Not so fast, Rih! Let me examine your cool top before you rush off to dinner. I love how boyfriend shirts give off a sexy, masculine appeal. In fact, I have a couple from a past boyfriend that have lasted me longer than our relationship. Ha. When wearing this looser cut, keep the rest of your outfit feminine via accessories, a la Rihanna — skinny jeans, skirts, or tailored shorts. Word to the wise: check out the men's section for a greater variety. A men's extra-small fits me perfectly . . .
It was lust at first sight with this Oak Cropped Button Pocket Shirt in Chambray ($127). It's such a simple idea, taking a men's shirt and cropping it, but I think it makes a world of a difference. It's a more girlie and modern take on the boyfriend shirt. I can so see Ashley Olsen sporting it with black stovepipes and crazy shoes, but would you wear it, too?
If you love it like I do, but you're not ready to spend the dough, take on a DIY project by cropping one of your boyfriend's or dad's chambray shirts yourself.
Once in a while a trend comes along we borrow from the boys - literally. There are so many ways to wear his classic white men's button-down shirt, or his Hanes white v-neck (and, for some reason, the color white is always ideal). Wear it cool and collected like Ashley, wear it effortlessly tomboy style like Kirstin, or wear it to bed undone sexy style. Oh, and it's also a comfy cool beach cover-up!
Anyway you slice it, borrowing your boyfriend's shirt can be styling fun - just remember to femme it up with an undone button, or three, something sleek and tight on bottom, and a good attitude.