Men-Spiration Monday

After discovering in past posts that I really enjoy getting outfit ideas from well-dressed men (like Jay-Z and Bruno Mars), I'm ready to make an unofficial commitment to the concept with a series: Men-Spiration.

This month's man of style: Ryan Gosling. I've seen his name on a few best-dressed lists (like this one) so he seemed like a good candidate to kick off the series.

When it comes to casual style, Ryan is all about his v-neck cardigans:

And his more dressed-up style is impeccable:

So aside from using him to get outfit inspiration for the men in your life, can women do Ryan Gosling? I say yes...very doable:

Left Outfit: Blue Moto Jacket: Express (Colors Vary) / Barcelona Cami: Express / Black Skinnies: Express / Necklace: Express / Shoes: Sole Society (Similar)

Right Outfit: Moto Jacket: Express / T-Shirt: Old Navy / Jeans: Nordstrom / Flats: DSW / Glasses: Firmoo

I didn't really plan for this to become The Year of the Series (like my Astrology Series and Lifeless Outfits Series) but when it comes to other things like books and TV shows, I love a good series. I tend to favor a TV series over a movie most of the time because the characters and plot are so much richer and more developed. Same goes for a book series! I guess it was only natural that I should be drawn to that style of posting as a blogger.

I have a target in mind for next month's installment of this series but if any of you have someone on your best-dressed male list for suggestions I'd love to hear it!

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  1. Ryan Gosling is gorgeous and a great actor also. Great to see him here. He is so dapper and well-dressed. =)

  2. Hahahahaha! "can women do Ryan Gosling? I say yes...very doable" I second that...YES VERY DOABLE!! Sorry, I have a mind like a 12 y/o tween.

    1. That makes two of us. :) Glad you're picking up what I'm putting down!!

  3. I agree, Ryan Gosling, is so very doable haha! I do love his style! I also have to say that Justin Timberlake has incredible style as well!

    Hope you had a great weekend!

    xo, Erica
    Casually Styled

  4. Ryan Gosling is definitely one stylish guy. Love that you find inspiration in men's styles. There are certain items that I prefer the men's version and wish they had my size like athletic shoes and certain jackets. Have a great week, Gina! ~Cynthia

  5. I agree, Ryan Gosling is "very do-able" ;-) haha! But seriously, you pulled off his style perfectly! I love both variations.

  6. Ryan Gosling is the perfect man to kick of this series! I love him, his style and it's definitely doable to recreate!


  7. Very doable indeed wink wink.... I don't know how i feel about the v-neck cardigan but I love everything else. Love this new series.


  8. Ryan o Ryan.. what a babe! I think he does sharp dressing the best. Lucky Eva Mendez...

  9. Girl YES!!!! Yes yes yes! Doable!
    Wait what were we talking about?
    I can't even focus now.
    With the Moto jacket look- you would look adorable adding a baseball cap to that!
    Such a great eye for style you have, regardless of the subject!

  10. Oh no Ryan Gosling! He would look good in a potato sack - but love you Gina for featuring his style!!


  11. I love a good series. This is one of my favorites because it shows how creative you are! I love all the menswear inspired fashion out there this year.

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  12. I love seeing your interpretation of Men's styles...you convert them so well into edgy, but feminine looks!! This will be a very fun series, so I'm glad to hear it will be a regular thing! :-)
    Kellie @ www.ie-style.com

  13. I love to see men's styles! Ryan is the most stylish man on the planet! :)
    We Shop in Heels

  14. I love seeing your men's style and you can never go wrong with Ryan! I watch The Walking Dead & Sons of Anarchy and not sure you can draw any fashion inspiration from the men in these shows :)


    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

    1. Funny enough I have done a post about fashion from BOTH of those shows! (You can see it HERE). However I definitely focused on the women and not the men! Thanks for stopping by Alice!

  15. Just stumbled onto your blog - finally men's wear done right! Just enough edge to be masculine but still feminine in it's own right. Love it

  16. I love Ryan Gosling movies, and he's got that special something for sure. His style matches his talent. Love his shirt/pants looks as well as the signature cardigan outfits. Great choice to start off your series with. Happy Monday Gina! XOXO, Elif

  17. hahaha 'can women do ryan gosling' made me giggle because i am a child. he always looks so fabulous, who dresses him?! i don't have any suggestions but i am interested to see you do this series again :) maybe justin beiber? haha jk.

    1. Justin Bieber!?!? LOL!! That would be quite a challenge, but um...not sure I'm for it!!

  18. You picked a heck of a hottie to be inspired by, man is he nice to look at! Great looks girl, I love the black moto and denim combo the best!


  19. This is great! I love Ryan Gosling, he's such a cutie! I think ever since The Notebook, girls and women alike have taken notice ;)

    I would never think to take inspiration from men, but I will now!

  20. Darling, I like your blog very much! I like your style of writing and your photos! Everything is so beautiful!
    I’ll be happy to see you in my blog!)

    Diana Cloudlet

  21. Yummy! I like Ryan in anything. He does do the v-neck really well and the skinnier pants. That one picture with the taupe suit - oh, yes!! You are so creative with your inspiration sources!

  22. This is so fun! I love Ryan Gosling (who doesn't!). I never would have thought to use him as inspiration, but the outfits you put together are very simple yet chic!

    Nicole to the Nines

  23. Thank you, thank you, thank you for this post!! Yes Ryan Gosling is totally doable;-)

  24. Nothing sexier then a well dress man. Ryan Gosling is so on point here. Very nice outfits you have on here as well. Really love the blue blazer.

    Kreyola Jounerys | Instagram

  25. very fun post! he always has great style!

  26. he is so so cute and stylish!


  27. Ryan is sure 1 of the most effortlessly stylish icons of all!

  28. Hello there, Mr. Gosling! He has great style- and you KNOW I love a good menswear-inspired look! :)

    Le Stylo Rouge

  29. Ryan Gosling is so delicious, he could wear a paper bag and look amazing! Great menswear inspired look! Keep the eye candy coming!

  30. Ryan Gosling is perfect - it only makes sense to draw outfit inspiration from him! I love both of the looks you came up with.

    Lauren | Disco Daydream

  31. Men-spiration! I can get with that!! Ryan dressed so well and even though I dont think hes zomg irresistible i have to admit he must have a pretty good stylist!

  32. I LOVE this idea! So many handsome photos of Ryan Gosling... I bet doing the research for this post was unbearable ;) My favorite part was how you styled similar looks!

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

  33. This guy has great style. Thanks for sharing buddy!

    Eye See Euphoria | http://eyeseeeuphoria.com/post/eye-adore-mr-essentialist


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