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How To wear Boyfriend Shirt | Style Inspiration Ideas

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How To wear Boyfriend Shirt

It’s time to raid your guys wardrobe and drag out your fav boyfriend shirt as we show you new ways to look amazing. How to wear boyfriend shirt with style. Now, we are certainly not encouraging you to steal, but the obvious fashion benefits of the simple, oversized button-up boyfriend shirt can not be overlooked. 

The first time I tried one of my guy’s shirts on, I quickly realized the image in my head was worlds away from the image I saw in  the mirror. But, I didn't give up...  

The thing is, there are a few tricks that are handy to know when styling a boyfriend shirt. Let’s face it, the oversized button-up adds a casual feel to a dressy outfit which is perfect for so many spring and summer looks. Let’s take a close look at some of the styles, discover some of the tricks and pick out a favorite.

The Simple Half-Tuck

A great way to draw attention to a great pair of shorts you just bought is with the "Half-tuck". By tucking in one half of your boyfriend shirt you effortlessly draw the eye down to your waist and then your shorts. It's a simple but effective styling trick that makes your outfit look effortless, and your shorts look spectacular! Give it a try...

How To wear Boyfriend Shirt
Boyfriend Shirt With a Half-Tuck

A Light Jacket

Next time you go out on one of those cool Summer nights, why not try, throwing on one of his long unbuttoned boyfriend shirts instead of reaching for a light jacket or blazer. Looks good, feels great is is so easy to do.

How To wear Boyfriend Shirt
Wear a boyfriend shirt as a light jacket
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How To Wear Boyfriend Shirt

Here is a tip for you : One of the main reasons a boyfriend shirt will look so good in photo shoots and displays is that many of the Pro stylists will discretely clip at the back, pin up hems and keep top buttons  fastened. If you’re tying the sleeves, try buttoning the cuffs inwards to keep the overall look neat. 

The Grunge Vibe

To get a more refined Grunge effect, try replacing the ratty old T-Shirt with your fav boyfriend shirt. This creates a great Grunge feel while still looking put-together and street-style chic. Or, wear a boyfriend shirt over a half-tucked Tee. You can either let the shirt hang or tie it at the waist. Try knotting a sweater or an over-sized flannel shirt around your waist to create a second layered effect but to also allow you to wear your short-shorts without fear of your cheeks making a surprise, and often embarrassing appearance. 

How To Wear Boyfriend Shirt

The Open Front Style

It is amazing the impact and open front boyfriend shirt  can make. If you are able to wear it, this style is well worth trying. And it is so easy to create. Matching a white open front oversized button up shirt with a leopard print skirt and black high heels creates a chic, stylish look! Layer it with a leather jacket and a black belt to define your waist and it is amazing the attention you get. 

The Shirt-Dress

If you want to go back to basics, you can go for something just slightly longer than a boyfriend shirt: a boyfriend shirt dress. it is better if you find a shirt that hits you around mid-thigh so as not to be too short. You can wear it loose or cinched at the waist with a belt. I love the contrast between feminine and masculine that you can get with this style. Slip into a pair of sneakers or boots to complete the look.

Teaming a white boyfriend shirt with blue denim jeans and white sneakers is another great casual look. Letting the shirt hang out over the jeans freely or cinching it with a belt are two varieties of this look.

Layer With A Cardigan

If you want to go back to basics, you can go for something just slightly longer than a boyfriend shirt: a boyfriend shirt dress. it is better if you find a shirt that hits you around mid-thigh so as not to be too short. You can wear it loose or cinched at the waist with a belt. I love the contrast between feminine and masculine that you can get with this style. Slip into a pair of sneakers or boots to complete the look.

Teaming a white boyfriend shirt with blue denim jeans and white sneakers is another great casual look. Letting the shirt hang out over the jeans freely or cinching it with a belt are two varieties of this look.

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With a Crop Top

An over-sized button-up shirt layered over a crop top and distressed denim shorts gives a cool summer look. Wear it either with a half-tuck or unbuttoned. Mix and match the colors to suit. At the moment I love the white on blue look coupled with white sneakers.

With a Suspender Skirt

We loved suspender skirts when we were growing up and there is no good reason to stop wearing them now. A suspender skirt is the perfect match for a boyfriend shirt mixing the masculine button-up with the feminine skirt. The red statement skirt is made more dramatic when sitting over a white shirt. Black on white also looks good but I didn't have a black suspender skirt at the time.

Suspender skirts no longer need to be seen as "girlie". They can be attractive, stylish and chic. Add one to your wardrobe and experiment... Trust me, you will love it!

How To Wear Boyfriend Shirt

Proportion is important. Proportion is everything. "The idea of the boyfriend shirt is that a girl just throws on her boyfriend's shirt over leggings or shorts and looks sexy," says designer Arnold Zimberg, who formerly worked with Givenchy, Valentino and Pucci.  A good suggestion is to follow the rule "if a silhouette is a little loose and casual on top, it should be more streamlined on the bottom". For example, you could pair a loose button-up shirt with a pair of shorts and belt, or for a chic look, pair it with leggings and thigh-high boots. A rule of thumb, if you wear leggings, make sure the length of the shirt reaches at least to the middle of your thigh.

Always remember that belts are one of your best allies. Use them wisely to highlight your frame and add dramatic effect. Also, keep jewelry bold, and contrasting. If your shirt is neutral, wear accessories that are eye-popping and attract attention. Another trick is if you’re wearing your boyfriend shirt with a half-tuck or loose, try layering with short, contrasting sweaters, cardigans or even a biker jacket to add interest.

And as a hard and fast rule to stick with, never, never, never combine a boyfriend shirt with boyfriend jeans . I have never seen this style really work unless you are after the "just got out of bed" look.

This list is just the tip of the iceberg. There’s so much more that you can do depending on your style, taste, and occasion. You can never get bored discovering how to wear a boyfriend shirt. Do you know of any other ways? Let us know by dropping in a text in the comments section below. We would love to hear from you. 

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