Borrowing the Men’s Shirts for Women’s Style
Quote of the day: “If you judge people, you have no time to love them.” Mother Teresa
We’re discussing men’s clothing this week. That may sound silly coming from a women’s fashion blog, but there are certainly times that “borrowing” some of the boy’s wear could be beneficial!! I’m starting this series with the category of men’s button down shirts! And just to make it more interesting, Sheela and Eve are joining in on the challenge!
Let’s start with a couple of rationales for wearing men’s shirts.
1-Men’s shirts aren’t as fitted, and thus as some of us tend to gain weight in the midsection, they could actually fit better.
2-There can be a better selection of certain prints in the men’s departments. I’ve found this to be true in the gingham and plaid prints, so explore the men’s section if you are unhappy with the women’s selections!
3-If you have a man in your household, it can increase your variety of wearable shirts. Either as a regular shirt or as a tunic or possible dress depending, of course, on the size and fit of your man’s shirts.
4-And lastly, why not? I regularly talk about how we shouldn’t limit ourselves to only certain stores regardless of age. So the same could be true regardless of sex. Whether that’s because of cost or convenience, it can be a smart possibility.
For this category of men’s shirts, the three of us each “stole” one of my husband’s shirts! Since his shirts were featured, I thought it only fair to showcase the man himself below. So let me present my husband, Rob.
I included a picture with me in it also, to give relativity of Rob’s size. This was taken when we visited Grand Rapid’s, Michigan in October. We were waiting in line to enter the Gerald Ford Presidential Museum!
So let’s see how we all styled Men’s Shirts!
Eve from The World According to Eve: Of course—the men’s white tee is the perfect item to “borrow” from the men’s looks! With a little tie at the side to keep it from being a boxy look, Eve looks fantastic!
Sheela from Sheela Writes: Sheela donned her husband’s vest for this category!! Adding it to her camo skirt takes a preppy item and makes it so fierce (of course the shoes don’t hurt in making it fabulous either)
Jodie’s (50’s) Outfit: For my group of women, I wanted to vary how we wore Rob’s shirts. So I styled my husband’s shirt as more of a duster over a dress!
I thought it was very apropos to have me modeling next to the shark with braces!!
Since Rob’s shirt is somewhat big on me, I did belt it for a little shaping. And then I tried to tie in the color of the belt with my boots and earrings!
I wore this outfit when we went out to eat for gourmet tacos with friends! One of the things I really loved about having Rob’s shirt over the dress, was I wasn’t as worried about the white dress getting dirty. Especially when I sat down!!
Dress: Moda (similar here with a zipper down the front)~~Top: Austin Hauck (similar here)~~Boots: AmiClubWear (similar here)~~Belt: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here a set of three)
Nancy’s (60’s) Outfit: Nancy was the first to pick from Rob’s shirts! She really liked the color and pattern of this Desigual one!
I show a close up of the back of this shirt. It has some interesting writing all over it!
Since Nancy is on the shorter side, this shirt was a perfect length to wear as a tunic with her leggings & boots!
We didn’t add a necklace since there is so much going on with the shirt itself. But we thought that dangle earrings might give it a more feminine vibe.
Charlotte’s (70’s) Outfit: Mom then picked this linen striped shirt of Rob’s to wear for this post. I had her tie the ends at her waist for variation.
The shirt not only has a striped pattern, but also a subtle, embroidered floral pattern at the top portion of the shirt.
Since the shirt is lightweight, mom added a turtleneck underneath it. The peach colored brooch was used to pull in that same color from the undersides of the sleeves, when we rolled them up.
The colors in the shirt reminded me of light version of fall colors. Therefore, I had mom keep the lower half monochromatic with her brown trousers & brown ankle boots.
Pants: Chaps (similar here)~~Shirt: Brandolini (similar here)~~Turtleneck: JHC (similar here with shorter sleeves)~~Boots: Madeline Stuart (similar here a nice heel and good price)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Brooch: (similar here interesting because they are layered)
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