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ZAVI Edit: Borrowed from the Boys

Of the many trends you will find us playing around with in the coming months, menswear-inspired looks will be one of our top favourites. Whether styled to achieve a full-on androgynous look or contrastingly paired with feminine pieces for a flirty balance, they promise to present a borrowed-from-the-boyfriend aesthetic to your wardrobe — and we’re here for it! 

Let’s be honest, a man’s wardrobe has quite the irresistible charm to it. There’s no denying the appeal of oversized button-downs, boxy blazers, supersized watches and oxford lace-ups. And who can blame us? There’s something delightfully powerful about wearing these pieces. Take the humble men’s shirt for example, you could easily tuck it into a pencil skirt, skip a few buttons and add on a bunch of layered necklaces into the mix, top it off with a great pair of heels and you’ve got yourself a stylish win. Exhibiting masculine touches such as large pockets, traditional collars, and a slightly bulky shape that’s still fit for the feminine frame, boyfriend jackets are the perfect replacement for a warmer layer this winter. You could exercise your styling chops by cinching it with a belt and wearing it as a dress if it's long enough or with a shorter skirt peeping through. 

In case you need convincing that this trend should be your next big purchase, we’ll take a closer look at some of the collections that brought this trend into the limelight. Seen at the Fall/Winter ’20 shows of some of our favourite fashion brands — most notably Balmain, Alexander McQueen, and Celine — boyfriend blazers and cardigans along with tailored trousers and oversized coats were used to deftly execute a masculine sartorial scenario.  

Intrigued to channel the trend? Check out our roundup of boyish picks below along with a few ‘literal’ menswear pieces that could lend you that masculine charm;

Published by: Vibhuti Vazirani/ 2020-10-16

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