Sunday, February 05, 2017

One Of The Boys - a "boyfriend" style how to

One Of The Boys
Boys will be boys, but now the girls can join too  

Attention, Attention: baggy jeans and shirts are back in style, and us gals could not be happier! I mean who doesn’t want to ditch their skinny jeans for a pair of oversized, destructed pants? Lucky for you, one of the biggest trends of the Spring and Summer 2017 season will be the “boyfriend” style.  We’re here to tell you how to work it, and where exactly in Toronto you can be sure to find what your inner tomboy is looking for.

The Basics:
Let’s start off with a staple that you will need to complete the overall look. The “Plain White Tee”, and no I am not talking about the band that had a one hit wonder a decade ago. This “PWT” should be a little loose fitting (maybe go one size up from your regular), and have an informal neckline (try a “v-neck” style). For the perfect fit, try Artizia’s “Talula” brand tee, which comes in a variety of other pretty colours to suit your preference. The shirt is made from a silky soft jersey, which means you may never want to take this baby off. It retails for $35.00, and it is worth every penny.

The Holey Grail:
Finding the perfect fitting jeans is like finding a needle in a haystack, it takes way too long and most of us give up before succeeding. Well, thankfully for this style, boyfriend jeans are flattering on any body type. On top of that, there is an added bonus of being able to cheaply  thrift jeans and distress them yourself. Adding authenticity and individuality to an outfit is of the utmost importance these days, and this is the perfect way to start. Check out one of the many Value Villages in the downtown core and pull your favourites.

Steal His Sweater:
Did we mention this look would keep you cozy on those cool summer nights? Of course, if you have a significant other you could ask to raid his closet. For everyone else, no fear! Urban Outfitters has that oversized varsity sweater that you have been dreaming of. Now you can live out that high school fantasy of dating the football star and becoming prom queen. Pair this with those distressed jeans and you have really got something. This Urban Outfitters exclusive is priced at $69.00.

She’s Gone Country (not really though):
Another essential that you will need is a baggy plaid shirt. Don’t worry if you’re not into the  “country” look per say, you’ve got more options. There are plenty of solid coloured button ups that will do here as well. Our favourite store to shop for plaids has got to be Brandy Melville. Every store some unique styles and they come a little “pre distressed” so the shirt does not look so brand new. Prices range from $30.00-50.00.

We have to bring back a little girlyness to this look somehow. That is where the crop top makes its comeback. Since we are talking summer here, showing a little skin never hurt anybody! This shirt can be worn underneath the baggy button up or on its own. And yes, this is another great staple that you can thrift by cutting and making your own out of any shirt you find, or if you want – head to any cheap department store.


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