Believe it or not, every women needs a men’s shirt in her wardrobe. Whether you steal one from your boyfriend, husband or brother … or buy your very own from your favourite men’s store, no self-respecting modern wardrobe is complete without one. Men’s shirts are beyond flattering to any body type and it doesn’t matter if it was R20 from a charity store or R800 from TopShop, as long as it looks fab on you. Just remember to choose a solid colour and a slightly baggy fit and your options will be endless! Here are 4 ways to wear a men’s shirt with style. 

Tucked into a pencil skirt

pencil skirt with shirt

For a work appropriate take on this often laid back piece pair your men’s shirt with a structured pencil skirt. For a little more structure, define your waist with a skinny belt. But most important of all, make sure you don’t tuck the shirt in too tight – the key is to leave it a little loose.

Paired with sassy shorts

men's shirt with shorts

This look is purely casual – sure you can dress it up with a pair of sassy high heels for a night on the town or lunch with the girls but if your office is a suit and tie kind of place then leave this look for the weekends. If you’re going for a super casual but cool look then pair your outfit with a pair of sneakers or flip flops and a slouchy handbag – perfect!

Layered over skinny jeans or leggings

leggings and a shirt

For a killer smart casual look pair your over-sized men’s shirt with a pair of leggings. Leather leggings and high heels are a great way to dress up this look if you’re looking for the perfect outfit for a night out with the ladies. Otherwise, for a casual day look, pair of dark leggings with a shirt in white or a pastel colour then throw on an over-sized blazer and a pair of sneakers or brogues and you’re good to go.

Over a swimsuit at the beach or pool

swimsuit coverup

If you’re in search of the perfect cover-up to wear over your swimsuit this summer then look no further than a simple men’s shirt. For a chic summer look go for a white or denim shirt – either way make sure it’s a light and breezy cotton button-up that is a few sizes too big for you. Leave the shirt unbuttoned for a laid-back look or knot it at your waist for more coverage.