I know I can’t be the only one not so patiently waiting for the 3rd and final season of BBC’s The Musketeers. This show has got it all: action, suspense, intrigue, romance, and plenty of fantastic examples of period drama fashion. While I try not to drive myself crazy playing the waiting game, I thought I’d do something a bit different for this blog post and showcase men’s fashion by showing you how to dress like the musketeers with a feminine twist!
Don’t get me wrong, the women in this show, specifically Queen Anne, Constance, and Milady, have some killer outfits, but I couldn’t help but notice and admire the rugged yet dapper Musketeer men. Aramis, D’Artagnan, Porthos, and Athos manage to protect king and country with stylish aplomb. They’re outfits are a cool, modern take on 17th century military uniforms. A staple of these edgy uniforms is leather galore. Considering I’m such a huge fan of leather jackets, this especially appealed to me.
To channel the period drama style from The Musketeers, suit up in a military-inspired jacket in a brown or black color. If you choose a leather jacket, make sure to opt for something more structured and less biker. You are trying to look like a 17th century king’s soldier after all!
When it comes to what to wear under your jacket, men during the 17th century typically wore voluminous shirts made of linen in neutral colors such as white, off-white, or gray. A great modern version of this would be a basic-colored, long-sleeved voluminous shirt.
Accessories are a key component of musketeer style. A nice leather belt with a solid buckle works perfectly, and while The Musketeers run around fully equipped with swords and pistols, you can’t very well go around sword wielding and gun blazing. Instead, let your jewelry be your weapon of choice, with pistol and dagger baubles.
Also, The Musketeers may wear leather trousers, but I think a more updated pant of choice would be skinny jeans in a dark rinse or black leggings. Lastly, slip on some fierce riding boots, and you’re good to go!
And as is the standard with this blog, I’ve curated some items to help get you started on looking like a musketeer with contemporary feminine flair!
Get the Look:
A polished jacket is what really pulls this looks together
Turn up the volume with a billowy shirt:
Don’t forget to buckle up:
Finish the look off with armed and dangerously stylish jewelry:
And voila! You’re all set to masquerade like a musketeer!
What are your thoughts on the fashion from The Musketeers? Let me know in the comments!