Anyone who follows me online will know that I love men’s clothes. To me, fashion really has no gender and instead of prioritising who it was made for, I think we should just wear what we feel good in. Personally, men’s clothes really suit my style. They are oversized, casual and give off a cool street style vibe which is totally up my street. However, I know not everyone likes men’s clothes or doesn’t know how to style them so in this post I thought I’d share my top five tips for wearing men’s clothes.
Naturally, men are built in a different way to women and so it’s difficult to find men’s clothes that are fitted to a women’s shape. So I would always recommend to go oversized. Obviously, it’s preference as to how oversized you go. For me, the bigger the better because I love that slouchy, casual vibe. However, if you’re not into that fit, you can always just get a t-shirt that is a little bigger than your fitted tee and style it how you normally would.
I would always try to remember that men’s sizing is completely different from women’s. If I wanted something more fitted, I could probably wear a men’s small or extra small, and I’m a size 10. So I would definitely try on men’s clothes before purchasing them until you get a good idea of the size and fit you like. Personally, a men’s medium is a great proportion for me, it’s oversized but it doesn’t swallow me, so that is what I tend to go for.
Men’s clothes are so fun to upcycle. You don’t need to be a pro sewer to create some great pieces out of men’s clothes. Personally, I love to crop men’s shirts and t-shirts if I want something to look more flattering. But you could also add in darts to shirts to make them more fitted, create a co-ord out of a huge t-shirt or even a denim skirt out of an old pair of jeans. You can do so much with men’s clothes because you tend to just get that bit more fabric, and you really can give them a feminine touch.
MAKE THEM MORE FITTED
Whether it is through upcycling them or styling them, you can make men’s clothes look a little more fitted rather than oversized. Try tucking an oversized t-shirt into jeans, or layering an oversized shirt over a bodycon dress. I always think this is a great idea when starting out with men’s clothes because you can just style them the same way you would with women’s clothes.
PAIR THEM WITH SOMETHING FITTED OR CROPPED
It kind of leads on from my last point, but wear something more fitted underneath to give you still give you a bit of shape. Obviously, it’s up to your style, but one of my favourite things to do is wear a men’s oversized denim shirt over a bodycon dress. I just find that it gives me that casual vibe, but still gives me a bit of shape.
The same thing goes if you’re trying to wear a pair of men’s trousers or jeans. I have a pair of men’s joggers I love. They are super big around my legs, I still think that they look flattering paired with a crop top, because it just gives me that bit of shape.
ADD THEM AS A LAYER
Layering is so fun and men’s clothes are the perfect way to add extra layers. Super easy to wear, go with anything and so comfortable too. I’ve recently added some men’s jackets into my collection and I’m obsessed. Although they are super oversized, I really think that you can get away with it when it comes to a jacket. And if not, go back to one of my previous points, upcycle it.
Even if you wouldn’t consider it a layer, think, tying mens clothes around your waist or across your torso. It is super on trend at the moment and it just adds a little detail to an outfit. Especially if it is in a super cool colour or print, it could really make your outfit pop.
I’d love to know how you style or would style men’s clothes in the comments!
Lots of love,