From dresses to trousers, trousers to mini skirts, and now back to trousers, women’s fashion has always flirted with men’s. With the cross-dressing love affair in full force this summer, boyfriend blazers are not the only reason to raid his closet. Here are 6 more:
Pay homage to fashion icons Coco Chanel and Audrey Hepburn by including cufflinks in your jewellery repertoire. Add colour and class to any outfit this summer by pairing cufflinks with a figure flattering French cuff shirt. Pursue your own pair for a touch of personality or borrow your beau’s to wear his art on your sleeve.
Tie one on
Wear his tie with a vest and khakis for an adorable Annie Hall outfit, or match it with a plaid skirt for a posh and preppy demeanour. Try a skinny tie with a crisp white button and pair it with wide leg trousers.
Timing is everything
Snag his watch and wear it to work. Men’s watches make more of a statement than most women’s styles — the heavy metal and larger face of a boyfriend watch can often add boldness to an otherwise bland outfit.
Drape yourself in his cardigan or lumberjack shirt over fitted leggings or jeggings for a night by the campfire. This outfit will look as cute as a summer dress but will be as comfortable as flannel pyjamas. For a more feminine approach, opt for fitted flannel shirts and sweaters and leave the first few buttons undone.
Rock his Bowie or Iron Maiden T-shirt at parties for a conversation piece, but be sure to know enough about the music to actually have a conversation. Combine your concert shirts with his for the ultimate collection in music and vintage fashion. Scour through your siblings’ and parents’ wardrobes too for a trove of treasures just waiting to be found.
If you’re wearing his favourite team jersey, you might as well be wearing him. Borrow his jerseys, but not without asking, to ensure equal attention to you during the game. Soccer kits are cute with cut-off denim shorts and golf shirts get noticed with pleaded skirts. And no matter the season in Toronto, girls in Leafs jerseys will always get free beer.