Good news — that borrowed-from-the-boys look we love so much? Yeah, it’s sticking around, so get ready to raid your bf’s, bff’s or even your brother’s closet. Oversized everything is super on-trend, so mixing in menswear staples is the perfect way to nail that “cool girl” look. Menswear styles adapted for a woman’s body are great, but why not go straight to the source? Freshen up your go-to casual look with a coveted varsity jacket or turn his button down into a dress (you can even steal one of his belts to cinch in the waist). The possibilities are endless, which means your wardrobe basically just doubled (you’re welcome). Keep on reading for the five must-have pieces you need to nab from his closet stat.
From leather-trimmed bombers to perfectly tailored blazers, his jackets are the perfect layering piece for everything from a flowing maxi skirt to slim-cut trousers.
Polished looks feel instantly edgy with this oversized outerwear, plus you’ll have plenty of room to pile on the layers.
T-shirts are the building blocks of every wardrobe, and while you probably have plenty of your own, you’ll definitely want to snag a couple of his too.
Rolling up the sleeves to create a loose cuff will help with super long sleeves and polished accessories like a pair of heeled mules, a sleek blazer or a statement necklace will keep you looking pulled together rather than sloppy.
Balance out the casualness of the tee with luxe feminine pieces like a leather mini, or play up the rocker vibe of a vintage t-shirt with relaxed-fit or destroyed denim and ankle booties.
Boyfriend jeans are high on our list of closet must-haves and the idea has been around for decades (Levi’s 501’s, anyone?). Sure, you’ll find them made just for women in almost every store, but why not go back to their roots? That’s right — we’re talking real boyfriend jeans, as in ones taken straight out of his room. You’ll get that same flattering relaxed fit, but 10x more authentic.
These work best if you and your guy are similar in size, but even if you’re not, you can always doctor them up with a stylish cincher to create a paper-bag inspired waistline (a trend that was all over the Resort 2015 runway).
The trick to pulling them off? Balance out the relaxed fit with sharp pieces like pointed-toe pumps, a structured leather jacket or a loose-fitting top with a cinched-in waist. Did we mention his trousers and joggers are fair game too? Go ahead, take ’em.
Most of us at some point have snagged a guy’s sweatshirt, but this time, go straight for the good stuff: his sweaters. We especially love them worn over sophisticated, ultra-feminine bottoms like a hip-hugging pencil or flouncy midi skirt.
Oversized sweaters are everywhere, but if you’re short on cash or end up spending the night at his place and need to switch up your outfit, grab one of these and go.
Whether you go for classic white or a more rugged denim option, if you take nothing else from his closet, you need the button-down shirt.
This is one of the most versatile pieces in his wardrobe (for you, anyway), and it looks just as good tucked into a pair of (his) boyfriend jeans as it does worn as a dress over leather leggings. We’ve got two words for you: instant chic.
What are your favorite pieces to borrow from your guy? Tell us in the comments!