Tuesday, July 14, 2009

I tried it- the boyfriend shirt

I love the trend of stealing your boyfriend's (or husband's in my case) clothes- I think it looks so easy and casual, and not like you are trying too hard. Almost as though you just woke up late, needed to find some clothes quick and run out the door.

I had such a morning last week, and figured it was as good a time as any to try the trend.

Here is how it turned out:

Now here is my train of thought for the look: I like how Rhianna tucks hers into skinny jeans or shorts. However, I can't wear shorts to work- it just wouldn't be appropriate- and when wearing something loose on top I try to keep things tight or form fitting on the bottom, and vice versa. It is all about proportions and balance for me, especially since I am only 5' (and a 1/4 inch) tall!

So I wore mine with leggings. But then I belted the shirt so it wouldn't look like a tent. I wore flats because I thought heels might hint at the first time this kind of look was around- the 90s- and I wanted it look more up to date. My husband suggested heels would help with the proportions though, so I am going to play around with that more next time...

I am also going to play around with the accessories/jewelry. I only wore stud earrings, my watch, and my wedding rings. I want to layer on more, as Rhianna did here.

I wanted to do a makeup look that was similar to Rhianna's- very simple and light- except for those bright red lips. The lip color here, in case you are interested in trying it out, is Nars Bloodwork. Next time, I think I am going to try a more defined and matte lip.

I got one compliment on the outfit at work, but tons more on the lip color!


  1. CUTE! I love it...
    I have an old flannel shirt that I've been dying to incorporate into some outfits - have any advice on rockin' flannel?

  2. you did well! how nice to get some fashion inspiration from the boys!

  3. Hi Mookie! I think flannel is great- it is back in a big way, but without the grunge trend. I would wear the flannel with skinny jeans if it is a looser fitting shirt. I would wear the skinny jeans tucked into some black leather riding/motorcycle boots, or maybe with a pair of booties like these: http://lockedstockedandtwolouboutins.blogspot.com/2009/06/i-want-i-want-i-want.html. If the shirt is shorter and not as loose I would tuck it into some high waisted, wide leg jeans (if you like them- I understand they are not for everyone haha). Styling it this way instead would give it a retro look, so definitely wear more modern, maybe punk or rocker-chic jewelry. Hope that helps! Thanks for the question!

  4. thank you mademoiselle frou-frou! :)

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