Shopping From the Men’s Department | Fashion Blogger South Africa

Laurina Machite South African Fashion Blogger

I love shopping from the men’s department. I have said this before and I will say it again. There’s a certain level of comfort and “chill” that men’s cuts and tailoring offers that I just can’t get enough of sometimes. And I especially love shopping from the men’s department in winter time. Men’s clothing offers me so much more warmth and covering that women’s clothing does, and I don’t know about you but I would rather feel warm that freeze trying to look cute.

 

If you love shopping from the men’s department like me then you probably have your mens-department-shopping-skills down to a tee, if not however I do have a couple of hints and tips you may want to consider and keep in mind if you don’t want to end up walking around like you have just stolen you father’s favourite sweater (like me lol):

  • men’s sizes are bigger than women’s: I don’t know how, or why but a men’s size small is never quite the same as a woman’s size small. Now this may all be in my head so please don’t take my word as the absolute truth. But this is something you need to keep in mind especially when you try to shop for men’s clothing online.
  • men don’t have curves (generally) and this is also something you need to keep in mind when hunting for fitted silhouettes. Something that may fit a man snug and perfect may end up making your mid-section (what’s a waist) area looking baggy and hug your hips a bit too much making you look weird.
  • ALWAYS try something on before buying. Unlike when buying women’s clothing, you really have no idea how a man’s cut is going to fit you and whether the item you want to buy is true to size. Trying on men’s clothing before you buy them will save you a lot of time and energy because you won’t have to go back and change the item.
  • there’s always a unisex option. Unless walking around looking like you are actually wearing men’s clothing is your goal then always be on the lookout for unisex-looking clothing. Don’t go for the first thing you find just because it’s in the men’s department. Like I said, try it out and look at the fit. It is absolutely possible to walk around wearing men’s clothing without anyone ever having to know! Shhhh.

 

My Outfit

With this outfit I decided to keep things extremely simple (don’t I always), and almost completely black (as usual). Just like I outlined in the How To Wear An Oversized Sweater post, it is always important to have only one oversized item of clothing on and keep the rest simple, tight and just right.

Because it’s winter, I went with an elbow-length dress I got from Mr Price a while ago because honestly, when the top half of my body along with my core feel warm them I’m all good. For the bottom half of my outfit I went with a pair of strappy Mr Price heels to give the outfit a bit of texture and pop and a simple pair of shades to top it all off.

 

The jacket I am wearing does not belong to me (surprise surprise) but belongs to male friend of mine who knows my love for men’s clothing and doesn’t mind my crazy obsession (lol). If you are looking for an outfit to slip on for those chilli-but-not-too-cold nights out then this may just be the outfit inspiration for you. Go ahead girl!

Laurina Machite South African Fashion Blogger Shopping From the Men's Department

Laurina Machite South African Fashion Blogger Shopping From the Men's Department

Laurina Machite South African Fashion Blogger Shopping From the Men's Department

Laurina Machite South African Fashion Blogger Shopping From the Men's Department

Laurina Machite South African Fashion Blogger Shopping From the Men's Department

Outfit Details

Shoes: MRP

Dress: MRP

Jacket: HM

Glasses: Cotton On


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