Sunday, 13 July 2014

Oh boy

The 'boyfriend' trend has been around for a while but I think it's been particularly popular since last winter. From boyfriend jackets to jeans, androgynous attire can look effortlessly cool and is comfy too!

As an avid Topshop jeans fan, I couldn't resist buying a pair of their 'Hayden'  boyfriend jeans.


Top: Forever 21 (similar) // Jeans: Topshop // Shoes: Primark

These jeans are my new favourite piece of clothing! I love anything high waisted and even though these are slightly baggy, they're actually quite slimming! These are perfect for sunny days and can be dressed up or down.

The thigh isn't meant to be ripped that much... but a little graze turned into a big tear after moving about and going to sit down! I embraced it, but I'm debating whether to attempt to sew it back up? Hmmm...

I decided to keep in with the 'boyish' theme and pair the jeans with a short sleeve, buttoned up shirt and some black pumps; I wanted to keep my look simple. I bought the shirt last year and it has served me well! I think a patterned shirt is always a wardrobe staple and short sleeves are perfect for summer. The shoes were also a bargain at £7; they go with loads and are pretty comfy too!

Even though I'm usually a 'girly girl', I can't help but also love a less typically feminine look. Androgyny will always be fashionable and the masculine/feminine combination is attractive to many.

As I was writing this today, I suddenly felt that I may be in danger of coming across as slightly sexist by referring to things as feminine or masculine. I think it's inevitable that some things will always be regarded as typically male or female (I mean, they're called 'boyfriend' jeans as standard), but I feel lucky that we live in a time that allows us to explore and embrace different looks regardless of gender.

My look isn't exactly extreme, but it's nice to wear things that are a bit different and out of your comfort zone now and again!