Michael Bastian Fall 2016 Menswear Review

by - April 07, 2016

Hello my dears! I'm posting a bit earlier than usual since I have some time to sit down and write. This week, I ventured into uncharted territory (at least for me). Menswear has always been something I admired but never talked about. Truthfully, I don't know much but I would like to try and give my honest review on a collection that I fell in love with: Michael Bastian's Fall 2016 line. Maybe you'll fall in love, too.

If I had to describe the general feel of the collection, I would say that it's quirky but also preppy? It's pleasing to the eye and actually very wearable as far as designer pieces go. I think it's also fun to look at menswear for inspiration! It can be nice to change your perspective from always scrolling through women's clothing to seeing what's hip and happening for the guys. There's one look in particular that I think would be stunning with heels (you'll see what I mean).

All of these looks can be found here: click me!

With that, please enjoy the review (and the handsome models).


LOOK 3: I love the model's hairstyle. It's sleek but not overly done. The brown of the leather jacket and the blue of the button-up shirt makes it a very warm look. I think the contrast of the jacket and the unbuttoned shirt also gives it a fun, sexy flair. What really surprises me, however, is the grey pants! The cool tones work unexpectedly well with the warm tones.

LOOK 6: This outfit is great. I can see a lot of guys wearing this because it's pretty casual but there are a very elements that pull it all together. The jacket? Perfect. It's simple. There aren't a lot of unnecessary details or bright colors, which means that it will work with whatever you wear underneath. The pants? Awesome. The olive color can be a different neutral to add to the wardrobe and it's more versatile than you think! The boots? Amazing. I'd love to find the women's equivalent.

LOOK 8: I really like the plain black sunglasses. I think it toughens the outfit a bit. The blazer, turtleneck, and bottoms all look very soft and I don't mean just the texture. The whole look is very mild (compared to something hard like leather). This is the outfit I was talking about in the beginning! I think pairing a slouchy turtleneck with a soft blazer and skinny pants would be a really lovely outfit with heels. It's chic but just slightly masculine. Anyway, back to this. I do have mixed feelings about the pockets on the pants. I feel like it kind of ruins the outfit but maybe it's just me??

LOOK 9: The color of the beanie works well with the other colors here. It lightens up the darker tones like the gray sweats and navy top. Actually I really don't like sweatpants on guys because it can look sloppy but the fit of these aren't bad. It goes with the less structured jacket and beanie. Last but not least are the boots. I love brown boots. They're so down to earth and functional.

LOOK 15: I thought this was such a fun look because of all the layers! Turtleneck under a collared shirt isn't something I would have personally styled but it's pretty nice. Since they're all darker colors, it's also not that noticeable. The lighter grey vest? Probably my favorite piece from this outfit. It pops out against everything else... a very stylish item to have for Fall. But what is happening with the shoes??? No socks?! Seems a bit out of place, to be honest.

LOOK 19: I have nothing against bow ties! They're super cute and more playful than neckties but because this outfit seemed borderline school-uniform, it might have looked better with a sleek tie...without the sweater. But it's a pretty classic combo and I do think it's a versatile outfit for colder months. I think the designer made a good decision to pair with black pants and black boots because it looks more mature that way. I would have also considered pairing some kind of wool coat to brighten the ensemble but otherwise, it's a solid look.


What did you guys think? Which look was your favorite?

As per request, I am thinking of styling outfits based on The Divergent Series: Allegiant for my next post so be on the lookout for it!

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  1. Gotta love some cool menswear! I love the turtleneck x blazer look :)


    Looks by Lau

  2. Ah I love men's fashion! Thanks for such a great post :) x Alona


    1. No, thanks for visiting, Alona :)

  3. So many great menswear items! Everything looks so good!



  4. Great menswear looks!
    Have a wonderful day!
    XO Pisa

  5. I love how you did this review, very unique x
    Emily Lavenders

    1. Thanks Emily! :) I'm glad you thought so!

  6. Great post and review, Jenn. Can't make up my mind which one I would prefer, lol.

    1. Hi Lenya, thanks for stopping by! It's okay, they're all so cute!

  7. This is amazing. It's lovely how you appreciate men's fashion. But aren't their clothes better than women? I mean, I hate it when I see lots of pink and glitters in Women's section in the mall. Haha!

    Love, Fads

    1. Omg yes! I feel that way sometimes. Not that there's anything wrong with women's clothing but menswear has a different feel to it. I find myself wishing there was a women's equivalent to certain menswear pieces but I can't ever find it in the right shape or color or cut.

  8. Men clothes are surely inspiring! I love looking at them and I usually end up think that if I were a guy I would so wear that and that and that, haha. And yay for Allegiant outfits! I'm super excited to see them :)

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

    1. Definitely!! Hahah sometimes I wish I could be a guy...I think it's so easy to look put-together. And yay!! I'm glad you're exciteddd. Be on the lookout for it this weekend :)

  9. all cool and dapper looks!

    Have a great week!
    Animated Confessions

  10. Mmm....menswear. There is something about a guy in finely tailored shirts that makes me either want to be with him, or be him. Hahaha! ALSO GUYS IN BOW TIES ARE PERFECT. BOW TIES ARE COOL.

    xx Bash |   go say   H E Y   B A S H

    1. Bash! I couldn't have said it better!! and bow ties are definitely cool...can't deny it...but I think there are some outfits that look better with ties, eep!

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  12. Nice. I love the knit sweater style.

    xx Falasha
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