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If you were my boyfriend

Menswear-inspired tailoring on women has been a remerging trend in fashion for a few years now.  Brogues, loafers, tweed, and pant suits are vastly becoming apart of women's wardrobes.  Another men's inspired trend that has been sticking around is the boyfriend fit.  Originally adapted by women legitimately borrowing their partners jeans and shirts, designers started to pick up on the trend and design women's version of the "borrowed from the boyfriend" fit. Since this trend has stuck around for several years, it's safe to say that we can start classifying these pieces into the classic category.

Here's how to wear the boyfriend look:
The Boyfriend Blazer:
This blazer fits in all the right places, such as shoulders and arms, yet fits extra loose and long in the length.  Wear this relaxed style with jeans or your favourite denim cut-offs.  Add a classic striped boyfriend shirt and loafers for a head-to-toe take on the menswear trend. If you're wanting a bit more feminine influence, this piece also looks great with a mini-skirt or a flowing dress. 
The Boyfriend Jean:
Though the skinny jean looks great with just about everything, lets face it: they can be pretty uncomfortable.  To our comfort rescue comes the boyfriend jean with its relaxed fit and rolled up hem, suitable for lounging around the house (with your boyfriend). Want to take them out on the town? Just add heels and a cute blouse!  
The Boyfriend Shirt:
I've featured this buttoned up shirt in all three of these outfits to show you the versatility of the classic men's oxford shirt. Worn loose and causal on women, this will remain a staple for years to come. Grab an extra long boyfriend shirt to wear with leggings or even on its own!

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About the Author

Alana Denham, a small town girl from Alberta, is making waves in Kelowna with her fashion statements, and people are noticing.

Denham recently won a contest to be the Okanaganista - a guru on all things fashion in the Okanagan Valley.

The contest to be the Okanaganista was run by Orchard Park Shopping Centre. As the winner Denham will be working on projects with the centre, writing a weekly column for Castanet and she'll have a guest spot for the Morning Show with Kevin and Sonia on SunFM to talk fashion.

If you can’t wait to get your hands on each week’s column you can check out Alana Denham’s website:

The Okanaganista will be giving tips on how to achieve effortless fashion, "buy pieces you love, wear what you feel good in and dare to try new things."

The views expressed are strictly those of the author and not necessarily those of Castanet. Castanet presents its columns "as is" and does not warrant the contents.

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