It’s January and dreary. If you’re like me, you are sick of everything in your closet because you’ve worn it all too much. I’ve shopped the sales and am no longer excited to add to my winter wardrobe anymore–I’m just so tired of the cold. As a stylist, I’m already looking toward spring fashions to update my clients’ wardrobes, which isn’t helping me love what’s in my closet, either.
If I’m already, then, saving up for my own spring clothes, what can I do to refresh my own mid-winter style? I hit up my husband’s and boys’ closets!
Ladies, I grew up in the 1980’s when wearing your dad’s blazers and top coats was all the rage. I was pretty lucky that my dad was tall and lean so, while his stuff was oversized, it wasn’t giant. I guess I’ve continued this trend ever since. I find wearing my husband’s shirts comforting and sexy. Now that I have two GIANT teenaged boys with some fun fashions, they have their own cache of clothes for me to pilfer. They key to pulling this off is HOW to style what you steal!
The Teen Boy Style
I have one kid who LOVES to shop. He has a super sense of style and a hard-wired ability to half tuck his shirt 😉 Not to knock my other son (who is totally handsome as well, of course), but he loves gym clothes. Tbone has a closet full of fun button downs. This particular Buffalo Jeans flannel is one he outgrew. Before it went to the charity pile, I hung it in my own closet.
Because of its oversized nature and lumberjack vibe, I like to keep everything else simple and a bit quirky to finish the look.
Keeping the details feminine but tailored help this look work without being too boyish for my taste. Drop earrings, a sparkly watch and arm candy on the opposite arm all pull the outfit together.
While I do have some super horn-rimmed glasses, I chose these with some bling to create the foil as well.
The Oversized Sweater from Himself
This piece is one my husband has had for years. His mom (one of the most stylish ladies I have ever known!) brought it back from Ireland, so it’s legit. I never feel more loved than when I wear this sweater. Here’s my favorite styling of it.
On a super-cold day, this bad boy keeps me super warm (which is good because it does NOT fit under a jacket). If I need a little more than the sweater, I grab a wrap in a pop of color. This adds drama and a touch of femininity.
As a side note, when I wear HIS stuff, I try to keep my makeup soft and understated. a warm glow is my go-to as really bold color would fight the simplicity of the outfit.
Another option for this look can go to work or a date night
The Crisp White Shirt
Perhaps the best item to steal is one of his shirts. Whether it’s worn with tailored pants, roughed-out jeans, or the same leather skirt above, a multi-strand of pearls is the way to make this work. And remember, even fashion GURU Stacy London approved of this look when I met her!
Still challenged by a piece of HIS you’ve been coveting? Comment and let me know how I can help!
Hoping with all this new information, you’ll be walking into a new style soon!