WIW to the rack, and men's shirt?

Here I am at the Rack, where I tried on a white shirt that was mis-filed into the women's section. It's a Theory men's shirt, size XS. I've really been liking the oversized white shirt look recently, but none of my shirts get the right stolen-from-my-guy look. When I tried this on, I realized maybe the key is to actually wear a men's shirt. What do you think? I love the fit aside from the sleeve length but I might be nuts.

Today's outfit is a FFBO that may have appeared here before: a mesh Club Monaco sweater, these oversized Zara jeans, and my Allsaints ankle boots. I'm glad it's chilly enough for long sleeves for once.

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13 Comments

  • Joy replied 2 years ago

    Except for the shoulder seams and sleeve length, it looks like it fits well, and the stolen-from-the-guys look is probably supposed to look like this. Your shopping outfit looks great too.

  • approprio replied 2 years ago

    Looks good to me. You could wear it as it is if you roll the sleeves just so, but you could always get it tailored.

    I am a great proponent of shopping the men's department for the stolen-from-the-guys look. Why would I want womenswear for that? Duh. 

  • SW Ann replied 2 years ago

    I think this shirt nails it....looks great on you!

  • Ginkgo replied 2 years ago

    Looks "just right" to me.

  • Angie replied 2 years ago

    I don't fancy the sleeve length or width at the cuff, but do like the rest of the shirt, which is easily achievable in a women's boyfriend shirt fit. (Or you could look into having this shirt tailored). Many of my shirts fit like this in the bodice but are more tapered and shorter on the sleeves. 

    I much prefer it tucked than worn over your trousers. 

  • jackiec replied 2 years ago

    My first honest opinion is that it looks to big - kind of like you're swimming in it. Then I saw the tucked version and liked it much better. Depends what you're after - and sounds like you're looking for that super oversized look. Just my opinion. I love what you're wearing today - that's an awesome mesh sweater.

  • Caro in Oz replied 2 years ago

    I've bought mens shirts in the past & had them tailored - better fabric for way less $$. Not loving the "folds" in the side view of this one though, imo there may be a problem with the fit of the shoulders. 

  • CocoLion replied 2 years ago

    It's raining here right now!  I have a sweater AND even turned the heater on for a few minutes.  So excited.

    OK, recovering.  I just had to share your excitement over "sleeves."  I get it!

    I think the men's shirt looks just right.  You have the IT build for a borrowed from the boys piece -- I can never wear men's shirts as the shoulders are too big and the hips don't button.  You look tomboy but still feminine due to your delicate build and features.  I always think you are stunning, and I love your FFBO, the distressing in the jeans adds interest while still preserving your minimalist style.

  • Greyscale replied 2 years ago

    Angie, the sleeves are definitely the concern. I didn't show it with my usual solution ("fake french cuff") but it looks much trimmer buttoned like that. But maybe not enough. I bought it, but it's not a definite keeper. I do actually have a hard time finding women's boyfriend-style shirts, so this one has a lot of appeal. I have some very nice J Crew women's shirts, but they are more tailored.

    CocoLion, thanks! I have the same problem with some men's shirts fitting over my hips, but this one isn't a slim cut, which probably makes the difference.

    It rained here for about five minutes, too. I wish it would rain all week.

  • Suz replied 2 years ago

    Love your shopping outfit! You look great. And I love the body fit of the shirt, too. I would see what it would set you back to alter the sleeves a bit. Worth considering for sure!

    (I do the fake French cuff, too.)   :) 

  • rachylou replied 2 years ago

    Don't know anything about proper shirts; so I'm just here to learn... but I do think you can wear this shirt (whereas not so myself).

    And on the other note: It's so interesting to see what other people wear shopping. I often go in leggings and a tank top, so I can just slip things over without a lot of fuss.

  • Greyscale replied 2 years ago

    Heh! Well, I wasn't planning to go shopping. I dropped my boyfriend at the airport and spontaneously stopped by the Rack on my way back. Not the best plan, since I had a lot of work to do.

    I usually go for loose jeans and a simple tee and slip-on shoes, ideally. Except I like looking awesome when I'm at nice stores, so sometimes I make the mistake of wearing a silk button-down or a sweater that messes up my hair every time I take it off or shoes that lace up to mid-calf. Oops.

  • replied 2 years ago

    Belle chemise

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