Taylor Stitch Gets Everything Women Love About Wearing Men’s Clothing

Fashion & Style


There’s plenty advice out there on finding your “forever” uniform. You know, the outfit you can wear for decades; your calling card of a look. For some women, it’s wearing all black. For others, it’s pearls and a sheath. For me, it’s always been a men’s dress shirt, slimming pants and a pair of flats. That, and a little blush and a swipe or two of mascara. I’ll wear this when I’m 90, God willing.


When you wear as many collared shirts as I do– it is my uniform after all– you quickly realize details matter more the simpler a piece of clothing is. The white dress shirt is no different. I tried buying oversized white shirts in the women’s section, but found the fit never slouched in the way my men’s shirts did. My men’s shirts had their problems as well. The neck never kept shape and I was always pushing up the sleeves.


Enter Taylor Stitch. I was introduced to Taylor Stitch back in 2011, just as they were gaining momentum offering great fitting, custom dress shirts for men. The brand took off, and they’ve been building their offering ever since. Designing a women’s line was the logical next step. So, Taylor Stitch enlisted clothing and jewelry designer Kate Jones to consult on the first Taylor Stitch Women’s line. I’m a huge fan of everything Kate touches, in fact, I wear this and this every day.


Kate worked closely with designer Samantha Garcia and the Taylor Stitch in-house team to create pieces both timeless and classic– all born out of menswear staples. The perfect crew neck sweater. The only dress shirt you’d ever need. The pull over best suited for a day sailing. The chore jacket that will only get better with time. The patterns are cut to fit a women’s body, without losing the distinct look and feel of wearing men’s clothing. The pieces are limited-run, and a new item is introduced a few times each month. Samantha will now be leading the helm of the women’s collection, and I can’t wait to see what she comes up with.


I’ve been wearing a handful of pieces from their women’s collect this summer, and I’m happy to share my favorite three pieces from the collection with you today:


1. Isla Chambray Pant $68 This pant is carefully crafted and hugs in all the right places. I love the detailing at the cuff, and the angled pockets. A very flattering pant.


2. The Caroline – White Pinpoint Oxford Shirt $125
The quintessential, get-up-and-go white shirt. Buy it in L for a particularly slouchy fit. I love the rounded collar. Gorgeous.


3. The Cass – Sea Washed Indigo Sweatshirt $98.00
I live in this sweatshirt. Any one of my friends will tell you that is true! The indigo color is lovely and it’s faded nicely over time.

What I love most about Taylor Stitch Women’s is how subtle the special touches are. It’s a reminder that our clothes shouldn’t wear us, and the best accessory is the lady wearing them.


Sponsorship Note: Taylor Stitch gifted the clothing shown here in this post.

Additional items shown here: Nike ‘Pre Montreal’ and Shinola Runwell Black

Photos by 2nd Truth

BY Kate Arends - September 22, 2014

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September 22, 2014 1:12 pm

What a fantastic line! Those pants looks amazing! And you look so simple and stunning Kate. Thanks for sharing:)

Much love,

September 22, 2014 3:10 pm

seems a bit insane that their large is built for a 6-8.

September 22, 2014 4:01 pm

That is a great line! I’ve never heard of them before, so thank you for sharing, Kate!


September 22, 2014 4:44 pm

Kate – hate to ask this but what size are you wearing? I’m unsure of whether to get a small or medium but you look about my size!

September 22, 2014 9:23 pm

Love this look! So effortless, so casual yet elegant.

September 23, 2014 1:32 am

oh this is simply divine!

September 23, 2014 5:06 am

Love these looks they are tres chic! I love borrowing my husbands shirts, the cut and slouch just seems to fit much better than when I buy women’s shirts 🙂

September 23, 2014 8:56 am

Such a beautiful designed shop. This is such a nice look, that I always admired. PS. Your brows are always amazing. Do you have a secret?

September 23, 2014 9:16 am

those pants are fantastic.

My everyday look is boyfriend jeans and a white cotton shirt. i love the simplicity of these looks.

Kelly Jo
September 23, 2014 9:44 am

Any Men’s Tee, Sweater, or Shirt is my go-to. This look is simple but good and your pup makes the perfect accessory, so so cute.

September 23, 2014 10:59 am

Love the clothes, and that is the gosh darn cutest picture of little Winnie.

September 23, 2014 11:24 am

Gorgeous look! I often thieve my boyf’s printed tees — like you mention above, men’s tops have that slouch-factor that (even deliberately oversized) womenswear can’t seem to nail. Thanks for sharing this brand 🙂

September 23, 2014 2:13 pm

Love how effortless yet totally put together this look is. Comfy but super stylish! Great cut out detail at the ankle of the pant.


September 23, 2014 5:46 pm

Looking lovely as ever…

September 23, 2014 11:44 pm

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Shannon Buckley
September 24, 2014 12:26 pm

Lisa, I’m with you! I was *this close* to ordering all three items on the spot, but there’s no way a large in those pants would fit me, as I’m usually a 10, sometimes 12 depending on what brand (big butt problems, sigh). So sad! Might be able to make the tops work though, but it worries me that Kate recommends a large in the shirt, and I must be at least a size bigger than her. 🙁

September 24, 2014 5:21 pm

These photos are lovely and that is a seriously adorable puppy. I’m excited to check out Taylor Stitch, thanks for sharing this!

September 25, 2014 8:10 am

Love the look. Plus you can’t go wrong with adding a Shinola watch to the mix.

September 25, 2014 12:30 pm

You look gorgeous Kate! I love a good bit of menswear and the perfect white shirt has definitely been the most illusive item on my wishlist in years past. Thank you for sharing this awesome version!

September 26, 2014 7:06 pm

It’s my uniform too!
I have been on the hunt for that perfect women’s men-style white collar button up shirt… and now i’ve found it!
Thank you so much
It has been so hard to find a white shirt THAT ISN’T SEE THROUGH!

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October 4, 2014 2:13 pm

Love the shirt the pants the look! Thank you for sharing.

October 6, 2014 6:07 am

So clean and pretty.

October 10, 2014 11:23 am

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January 2, 2015 1:57 pm

What is the name from the Nike modell?? ♥.♥

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Jackie Brenner
April 14, 2016 1:31 pm

Love this look! But the pants linked to on the Taylor Stitch site are not the ones you are wearing in the photo shoot. Please advise, I covet your pants in the above photos!

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August 30, 2017 8:05 am

Ditto on the last – would love the actual pants from the photo and not currently on TS. Thanks in advance! Love love the outfit.

September 3, 2017 11:53 am

Credible thought of giving women an unusual to try off, custom suits and tweed suits can be tried more often

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