The Fab 40’s in Menswear

August 31, 2015
The Fab 40s are rocking menswear-inspired looks this month!  

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Isn’t there something cool and interesting about the blending of gender traditions?

If you’re new to the party, The Fab 40s are a group of 40-something style bloggers who take on a trend each month and make it their own.
 This month Sheela made the choice of the theme and  … as a new feature … the choice of a guest blogger as well! (Keep reading to see who is joining us this month ….)
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I went with a little pinstriped vest over a basic tee. and added some necklace layering and my cool new shades.
Outfit details:
Vest – H&M, Jeans – Gap, Tee – Old Navy, Shoes – Steve Madden, Necklaces – Lucky Brand and Happiness Boutique, Bag – Marc by Marc Jacobs

Sunglasses – Derek Lam via Ditto’s Endless Eyewear subscription program (review here, Ditto site here – use code FASHIONFUN for a free month!)
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Derek Lam Sunglasses, Marc Jacobs bag, Amari nude, Ditto Endless Eyewear

The rest of The Fab 40s gang ….
Dixie (of Inside Outer Style) looks so chic and sophisticated in her fedora and long vest.

Outfit Details:
Vest: 3.1 Phillip Lim
Pants: American Eagle Outfitters ( my Tai Chi pants)
Top: Gap
Shoe: Sam Edelman

Sunnies: Ray Ban

Ann (of Kremb de la Kremb) has a sexy take on the button down shirt.

Outfit Details:

Top: DIY from a thrifted men’s shirt (inspiration from Geneva of A Pair and a Spare)
Jeans: Zara
Sandals: Mia
Bag: Zara
Sunnies: my daughter’s!
Lippy: Wet n Wild Mega Last “In the Flesh”
Necklace: market in Shanghai
Earrings: market in Hong Kong

Jane (of My Midlife Fashion) looks edgy and cool in her moto jacket.

Outfit details:

Biker Jacket – Marks & Spencer
Boyfriend Shirt – H&M
Bracelet – Pia Jewellery
Bag – Zara
Jeans – Zara
Shoes – Mango

 Doesn’t Sheela (of Sheela Writes) look like a rock star?

Outfit details:
Shirt – Vintage from Hong Kong
Vest – Forever21
Faux Gold Necktie – Vintage
Mini Skirt with Leggings – Herban Devi
Boots – Bakers
Ring & Cuff – Etsy
Lipstick – TonyMoly Kiss Lover in PK11, Matte Fuchsia

And joining us this month as our featured guest blogger, Jennie of A Pocketful of Polka Dots looks adorable in her pinstripes, brogues, and pink tie!

Outfit Details:
Wearing: Shirt – Worthington, JCPenney // Tie/Sash – NY&Co. // Shorts – NY&Co. // Shoes – Bandolino 

What do you think of menswear inspired fashion? Is this a look you would wear?

Dawn Lucy


  • Reply Mary August 31, 2015 at 3:01 pm

    Love the look, Dawn! I have always had a thing for menswear and my closet seems to validate that 🙂 Like how you kept things clean and simple. Très Chic!

    • Reply dawnlucy August 31, 2015 at 11:31 pm

      Aww thanks so much, Mary! OXOX

  • Reply Melanie August 31, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    Oh, I have a soft spot for menswear. I love your version! You look like a woman who knows what she wants and how to get it. Yeeeeah! And I love the variety in everyone's interpretations. Great post.

    • Reply dawnlucy August 31, 2015 at 11:32 pm

      Aww that's the best compliment yet! Thanks Melanie! OXOX

  • Reply Darcy August 31, 2015 at 7:22 pm

    Such a fun idea! I think you all look fab!

    • Reply dawnlucy August 31, 2015 at 11:32 pm

      Thanks Darcy! OXOX

  • Reply Pam @ over50feeling40 August 31, 2015 at 12:32 pm

    I love a menswear look …pinned yours and a couple of more here. Fun Post!

    • Reply dawnlucy August 31, 2015 at 11:30 pm

      Aww thanks for the pin, Pam! You're the sweetest! OXOX

  • Reply Elegance and Mommyhood August 31, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    I just commented at Jennie's blog about how much I loved her outfit today. You did an excellent job with yours too, Dawn. I also love that it is monochromatic. Great vest and those jeans fit you so well. Welcome by and link up with me today. Thanks. =))

    • Reply dawnlucy August 31, 2015 at 11:31 pm

      Oh thanks so much, Ada! OXOX

  • Reply Megan Crean August 31, 2015 at 4:51 pm

    I love this look! This is such a great trend and you are rocking it!

    • Reply dawnlucy August 31, 2015 at 11:31 pm

      Thanks so much, Megan! OXOX

  • Reply J. Elle August 31, 2015 at 7:38 pm

    Looking so Fab, Dawn! Love your pinstriped vest – I seriously want to add a cool vest to my fall wardrobe. Had so much fun joining you ladies!

    Jennie – A Pocketful of Polka Dots

    • Reply dawnlucy August 31, 2015 at 11:32 pm

      We had so much fun having you join in, Jennie! OXOX

  • Reply Jaymie Ashcraft August 31, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    Your outfit looks great!!!

    • Reply dawnlucy August 31, 2015 at 11:32 pm

      Thanks Jaymie! OXOX

  • Reply lornamai August 31, 2015 at 9:43 pm

    Love all the different menswear looks. Your waistcoat looks great on top of the tee and your sandals are gorgeous.

    • Reply dawnlucy August 31, 2015 at 11:33 pm

      Thanks Lornamai! OXOX

  • Reply Sheree Ho September 1, 2015 at 4:31 am

    Great B&W menswear inspired look! I love the "borrowed from the boys but I look better in it than you" kind of feeling…kind of empowering.

    xo Sheree

  • Reply Michelle Orsi September 1, 2015 at 6:39 pm

    Great styling! This simple look definitely takes on a menswear theme when you add the vest!

  • Reply Amber Shannon September 1, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    All such great looks on you ladies. You look beautiful and so cool!

    All the Cute
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  • Reply Shelbee On The Edge September 3, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    Gah! I love all of these looks! I just posted an androgynous outfit of my own last week ( I was uncertain of the menswear look at first, but once I got it going, I felt super confident and empowered all day long! Yay for gaining self-confidence as each year passes and feeling fabulous over 40!

  • Reply Shellie Bowdoin September 3, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    Love it…everyone looks so cute! I am a big fan of tailored accents and playing with the hard/soft contrast.


  • Reply Lisa Maynard September 3, 2015 at 10:12 pm

    Gorgeousssssssssss!!! Love all of these looks! You look amazing XO!!


  • Reply Jessica Jannenga September 3, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    Love these looks and especially the vest on you . Great looks on everyone too! I love brogues so will have to add a touch this fall as well
    Thanks for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday
    jess xx

  • Reply Rachel September 4, 2015 at 12:32 am

    Looking lovely and quite the part, love that vest. What a neat theme!
    Rachel xo

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  • Reply Happiness at Mid Life September 4, 2015 at 2:56 am

    Love your take on menswear!


    Would love for you to stop by & join TBT Fashion link up.

  • Reply Angela Turner September 4, 2015 at 9:08 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous! Now I can't wait to dig out my vests again! Thanks for linking up to ChangingTides Diaries! A new edition is live so feel free to join in again!


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