WEAR IT OUT
Boyish gear for women is on trend this spring , with bomber jackets and baseball tops back in favour
This week we meet Aisling Chan, student and Topshop sales assistant. She shows us how to get a great weekend look wearing clothes you could find in your boyfriend’s wardrobe. This look works for Saturday shopping followed by some much-needed bar-crawling.
1 Jacket: The bomber jacket is a popular spring/summer choice . Farah always has great vintage-inspired pieces and this jacket is almost a direct copy of the MA-1 aviator flight jacket with the great orange lining. One thing’s for sure: this lightweight outerwear, originally created for pilots, is a trend that is here to stay. Farah Vintage ¤45 stuartslondon.com
2 Jeans: The irony of ripped denim is that it takes skill to engineer something so careless. The brave option is to go mad with a scissors on your old denim, but, otherwise, Topshop can handle the ripping for us. The challenge is to stay comfortable while making the distressed jeans look effortlessly pulled together, something Aisling has definitely nailed. Moto Leigh Ripped, Topshop ¤45
3 Top: Baseball jerseys are a trend in men’s and women’s fashion at the moment, with designers, brands and fashion icons all trying out the laidback, sporty look. These fashion jerseys are not made for a real-life team, but are designed to be a fashion statement instead. The
jersey above is from Topman, proving that rooting around in the men’s sections will definitely pay off. Topman ¤25
4 Boots: Boots with a bit of gold bling are popping up all over the place, which can help to add sparkle to your look. These punk-inspired boots are something worth investing in, if you haven’t already. Almost every fashion brand this season has embellished a pair of stumpy boots with chunky chain designs. If you have a lot of pocket money, there is a more expensive choice from Givenchy (¤1,445), or get the look for less at chockersshoes.co.uk (¤30).
5 Bag: Studded bags add a great edge to any look. They also put a glamorous spin on rocker chic that will go with just about anything in our closets. Topshop ¤35
Main photo: Dean Ryan McDaid