Manspiration Month Kickoff Post

I woke up out of sorts this morning so, to cheer myself up, I want to officially explain my June plans, so I don't seem off my nut when I change up my blog posts all of a sudden. It may be a little dorky, but when have I pretended not to be a dork?

In honor of Fathers' Day and *ahem* in an attempt to do things other than SHOP (which would incidentally make my Dad proud), I've given myself a Manspiration Month challenge! Angie identified a menswear influence in my dressing, and I want to explore that further. Starting tomorrow, I'm taking my newfound love of menswear to a new level.

Every day in June, I will post an outfit inspired by one of my male heroes and provide a little blurb on why this person rocks - if the outfit is similar enough (or the pose corny enough), I may even see if you can guess my inspiration. These guys may or may not be fathers; it makes no difference to me, since father figures don't necessarily need to have biological ties IMHO.

In order to shake things up, Fridays will also be dedicated to superheroes! I'm calling this Friday series "My other secret identity is..." - why have your own blog if you can't make force your love of fashion and comics to collide?

So there you have it - if it seems like I'm dressing awfully strangely next month, you will know why. Thank you for humoring me and, if any of you feel like joining me, please feel free. :)

This post is also published in the youlookfab forum. You can read and reply to it in either place. All replies will appear in both places.


  • Inge replied 6 years ago

    I LOVE this, Rae!!! I've always been attracted to menswear inspired and androgynous outfits, so I can't wait to see what you come up with!

  • Transcona Shannon replied 6 years ago

    I can hardly wait!!!

  • Sylvie replied 6 years ago

    Looking forward to see what you come up with. :)

  • Suz replied 6 years ago

    This is fabulous, Rae!! Love it! And can't wait to see your outfits.

  • catgirl replied 6 years ago

    I wish I could do this but I'll be gone for two weeks! I will try for next week, at least. Awesome challenge.

  • Diana replied 6 years ago

    I can't wait to see what you come up with!

  • cheryle (Dianthus) replied 6 years ago

    What a cool idea. I am looking forward to the guessing and superhero days.

  • replied 6 years ago

    Fun idea! Sounds like a good time to rent "Annie Hall."

  • Aida replied 6 years ago

    Ooh sounds fun! I look forward to it :D

  • Beth Ann replied 6 years ago

    Excellent! I look forward to seeing the results. I'll be traveling the first part of the month, so it's travel capsule for me. I don't have to start calling you Ray, do I?

  • Amy replied 6 years ago

    This is going to be so much fun!

  • rae replied 6 years ago

    Yay, I'm glad you don't think this is totally dumb. :)

    Beth Ann, I am still Rae! The outfits will be *feminine* interpretations - not reproductions!

    Una, I will be glad for the company!

  • Jjsloane replied 6 years ago

    Looking forward to seeing it all in action! Great idea for inspiration!

  • Angie replied 6 years ago

    Manly outfits are close to my heart so I especially love this challenge!! Thats why I love button downs and suits and baggy cuts. Note tomorrow's blog post by the way.

    And another by the way, Karl Lagerfeld's style has often inspired my own style.

  • shevia replied 6 years ago

    Love! Smiling!

  • Sveta replied 6 years ago

    Rae, this sounds incredible - what a way to stay off shopping!
    I will wait for your Manspiration posts with a bated breath... and maybe get some inspiration from them too!

  • rae replied 6 years ago

    Ooh, how looks like my timing was good, Angie! I'm off to google some Lagerfeld Looks.

  • Mellllls replied 6 years ago

    Looking forward to seeing your posts.

  • Mo replied 6 years ago

    This will be fun to watch! I have no discipline for such challenges but enjoy watching others do them :)

  • fern replied 6 years ago

    What a great idea!
    I don't have the wardrobe for manspiration, but a waistcoat & baggy trousers are on my shopping list.... I will be looking to you for inspiration!

  • Angie replied 6 years ago

    Your timing is impeccable. KL has an excellent menswear style for women. His wardrobe TOTALLY inspires my own style - and he is 78 year old man. He even wears low heels. I'm excited to see what you come up with.

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