Feminised masculinity: street style

So the title is something of a contradiction, but this look – masculine pieces reimagined in very feminine ways – constitutes androgyny with utmost sartorial flair. Down to the hair, short and slicked and masculine-inspired, this outfit takes its cues from menswear. But it’s all executed with a feminine twist.

The pants are pink, the blazer bright and floral; the polka-dot tie and tie-bar could feel corporate if paired with a navy suit, but feel far from it in this ensemble. Add drop earrings and pink lips, and you’ve got yourself a look of feminised masculinity that’s both whimsical and sharp.

feminine masculine street style

floral blazer

This outfit was photographed on Esther Quek outside the Paul Smith men’s showing at Paris fashion week.

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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.