WEAR IT OUT

Boy­ish gear for women is on trend this spring , with bomber jack­ets and base­ball tops back in favour

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - SEVEN DAYS | GOING OUT - Emma Fraser

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

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