Monday, 29 November 2010

Inspiration: Boyfriend Dressing



Dressing with a hint of androgyny has always been something that appeals to me in my everyday wear; mainly because men's clothing tends to be a lot more comfortable than the female alternative. Yes there are days when I want to swirl around in feminine skirts and chiffon blouses, yet there are also days when anything tight and tapered just doesn't fit the bill. The great thing about this mode of dressing is that each and everyone of us can pull it off; be it a tux jacket, your boyfriend's shirt, a pair of baggy jeans or even some masculine style loafers, it is incredibly easy, just make sure you don't wear it exactly as a guy would.


By taking a cue from some of the boyfriend dressing style icons - Chloe Sevigny, Alexa Chung and Sienna Miller - it's clear the key to ensuring this look doesn't venture into the male territory is to always keep some definition in your shape; whether that's a belt at the waist or some skinny trousers, even adding a pair of heels to put a feminine spin on it. In the current cold snap, I will definitely be sporting numerous combinations of this practical and comfortable style.

Images from: stockholmstreetstyle, Elle UK, graziadaily.co.uk, hanneli.com, thestylishwanderer.com, thesartorialist




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25 comments:

Penny Dreadful said...

I love this kind of style but having quite broad shoulders myself I have to be quite careful that I don't end up looking like an ACTUAL man!

Vikki said...

So many gorgeous pics!!! there's not a single outfit that I don't like!!!

xxx
Vikki

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JoeyAna said...

Alexa Chung and Chloe Sevigny are my favorites when it comes to boyfriend dressing!

xoxo
jO
http://fashionbyjo.blogspot.com/

J'aime Renee said...

I am obcessed with this look! I would trade skinny jeans and heels for leggings and an oversized blazer any day! Just don't forget a little sparkle!

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Jenn said...

Thank you for these wonderful photos. I love the cozy, comfy style. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving.

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Green Tea and Cupcakes said...

I love this look it is so comfortable yet still looks great.

Anonymous said...

love the bf looks! I am obsessed with my bf watch

XOOX,

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Lourdes said...

Love it! And, you're right, men's clothing is so much more comfortable!

alannah. said...

i would have to agree with you on the appeal of menswear.. especially after seeing a picture of leighton meester at an event over night wearing a suit. theres something so sutbley sexy about wearing a pair of tight black pants with a blazer/blouse.
i also think victoria beckham manages to wear menswear well too!x

jemina said...

I LOVE androgyny styling too, and I LOVE your blog, consider me your follower now :)

Kisses
Jemina
xoxo

PS: Keep in touch babe :), mwah.....

ching said...

andorgyny keeps people guessing. which is awesome!

Marella said...

I like alle the outfits you choose!

Fashion & DIY said...

thanks for sharing this inspiration!!!

Paola said...

great ispirations!
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the chirpy bird said...

I love me some boyfriend dressing! I'm not going to lie, not only is it super comfortable, it just looks rad! Love it and loving your side of the pond too :)
xox tash

iUnderEye said...

You gotta love a touch of boyfriend dressing. It is the power dressing of the noughties. I love that women feel comfortable in male influence styling. x

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Sonia said...

I absolutely love that sort of oversized boyfriend tailoring, i think it's really cool! I think streetstyle blogs are the best for boyfriend dressing inspiration :)

p.s I love your blog!!

Sonia // Dozen Dresses xo

A. said...

Really love this style, but don't know how to wear it!!
Loves,
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Diana said...

i have always found boyfriend style so appealing too! this is a gorgeous collection of inspiration -- and i totally agree that it is way more comfortable as well!! :)

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DeVero said...

I just love these look, full of inspiration!!

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Gorgeous Clara said...

thanks a lot! love every single outfit, great inspiration!

jess said...

Boyfriend dressing is a great look.

Grace said...

I always prefer the tailoring and simplicity of men's clothes, sometimes women's is too over-the-top. I saw your lovely comment on my blog. I am now following you :)

Anonymous said...

Great, i found what i 've been lookin for

Anonymous said...

Simple and sweet. I’m thinking of starting another blog or five pretty soon, and I’ll definitely consider this theme. Keep ‘em coming!.