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This Versatile Garment Will Make Your Outfits Feel Brand New, And It's Already In Your Closet

You’ve stayed over and have nothing to wear. No problem — raid his closet, for we show you how to wear it with panache.

Oversized shirts are tres chic, and there are more than dozen and one ways to style them. Here’s how to wear the common blue shirt, in seven different ways that you can make this piece truly your own. We reckon that if you’ve borrowed this piece, it’ll be on permanent loan.

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Work
Heading to work in office attire can be a drag, especially if it’s a Monday and you’ve just got to give up the weekend threads. Though, not if you’ve paired a boyfriend shirt with rust-coloured wide-leg pants and a printed blazer.   Blazer, Checkered double breasted blazer by Veronica Beard, S$955, via Farfetch; trousers, Cotton flared pants by Talbot Runhof, S$925, via Farfetch; shoes, Leather court heels by Zara, S$99.90; bag Leather crossbody bag by Loewe, US$1,892 (S$2,581), via Matchesfashion; bracelet, 24kt gold-plated bronze cuff by Alighieri, £640 (S$1,152) Brunch
Having brunch with your girlfriends after a hot Saturday night? Wear a simple pinstriped shirt with printed shorts, adding texture and bright eye appeal to the overall look.   Shorts, Floral printed cotton shorts by Rhode Resort, £190 (S$340), via Net-a-Porter; shoes. Flat leather mules with bow details by Zara, S$59.90; bag, Bracelet leather and suede shoulder bag by Chloé, £615 (S$1,106), via Net-a-Porter; earrings, Resin drop earrings by Marni, US$440 (S$599), via Moda Operandi; sunglasses, Pearl embellished circle sunglasses by Charles & Keith, S$79.90 Shopping
Heading to the stores? Loosely unbutton your shirt for a breezy approach (and also to showcase your gorgeous decolletage and necklaces). Pair with a little skirt and flats for comfort.   Skirt, Vegan leather mini skirt with cut-out details by Self-Portrait, US$265 (S$361), via Moda Operandi; shoes, Leather slides by ATP Atelier, US$230 (S$313), via Moda Operandi; bag, Suede clutch by Mansur Gavriel, S$1,150; necklace, 18K gold-plated sterling silver necklace by Nalin Studios, €129 (S$205) Date day
Keep things simple with an uber-feminine skirt that balances the masculinity of the shirt. Throw on a (fashionable) fanny pack and voila, you’re ready for a day out together.   Skirt, Metallic velvet and chiffon pleated skirt by Sies Marjan, £965 (S$1,741), via Net-a-Porter; shoes, Square toe leather mules by Marni, S$835, via Farfetch; bag, Lizard effect leather belt bag by Wandler, £335 (S$604), via Net-a-Porter; earrings, Gold plated coin earrings by Alighieri, S$797, via Farfetch Beach
Heading to the beach to bask under the sun, or to a pool party on the weekend? Your boyfriend’s shirt is the best bikini cover-up.   Bikini, Colourblock one-piece swimsuit by Solid & Striped, US$170 (S$231), via Moda Operandi; shoes, Leather strappy mid-heel sandals by ATP Atelier, US$360 (S$490), via Moda Operandi; bag, Circle straw bag with top handle by Ashley Summer, S$89; earrings, Asymmetrical coin earrings by Sonia Rykiel, S$554, via Farfetch; sunglasses, Tinted sunglasses with cut detail by Topshop, S$39.90   Evening
Instead of a floor-length dress or a skirt, go bold with a pair of multi-coloured bell bottoms and killer accessories.   Pants, Printed brocade pants by Dolce & Gabbana, £775 (S$1,386); shoes, Mesh and satin pumps by Malone Souliers, £525 (S$939), via Net-a-Porter; bag, Ruffled trimmed woven clutch with top handle by The Vampire’s Wife, US$556 (S$758), via Matchesfashion; earrings, Asymmetrical hoop earrings by Mounser, S$353, via Farfetch; ring, 18K gold plated sculptural ring by Anissa Kermiche, £300 (S$540) Party
With the right mini-skirt and thigh high boots, you’re ready to dance the night away.   Skirt, Ruffled tweed mini skirt by Self-Portrait, £235 (S$423), via Net-a-Porter; shoes, Knee high suede boots by Saint Laurent, S$3,980; bag, Round crossbody bag by Zara, S$55.90; belt, Thick leather waist belt by Isabel Marant, £325 (S$585), via Net-a-Porter