Hands up who saw Kelly Rowland in her androgynous tux on the Sunday night edition of X Factor? Yes I watch it, it’s a guilty pleasure but lets focus on her look as opposed to the reality show circus – what did you think of it? I LOVED it but then I’m a bit of a sucker when it comes to the whole androgynous trend and especially in a YSL Le Smoking vibe.
A simple white shirt tucked into trousers, slicked back hair, brogues or a sleek double breasted coat slung casually around the shoulders all add a touch of mannish tailoring. Wear as separate elements or all together if you’re really going for it. This season I’ve succumbed to buying a pair of brogues, these in fact which really didn’t break the bank at £20 and are so comfortable to walk in, and my Jaeger London coat that I recently snaffled at Bicester Village has a air of Man Up about it.
I think it’s a great trend to play with as the variables are all pieces that would make the perfect addition to any wardrobe
To saving you stealing from your mans wardrobe, here are a few of my favourite pieces to bring a little masculinity into the mix. For evening switch a crisp white shirt for something in silk, throw in a sequin or two and swap the brogues for glossy patent pointed courts.
Satin detail city coat – £279 Isabella Oliver 365 Collection, White fitted shirt – £65 The White Company, Sportmax Black Belbo felt peaked Fedora – £98 My-Wardrobe.com, Kenneth lace up brogues – £55 Topshop, Moschino Cheap & Chic black pleat front trousers – £260 My-Wardrobe.com,