10 Gaga Inspired Gender Bending Styles for Fall

zara outfitGreat gender-bending style wasn't Lady Gaga's invention -- although she pulled off a good amount of guyville the other night on the MTV VMAs dressed as Jo Calderone. But before her, there was Annie Lenox, Grace Jones, Miranda Hobbes of Sex in the City and oodles of other sophisticated ladies who could pull off a suit or blazer and trousers as well as any strapping fellow (and honestly way more stylishly than Lady Gaga's male alter ego). Kim Basinger even made dressing across the gender lines super sexy in 9 1/2 Weeks.

Here's a round up of several of the prettiest masculine-inspired styles for Fall. Dude, you're going to love them all.


Don't freak out! You're not going to look anything like Gaga's skeevy Jo Calderone. Not a chance! There are lots of ways to femme up some of the more guy-inspired styles this fall. Pair fitted blazers with skinny pants or leggings and a pair of heels. Layer a dudely jacket over a silky feminine blouse. Even a long simple necklace or some red lipstick can do the trick. Trust us, it works! Check out 10 styles that prove it.

blazer blue lapel zara

Blazer with Shiny Lapel (89.90) at ZARA

ruched zippered jacket journee

Journee Ruched Half-Sleeve Zippered Jacket ($39.99) at Target

banana republic blazer dress

Georgia Full-Skirt Dress ($150) and Lightweight Wool Blazer ($198) at Banana Republic

blazer skinny jeans Gap

Ponte Tuxedo Jacket ($69.95) and Faux Leather-Trim Sweatshirt ($39.95) at Gap

ex boyfriend shirt plaid madewell

Driggs Ex-Boyfriend Shirt ($75) at Madewell

blazer trousers ruche

Checkmate Fitted Blazer ($36.99) and Stirling Savvy Trouser Pants ($38.99) at Ruche

leatherette bomber jacket forever 21

Leatherette Bomber Jacket ($32.80) at Forever 21


Kimchi Blue Wooden Heel Oxford ($78) at Urban Outfitters

dakota byron brown blazer sequin shorts

BB Dakota Byron Brown Blazer ($85) at LuLu's and Glamorous Sequin Shorts ($29.27; not the pair shown here) at ASOS

And finally, I love love love this look -- although it's super pricey at Theory. Consider it gorgeous inspiration!

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Are you sweet on masculine-inspired styles? Did Lady Gaga inspire you?


Top image via ZARA

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