Boyfriend Shirts Aren’t Just for the Young

Having ‘his’ and ‘hers’ sides of the closet doesn’t necessarily mean you can only pick from one section. Sometimes your favorite piece of clothing is ‘borrowed’ from your man’s side of the closet. A perfect example of this is their button-down shirt, which has migrated to our side more than once. With the versatility and fun it can add to your wardrobe, we’ll forgive you for not returning it after the last time he unknowingly loaned it to you. After watching the popularity of the oversized boyfriend shirt grow, more and more brands have jumped on the trend bandwagon over the years and have begun producing their own ‘boyfriend shirts.’ This look is talked about almost every season, and The Times believes this will be a major trend this season too. 

Belted, tied, or worn loose, the options are endless. The boyfriend shirt is perfect when worn casually with leggings and a cute pair of booties, or turned into a cute “dress” by cinching it at the waist with a slim belt. For colder weather, you can layer it with a turtleneck to keep warm while still keeping your fashion game on point. This top is perfect for those days where you want to look young, breezy, and carefree, while still keeping comfort and style in mind. 

Any way you wear it, your boyfriend shirt can be stylishly fun. Just remember to give it that feminine touch by adding an undone button, wearing something fitted on bottom, and keeping a confident attitude. Below are our top picks for the boyfriend shirt, in case you choose to leave your man’s in his closet and go buy your own.

ASOS long sleeve boyfriend shirt, $20.15

This is an easy wardrobe win, and you can have the boyfriend look in a feminine color. This piece is over 40% off!

Boyfriend Vegan Leather Shirt WeWoreWhat, $168

This top is trendy and comfortable! Made with vegan leather, the quality is great and it’s super versatile.

Oversized Boyfriend NK Shirt, $195

This top fits true to size, and it has split cuffs and a front-button closure. 

Plaid Boyfriend Shirt, $59

Even the noncommittal person will stay true to this weekend-essential. This oversized plaid shirt is woven to be soft, relaxed, and incredibly easygoing.

ATM Anthony Thomas Melillo Silk Charmeuse Boyfriend T-Shirt, $250

This is a luxurious silk T-shirt with a stylishly boxy fit.

The Bo Boyfriend Embroidered Buttondown, $98

The Bo delivers a slightly-oversized fit which allows it to be versatile and chic. This rendition’s shimmery touches make it a perfect match for high-waisted trousers, or keep it laidback by wearing it loosely hung over a pair of distressed jeans.

Madewell Lenore Plaid Oversize Flannel Ex-Boyfriend Shirt, $88

Madewell’s signature ex-boyfriend shirt is transformed into an oversized version, made of plush flannel in a timeless plaid pattern. 

Wilt Shrunken Boyfriend Top, $90

Borrowing the oversize shape of your boyfriend’s favorite tee, Wilt’s slub knit creation slims down the silhouette for a fit all your own.

A.P.C. Boyfriend striped cotton shirt, $170

A.P.C. founder Jean Touitou’s vision comes to life in this androgynous yellow boyfriend shirt. Wear it with loose jeans for an easy Paris-inspired weekday look.

Stradivarius oversized boyfriend shirt in green plaid, $46

With an eye for detail, this trendy checker top pattern pairs perfectly with the boyfriend style. 

Onia Linen Boyfriend Shirt Cover-Up, $195

This boyfriend top is perfect as a swimwear cover up, with bonus chest patch buttoned pockets and side-slit pockets.

Frame Boyfriend Silk Shirt, $348

Classic shirting with a feminine touch, this shirt includes a soft silk fabrication, long tapered sleeves, and flared cuffs.

Oversized Boyfriend NK Shirt, $185

This is monochrome madness! This top will help you stand out anywhere you go. 

Adelia Washed Boyfriend Top, $68

This layered look features a washed finish for a touch of playfulness and ease.

Seafolly Boyfriend-fit cotton beach shirt, $65

This boyfriend beach shirt is a must have for any fashion list. Crafted from pure, lightweight cotton, it features an easy mandarin collar, a V-neck opening, and a loose fit that makes light work of dressing for everything from sightseeing to sailing trips.

No boyfriend? No problem! All these shirts will be the perfect addition into your core classics. Find the perfect pair of jeans under $100 to pair with your shirt here

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