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Today's post will be about how to wear your boyfriend's blue Oxford shirt to be on-trend for spring.
I wanted to know what is exactly and what is the difference between an oxford shirt and a normal one. Turns out it is the kind of fabric, which is the main reason why we love it so much.
The Oxford cloth tends to be thicker making it that bit more casual. It has nothing to do with the type of shirt. And, shock horror, the shirt wasn’t even made in Oxford. In fact, the Oxford shirt is so-called because it is constructed from a fabric using a unique basketweave, originating in Scotland during the 19thcentury. (From Burton website)
I am not usually a big fan of shirts, especially not in the winter as I found them rather cold, plus they need to be ironed and steamed, but lately, I have forced myself on this rather tedious task because I really enjoy wearing blue Oxford shirts when the weather is nice.
Well, the Oxford shirt is now more popular than ever. It is smart by nature but it can be dressed down easily, which is actually my favourite way of wearing it as I don't work in a conservative environment.
A blue Oxford shirt really elevates any kind of outfit and it is super versatile, which is crucial if you like me would like to downsize your wardrobe to own fewer items of better quality. I am going to list some of the best options now on the market and how to style them.
In the pictures above I am wearing my rather old boyfriends shirts but I will link some alternatives for you.
The main point of stealing his shirts is that they'll be oversized in all the right places (even if we have more or less the same build, his shoulders are definitely bigger than mine), therefore they hang nice and flowing on me.
My recommendation is to buy in the men's department if you are rather tall.
The main reason is that a man's body shape is different and the shirt will be longer and less fitted on the shoulders compared to a bigger size in the woman range. The result will be effortlessly chic and it will just fit much better. Trust me, I have tried.
You'll be spoilt with choices: they certainly have more shades of blue and shapes of collars available compared to the women's department.
On the other hand, for all the lovely petite girls out there, I would stick in the women's department but go up to 2 sizes to keep the proportion balanced and to avoid a frumpy look.
Burton light blue long sleeve Oxford shirt
Gant Oxford shirt
Ralph Lauren oxford shirt
Gant pinpoint oxford shirt
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A crisp blue shirt, fully buttoned or slightly opened, paired with dark trousers, either wide or straight leg, and with the addition of a blazer make this powerful look appropriate for work. yet stylish and comfortable.
Changing the accessories of the outfit will change the dress code: add a knitwear piece, a pair of jeans or a pair of shorts to dress it down while keeping the look polished.
The best feature of this shirt is that it looks good on everything for every occasion and goes with all the possible colours of the rainbow. So don't be afraid to experiment! From the minimalistic approach to the craziest streetwear look, it is the best friend for every woman.
My absolute favourite way of wearing a blue oxford shirt is casual. It is still incredibly chic compared to normal tops and tees.
The ways of styling it is almost endless and every style has the power to change the whole mood of the look from masculine to super feminine. Right now, it can be worn with your leggings and joggers to relax around the house or to grab some food at the supermarket without looking sloppy.
Open buttons to a deep V neck, roll your sleeves up, tuck it in your shorts or jeans and you are ready for the weekend with a straw bag and summery sandals.
Leave it completely opened and use it as a jacket wearing a vest or a t-shirt under it. This is a cool tip if you are pregnant or if you want to hide your middle section. Rosie the Riveter vibes: tie the shirt at the front to cinch in your waist and add a pop of colour with fun accessories and quirky jewellery.
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