick. Anything goes as far as garments go, really. The key to pulling off the look is the editing. With the loose polo from H&M, the Fashionista opted for fitted slacks from Forever 21. Always think, designed for men but made to fit women’s bodies. Also, do not be afraid to accessorize. It’s the easiest way to girl-up your look without taking away from your “Boyspiration”.

This Fashionista got it right. What amusingly was an ode to a local boy school’s high school uniform turned out to be a relaxed yet sexy, comfy yet stylish casual day outfit. 

Style On,

Nicole Ramos
School of Fashion and the Arts (Philippines)

If you wanna read more articles from Nicole, check out CollegeFashionista.co.uk! My other favorite girls Patricia Prieto and Tippi Sy also contribute to that site. 😉 So please do check it out!

and see see, told you I love menswear! 😉