Masculine chic is one of my favourite looks, and although it can come in many forms one of the chicest is classic Katharine Hepburn style.Really all you need is a pair of wide leg, turn up trousers - they were her signature style and she was probably the person that made them incredibly popular for women. I styled mine for a meal out to celebrate a family birthday party last week - but first, my hair!
Oh, how I confused everyone last week... I mentioned that my hair had since changed colour (it was dyed for a magazine photo shoot) and that it was now completely different - well THIS is the new hair colour. I had several compliments on last week's hair colour (thank you!!) but that light strawberry blonde colour was no different to how it had been for months...!
I wasn't sure if I liked the new colour, but these shots were taken after it had been washed a few times, so the colour has gone from a much darker shade (it really just looked "mid brown" to me at home in the mirror) to this vibrant red. The light in our location always enhances whatever my hair is doing, so it looks wonderfully bright red here and I love it, but sadly it's not this bright IRL!
Now that that's cleared up, back to my Katharine Hepburn thang...
SHOP THE LOOK:
I'd had my eye on these M&S wide leg trousers for a while and finally bought them at Christmas time (around the same time as my grey sweater dress, sleeveless coatigan and yellow ochre bag featured last week, but in usual M&S style they're now out of stock I'm afraid. I found these brown fleck trousers and these grey high waisted ones which are both pretty fabulous if you're after something similar). I was drawn to my peach polka dot blouse which hadn't seen the light of day for quite a while - as I wanted to wear my black pointed heels (they have a touch of the 1940s about them so they're perfect for channelling Ms. Hepburn) I added a splash of black to the top half with the bow neck tie.
The final touches: The black masculine chic coat (similar) and the dainty box handbag. Both absolutely perfect for the whole outfit.
And that's pretty much it! If you're not familiar with Katharine Hepburn's masculine chic style check out the trousers in this photo and the blouse/bow combination she wore here. Taking inspiration from film stars and celebrities is something I've done since I was quite young - I was always copying outfits I'd seen at the cinema or on pop stars, like the Madonna at Live Aid tribute I wore last year which was 30 years in the making.
Maybe I was always more stylish [as a kid] than I thought...!
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La Redoute coat c/o (similar) | ASOS shirt (I like this black & white one and this plain peach one) | ASOS bow neck tie (this one and this one are good) | Marks & Spencer trousers (sold out - I like these in brown fleck and these in grey) | ASOS shoes | Therapy at House of Fraser handbag
OTHER WIDE LEG TROUSERS TO TRY:
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