The boyfriend tee refers to one of the latest women’s trends originally modified from the men’s style tee shirt to create a looser fit than other typical women’s styles available. While this style tee is generally thought of as super casual and for weekend/lounge wear only, it also works really well dressed up for the office or even for a night out on the town!
Much like boyfriend jeans and blazers, the boyfriend tee is quickly becoming a woman’s wardrobe staple. When it comes to making the boyfriend tee work with your personal style, it really couldn’t be simpler. Easy to pair with pants, skirts, shirts and any style bottoms, the boyfriend tee is a classic addition to finish any outfit. From casual to evening wear, add statement jewellery for the perfect outfit that is bang on-trend.
The Emerge Boyfriend Tee with drop shoulders and a curved hem comes in an array of colours so you’re sure to find the tone for you. The on trend split back of the tee provides a fresh take on the staple piece of clothing. Wondering what to pair with your tee? Try jeans and espadrilles for a laid back weekend look.
Don’t feel limited by the different places you go. Not only can you wear your tee to the office, and to lunch on the weekend, but your boyfriend tee can easily be dressed up for a fabulous night out.
Work in a corporate office? As long as there aren’t any rules about what you wear, a boyfriend tee paired with a collared blazer will instantly take the tee from casual to super smart. Pairing your tee with a buttoned up jacket will probably mean you don’t see a lot of the tee, however wearing it as a comfortable underlayer will mean you still get to wear your favourite pieces to the office.
For lunch with the girls, you probably want something a little bit unique and playful. Try a patterned skirt with a plain boyfriend tee. Tuck in at the waist or wear as an over layer, whatever works best. Finish the look with flats or sandals and your favourite simple jewellery.
Take your outfit from day to night. Dress up your tee with elements of glam style. Think a bold coloured lipstick, black ponte pants and a statement necklace for a look with more coverage. If you want more movement and color, try a swing skirt or leather-look skirt and heels!
It’s what’s underneath that counts
Once you’ve mastered exactly what to pair with your tee, you’re probably wondering what undergarments will work best. This depends on the fabric of your shirt and whether or not the fabric is clingy or loose, as well as a number of other factors. The best solution for a clingy knit fabric is a molded cup bra. Alternatively you can opt for the well-loved t-shirt bra. Yes, you can actually buy a bra designed purposefully for wearing with tees. These bras have a formed cup, made of a thin, but dense fibre, which creates a smooth, rounded line under your shirt, while also providing comfortable coverage. T-shirt bras are typically under wired, but wireless options are also available. You’ll find these stylish undergarments in colors and prints perfect to wear under both dark and light-colored tees. Opt for nude or white if you’re wearing something light and darker coloured straps if you’re wearing black or heavier shades.
The boyfriend tee is one of the most versatile wardrobe items, once you’ve figured out all the different things you can pair it with. Spend some time trying on your tee with different style bottoms to find out what really flatters your figure and suits your personal style. If you’re trying the boyfriend tee for the first time, you might feel more comfortable with a tee in one block colour. However, as you become more adventurous with your wardrobe, keep an eye out for fun prints and bold tees that really let your personality shine. Once you’ve got this style on lock, you might even find you can manipulate your partners clothes to give off the perfect edgy and true boyfriend style!
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