Androgyny in fashion is not a new concept. From Annie Hall to Tilda Swinton, and everywhere in between, women have been borrowing trends and pieces from the closets of men for a long time. There is something incredibly compelling and sexy about women in masculine inspired clothing. Most of the women reading this probably own a boyfriend blazer or boyfriend jeans, but why stop there? Here are a few more items you can swipe straight from your boyfriend’s closet. (Note: It does not have to be a boyfriend; a brother, father, grandfather or platonic male pal with do just fine.)
Ladies, I think we can all agree that there is nothing better than a big comfy shirt. You may have a ripped one that you only wear at home, or you may have one that is perfectly acceptable to wear outside because it came from Zara. Either way, nothing beats it. So take a roomy, lengthy button up, and throw on some skinny jeans and ankle boots. It’s an easy yet stylish look, that can also be dressed up with tights a wedges. You want the shirt to be roomy, but you don’t want to be swimming in it. So find a man friend who is somewhat close to your size and take it from him!
Now that the weather is hot, it’s time to cut off (or just put away) the boyfriend jeans, because boyfriend shorts are the new hot thing. Daisy Dukes are great and all, but they certainly leave nothing to the imagination. A looser pair of denim shorts, worn long or cuffed at the bottom, and paired with a pretty tank top is the perfect effortless summer look.
Band Tee Shirts
What’s hotter than a girl who listens to good music? If there’s something out there, I don’t even want to know. Pair an old-school band tee with some jeans, or shorts for a cute casual outfit. Or you could even go Alexa Chung style and pair the graphic tee with a nice high-waisted skirt. Either way you will look adorable and who knows, it might even spark up a conversation with a fellow band fan. Take a look in your brother’s drawer; he might still have some kicking around from his grunge phase.
This year ladies started buttoning up their shirts to the very top button. So it was really only a natural progression to start wearing bow-ties around those crisp collars. Large, small, printed, solid, neutral or bright. No matter how your wear it, you might get some funny looks from passerbys, but it’s all in the name of fashion. It’s a fun trend to experiment with, while it’s still around. If you don’t know where to find a bow-tie, go ask your father.
For this masculine inspired item, you may have to go your grandfather, the local thrift shop, or just to the nearest Urban Outfitters. Wherever you go, get your hands on a pair of leather loafers. They go with skirts, pants, dresses, socks, or bare foot. They are an all-season, all-outfit type of shoe. And once you get one pair, you may find that a collection starts to build. They are just so cute!