In fashion design, primarily in ready-to-wear lines, boyfriend is any style of women’s clothing that was modified from a corresponding men’s garment. Examples include boyfriend jackets, boyfriend jeans, and boyfriend blazers, which are often more unisex or looser in appearance and fit than most women’s jackets or trousers, though still designed for the female form.
The origin of boyfriend fashion is literally borrowing and wearing a boyfriend’s clothes—his distressed jeans, his band tees, his dress shirts, his blazers, his cardigan.
The trend expanded in 2009 when actress Katie Holmes was spotted in public wearing Tom Cruise’s slouchy jeans after a Broadway rehearsal; other celebrities such as Reese Witherspoon, Rachel Bilson, Sarah Jessica Parker, and others began to follow the trend.
There are two main important ways to wear the look: making it oversized, and rolling up the sleeves. The boyfriend trend is all about wearing clothes that look a size too big for the wearer. It is recommended to only go up one size. By rolling up the sleeves, it makes the look more feminine and balances it out while implying that the sleeves would be too long for the wearer’s arms. The boyfriend blazer ranges in many different shades ranging from classic hues of black and gray to whites, pinks, and neons. They are very versatile because they can be worn with a cocktail dress, a skirt and blouse, or even leggings.
This look is my interpretation of the trend by dressing it up with heels and my vintage boyfriend blazer but you can also wear it casually by pairing it with pumps or sneakers and a tee. Making ita versatile staple in our wardrobe.
Jeans: Jahaan jeans, Cape town.
Print on print is a huge trend this season and can be a lot of fun if done correctly. But getting this trend right can be a tricky affair. Mixing them together to get a bold and beautiful look is what you need to work on. Here are some tips:
Stick to the same colour scheme
Mix prints which are in the same colour family. You could try teaming a green paisley blouse with a green polka dotted or striped skirt. Keep the colours harmonious by wearing different shades of the same colour
Go easy on the accessories
If you’re unsure rather add a solid bag or clutch or statement necklace. Also, I would limit accessories to a bare minimum.
Balance is the key
Balancing two prints is the key to but getting the balance right requires a little practice. Here are some tips you should keep in mind – balance out intricate prints with neutral hues and bright colours. Mix similar prints such as floral on floral or polka dot on polka dot. If you’re wearing a bold printed floral blouse, team it with a smaller print floral skirt or trousers. Same goes for other prints as well.
Printed trousers are a huge trend this season and a lot of models on the ramp as well as celebrities have been spotted wearing printed pants with printed tops. While they can carry this look with ease, if you’re still new to this trend, you could end up looking a mess. If you’re on the heavier side I recommend you don’t mix two bold prints together.
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All clothing: Mr. Price
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