One formula to remember for masculine dressing

While you could claim that fashion has any number of “rules” it’s really all academic. There are no such things as fashion rules, because everything – be it a fashion trend or simply a constantly popular way of doing something – is open to interpretation. That said, when it comes to androgynous dressing in the coming season there is a guideline you can follow if you get a little stuck. We won’t call it a rule – it’s not. But it goes a little something like this:

Arizona Muse by Richard Bush

Create a slick, polished, masculine look. Think tailored pant suits to really go in the right kind of masculine direction. Now, add heels. A pointed pump with a decent sized heel will do just nicely.

The more masculine the overall look, the higher and bolder the heel. It’s your injection of femininity, it elongates the whole look to a more graceful and ladylike silhouette, and it’s the part of the equation that raises the sexiness factor of the rest of it.

arizona muse richard bush

These shots of Arizona Muse in Vogue Russia’s November 2012 issue – shot by Richard Bush and styled by Sarah Richardson – are a visual illustration of that feminine/masculine guidebook.

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Some people's wardrobes are about a small selection of pieces that all fit within one aesthetic - Tania Braukamper isn't such a person. With a wardrobe that spans three different rooms, her approach to fashion is a mixture of current-season key pieces mixed with vintage finds she's sourced on innumerous shopping trips around the world's more cultured capitals. Despite a disparate approach to shopping, Tania is adamant that the key to mixing vintage with new season is to stick to key looks and colours that work for oneself. And it's a theory that she works into her writing for Fashionising.com, where she serves as the publication's Editor.