Saturday, 22 August 2015

Styling Boyfriend Pants 4 Ways

These pants were a happy mistake! 

I ordered them online from Old Navy for my husband, he's had previous pairs, but these were way too tight in the legs for his muscular thighs... like jeggings too tight, and that's not a good look for a man!

No free shipping or returns when you live in Australia!  So I kept them. 

I love the relaxed boyfriend style, the slight drop crotch (they are for a man!), the 36" inseam and the colour is perfection! 

For reasons unknown a woman can get away with wearing men's clothing but eyebrows sometimes raise if a man is wearing something made for a woman.  Obviously cut and fit is different for the genders, but if you find something you love & it fits you well it really doesn't matter if it's "male" or "female".

Enough about my thoughts on gender specific clothing... this post is about my new pants!

Just a proud Mama note: all of these shots were taken by my 3 year old daughter!  Forgive some of the creative angles!

I've offset the pants with a lace tee (from Big W, on sale for $1), leopard belt (made by me)
& some red heels (old Steve Madden)

She went for a bit of an action shot here, but you can see the detail of the lace &
leopard belt.
Still can't believe I got this top for $1!!!

More of a casual look with flats from Target and a tee from Mix Apparel
(on clearance at Coles) for $2! 
I've been on a roll with the bargain tops!

Being repeatedly told "Mama, you look so BOOOOtiful" does not get old.  Ever.

Another action shot!  My daughter was standing on a milk crate!

I'm trying out the half tuck.  Don't know how I feel about it. 
My head got cut off here, but hey, she's 3!

This pink gingham shirt (made by me) is the softest crinkly cotton, it's FAB! 

Then my photographer got distracted by a bird...

Wishing I'd cleaned my sneakers before photographing them... oh well, this is real life!

If you follow me on IG you'll have seen me wear this Lee Cooper shirt a LOT. 
I love it, it's old & really soft.  Paired it here with canvas sneakers from Target for an everyday casual look.

Photos c/o my wonderful & fabulously talented 3 year old daughter 
(typical overly proud Mama here!). 
Hubs may be out of a job!

Raid your husbands closet or when next shopping check out the men's department - you may just be surprised!


  1. Wow! Very clever! They look so cute, you did a really good job!

    1. Thanks Margaret, I love how versatile they are! x Allison

  2. There's so much to love about this write-up! You had me in stitches with some of the photo captions and the photo of the bird. Hah! I think it's so great that your daughter took the photos and overall, she did a remarkable job! I always find it helpful when bloggers show how to style one piece several ways and you did a great job of highlighting how versatile these pants are. I think you may have also started a new trend..."husband pants" instead of "boyfriend pants". Lastly, I just have to say I'm very jealous of that gingham shirt. :)

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words Beth! I am very impressed with my little girl & will be using her as my photographer again, she take a lot of pride in her work! I do like the gingham shirt, and the sleeves are long enough because I made it! Ah the joys of sewing!
      I like "husband pants"... brings a level of maturity & commitment to the trend!!! We could start something new here!! x Allison

  3. Lace shirt for $1? Total win. Love all the looks!


  4. You would never be able to tell those were made for men, they look fab on you! Love all the ways you've style these pants.

    Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you Thursday.


    1. Thank you so much Alice! See you Thursday - your link up is great! x Allison

  5. The pants look amazing on you! And I can't believe a 3 year old took these shots! My hubby couldn't do as well (shhh don't tell him ;)
    Thanks for sharing with Fun Fashion Friday & hope to see you back this week!

    Dawn Lucy

    1. Thank you so much! I am very proud of my little photographer! Thanks for the great link up. X Allison

  6. You made the gingham shirt yourself?!? You are very talented, that's for sure. The shirt outfit and the lace one were my favourites, and I loved your comments about your daughter, who defintely should consider become the new Annie Leibowitz. I hope you remembered to pay her for her efforts, birds and comments and all... ;-)

    Anett | Tall Girl's Fashion

    1. Thanks Anett! I've made a few shirts, they're not my favourite thing to make but I do love having sleeves which are long enough! x Allison

  7. Super cute - LOVE that pink shirt you made! These pants look great on you.

    And so much truth to this: 'if you find something you love & it fits you well it really doesn't matter if it's "male" or "female".'

    1. Thank you so much for reading & commenting! I'm loving these pants & wearing them a lot! x Allison

  8. Such great looks!! Thanks so much for linking up!

    1. Thank you Jaymie for the great link up! x Allison