07, 06, 2016
Boyfriend shirts have sort of become an in thing over the past couple of years. No, these aren’t those cheesy couple shirts, tasteless couples wear during festivals and/or at a local theme park. As a matter of fact, The Guardian’s Haley Freeman points out that the descriptor ‘boyfriend’ is a mere play on the word ‘oversized’.
At first glance, wearing boyfriend – or oversized – clothes can give off a generic 90’s feel to your outfit. It also brings up the idea that anyone can wear plus size garments and show them off fashionably. To put a number on the term ‘plus size’ King Size categorizes this as big and tall men’s clothes from shirt measurements large to 6XL, as well as pants waistlines from 44 to 66.
Men’s Health highlights the total benefits of couples who workout or do everything together. On a deeper level, more than being one of the go-to staples in your closets and similar to going to the gym with your significant other, boyfriend shirts give the feeling of comfort and unity amongst couples. With that, here’s a rundown of how to wear these oversized clothes in a more fashionable way.
A Casual Daytime Look
By simply rolling up the sleeves of a basic or plaid shirt and tying the bottom ends together, you can achieve this casual look. Match this with a ripped denim skirt or those cute shorties and put on espadrilles to give you the perfect attire for any daytime activity.
A Confidently Beautiful Ensemble
Sprinkle a dash of fierceness and a hint of feistiness to your ensemble by wearing a boyfriend shirt over a sexy face singlet or bralette. Complete the outfit with a dainty necklace, a pair of torn jeans, and those killer high heels for an edgier, more intense overall look.
An Informal Day in the Office Getup
To accomplish this relaxed yet professionally acceptable getup, button up your boyfriend shirt all the way to the neck and tie a knot at the bottom of it. This preppy ensemble goes well with your black (or even a colorful) office pencil skirt, as well as a decent pair of heels.
A Literal “No-One-Will-Know-It’s-His-Shirt” Outfit
This is probably the most common way to wear a boyfriend shirt. Simply top this outfit with a tight cropped knit and skinny jeans and you’re all set for a laidback weekend morning. In addition, a nice pair of ballet flats should complement the style well.
Wearing: American Apparel Men’s Chambray Long Sleeve Button-Down [similar] & Aerie La Playa Lace Padded Bandeau Bralette [here].
How do you like to wear your boyfriend shirt?