I have a confession to make. It’s something I’ve toyed with for years but now it’s time to ‘fess up and tell you that, well, I like menswear. A lot.
I’ve been known to coerce my other half into buying things in Zara just so I can pinch them later, and I have a serious crush on Girl in Menswear. If my arms were long enough I’d have snapped up one of H&M’s fisherman style jackets from their S/S13 menswear collection and I’ve even been known to snap up bargains in the boys department (seriously – age 12-13 is pretty much a size 10).
There is something undeniably cosy and heart warming about wearing something that belongs to a loved one – slightly-too-big jumpers, sweatshirts and t-shirts have all made their way into my wardrobe, each one identifiable to a relationship, romantic or otherwise. When a relationship ends, clothing can get caught in the crossfire and the best thing to do in these situations –if you really want that threadbare Idlewild hoodie – is to sneak it into the back of your wardrobe when he’s not looking and feign confusion when questioned.
This fairlise style jumper from George ticks all the boxes but fortunately I don’t have to share it with anyone else! I’m not a huge fan of brightly coloured or cartoon style Christmas jumpers so I naturally gravitated to the wintery fairisle jumpers in George’s menswear collection. This navy and cream number is deliciously warm and is perfect for Sunday afternoon ambles around the city.
I’ve paired it with this tartan skirt from H&M that I bought in Spain seven years ago – each winter it seems to shrink a little more but I can’t quite part with it yet so it’s usually paired with think tights or leggings to tone down the, er, shortness!
Do you have a softspot for menswear – stolen or otherwise?
Fairisle mens jumper – c/o George / Tartan skirt – H&M / Cable knit socks – M&S / Black beanie – Accessorize / Navy boots – Dr Martens