The best part about having a boyfriend isn’t having someone to take you out to dinner or buy you flowers (we are all 21st century women here, we can buy ourselves dinner and flowers, thank you very much). No, the best part about having a boyfriend is having access to an entire extra wardrobe. This week’s Fashionista is channeling the boyfriend style with oversized clothes and a laid back vibe. With a look this good, who needs date night when you can spend a few hours with your main squeeze’s closet?
When putting together an oversized outfit the key is, ironically enough, sizing. Finding the right proportions for this type of look can be harder than it seems. Just picking baggy clothes won’t cut it. You need a good balance of oversized and tailored cuts. This week’s Fashionista does this perfectly by pairing a fitted navy blue blazer with loose-fitting khaki pants and a simple graphic tee. The blazer is an essential component to the look because it balances aspects of the other pieces. First, it has a more form fitting cut; and second, it adds a hint of sophistication. Without it, the outfit would end up looking too oversized!
The baggy boyfriend-cut chino pant is the centerpiece of this look. Perfectly rolled and sized, these menswear-inspired pants fit in with both a female and male wardrobe. Make sure to go up a size or two to achieve the right amount of bagginess. Rolling the cuffs is also a great way to show off a pair of extra feminine pumps or printed socks.
Achieving the perfect boyfriend look can be a balancing act but the final result is a comfortable and chic vibe. All you need is a slightly oblivious boy who is willing to let you make his closet your playground; that, and some cute accessories to match. Just tell him it is a fashion imperative — he should understand.