Last week, after much demand, I wrote an article about my top five fashion tips for boys. Going off of this theme, I have decided to talk about one of my most recent obsessions: the boyfriend style. There are several reasons that I cur- rently love this trend. One reason is I think dressing in male-influenced clothing has the odd effect of enhancing many girls’ feminine features and making them stand out. Another reason is it makes it much easier to be lazy but still look like I thought a little bit about my outfit. (If you have not already picked up on it, I am much lazier than many of my outfits may suggest.)
This might leave a few of you wondering: “What exactly is boyfriend style?” By my definition, boyfriend style is when girls women wear clothing inspired by men’s style. This can range from pieces that are oversized and comfortable to those that are clean-cut and well-tailored. A boyfriend-style outfit frequently consists of masculine colors and patterns, boxy silhouettes and longer lengths. While it can take some getting used to, this can be very flattering for all body types.
The boyfriend style kills two birds with one stone. It looks more modest and more stylish at the same time. Modesty seems to have become a serious issue for this generation. It seems that many girls simply are not interested in keeping any of their body parts hidden. While it used to not be one of my main concerns, I have recently started to notice just how striking modesty is on women. The specific item of clothing that fixes this problem best is the boyfriend short. This style tends to be loose around the legs, rather than skin-tight, and has about a four-inch inseam (translation: they are long).
If you are interested in transitioning into some boyfriend styles, there are two items other than the boyfriend short that I suggest you purchase: a graphic tee and a tuxedo-style jacket. The trick: actually purchase these things from the men’s section. That way you do not have to try and find women’s clothing that looks manly and buy it way too big. By buying from the men’s section, you automatically have the masculine colors and boxy fits that might be more difficult to find in the women’s section.
Modesty, style and less preparation time is a tri- ple-threat that I find hard to pass up. With a few simple purchases, you can put together a very comfortable outfit that will enhance your feminine features and make you look like you just stepped off a fashion-blogger’s website. So do not be afraid of shopping amongst the men to get those perfect boyfriend pieces. You will get used to the weird looks, I promise.