Double your wardrobe with your man’s clothes

Friday, September 09, 2011
I steal clothes from my hubby all. the. time. It’s such an easy way to expand your wardrobe without spending any extra money!! …unless you go shopping saying it’s for your man but really you’re shopping for men’s clothing so you can wear them too. Not that I do that or anything. Okay, fine! I did it last weekend. My husband is a tall, skinny thing and I’m a petite Asian so we naturally wear the same size. I mostly steal button-up shirts, sweaters, and cardigans. If your husband is a lot bigger than you, and you look like you’re wearing a potato sack in his clothes, don’t be afraid to shop around in the men’s department in a size that fits you!

My secret to wearing men’s clothing is to offset the masculine pieces by doing my hair all prettied up, wearing some bold and fancy jewelry, wearing hot heels, or sometimes all of the above. As long as no one calls me “sir” for the whole day, my mission is accomplished!!

So how can you pull off your man’s clothes??

1. Shrink one of his t-shirts “by accident” and then honorably induct it into your side of the closet.

2. Wear his button-down with a blazer over it to create an androgynous look BUT, add feminine touches so you don’t look like a man. I added a Hello Kitty hair bow and a leopard print scarf to mine!


3. Roll up the sleeves and belt it…and add some pearls while you’re at it! Then have a competition with your husband over who wore it best. (Me.)

 

4. Do the half-tuck and wear it with your favorite pair of skinny jeans.


5. Steal his cardigans because over-sized cardigans are da best.

6. Same with sweaters. Sooo comfy!! You can belt them too!


Have you borrowed from your man’s side of the closet??


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36 comments :

  1. I never thought about doing this. You have such great ideas and look so pretty in all of your outfits!

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  2. Love your looks, never would've guess they were men's clothes.

    http:/www.bigonmodesty.wordpress.com

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  3. you pull off all of those looks so fabulously! can't say i've borrowed my man's clothing, but i have, however, purchased menswear inspired fashion pieces from the thrift store.
    have a great weekend :)

    xo jeanette
    simplychicforcheap.wordpress.com

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  4. Love it!  I can't pull off a hat like that but you did great!

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  5. Jennifer FitzgeraldSeptember 9, 2011 at 7:58 AM

    yes I have but only for a photoshoot. Great idea :)

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  6. I have definitely shrunk a sweater "on accident" so I could claim it as my own...

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  7. and this is why I need a man...sigh.. wanna be my wingwoman? haha Though my last bf was an entire foot taller than me so I would've been swimming in his clothes :P

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  8. What a great idea!!! Why haven't I thought of this before!? I am gonna have to borrow a few things from my husbands closet!

    xoxo Denise

    http://allthingsnew-denise.blogspot.com/

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  9. Great looks!  I would totally be into it but . . . my man is in IT so it's polos and carpenter pants.  Not cool.  I have, however, stolen his ties before.  I love all your "man" looks.  You are a lovely lady!

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  10. I don't delve into my guy's side of the closet often! But this post has definitely made me want to dig out my leopard print scarf.

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  11. You are so lucky that you and Chase are similar in size...AND that he dresses all hip and cool. My man, on the other hand, dressed like Turtle from Entourage up until I met him. Sigh. Dont' worry, over the years, I secretly keep throwing his oversized striped polos away. He might have started noticing when he was forced to go outside shirtless one day. I told him it was tough love, but love nonetheless. I dont' think he bought it. :)

    www.butshoppingmakesmehappy.blogspot.com

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  12. Dominika WojciechowskaSeptember 9, 2011 at 9:23 AM

    i LOVE the first look!
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    www.fashionphilosophy.net

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  13. so i've tried this a few times and it just never looks right. i don't know if it's because all his stuff is large or i'm doing it wrong. the shoulders always come way down and it's super long so tucking just gives tons of bulk in my jeans. i love the idea though.

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  14. Think I need to get married soon! ha ha I kid, but i love to borrow my borther's clothes, loved the hello kitty bow!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

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  15. your husband must be very stylish! hahaha

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  16. totally gonna do this when i get married...what a great way to save a few bucks!

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  17. I wear my man's sweaters all the time, and I have shrunk one of them enough that it basically belongs to me ;) I also like borrowing his plain white t-shirts.
    I do like shopping for myself in the men's department too.

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  18. I just started shopping my boyfriend's closet :) I feel kind of bad, since I kicked him out of the bedroom closet entirely just last week, so now all his clothes are in the closet in our office. But he said he wouldn't mind, so I consider that free reign. Let the closet shopping begin :)

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  19. Love it!! Except when I shop in my husband's closet, it's for keeps. I have to alter the things I find to fit me. But it works out because it's like thrifting at home ^_^

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  20. Oh, love this post! I'm currently lying in bed looking at my boyfriend's clothes & thinking what I can 'appropriate' into my own closet. I especially like the sweater idea paired with a pretty necklace.

    Kelly xo
    Elegantly Academic

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  21. These are all so cute! And you had me cracking up numerous times hehe....I like the hair and jewelry tip, I think those really go a long way in men's wear! 

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  22. You look so cute in your husbands clothes! They fit you fantastic! : )

    Natalie
    www.projectdowhatyoulove.wordpress.com

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  23. Ha! Most of my hubby's stuff is too big even for him! As I help him revamp his wardrobe, I have bought a few things that I thought, "well, if he doesn't like it, I'll just wear it!" He usually ends up loving them and I have to "borrow" the pieces we both love.

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  24. You got it down. When my hubby changes jobs, the prior jobs polo shirts come to me. He doesn't like advertising for former bosses and I just don't care.

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  25. Fantastic outfits!

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  26. If you didn't admit it, I wouldn't have known you were wearing the swag from a closest raid.  You've made everything look very feminine.  Also, I don't know if this happens all the time, but I noticed that when you put your hands on your hips, it sort of defines them and makes them look even more petite.

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  27. I love this post! Such a great idea, I have never thought about wearing my husband's clothes but I should! 

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  28. i want to but my Mr doesn't let me touch his side of closet. he knows me too well.
    cactusandcucumber.blogspot.com

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  29. I love this! I've always loved the idea of "borrowing" clothes from your husband. Unfortunately, my husband Will is almost 6 feet tall, so none of his clothes even remotely fit me, haha.

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  30. I love your post cause this is what I'm doing for six months now. I've raided his closet and learnt a great deal about being stylish! http://fashionmeblog.blogspot.com/2011/09/husbands-pants.html

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  31. I love this! I love wearing my boyfriend's old Transformers shirt. Somehow, it's the one piece of clothing I've worn that never fails to get people to look at me.

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  32. I always feel like I look overly masculine in men's clothes but you look so feminine in them!
    -Meagan
    http://spunkychateau.blogspot.com

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  33. *mischievous grin* I stole one of his jeans...and now you're making me want to dive into his wardrobe again! :D

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  34. Elaine , thanks for stopping by my blog , really appreciate it . hopefully you will try a natural product soon and they are usually sold in health food shops . love the flare jeans and burgundy beanie hat ! have a lovely day !

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  35. Hey.  I just wore one of my husband's shirts on my blog yesterday.  Those extra pieces can come in very handy!
    www.stylinggame.blogspot.com

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  36. Why do not you come here to find more clothing for your men. They are various in styles and colors:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00E95HQWW

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