7 Dos and Don’ts of Raiding Your Boyfriend’s Closet

DON’T borrow his jeans. Unless the two of you happen to have a coordinating ratio of measurements to yield the perfect boyfriend jean, it just won’t work. Of course there are lucky girls who can pull off their guy’s Levi’s, but most of the time it doesn’t happen.

DO borrow his jackets! The boyfriend blazer, unlike the boyfriend jean, offers a lot more room for variation in size, shape, etc. Worn properly, your boyfriend’s suit jacket can be more authentic and chic than an Yves Saint Laurent smoking jacket. Try it over a fitted dress or go “all-black-everything” and pair it with skinny jeans and heels.

DON’T borrow his shoes. This may seem like an obvious rule. Unfortunately, I once suffered the fate of having to borrow my boy’s basketball sneakers because my wedges broke while we were walking in the park. My shoes were unsalvageable and those Nikes were the only option other than splinters and foreign objects (i.e. bare feet).

DO borrow his socks. As weird as it may seem, being open to wearing your boy’s socks once in a while can save you a lot of discomfort in the future. We all forget to do laundry now and again, but that doesn’t mean we need to ride the struggle bus sockless, damp and cold.

DO borrow his t-shirts. I feel like this is a given. Whether it’s chic or not, every girl is going to borrow her guy’s t-shirts. It becomes her most comfortable article of clothing because it smells like him, feels like him and reminds her of him. Guys also happen to have super cool tees and there are a million ways to make a fashion statement with them.

DO borrow his hoodies. Once I met a guy and before I fell in love with him, I fell in love with his hoodie. I remember looking at it and thinking, I could make that look so much cooler. I could even make it look stylish. Coincidentally, we broke up shortly after he told me I could keep the hoodie.

DO borrow his hats. Beanies are more pretty much unisex nowadays. Enough said.