#OOTD – Spoils from Raiding My Husband’s Closet

20th June

Wearing my husband's shirt

Have you ever been tempted to snag something from  your boyfriend/husband’s closet? Here are the results of my recent treasure hunt – along with a few tricks I learned for pulling off the look.

Now before you assume that this is my husband’s workplace, I should make a disclaimer. Mark isn’t even a big fix-it guy. But I had a recent appointment at this mechanic shop. And so, I took advantage of it to capture the perfectly manly backdrop. Okay, I’m stereotyping!

Wear skinny jeans with a man's shirt

How To Pull Off a Man’s Shirt

Now about those tricks to avoid appearing utterly hideous or ridiculous in my husband’s shirt (I hope!). First of all, one of the best ways to achieve a flattering look with a baggy man’s shirt is to pair it with skinny jeans.

When my top half is swimming in fabric, the last thing I need is anything that visually, adds width to my lower half.

Bright yellow man's shirt

Another trick that worked for me was to balance out the masculine elements – the shirt – with a few sexier details. I wore rolled-up jeans to expose my (lily-white) ankles. And for my footwear, I chose metallic open-toed booties which show off my pedicure.

Skinny jeans and peep-toe booties

Since I am a girly-girl at heart, I also chose the most gender-neutral shirt my husband owns – one with a lovely yellow and white pattern. It’s funny; I never thought I’d wear anything yellow next to my face. I wrote the color off as being totally unflattering.

But after appropriating this from my sweetie’s closet, I’ve discovered that I might be able to pull off yellow after all…sort of.

Pulling off a man's shirt

By the way, I was astonished that wearing a shirt that hits the widest part of my body (my hips) didn’t totally ruin my silhouette. I attribute that to the way the shirt balances my lower half with the illusion of extra wide shoulders. The heels of my booties also lengthen my legs.

This day of this photo shoot, I really missed Mark. He had to return to work in Seattle while I stayed in California. But wearing his shirt made me feel closer to him in a symbolic way. 🙂

Hope you liked this look. Do you ever wear any of your sweetie’s clothes?

Styling my husband's shirt - on me.

I wore: Kennington shirt / Paige jeans / Paul Green booties / Knomo backpack / Balenciaga sunglasses

xo, janea




34 responses to “#OOTD – Spoils from Raiding My Husband’s Closet”

  1. Nancy says:

    Ha ha, you’re looking good in your hubby’s shirt! But if I tried that it would look ridiculous! I can wear his tee as a mini dress! My hubby is two meters tall!

  2. Laurie says:

    I wish my partner was as slim as yours! I would be copying this style too. Looking fabulous in this shirt! You need to steal more! xx

  3. Gemma says:

    This shirt looks really great on you! Gemma x

  4. Yvonne says:

    This is such an easy-going look and no need to be afraid of wearing yellow as it suits you! Unfortunately, my husband’s shirts can’t fit me!
    xo Yvonne

  5. Hadasah Love | Style To Love says:

    I love your outfit 😉
    Style to Love
    Hadasah @ http://www.styletolove.com

  6. Monica . Mes Voyages à Paris says:

    Such a lovely outfit!! So comfy and chic!
    Mónica Sors

  7. Laura says:

    I think you look great in yellow!!! Love this whole look on you:)


  8. Gabrielle says:

    You wear your husband’s shirt well; lovely bright colour for the summertime too! Gorgeous red pedicure, by the way!


  9. Jessica says:

    That is so cool! I never would’ve guessed that is your hubby’s shirt!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  10. Paola Lauretano says:

    Such a cool way to wear a man’s shirt, you look super stylish Janea!
    Kisses, Paola.

  11. Adam York (@AverageGuyStyle) says:

    Superb outfit and style!


  12. Doreen's Style Diary says:

    You look fabulous in your hubby’s shirt.

  13. Paola Lauretano says:

    Enjoy the rest of the week darling!
    Kisses, Paola.

  14. Laura says:

    I’m guilty as charged, hehe! I love wearing my husband’s clothes, especially his graphic t-shirts from Zara with a pair of leggings as loungewear; so comfy too!

    You’ve pulled this look off very nicely!

    Laura xo

  15. Ashley says:

    I love raiding my boyfriend’s closet for stuff- you look so cute here, babe!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  16. Dominique says:

    I LOVE wearing mens clothes! Nothing beats an oversized shirt or sweater! xx

  17. Alyssa says:

    LOL if you didn’t mention it, I’ll never think that’s a man’s shirt. It looks good on you 🙂

    xx Alyssa // STYLE VANITY


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