" Hey girl, feel my sweater. Know what it's made of? Boyfriend material."
Happy Wednesday unicorns!! It's hump day!!! Happy dance! 😎🐫 On this beautiful Wednesday morning we wanted to give you some style inspo for boyfriend cardigans!!! 💙👱🏻 And of course we gotta give you a little background on boyfriend fashion in general. So it all starts with borrowing (we all know he ain't getting his distressed jeans or his oversized white tee back 😜) your man's blazer, a band tee or one of his many cardigans. Then borrowing turns into owning and before you know it, you're a trendsetter! 🔥👸🏼 Then the trend becomes so big, reaching the far corners of the globe 🌎 (maybe a tad dramatic but it's still super popular 😋) that it ends up on the runways and brands are creating men's-inspired fashion! What a whirlwind!
The boyfriend trend is about wearing clothes that look just a little too big for the wearer. The look is supposed to be put-together and ready-to-wear without looking like you styled it two days in advance. Catch our drift!? Picking up what we're putting down!? Smelling what we're stepping in!? (Ewww 💩 but you know what we mean ... Gum on our stilettos of course 😝👠) In order to create this fab look, there are a couple of important points to consider! 📋 You want the boyfriend cardigan to be slightly oversized but you also want to roll up the sleeves to add a feminine touch to the overall look! 😉
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LESLIE: Happy Hump Day #StyleUnicorns! As you can see, my take on the boyfriend cardigan is the boyfriend bomber👀 (it's just more me and my style😉) The idea behind the boyfriend cardigan or women wearing men's clothing has been around for quite sometime, we just put our own #SmartBlondes and Unicorn flair on it! I like to push the envelope with my style and how I choose to accessorize my looks so when my beautiful unicorn twin Lindsey wanted to showcase THE BOYFRIEND CARDIGAN my brain immediately went to a bomber jacket because well, bomber jackets look just as stylish and comfy-cute as cardigans or sweaters do! If you haven't tried a bodysuit by now, you seriously haven't lived!! (The only comparison is to running through a field of puppies and straight into the arms of a man with cotton candy and pizza waiting🍕😌🍕) The WOES BODYSUIT is super slimming, paired with either high waisted or low waisted denim, you can't go wrong! Oh and the hot pink heels are a first for me💁🏼💁🏼 now they're one of my favorite pairs! Always, always, always accessorize!😬😬😬 The entire outfit can be tied together with the perfect clutch, I chose a graphic one because well, Hey Babe!😉
Another option that I would do if you decide your not feeling how the bomber jacket hangs is to take one of his oversized sweaters (we ALL know they smell marvelous😏😏) and tuck part of it into either front pocket of your skinny jeans to show off your shape a bit and then you can have subtle reminders of him as you go through your day while looking slouchy-chic! I would also pair it with an ankle strap pointed toe or an open toe heel to add that feminine touch!
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LINDSEY: This brings us to the outfit portion of our story. I chose a navy cardigan that is oversized yet tight in the sleeves. 🙌🏻 This is the perfect mix of boyfriend-inspired and girly! 💋 I could even roll up the sleeves during warmer weather or just because I wanted to change the vibe! ✌🏻️😏 And can I just say how much I love this tank!! ❤️❤️❤️ Its perfect and represents all things me! Because let's be real, who doesn't love 🍊🍾, 🌮, 😴 (and most important) 💄?!?! Side note: I also love that there's an emoji for everything! Now back to the story! Ahem! 📣 Shimmy into your fave dark-washed skinny jeans, maybe roll the cuff (or not depending on preference) and slide your freshly manicured ... Or is it pedicured? 🤔 ... Toes into a pointy-toe pump and call it a day! 🤘🏻 These leopard Jessica Simpson's are to die for!! 😈 Fun and funky!! 💃🏼 Alright babes, it is time for me to depart but don't forget to "borrow" your man's cardigan and rock it in the streets! You got this! Live long and prosper! 🖖🏻
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GET THE LOOK!
Shop Leslie's look!
Love Culture: Cream Windbreaker Bomber Jacket
Forever 21: Woes Graphic Bodysuit
Forever 21: Destroyed Skinny Ankle Jeans
GoJane: Clear The Way Pointy Pumps
Forever 21: Hey Babe Graphic Makeup Pouch
Love Culture: Moon Choker (similar)
Shop Lindsey's look!
Windsor: Navy Boyfriend Cardigan
Windsor: Denim Go to Skinny Jeans
Forever 21: Rhinestone Etched Stud Set
Forever 21: Love Ring Set
GoJane: Fashion Icon Faux Leather Clutch