STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Hang Loose

Style Advice of the Week

The cold can make me cranky. Bad weather, especially the kind we get in Squamish, will make me sad for days on end. In this weather, tea is a large combatant. But when that doesn’t work, feeling comfy and cozy does. Other than wearing layers to ward off the wetness, I like to reach for my most comfortable items of clothing on dreary days—men’s dress shirts. The loose, boxy cut of the shirt paired with a sensible pair of thick leggings is just as comfortable as a T-shirt, but this look keeps me sharp while maintaining comfort. With this combo, I don’t have to revert to sweatpants on days that I’d rather stay in bed.

To obtain my ideal look, I shop in the men’s section, picking out any unique shirts I would not be able to find elsewhere. This Fashionista rocks a short sleeve black and white button-up with high-waisted shorts. Not only does this Fashionista show us that shorts are seasonally transitional, but she gives us a lesson in how to rock a looser top. I prefer to wear my men’s dress shirts like a tunic with a pair of leggings. However, today’s Fashionista gives the larger shirt a new, flirty look by tucking it into a high-waisted shorts. I love how looser shirts change the silhouette of an outfit, adding an interesting shape to an outfit of basics. With this look, she is definitely bringing some shine back to the dreary gray of winter.

Oversized tops have been on-trend for the fast approaching summer and upcoming fall. Versus Versace featured a female model in a men’s suit and a few oversized, boxy blouses. Topshop Unique had collared shirts paired with oversized sweater tops in their fall 2014 ready-to-wear line. And now, you can hop on the wonderfully comfortable and still fabulous train of oversized blouses. Keep it feminine with a boxier short sleeve shirt, like this Fashionista did, or grab a couple of men’s dress shirts to break out for the cold weather. You can also stay on-trend with a sporty theme and get an oversized jersey. By purchasing a variety of loose shirts, you will be set to switch up your look while staying totally relaxed.

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