The boyfriend fashion trend has been around since the spring catwalks of 2010 when designers such as Charlotte Ronson, Cynthia Rowley and Elie Tahari debuted the boyfriend blazer on their models. The idea behind this garment and the root of boyfriend fashion, in general, is to produce a casual, ‘just got out of bed and threw on my boyfriend’s clothes’ look. However, for those ladies who don’t actually want to wear men’s clothing, this popular trend has been so successful because it adapts men’s clothing to suit the female figure, resulting in a seriously sassy and sexy look.
When it comes to boyfriend fashion, many of the styles look oversized in comparison to your typical girl clothes. If you’re looking to create the boyfriend look from scratch, then a good rule of thumb is to go up by no more than one clothes size. This gives just enough room to be able to roll up the sleeves – an essential part of the whole casual boyfriend thing. This slouchy fashion technique produces a chilled and comfy vibe. However, this season’s boyfriend shirts are hot on the market in the UK. Here, we round-up some of the best boyfriend shirts we found.
- This Denim and Supply Ralph Lauren Shirt in antique chambray combines on-trend denim with the oversized look. The result is a versatile piece that will look fantastic layered over the top of a slogan tee, and some leggings or super-skinny dark jeans. This style will fall generously over your body and also includes dropped shoulders to emphasise that relaxed air.
- The Superdry Sailor Shirt comes with ample chest pockets and is long enough to cover your butt.
It will look great matched with some ripped jeans and studded biker boots. Incidentally, pregnant ladies don’t have to miss out on this fashion trend, as it is also available in a maternity version which is perfect for flattering that bump.
- We all know Levi’s as the heroes of denim jeans, but it turns out they make a pretty neat boyfriend shirt as well. Their Sidney One Pocket shirt is an absolute keeper. Inspired of course by the clothes of the men in our lives, this piece has been recut to form a flattering silhouette which gives off an uber-relaxed feel.
The next time your boyfriend or husband gets annoyed that you’re borrowing his clothes yet again; use it as an excuse to go shopping and we’re sure that both of you will be pleased with the results!