The preppy boyfriend trend is here to stay, and boyfriend fit tees, jeans or suit jackets just won’t cut it any more – we need to start wearing menswear! Now before you go and raid your boyfriend’s or brother’s (or even worse, Dad’s) wardrobe and come out wearing head to toe Burtons, we’re talking about carefully selected menswear pieces mixed with your clothes! Vogue has produced a how to guide, inspired by the very sophisticated and stylish actress, Clémence Poésy, and her take on boyfriend dressing. Think lots of layers, tailoring, colours and fabrics to create a grown-up, sexy look.
Look Number 1: A New Blue Suit
This look is a mix of menswear and womenswear, high street and designer. The Dior Homme jacket will go with everything, and the Junk Food tee is a steal at £24.99. And Vogue have spoken, wide-leg jeans must be in again!
Look Number 2:Well Red
This outfit screams The Great Gatsby and has a louche 20s feel to it; you can dress up as Daisy and run around NYC looking fab-u-lous! The Ralph Lauren trousers are right on trend and the Oscar de la Renta blouse is heart-stoppingly beautiful! A very feminine take on boyfriend dressing!
Look Number 3: Boy Meets Girl
Sorry to take it back to films, but this look is pure Working Girl meets Samantha from SATC – and I love it! The menswear shirt will look amazing loose or with a belt, and fiery, bold jewellery will add edge and a feminine feel to the look. This look will insure all eyes (and ears) are focused on you during the meeting – power dressing with a sexy twist!
These are the 3 key ways to do preppy boyfriend dressing – so what are you waiting for, man up!