Borrowing From The Boys

Borrowing From The Boys

I was never a big fan of the menswear trend. Borrowing from the boys was never my thing; I thought their clothes didn’t fit us for a reason. But I always love coming up with creative solutions, so I thought I’d give this trend a try.

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Borrowing from the boys is really more about menswear-inspired clothes than actual menswear. Tailored slacks are a perfect place to start. These YSL pants are my go-to when I want to do a menswear look. They are definitely women’s pants, so I don’t have to worry about them looking awkward. Although, all the bagels I eat are making them fit a little snug!

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As I mentioned above, a pair of tailored pants is a must have in every wardrobe. If you like borrowing from the boys, I recommend a straight leg with darts down the front. They are very classic, but also work with current trends. The high waist also looks great on us because it’s very flattering.

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The crew neck sweater is a great addition to this look. The cropped style works perfectly for this outfit because it’s still girly. I like pairing stuff like that with my menswear pieces

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Not everything we wear needs to be made ‘for women.’ I remember how angry my mom would get at me if I bought something like deodorant or razors that were ‘for men.’ Most of those things are interchangeable, like this watch. I guess technically this is a man’s watch, but I love the look of a big watch on women’s hands. This is one thing I will always be borrowing from the boys.

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Finally, for my shoes, I wanted to wear some nice structured heels to go with those slacks. Praise God, the Manolo mary janes are back! I love these shoes so much, I’m really happy that Rihanna and the likes have worn them again and brought them back.

 

I hope you guys approve of wearing clothes meant for different genders! If it makes you happy, who are we to say otherwise.

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