Bypassing the Boy Jean

The “boyfriend” jean has taken the world by storm, with A list celebrities refusing to be caught dead in last season’s dark and raw revolution. Boy by Band of Outsiders does not buck this trend entirely, but it takes the boy aesthetic to another level, mixing masculinity and feminity to create an overall look that emphasizes the importance of fit and bold choices.

Boy by Band of Outsiders F/W 2009-19

Boy by Band of Outsiders F/W 2009-19

A dramatic heel is packed full of colour and sneaker-inspired edge, contrasting the more casual nature of a rolled up short.  Boy by Band of Outsiders creates their ‘boy’ aesthetic by mixing casual and tailored pieces. Notable is a well-tailored double-breasted jacket that shines alonside gold button detailing. The jacket is matched with a chimney sweep-inspired hat and simple t-shirt that allow the bold heel and well-crafted jacket to emphasize the lax quality of the boyish aesthetic. Band of Outsiders literalizes the classic theme of boy-meets-girl and shows how the aesthetics of traditional masculinity can be made feminine with the right focus on detailing.

Boy by Band of Outsiders F/W 2009-10

Boy by Band of Outsiders F/W 2009-10

My advice? Ditch the ubiquitous boyfriend jean for something a little bit less subtle. Choose well tailored pieces and accent them with colour, but don’t stop there. To complete this look, the word ‘relaxed’ will be key, but don’t overwhelm the outfit with a baggy jean, try a less structured blazer or a slouchy hat and shorts to bridge the masculine and feminine touches. Try this and you will out-fashion any A-lister.

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One response to “Bypassing the Boy Jean

  1. I would definitely have to go with a tailored option, because the baggy style doesn’t work for my small frame! I adore the slouchy style on other taller girls, though!

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