by Milena F.
I find it very frustrating, that when you enter the men's department in most of clothing chain stores, you can find perfect basic items in calm, neutral colours, designed with simplicity and versatility in mind. While section for ladies is overwhelmed with butterflies, flowers, hearts, and similar prints, commonly with that "try-too-hard" attitude. Perhaps I exaggerate a bit, but you ladies have to admit, that finding basics of a good fit and quality doesn't happen often.
And if the solution is right around the corner... of the men's department, why not to take advantage of essentials heaven. Even if it feels slightly insecure lurking in the men's fitting room, I'm telling you, it's definitely worthwhile. And one more thing about choosing men's pieces. To maintain the balance, don't forget to incorporate some feminine elements, like bright red lips, curls or stilettos. The look can't get any cooler, can it?
So what is worth stealing from boys' wardrobe? Here are my choices.
When it comes to t-shirts, I'm a really picky person. I don't like those tight, snug tees with super uncomfortable, too short sleeves - nightmare! Seems like all boys hate them either, since you can't find ones in the men's department. Instead, wide selection of comfy pieces appropriate for casual as well as evening purposes when accessorized the right way. And don't forget the bonus points for a bit oversized, nonchalant vibe!
How I love shirts! Blue and white ones especially. Despite the fact that they're very versatile and easily can be dressed up or down, they are super comfortable. The only drawback is that they need to be very well ironed, so as to look decent, I suppose. And the quality is not negligible as well. I have my perfect white and blue shirts from George (via second hand shop, obviously) and they are dedicate for 13-15 years old boys, true story. While searching in the department for grown-up people, I'd just suggest avoiding those with 'slim fit' tag, as they aren't women's shapes best friends.
Never ever omit male's knitwear section. It's a go-to place for basic round-neck sweater or comfy chunky knit. And if one smells your boyfriend's perfumes mixed with a hint of your flowery scent... I mean, need I say more?
If you're not sure about all that male clothing in your wardrobe, how about trying some accessories? Sunglasses, belts, scarves - little accents, but can change the outfit significantly and a let some fresh into a too polished look.