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How to style your man's shirt for different occasions

We show you how to take one shirt from the wardrobe of the men in your life and wear them work, parties and everything in between
 

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Oversized shirts are très chic. And they’re even cooler when they smell of your guy. We show you how to wear the common blue shirt, giving you seven different ways you can make this piece truly your own. We reckon that if you’ve borrowed this piece, it’ll be on permanent loan.

No man? Whatevs — you’ll be shopping in the mens’ section by the time you scroll to the end.

Shirt used throughout: Italian cotton pinstriped shirt by A.P.C., €165 (S$263)

 

Work

Heading to work in OL attire can be a disaster. But not if you’ve paired your man’s shirt with rust-coloured wide-leg pants and a printed blazer.

Blazer: Checkered double breasted blazer by Veronica Beard, S$955, via Farfetch

Pants: Cotton flared pants by Talbot Runhof, S$925, via Farfetch

Shoes: Leather court heels by Zara, S$99.90

Bag: Leather crossbody bag by Loewe, US$1,892 (S$2,581), via Matchesfashion

Bracelet: 24kt gold-plated bronze cuff by Alighieri, £640 (S$1,152)

 

Brunch

Having brunch with your girlfriends after a hot Friday night? Wear a simple pinstriped shirt with printed shorts, adding texture and bright eye appeal to the overall look. 

Shorts: Floral printed cotton shorts by Rhode Resort, £190 (S$340), via Net-a-Porter

Shoes: Flat leather mules with bow details by Zara, S$59.90

Bag: Bracelet leather and suede shoulder bag by Chloé, £615 (S$1,106), via Net-a-Porter

Earrings: Resin drop earrings by Marni, US$440 (S$599), via Moda Operandi

Sunglasses: Pearl embellished circle sunglasses by Charles & Keith, S$79.90

 

Shopping

Heading to the stores? Loosely unbutton your shirt for a breezy approach (and also to showcase your gorgeous décolletage and fancy necklace). Pair with a little skirt and flats for comfort.

Skirt: Vegan leather mini skirt with cut-out details by Self-Portrait, US$265 (S$361), via Moda Operandi

Shoes: Leather slides by ATP Atelier, US$230 (S$313), via Moda Operandi

Bag: Suede clutch by Mansur Gavriel, S$1,150

Necklace: 18K gold-plated sterling silver necklace by Nalin Studios, €129 (S$205)

 

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Date day

Keep things simple with an uber-feminine skirt that balances the masculinity of the shirt. Throw on a (fashionable) fanny pack and voila, you’re ready for a day out together.

Skirt: Metallic velvet and chiffon pleated skirt by Sies Marjan, £965 (S$1,741), via Net-a-Porter

Shoes: Square toe leather mules by Marni, S$835, via Farfetch

Bag: Lizard effect leather belt bag by Wandler, £335 (S$604), via Net-a-Porter

Earrings: Gold plated coin earrings by Alighieri, S$797, via Farfetch

 

Beach

Heading to the beach to bask under the sun, or to a pool party on the weekend? Your boyfriend’s shirt is the best bikini cover-up.

Bikini: Colourblock one-piece swimsuit by Solid & Striped, US$170 (S$231), via Moda Operandi

Shoes: Leather strappy mid-heel sandals by ATP Atelier, US$360 (S$490), via Moda Operandi

Bag: Circle straw bag with top handle by Ashley Summer, S$89

Earrings: Asymmetrical coin earrings by Sonia Rykiel, S$554, via Farfetch

Sunglasses: Tinted sunglasses with cut detail by Topshop, S$39.90

 

Evening

Instead of a floor-length dress or a skirt, go bold with a pair of multi-coloured bell bottoms and killer accessories.

Pants: Printed brocade pants by Dolce & Gabbana, £775 (S$1,386)

Shoes: Mesh and satin pumps by Malone Souliers, £525 (S$939), via Net-a-Porter

Bag: Ruffled trimmed woven clutch with top handle by The Vampire’s Wife, US$556 (S$758), via Matchesfashion

Earrings: Asymmetrical hoop earrings by Mounser, S$353, via Farfetch

Ring: 18K gold plated sculptural ring by Anissa Kermiche, £300 (S$540)

 

Party

With the right mini-skirt and thigh high boots, you’re ready to dance the night away.

Skirt: Ruffled tweed mini skirt by Self-Portrait, £235 (S$423), via Net-a-Porter

Shoes: Knee high suede boots by Saint Laurent, S$3,980

Bag: Round crossbody bag by Zara, S$55.90

Belt: Thick leather waist belt by Isabel Marant, £325 (S$585), via Net-a-Porter

 

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