Women wearing menswear isn’t anything new. But if you’re not into an oversized style, or you prefer to dress more feminine, you’ve probably ignored the look. But what if I told you there’s a way to “borrow from the boys” without feeling like a slob. Or straying too far from your personal style? You can add feminine energy to a masculine shirt and make it look amazing!
After my 13 year old received a brand new button down (that he has no interest in wearing), I got inspired to share how to incorporate this highly versatile staple into your next favorite look.
Click play to watch how I use the men’s button down as a foundation for a feminine outfit.
And read on for the styling suggestions that you can apply to items in your own (or your husband’s!) closet.
You don’t have to sacrifice femininity when you put on a masculine top. By adding in girly details, you’ll immediately soften the look.
Layer a small sweater on top.
This way you won’t lose your shape, but rather play with the proportion of fitted versus looser silhouette.
Add in lady like details
Bring in a scarf. But wear it as a belt. Tie it super tight at the smallest part of your waist. You can even add a big bow to add extra feminine flair!
Layer with lace
Put on a pretty camisole then tie up your menswear top. Pair with a high waisted bottom to enhance the look.
As I mentioned, this shirt is my son’s. My husband is way too big so his shirts would be ridiculous on me. This is a key thing to know…you don’t want the menswear to be too large. For me, using my teenage son’s stuff is perfect. It’s a little loose to create the oversized shape. But not too large that I lose myself in the garment.
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