No one loved using men’s pieces more than Katharine Hepburn, slacks with some fur, a ridged blouse with a long skirt. Taking my cues from Katharine and her gender challenging style, I top and cover this lighter, off white contemporary look with a men’s Panama hat, and long single breasted trench. I love the idea of a more masculine hat and coat, covering soft hair, some natural makeup, an airy pant or pencil skirt, and a daring top - a rough exterior covering a more delicate and elegant look.
A higher belted waist and white are everywhere this season, and next. But I wanted to make a bolder statement with this look and pair it with some pieces inspired by a different era. It is white however, something old, something new. Further, this mixed inspiration outfit is a fantastic opportunity for a full costume change, just by removing one’s coat and hat.
Try pairing and covering a lighter feminine outfit with some structured harder coat, or vice versa even.
You’ll stand out. You could take it from me, but I’m taking it from a real independent woman - Katharine Hepburn.
HAT: GOORIN BROS
TOP: MISHA COLLECTION
JACKET: COOPER ST CLOTHING
SKIRT: ASILIO THE LABEL
BOOTS: STUART WEITZMAN
FAUX FUR SCARF: TOPSHOP