Simon and Garfunkel may have given you 50 ways to leave your lover but Lennard Taylor is giving you more useful advice. We wanted to show our Lennard Taylor women 12+ ways to wear the Brenda hi-lo swing shirt. If you own one, you already know that Brenda is the most versatile and wearable piece in the collection. She’s the gateway piece that starts every woman’s Lennard Taylor collection. A magic shirt that fits everyBODY, she flatters in all the right places. Like most of the pieces in the collection, Brenda has pockets and ranges in size from XXXS to XXXL. Lennard believes that every woman - in every shape, size or height - deserves to look and feel beautiful. Turn heads with a Brenda in one of these versatile looks. Whether you wear your Brenda shirt in one of the looks below or you have your own fun ensemble, we want to see it! Show us your Brenda! Tag us on social media (@lennardtaylor) and be sure to include the hashtag #MeAndBrenda. Don't have a social media account? Email us a pic of your look to firstname.lastname@example.org and, with your permission, we would love to share it!
We partnered with Winnipeg's own Rooster shoe store to put together all of these fabulous looks. Visit them online or at their beautiful store in Osborne Village to shop their amazing lines and brands of shoes.
The Standard | Yep. Look at that. A shirt, jeans, a fun scarf for a pop of colour, and some flat shoes and you’re ready to hit the Saturday morning farmer’s market or go stroll your city’s best local shops. Our model is wearing an XL Brenda. She is 5'6" and wears a 16 dress size. She is wearing the Joanna by Miz Mooz in Brandy from Rooster.
The Hepburn | No one has ever rocked a collared shirt better than Katharine herself, but if you pair Brenda with flowing palazzo pants and open-toed heels you might come close. Pop the collar for the FULL Hepburn effect! Our model is wearing a medium Brenda. She is 5' 7 1/2" and wears a 12/14 dress size. She is wearing the Brielle by Frye from Rooster.
The Duster | She’s a jacket too! I know, right? With spring and summer come those beautiful hot days that end with cool evenings on patios with wine, tapas and good company. Brenda is perfect over a cute, sleeveless summer dress and paired with sandals. Our model is wearing an XXL Brenda. She is 5'9" and normally wears a size 18/20 dress. She is wearing the Alanis by Miz Mooz from Rooster.
The Office | We’ve got nothing against it, but leave the predictable pant suit in the closet today. Break up your week by wearing Brenda with a simple pencil skirt and smart heels and you’re ready to knock their socks off in the boardroom. Our model is wearing an XL Brenda. She is 5'6" and wears a 16 dress size. She is wearing the Jane by Shoe the Bear from Rooster.
The Vest | Pair Brenda with a cute, shorter vest and a sleek black legging for a unique look. Add a beautiful lariat necklace to go from day to night! Our model is wearing a medium Brenda. She is 5' 7 1/2" and wears a 12/14 dress size. She is wearing the Mercury by Free People from Rooster.
The Black Tie | Little black dress? What’s that? Make it a black tie affair to remember! Men get to look smart in a crisp white shirt, bowtie and tuxedo pant so why can’t you? A white Brenda with tuxedo pants, patent heels, a beautiful clutch and some earrings with a bit of sparkle will break the stuffy black tie mould. Our model is wearing an XXXS Brenda. She is 5' 3 1/2" and normally wears a size 0 dress. She is wearing the Rose by Steve Madden from Rooster.
The Peekaboo | Always being the star of the show can be exhausting. Even extroverts like Brenda appreciate some down time. A shorter sweater or denim jacket worn over top gives her a bit of a break from shining but she’ll still get plenty of attention. Pair with boyfriend jeans or leggings and almost any shoe and your look is complete. Our model is wearing an XXXS Brenda. She is 5' 3 1/2" and normally wears a size 0 dress. She is wearing the Karlina by Papucei from Rooster.
The Trifle | Layer, layer, layer. Wear another collared shirt in a fun print or colour underneath to add some dimension. Roll those sleeves together to show your accent shirt at the arms too. Our model is wearing an XXL Brenda. She is 5'9" and normally wears a size 18/20 dress. She is wearing the Brielle by Frye from Rooster.
The Gym Jacket | Too many times our workout outfits get dressed down with a faded hoodie or a bright athletic jacket. Why not throw a Brenda over your workout tank and leggings? She’s happy to help you dress up that gym look. Our model is wearing an XL Brenda. She is 5'6" and wears a 16 dress size.
The Skinny | Brenda steals the show when simply paired with a plain legging or a cuffed skinny jean and any shoe will do! Add leather leggings and black heels for a perfect date night ensemble. Our model is wearing an XXL Brenda. She is 5'9" and normally wears a size 18/20 dress. She is wearing the Unite by Bueno for Rooster.
The Cover-up | With long sleeves and full shoulder coverage, Brenda can be worn as a beach coverup for those super sunny dock days or afternoons on the cruise deck. A big hat, even BIGGER sunglasses and flip flops and you’ve got the perfect cover-up look. Our model is wearing an XXXS Brenda. She is 5' 3 1/2" and normally wears a size 0 dress. She is wearing the Dion by Emu from Rooster.
The Belt | Pair Brenda with a fun belt to give her different dimension and more versatility. Now you can wear her all the other ways with a belt and you’ve actually got 23 ways to wear your Brenda! Our model is wearing a medium Brenda. She is 5' 7 1/2" and wears a 12/14 dress size. She is wearing the Amato by Django & Juliette from Rooster.