STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Lend from a Boyfriend


This week's Fashionista is wearing a very baggy Vintage Levis denim jacket that she picked up on eBay, the loose knit cable sweater and check scarf all look like they came straight out of her boyfriend's wardrobe. Let's take a look at why borrowing from your boyfriend can offer you a cool and casual outfit.

Just see his wardrobe as an extension of your own, take chunky jumpers, shirts and crewnecks and see how they fit. Of course if they are wa too big for you try to avoid them since you don't want to look swamped by oversized clothes. Go for pieces that look unisex in style, try on smaller men's sizes in your favorite stores just so they give a slightly oversized look and avoid boxy and heavily masculine pieces as you don't want to lose all shape.

The style took off in 2009 with Katie Holmes was spotted wearing then boyfriend Tom Cruise's jeans. Since the trend took off among other celebrities we have seen many of our favourite brands offer great blazers and shirts for women inspired by menswear. Accessories stop your outfit from looking too masculine, this week's Fashionista pulls it off but wearing simple black leggings to balance out the layers up top.  

Nishe is a Hong Kong based brand founded by Central Saint Martins graduate Polly Siu, her excellent blazer and jacket prove that boyfriend doesn't have to be baggy! My other to ASOS picks are this ribbed sleeve Boyfriend Jumper by Free People and this Patchwork Boyfriend T-shirt by Jonathan Saunders.

A perfect way to get through the chillier months of Spring, try some boyfriend fits next time you go shopping. 


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