One of the perks of being a lady is that we can look fantastic even in clothes that belong to the opposite sex (unfortunately, the same can’t be said for them). A man’s button-down shirt is a comfy staple that you should all “borrow” from a guy to help brighten up your closet. It’s the perfect item to experiment with so go ahead and raid your brother/boyfriend/buddy/father’s wardrobe and try these stylish ways to wear a guy’s shirt. Just make sure it’s clean!
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1. For The Boardroom
For a look that means business, tuck a shirt into a high-waist pencil skirt paired with a simple waist-cinching belt and finish off with a pair of classy black heels or no-nonsense flats.
2. Get Knotty
Roll up the sleeves of the shirt and knot it at the waist to show off that belly and beat the heat in style. Pair it with a girly high-waist skirt if you don’t want to bare too much and add a feminine touch to the look.
3. Sassy Daily Wear
On a day when you just can’t find anything to wear, throw on your fave guy’s shirt. Just roll up the sleeves, add an interesting skinny belt, pair with your skinniest jeans or leggings and strappy sandals. It’s the perfect solution to effortless chic.
4. Complete A Look
If your guy has a nice denim shirt or one in a cool colour, you can throw it on top of anything to just add a certain something to any look like a graphic tee paired with jeans or a skirt. It’s also perfect for those nights with a slight nip in the air but aren’t cold enough for a heavy jacket.
5. Perfect For Layering
Using it to layer under a pretty, well-structured light sweater is one of the trendiest ways I think you could wear a men’s shirt. It makes for an interesting and ultra chic look.
6. Convert Into A Pretty Dress
Just because it’s a man’s shirt doesn’t mean you can turn it into something pretty and girly. Use it for a simple DIY by buttoning it up without the sleeves on, twist the sleeves before criss-crossing them across your back and then tie them in the front at your waist for a cute strapless wonder. You can also tie the sleeves on one shoulder for a one-shouldered version of the same.
7. Super Sophistication
For a style that screams sophistication, pair the shirt with super skinny trousers, a very well-cut jacket and strappy heels. Leave it untucked under the jacket and your ready for office as well as a night of cocktails.
8. Tone Down A Dressy Outfit
If you have a gorgeous pair of sparkly sandals or a bodycon skirt or even an extremely dramatic necklace that you don’t get many opportunities to wear, now’s the perfect time to bring them out. Pair them with the shirt as it is ideal to make the look more casual and you can even wear those dressy pieces in the day time. It’s the perfect item to help your get more mileage out of your wardrobe.
9. Add A Personal Touch
For a relaxed and comfy style, just throw on the shirt on top of those trusty leggings. Let your personal style come out by styling it with a waistcoat, a hat, Lennon sunglasses– the options are endless.
10. Style For Work Or Play
For a style that works for a day at the office as well as a night on the town, just wear the shirt over a tight lace vest. Unbutton it and tuck it into wide-legged trousers. Add a statement necklace and your favourite pumps.