Whether you’re bored with your current wardrobe or you’re feeling like you want to have some fun with your wardrobe and mix and match, dipping into the men’s department is a really fun way to do that! In true borrow from the boys fashion, I stole a couple of things from my hubby’s wardrobe for this post. Here’s how you can wear men’s clothes as a woman while still looking feminine and classic!
How to Wear Men’s Clothes As a Woman
1. Men’s piece: oversized blazer
I think oversized anything is pretty cute, but especially blazers! Unfortunately (for the sake of this post), my man’s blazers aren’t that oversized on me. Either he’s really small or I’m really big haha but anyways…
If the blazer were bigger, I would have paired this blazer with tights and flats instead of leggings and ankle boots. I’ll be on the hunt for a bigger blazer to wear that chic combo, but blazers & leggings work too!
To wear it as a woman: Belt oversized outerwear to show off your shape! Go slimmer on the bottoms too…something form-fitting like tights, leggings, or skinny jeans.
Related: 15 Ways to Wear a Black Blazer
2. Men’s piece: sweaters
Sometimes women sweaters have a lot of froo froo and if you’re looking for something basic, a men’s sweater comes in handy here. They’re good for layering too!
To wear it as a woman: slightly (or fully) tuck in the top so it doesn’t look too boxy and/or baggy on you! If the sweater is really big it could pass as a dress and work with leggings.
3. Men’s piece: white button down
I loveee a white button down. Even more so when it’s slightly oversized. I think it’s so chic when paired with slim-fitting jeans too.
To wear it as a woman: Lean into the perfectly imperfect look…i.e, don’t worry about a white button down being all pressed and pristine! Heels add a nice touch to this top…men’s clothes meets feminine!
4. Men’s piece(s): white button down + suspenders
Same top from the outfit combo above, this time paired with one of my favorite secret accessories: suspenders! Now the suspenders are mine and for women, but they definitely started out as a men’s piece!
To wear as a woman: Limit your men’s pieces to around two clothing items to keep the feminine appeal!
Even if you don’t have a boy to borrow from, don’t worry. You can just shop in the men’s department, thrift in the men’s section, or wear women clothing pieces that are traditionally thought of as menswear pieces, like a tweed blazer, fedora hat, suspenders etc.
Things not pictured that I think would be really fun to mess around with: wool newsboy hats, ties, & two-piece sets.
Do you borrow from the boy(s) at all?