Fashion Cues from the Boys: The Boyfriend Jacket


You know those lazy Saturdays when you borrow your boyfriend’s jacket to grab brunch with friends, and your outfit winds up being the talk of the table?It seems this relaxed trend is taking center stage! Embracing the masculine and feminine balance can be tricky at times, but when you add a men’s style jacket to your otherwise girly attire, you achieve the perfect mix.

Here are a few options to get your menswear style up and running:

1. Stella McCartney Wool Mix Indus Coat. Leave it to Stella to create a simple yet wonderfully elegant jacket with strong menswear lines. Pair it with skinny pants, heels, a nice blouse and a dash of red lipstick and you are Katharine Hepburn incarnated!

2. Nixxi Pea Coat. A hat’s tip to the sailor pea coat, Nixxi offers this style in organic wool with silk and hemp lining.

3. Izzy Lane A/W Collection 2010. Wensleydale and Shetland sheep comprise the Izzy Lane line and are mainly of animals that would have been sent to slaughter for being male, missing a pregnancy, being a little lame, being too small, being too old or having imperfections such as a black spot in a white fleece. This line is ethical with a strong heritage.

Bottom line: boyfriend jackets compliment feminine frames and with these options, hang with a purpose!