[Sneaker Fever] How To Steal Your Boyfriend's Style

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By Nica Dobles from THREAD PH

Borrowed-from-the-boys chic.

Looking for a way to switch up your style? Try taking a cue from your boyfriend (or brother or dad or guy friend) — you’d be surprised how casually chic borrowed-from-the-boys pieces can look. Read on for our guide on taking some style notes from the guys!

Boyfriend Jeans

Boyfriend jean cuts, especially the ripped variants, are having a moment, and no wonder: they’re loose and comfortable, but still stylish — not to mention versatile. Wear them with a feminine top to play with contrasts, or lean into the masculine aesthetic and pair with a graphic tank. Or go for the middle ground and pair with a solid top in an on-trend color, like a sunny yellow.

Wear it with:

A pair of Old Skool Vans, to amp up the grunge factor.

                                             Vans Old Skool Mule Lace-Up Sneakers

                                           Vans Old Skool Mule Lace-Up Sneakers

 

Athleisure

                                    Supre Varsity Sweatshirt     I    Factorie Orlando Oversized Hoodie

                                  Supre Varsity Sweatshirt    I   Factorie Orlando Oversized Hoodie

For some reason, guys’ hoodies always feel so much more cozy. Channel that sense of comfort in an oversized sweater or hoodie. Pair with a pair of on-trend track pants or your favorite pair of skinny jeans for the ultimate model off-duty OOTD.

Wear it with:

Training or running shoes, to complete your HTT athleisure look.

                                     Women’s Nike Odyssey React Running Shoes

                                   Women’s Nike Odyssey React Running Shoes

 

Oversized Tops

An oversized shirt is another versatile piece you should be adding to your wardrobe (you can even literally steal a shirt from a guy in your life). Tuck in an oversized button-down into tapered trousers or wear it open over a graphic tee and jeans for a casual chic vibe. If the tee or shirt is big enough, you can even wear on its own as a dress.

Wear it with:

White kicks to keep your look fresh.

                                                      Adidas Originals Stan Smith

                                                    Adidas Originals Stan Smith

 

Dungarees

Overalls were originally worn by construction workers in the late 1800s, and were adopted by women who took over factory jobs in World War II when all the men went off to war. Wear a long pair with a work shirt to play off of the garment’s history, or go with a summer-friendly short or skirt version for a more modern take.

Wear it with:

High-top Chucks, to play up the retro vibes.

 

What’s your favorite borrowed-from-the-boys piece? Let us know in the comments section below!