For the past few years stores have been marketing their looser fits to women as “the boyfriend” piece, giving them the option to embrace an effortless ease that is less restrictive but still very stylish. While these on-trend pieces are convenient, we think that the chicest way to go for a masculine inspired look is straight to the source. So Chictopians, grab your nearest boyfriend, brother, or best friend and we’ll show you how to incorporate their jackets into your style.
TIPS & TRICKS
→ Buy from the men’s section (if not stealing from a loved one, haha)
→ Go a size down than your womens size
→ If buying in womens, stay away from darts
→ Look for straight and loose silhouettes
→ If the look is too shapeless for you, try belting the jacket
→ Go all out androgyny, or add contrast with feminine pieces
THE DENIM JACKET
A classic staple of American work wear, the denim jacket adds a tough casualness to any outfit. Whether in JeanGreige’s distressed 90s styles or raw dark colors, denim jackets always seem to work when they are cut straight and slightly loose. Instead of going for body-hugging cuts, the “boyfriend” denim alternative adds effortless ease to girly pleated dresses and statement rings.
THE NYLON BOMBER
Part bohemian rocker, part fashion-loving trendsetter. Youthful, rebellious fashion is always on-trend and a love for short shorts and thigh high socks definitely won’t subside anytime soon. Although this is true, calming down a sexy outfit with a boyfriend bomber jacket like PuddingMilkTea adds style and dimension to the outfit.
THE CHIC BLAZER
The king of all boyfriend jackets, the blazer has become a staple in both men’s and women’s wardrobes. The modernity of a straighter cut on a blazer feels refreshing against anything form-fitting or tight. Joujouvilleroy embraces the minimalist trend and explores the chic simplicity of black and white. A crisp, clean blazer works in any situation from over a casual t-shirt to office interview settings. As versatile as a boyfriend jacket can be, the blazer has earned its royal status.
THE BOYFRIEND JACKET
By now, you’ve probably got the hang of how to style a boyfriend jacket effectively. While we can’t teach you how to steal one from the nearest boy’s closet, we can teach you how to incorporate the effortless piece into your wardrobe with chic success. Let us know in the comments which style is your favorite and if you’re a lover or hater of the boyfriend jacket look!
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