How To Wear The Clothes You Just Stole From Your Boyfriend’s Closet
I’m not really sure what inspired me to do this post considering I don’t have a boyfriend and therefore don’t steal his clothes… BUT! I love mixing men’s clothing into my daily wardrobe, especially for Fall! So if you do happen to have some of your boyfriend’s (or maybe ex boyfriend’s) clothes lying around and you want to put them to use, then check out my tips below! If you’re single like me you can raid your dad’s closet like I did… thanks Dad.
The Basic Tee
So yes, you can just wear a men’s tee as is and call it a day. However, if you want to transform it into something a little more your style, you can follow these easy steps!
Step One: Find a shirt you love, but not that much because you’re going to cut it up.
Step Two: Cut the bottom hem off. This is optional but I like it better without the bulky hem.
Step Three: Fold the shirt in half vertically (front with front and back with back). Use pins to help stabilize the shirt and mark where the center is on the top and bottom. Doing this step will ensure that the neckline you cut is even on both sides.
Step Four: Cut the front neckline how you would like. Start off small because the shirt will stretch a lot more than you think once you cut into it, so take a little off and see how you like it before you take off too much!
Step Five: Cut the back of the neck, staying along the original neckline. From my past experiences doing this, I noticed that if you cut too much off of the back it will never stay on your shoulders.
Step Six: Fold the shirt in half with the sleeves together, once again using pins to help stabilize it. Mark where you think you want to cut the sleeves and then cut it longer because you can take away but you can’t add on!
That’s the basics to cutting into a T-Shirt. Once you can get that down you can start trying more interesting designs and styles!
As for the remainder of my recent findings in my dad’s closet….
First is a basic flannel shirt. I’m sure by now most of you have your own flannels that you wear in every which way. I realize this is not a new discovery… but I still wanted to feature it and show how you can still look cute and feminine sporting one!
My final steal is my dad’s old leather jacket. It’s ginormous on me, but by pairing it with a floral dress and my Steve Madden booties I managed to make it look a little less like it was eating me alive. The trick to wearing things that are oversized (which is my absolute favorite thing to do), is balancing it out. By wearing a short dress and showing my bare legs, it balances out the amount of volume on top. Same goes for things like oversized sweaters (don’t worry I’ll be posting about that soon!) If you have a lot going on with the lower half of your body then wear something slimming on top!
Hopefully this gave you a few ideas to build off of for the men’s clothing that might be lingering in your closet!