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BORROWED FROM THE (LITTLE) BOYS

One of my favorite styling tricks lately (seen here and here) is to take an oversized shirt and tie it at the hem. The best part? It's easy to do with a slightly boxier boys' shirt like these...

The fit is perfect for scrunching up the sleeves and knotting the bottom! You'd be surprised at how generous the fit is (particularly with Ralph Lauren where the fit goes up to size 20!) and how much lower the price can be relative to comparable women's designs. Just be sure to check the size chart before you order! Have any of you ever worn boys' shirts before? Don't knock it 'til you try it! :)

18 comments:

Chassity (Look Linger Love) said...

YOU are Brilliant.

Portuguese Prepster said...

Love doing this too! I always buy the RL boys shirts!

Ellie said...

OMG I've been wearing RL boys for AGES. Love that you featured it today!!

Jessie said...

This is an amazing idea!

christin said...

you can find me at the crewcuts up the street!

Viviana said...

I love this idea!

j whitney nic said...

YES! I do this with jcrew shirts! Great look.

Dulce Taylor said...

I do this all the time!! Great idea.

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Kelley said...

I used to do this when I worked at a restaurant and we had to wear white button-down shirts. The boys shirts were so much cuter!

Lili said...

adorable! ive always been jealous of my little guy's wardrobe!

cYa said...

My younger brother went through a preppy face and got 3 gingham shirts from Kohls. I "swiped" them and swear by them!!!!

Daily Cup of Couture said...

I am totally with you and all about wearing the little boys button downs! xx

Abby said...

I wore one of my brothers button downs once as a costume...I should've thought about doing this a long time ago!!
One of my biggest style secrets is wearing girls size clothing :)

Carly | a simple affair said...

Brilliant. Absolutely love it.

Colleen said...

YES!! even better, I get my brother's hand-me-downs. He's three and a half years younger, but six inches taller, so they're the perfect shirts to tailor to my size. Love them!!

Becca said...

Yes! I wear J Crew's men's blue oxford shirts nonstop in the winter... under sweaters, tucked in on their own, over leggings, and you can belt them too.

Kristi said...

I shop the boys and girls departments, especially Crew Cuts. Last fall, as I complained about gaining (a little) weight, my girlfriend said to me in the JCrew dressing rooms..."You can wear children's clothing from JCrew! I don't want to hear a word about the weight you've gained!" ;)

East Bay Burbs said...

I do the same over '50s-style dresses with fitted waists. makes them do double duty as a skirt!