One of the perks of having a similar height boyfriend with a taste for fine clothes that somehow always sit in the bottom of the wardrobe because, let’s be honest, comfortable wear is his everyday cup of tea is that you get to extend the realms of your own closet without any additional splurge. I say boyfriend here but you can replace it with sister/brother/mum/dad/roommie instead and the above will also be true.
How many times have we stood in front of our bursting off the seams wardrobe thinking I have nothing to wear? I have been told capsule wardrobes work wonders in this sense, because you consciously choose garments that represent you and that you don’t get tired of wearing (in theory)… but if you are anything like me and are not ready yet to give up all the beautiful pieces you have accumulated over the years in the hopes that the love you once felt for them will magically come back, but still falling into a style rut every now and again, then raiding’s somebody else’s wardrobe –with their permission, of course– is a very valid option that will hopefully quench your sartorial thirst. I wonder whether this “technique” actually works for capsule wardrobers, given that in practice you are not really buying any new pieces, mmm…
Anyways, after seeing the shearling coat trend all over social media this autumn I remembered Mr Vet had a very similar one that he only wore on special occasions. I tried it on and the cut was simply on point, not too big not too tight for me, perfect dose of oversized and as warm as a big teddy bear hug. I meannnnn… baby, it’s cold outside, and I need a new coat in my life, plus I am simply carrying out a good deed here, that precious gem being wasted in the bottom of a closet! I offered Mr Vet a peek into my wardrobe as compensation, but he didn’t seem very thrilled at the idea 😉
On this occasion, not only did I raid my boyfriend’s wardrobe to find this beauty, but on our last family reunion, I somehow ended up convincing my dad to give me his grey silky shirt that I am wearing under this cosy bell-sleeved H&M sweater. Another oversized piece that I have loved this winter, so lush and delicate yet a tad boxy and masculine.
Lately I find myself leaning towards either uber-chic and feminine outfits (see here and here for examples) or rather tomboyish street style looks. I like both styles for different reasons, but I am very much drawn by the effect that typically-masculine pieces have on a woman’s body. I find there is something powerful about suits, pants, and a general badass attitude that I like to incorporate into my looks quite often, not to mention men’s clothes tend to be much more comfortable than women’s! I guess the perfect balance will be reached when men feel free to wear typically-feminine pieces and also feel empowered in them… Mia from The Fashion Folks wisely talks about the blur in gender fashion on her latest post, which I found really interesting.
In any case, I do feel very much inspired by menswear every season, particularly when the colder months approach: oversized shirts and coats, boyfriend jeans, beanies, boxy t-shirts… they are versatile pieces that you can style in many ways, playing with the volumes, the lengths and your attitude. Personally, I like to add a touch of sensuality to those tomboyish looks by wearing my gold hoops or a red lipstick. I have learnt in recent years that contrasts work really well in fashion and as always it’s the little details that pull an outfit together!
It’s been sort of an aimless post, most likely influenced by a case of slight sleep deprivation, but here you go glamistas: an outfit I adore, with pieces I like from men whom I love. Fashion is feeling, and if I think about the day we shot these pics, I was feeling damn good!
Happy Sunday, my dear friends, keep those comments coming for I love to hear your thoughts week after week!
Lisa Autumn18th February 2018 at 10:15 am
I always love an oversized look. Seems to cool and effortless!
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Mihaailo16th February 2018 at 5:59 pm
Wow! Love the preppy look here!
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Ashley15th February 2018 at 11:20 am
The perks of having an amazing bf!! hehehe you look soo chic babe! i wish i can borrow my hubby’s stuff but i just can’t!!! hahahaha
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Vanessa14th February 2018 at 4:03 pm
Saida, I LOVE LOVE this look! Nothing better but to raid your partners closet! I love wearing my hubby’s oversized sweaters! They are so comfy and you look STUNNING!
Happy Valentine’s Day, babe!
jani13th February 2018 at 11:28 pm
Wow amazing!!! That jacket though is such a great find!!! I love this look you came up with, very badass, boss lady comfortable in her own skin vibe.
Thanks for sharing!
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Marta13th February 2018 at 4:01 pm
Your boyfriend’s coat looks great on you! My boyfriend has the BEST knitted sweaters, I try to get my hands on them from time to time 🙂
Jecky | Want Get Repeat13th February 2018 at 3:19 pm
This is an outfit I would 1000 % wear myself! The mix of stylish and effortless is on fleek, girl!
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Steal4Style12th February 2018 at 4:47 pm
Me encanta esta cazadora, Saida!! La verdad es que los looks con toques masculinos son mis favoritos. A veces me doy una vuelta por las secciones masculinas, aunque solo sea para encontrar alguna camiseta friki jajaja. Me encanta el estilazo que le metes a este look casual con esa cazadora. Es todo un acierto! Un saludo enorme!!
Carmen11th February 2018 at 10:30 pm
Such a cool sweater! Your daddy seems to have great style 😉 And I can fully relate, during those cold days there’s nothing better than a good oversized layering look! You killed it with this look Saida <3
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paz11th February 2018 at 8:17 pm
Yo hoy pase casi la mitad del día con la sudadera y el abrigo de mi chico! No hay nada más cómodo y más versátil!
Vivan los armarios de nuestros novios/amigos/compis de piso…etc!
Te ves preciosa, y además muy cool!
Un abrazo grande, bella!
Catherine11th February 2018 at 5:51 pm
I’m in love with every piece of this look !!! So stylish
Katya11th February 2018 at 12:58 pm
You are rockin’ this style, babe!
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Kim9th February 2018 at 12:01 am
Aw I think it’s so cute that you raid your boyfriend’s closet sometimes! Mens clothes seem to be comfier than womens because it’s a larger fit. No wonder we have such thing as “boyfriend jeans”, etc. Your outfit turned out great! Love the inspo!
Valeria Chizhova8th February 2018 at 10:13 pm
Really like your post and outfit!
Ashley8th February 2018 at 4:30 pm
I love this menswear look, lady- that jacket is awesome!
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Stella8th February 2018 at 3:00 pm
Such a fab look and jacket! I love raiding my hubby’s closet too, especially their jackets are perfectly oversized right? You absolutely nailed the look and styling my dear Saida!
Happy almost Friday and lots of kisses!
syakirah8th February 2018 at 7:43 am
is it just me that I think some guys clothing looks good?
You look great!
Cindy Elena8th February 2018 at 2:11 am
I would’ve never guessed that your wearing your boyfriends jacket! It fits you PERFECTLY! And I’m obsessed with the way you styled it — I too sometimes steal some button downs from my dad’s closet.
xo | Cindy Elena
Jen7th February 2018 at 9:29 pm
Such a cute jacket, love how you style it, looks so good on you! ♥
MONICA SORS7th February 2018 at 11:14 am
Love how you styled this look!!
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Violette7th February 2018 at 10:09 am
I’m so in love with the entire outfit! I love to take some inspiration to menswear, I think that when you perfectly styled it (like you did) it’s so chic!
Amy Arnold7th February 2018 at 1:21 am
You styled the coat perfectly. I have totally stood in front of my closet and stared before. Maybe I need to raid my hubby’s. 🙂
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Ivana6th February 2018 at 8:46 pm
Yesss I love the menswear vibes! Maybe you should strike a deal on which items you can keep, because you killed this!
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The Fashion Folks6th February 2018 at 5:56 pm
Hahah yes though!! I used to go through the closet of my family member’s growing up and I honestly still go through my mother’s closet sometimes haha. Just the best way to get some inspo, but also try clothes you wouldn’t by yourself. The sweater looks so cozy and I love it with the jacket. Have a lovely week babe! Xx
Jalisa6th February 2018 at 4:11 pm
I absolutely love the way you’ve styled the jacket! The overall outfit is stylish and has a cozy feel to it with the jacket and the oversized sweater, so good! I’m always peeking into my husband’s closet and grabbing what I can, lol. I was eyeing one of his suit jackets because it’s in the trending check print, I may need to borrow it 😉 Lol! Thanks for sharing, beauty, and I hope you have a great week ahead!
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Amely Rose6th February 2018 at 3:01 pm
Hun you are my personal layering queen!
This is the perfect casual winterlook.
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Nicole6th February 2018 at 5:58 am
Hahahaha i found this post fun. You actually look good in your boyfriends clothes. X
Short Girl Long Jacket5th February 2018 at 8:51 pm
That shearling is definitely too nice to be left at the bottom of a closet! It looks perfect on you. My boyfriend is a foot taller than me so my choices are limited, but I can wear some of his sweaters and tees as dresses 🙂
MM5th February 2018 at 6:42 pm
Estas muy guapa,,,dale las gracias al Sr. Vet de mi parte jejee ….Besitos para los dos
Alittlethingsbcn5th February 2018 at 11:31 am
Me encanta el look!! La chaqueta es preciosa y te sienta fenomenal!!
Rubi5th February 2018 at 2:30 am
Yess so good Saida! Raiding the boyfriend’s closet is my fave thing to do, I always find such good stuff. You look so chic babe!
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Shanice4th February 2018 at 7:44 pm
I love this outfit, Saida! Definitely something I would wear as well! The Sweater with the button down shirt underneath looks so minimal and classic…I wish you a great week!
Didier4th February 2018 at 2:45 pm
haha you’re lucky you have that option! It means you have doubled up your wardrobe!
patricia4th February 2018 at 2:45 pm
Such an astonishing winter wardrobe!! I truly adore your outfits, love the way to style that turtleneck and shearling coats so winter enlivened looks.