We love menswear! Ever since it has caught up to an advanced level as that of womenswear on the runways and stores over the past couple years, we have been purchasing men’s clothing for ourselves … But still, we find ourselves in a situation where we are convinced that we no longer have any clothes to wear on a daily basis, and so now that it has been made official, that most of us girls are constantly presented with the dilema of running out of things to wear, the TiC team believes it’s time to raid our boyfriend’s closets! Zoé and myself have decided to rummage through our boyfriend’s wardrobes and have successfully found outfits that we can steal. If you’re lucky enough, you might find some similar pieces in your man’s closet!
For me, the key garments to pick out from a boy’s wardrobe would have to be the more oversized garments – that when worn, act as a dress. In Malaysian weather, my boyfriend barely ever wears this sweater! So I threw it on, kicked on a pair of my favourite lace-up booties and that’s it – my usual rushed look for a casual day at work. I guess it helps that I’m way shorter than he is.
I’m being completely honest when I say that I did not expect to like this look … but I tried it anyway, and love it! This look would work for a day out or a casual night out. All you need is a worn-out shirt that you can tie into a knot right under your bust-line directly over the centre-front and roll up the sleeves, a pair of his best boxers (that can fit you) and some great heels/boots. I personally like a hint of masculinity in my outfit every now and then, but, if you would like to make this look more feminine, you can add on some bold accessories and your look will be completely chic!
There is nothing I love more than oversized clothing, and I’ve always had a huge soft spot for mens’ shirts — there’s just something about those collars and straight waistlines that get to me, which made this outfit very easy for me to throw together. I paired my boyfriend’s floral print mens’ shirt with a pair of easy going ripped shorts and my favourite pair of boots for a very casual on-the-go androgynous look, but made sure to throw on a chunky silver necklace for some girlish glam to be able to take this look from day to a casual night out with my friends!
My boyfriend doesn’t have the the widest variety of clothing styles because he likes to keep to his formal shirts, so for the second look, I grabbed one of his more casual long sleeved tops and threw on a fluffy lace skirt over it for a very relaxed, slightly Parisian vibe. Slip on some messy, clunky bangles and a pair of your most trusty boots or flats and you’re all set to go! You can even throw in a pair of funky socks if you’d like something a little more cheerful.
Now, don’t fret single ladies. To those of you who are going solo, you can always dig out your friends closets and/or old man’s closet. They probably won’t mind … but, in case they do, you will always have the option to purchase clothing from the menswear sections of any retail outlet. No one’s judging, we do it all the time!
Image credit: Kathryn Rao