The Boyfriend Look

Because it clearly looks better on me.

Hahaha just kidding, only a little. I stole this turtle neck and jacket from my boyfriend because I had the brilliant idea that it would make for the perfect look. It’s actually super funny because he was wearing it at the time and I had to tell him that I’m jacking his fit on the spot. Sharing is caring, right? Luckily, he was more than happy to oblige making an exuberantly happy me.

I have recently found myself gravitating toward the oversized, comfy look. Not sure if it’s because of the winter or just because I’ve been running out of clothes, but I’ve grown quite attached. Since I don’t own many oversized pieces, I’ve been casually borrowing sweaters from my dad’s closet. So, the moment I saw what le bae was wearing, I knew I had to have it on. LOL. So this inspired look is taking “The Boyfriend” style to a new, literal meaning #sorrynotsorry.

Since I was basically stealing a look from someone else, I decided to go all in and change my part to a middle. I used to rock this look when I was younger with paper straight, long black hair and no layers at all. It wasn’t until 6th grade that I decided to get a “big-girl” look, switch my part, get bangs, chop my hair, and layer it up.

I actually have tried to sport this middle part but I felt super self conscious about the way it framed my face. I felt like I looked ridiculous and could never measure up to the not-even-trying-but-I-totally-pull-it-off-anyway look. Think the Kardashians. So with my care out the window, I took the plunge to try it out again and throw on a vampy shade. Perhaps I was going for an alterego look where I exuded confidence and a lack of care to what others think.

Looking back, I have to say that I’m super glad that I jumped the gun and just went with whatever I felt like doing. Sometimes you just have to take a risk and believe in it full force and the result will be nothing short of amazing. I felt like a total badass rocking men’s wear and a “new do”.

A friend once said to me that if you are confident in what you do, it will reflect fiercely and effortlessly. I agree 110% in that! Don’t be afraid to test new limits and push certain boundaries. Always challenge yourself and know that you can accomplish anything you set your mind to.

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Styled:
Zara Leather Jacket | H&M Turtle Neck
Aritzia Leggings | Steve Madden OTK’s
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32 Comments
  • You fit perfectly with your boyfriend’s gray turtleneck. I wish I could share pieces with my boyfriend’s closet but he’s 6’2 (1 feet taller than me) so I can’t wear any of his clothes. I just wear a few of his shirts as a loungewear dress. You’re totally rocking it in your boyfriend’s clothes.

    http://www.atsunamatsui.com

  • petiteandbold
    February 1, 2017

    Oh hello le boyfriend and thank you for that sweater cause Jenn styled it to the perfection! I mean, why buy an oversized sweater when you can borrow one from the lover boy hehe 😉
    I like your hair like that Jenn! I think you look beautiful! Like you said , confidence is key in everyting you do! If you feel confident about something it will show!

    Bisous, Josie
    http://www.petiteandbold.com

  • Mariann Yip
    February 1, 2017

    I wear my boyfriends clothing all the time so I can definitely relate to loving the oversized feel of sweaters. I’m always striving to feel comfortable and that outfit is definitely something I would wear!

  • uniquelyjulia
    February 1, 2017

    I always steal my boyfriend’s clothes, they are so comfortable!
    You look great. 🙂

    Julia x
    https://uniquelyjulia.wordpress.com/

  • Candace
    February 1, 2017

    I would have never guessed that was your boyfriend’s sweater. You wear it so well and I’m sure it looks better on you 🙂 You may have just given me a new idea! My boyfriend and I are similar in size, except he’s a lot more buff than me 😉

    http://www.thebeautybeau.com

  • Yasmin Hakim
    February 1, 2017

    I love that you stole your boyfriend’s clothes for this shoot. I too am running out of things to style. I don’t have a boyfriend, and my dad’s wardrobe is not blog worthy. So I may just have to stick to watching what you post on your blog for inspiration 🙂

    xx Yasmin
    http://banglesandbungalows.com

  • snappedbygraciegracie
    February 1, 2017

    I do not currently have a boyfriend but I love mens clothing and anything oversized & comfy ! And I love the center part on you it looks super cute !
    xx, gracie
    snappedbygracie.com

  • Helen Chik
    February 2, 2017

    I’m also super guilty of stealing my bfs clothes now and again. I always think everything looks better slightly oversized and leaves something to the imagination 😉

    Helen xx
    https://helenchik.com/how-la-prairies-line-interception-power-duo-changed-my-skin

  • www.bunnybernice.com
    February 2, 2017

    I’m also gravitating towards more comfortable clothes over things right fitting. I love this look for winter!

    https://www.bunnybernice.com

  • Christine Kong
    February 2, 2017

    I love the middle part and I think it frames your face so beautifully! As I get older, I am gravitating more towards oversized and comfy than tight and fitted. I am so happy that the oversized look is in style right now. This turtleneck sweater and parka are edgy yet also warm which is crucial in the winter. You nailed it with this look and now you have more options for wardrobe now that you can go into the BF’s closet! =). xoxo, Christine
    http://dailykongfidence.com/

  • thehatlogic
    February 2, 2017

    I love boyfriend size jackets! I’m always going in my dad’s closet and stealing his stuff because there’s no boyfriend in my life right now, but it’s still just as comfy!! This jacket looks great on you!!
    Jordan xx
    http://www.thehatlogic.com

  • stylelullaby
    February 2, 2017

    You really pulled off this look babe! Haha I wish I could wear my bf’s stuff but it’s pretty rare that I ever get to because I’m like an XXS and he’s an XL LOL. But I’ve always loved the idea of playing dress up using items from his closet…. maybe I just need to get creative now hehe 🙂 thanks for the inspo babe! xo, sharon

    http://www.stylelullaby.com/lifestyle/staying-healthy-traditional-medicinals-walmart/

  • Stephanie (@shesawstyle)
    February 2, 2017

    HOLY HOTNESS, girlfriend (in her boyfriend’s clothes). You look freaking amazing. From the oversized clothing paired with those killer boots, to your middle part, to your vampy lip color, it’s all incredible. You seriously slay no matter what you wear, but I’ve got to say this is one of my favorite posts from you. It’s really neat to see the transformation since when I first began to follow along with your blog! You’ve grown so much, and I’m loving this air of confidence!

    Stephanie // SheSawStyle.com

  • Jo @ CutandChicVintage
    February 3, 2017

    I love the “boyfriend” look, especially when you mix it up with something sexy and feminine like your OTK boots. You look so fierce in this outfit, babe! Loving these photos too!

    xo, Jo
    http://www.cutandchic.com

  • samanthamariko
    February 3, 2017

    I’m also really obsessed with oversized sweaters, pants and outerwear! It’s just so much more comfortable AND looks cute too! I’m loving this sweater on you 🙂
    http://www.samanthamariko.com

  • camille
    February 3, 2017

    Gosh now if only I had a boyfriend to do my own boyfriend look with!! You look amazing in his stuff 🙂

  • thomasfalkenstedt
    February 5, 2017

    I wish I had a bae to steal clothes from, but then again, I have too many of my own, so I’m like buried in clothes anyway, haha. You look absolutely adorable in his clothes though, so please go through his wardrobe and “steal” some more outfits from him! 🙂
    xoxo
    Thomas

    http://thomasfalkenstedt.com

  • secretofdd
    February 5, 2017

    I love boyfriend looks and that used to be me. You look amazing, love this look.

  • jenellewitty
    February 5, 2017

    I sometimes wonder if a centre part just looks ridiculous on me too! It probably doesn’t but it does sorta frame the face in a really different way. And, I am with you, always borrow from the boys!
    xx Jenelle
    http://www.inspiringwit.com/

  • sveeteskapes
    February 5, 2017

    You look amazing hun. 1. I don’t know anyone who can wear black and gray as well as you and 2. whoa, I would have never guesses they are men’s wear, haha. Looks great on you!

    xx, Kusum | http://www.sveeteskapes.com

  • mikialamode.com
    February 5, 2017

    You look so good with your hair parted in the middle. From time to time, I change the part on my head too because it starts to fall flat from where I usually part it and it feels weird every time. lol
    I love the oversized piece on you. You look so damn good girl. Be confident in everything you rock. You look great!

    Xo,
    Miki
    http://mikialamode.com

  • Jessi Malay
    February 6, 2017

    Such a cool and casual look babe! I love how you kept all the color tones dark and neutral… it really makes the outfit perfect for winter! Have an amazing day love 🙂

    XO Jessi,
    http://www.mywhitet.com/fashion-week-rebecca-minkoffs-spring-2017-la-runway-show/

  • Marcy yu
    February 7, 2017

    Yes, I agree looks better on you hehehe
    Love the oversized pieces too they are so comfy.
    As always inlove of your pics.

    xoxo
    Marcy

  • francesca
    February 7, 2017

    killing it girl! I just loved this shoot when I saw it on insta. So very cool
    Francesca
    Frank Vinyl : A California Fashion Blog

  • rachel vogt
    February 8, 2017

    Love your boyfriend look, so fierce and comfy.
    xoxo, Rachel

  • Hadasah Love | Style To Love
    February 10, 2017

    .Love this look, beautiful pictures!
    “Kisses

    Hadasah Love || http://www.styletolove.com

  • Cinddie Teo
    February 13, 2017

    That middle part looks great on you and frames your face perfectly! I wish I could jack my boyfriend’s wardrobe like you, but he’s a full head-ish taller and way bigger than I am!

    xoxo, Cinddie
    http://www.fashbrown.com

  • Linh Dao
    February 14, 2017

    Girl! you are so correct that it looks way better on you! I love this snow shoot and your hair is amazing!

    Linh
    http://xcapewithlinh.com/love-isnt-saved-for-just-one-day/

  • Floortje
    February 15, 2017

    Love your wintery outfit dear! Hope you had a great V-day!

    Xx,

    || FLOORTJELOVES ||

    http://www.floortjeloves.com
    http://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/floortjeloves-12198253

  • Milex
    February 15, 2017

  • Hadasah Love | Style To Love
    February 16, 2017

    You’ve got Style to Love! I love your blog!!!
    xox
    Hadasah || http://www.styletolove.com

  • Hadasah Love | Style To Love
    February 22, 2017

    Beautiful look! Love the pics!
    Muahhhh
    Hadasah Love || http://www.styletolove.com

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