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Down Girl – The Boyfriend Collective

by Jenny Butler
Thursday 26th August 2010

- After yesterday’s picture-perfect patchwork prints, Down Girl gets back to her tom-boy roots today with her take on the ‘Boyfriend Look’… Genius!  I have always wondered how to make this look work in the real world… DG explains all below.  Such expertise!  I feel I should be taking notes. – Lucy x

Fall 2010 Outfit by Chloe, Uniqlo Houndstooth Trilby Hat, Boyfriend Blazer from Topshop, Floral Cord Shorts from Topshop, Mimco Clutch, Jewel Studs and Flower Ring, Jeffery Campbell Wedge, Tan Driving Gloves by Dunhill

Happy Thursday! I hope you have had a nice week so far. I have! it’s been pretty fun spending it with you!  You’ve all been very attentive, I can see how you’re working the trends from Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Very cool!  I’m actually getting pretty sad thinking about how I have to leave TDF tomorrow… it’s been so nice, I really have enjoyed my time here.

So anyway, without further ado, I would like to present to you today’s trend collective… ‘The Boyfriend’ look!  A trend that represents the feminine beauty that all of us ladies hold.  It proves to the world that even when throwing on our boyfriend’s / husband’s / partner’s shirt, slacks and weekend boat shoes we look effortlessly beautiful and chic.

It’s a trend this spring for us peeps down under, resonating from the Europe fall 2010 trends.  A super cute look that is all about cuffed pants (slacks or loose jeans) or shorts (loose denim or cotton shorts) styled with a shirt and a blazer or vest. Whilst still keeping things pretty with florals, frills and amazing shoes. Tip: you cannot go wrong with a Jeffrey Campbell platform, every shoe by Mr Campbell I must say is truly a-mazing. That extra inch and a half makes you feel on top of the world (I would know!).

I was a little hesitant when first approaching this trend thinking ‘do I really want to look even MORE tom-boyish?’. But, I have since decided you can mix and match with what you already own and still look ‘on-trend’. You also don’t need to go out and purchase the whole outfit to get this look, one or two items will do. I’m thinking a floral dress, grey tights, suitcase style bag and a blazer would look perfect, or how about cuffed slacks with a grey tee, pretty little bedazzled cardie and classic pearls. Wow, I think I pretty much just sold my self into this look!

I’ll leave you here. Enjoy your night and I will speak to you again tomorrow.

Cuffs & pearls,
DG xx


by Jenny Butler
Thursday 26th August 2010

2 comments

  • megan morton 4 years ago

    oh i so love the boyfriend look debunking 101 – thankyou . great work – floral shorts should be mandatory for those with lovely legs. imagine with charcoal tights for winter? what a dosey of a posie

  • tess 4 years ago

    Oh I wish I had somewhere important to wear that awesome suit!! I need to do more important things in the name of fashion.

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