Tuesday, March 2, 2010

how to wear it: the boyfriend look

Last week we showed you some of our new boyfriend-inspired items, now we're going to show you how to pull them off! We're obsessed with these new pieces and felt like we needed to snap a couple pics of our favorite styled looks:

This is a great way to sport a boyfriend cardigan while creating balance and keeping proportions in check! We put a fitted Free People Convertible Tank under the boyfriend-inspired BB Dakota Cora Sweater, and then layered two Hobo belts to cinch the waist and keep volume under control. Then we added our brand new Citizens of Humanity Jeans; so fitted and soft they're more like a legging! To top it off, we used the Mechanics Boot to keep the boyfriend theme going and add a little edge to this casual and comfy outfit.

Get this look:

Boyfriend Cardigan by BB Dakota, $64
Convertible Tank by Free People, $48
Jeans by Citizens of Humanity, $170
Boyfriend Boots by Bronx, $149

Menswear-inspired outfits are chic, and surprisingly versatile! With this look we decided to layer tailored pieces - a classic white BB Dakota shirt (an absolute must-have for any closet) with BB Dakota's Boyfriend Jacket. We love to mix elements of dressy and casual, so to compliment the top and jacket we added some new Citizens of Humanity Ava Jeans and our Mechanics Boots by Bronx.

Get this look:

Shirt by BB Dakota, $55
Boyfriend Blazer by BB Dakota, $82
Jeans by Citizens of Humanity, $174
Boyfriend Boots by Bronx, $149

One of our personal favorites: the boyfriend jean. The height of comfort, the Citizens of Humanity Riley Jeans are meticulously crafted to have the worn-in-boy-jeans look and feel. We love the way they look rolled up and paired with our Seychelles Denaise Heel. To add extra femininity, we topped them off with the bright and beautiful Noni Top by BB Dakota, Sylvia Benson's Christie Earrings and Sylvia Benson's Tread Bracelet.

Get this look

Top by BB Dakota, $55
Bracelet by Sylvia Benson, $64
Earrings by Sylvia Benson, $56
Jeans by Citizens of Humanity, $226
Heels by Seychelles, $98

The Mechanic Boots by Bronx are genuine leather, amazingly comfortable, and an easy way to give an edgy and masculine charm to your outfit. With a wide top at ankle height, these are perfect with super skinny jeans like Citizens of Humanity's Phantom, leggings, or just bare legs! Here we decided to pair them with our new Free People Super Tank Mini Dress and the oh-so-opulent Sylvia Benson Nathe Necklace.

Use these as inspiration or get the exact looks at gladiolagirls.com! Let us know what you think of these, or tell us about your favorite way to create the boyfriend look!

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