Community Chat: Borrowed From The Boys | Clozette

(cover photo from Cat_jiajia)

As women, we are not bound to dress in heels, skirts, and blouses. We have tons of options to wear--including menswear. However, not all fashionistas can carry-out this look flawlessly. You'll need a whole lot of swag and rebelliousness to pull it off. So we asked our Clozetters what items they love borrowing from the men's section and how they style it with such swag. 

Here's what they had to say!



"Casual, short-sleeved, button down shirts are great because they are versatile in the sense that they can serve as outerwear or a top. In addition, the cutting is less tapered and hence more comfortable. The other item I would steal rather than borrow would be a snapback 'cos it completes my street outfits like icing on a cake."


"I would say that I like to break the boundaries between 'menswear' and 'womenswear' by styling menswear in a way that I would want to wear it. I have never been the type to play by the rules. I like to challenge myself by wearing things that would make others feel intrigued about my style. Quite a lot of my inspirations come from the male wardrobe e.g. by layering, shirts, oversized tees, oversized jacket, leather & etc."


"I love borrowing men's jackets and snapbacks! There's nothing chic-er than adding something so expectedly boy-ish to an otherwise girly outfit. (plus, jackets that are a size too big are just effortlessly cool!)"


"The one thing that I like to borrow would be the snapback cap! The amount of caps that boys have is probably comparable to a girl's shoe cabinet. So why not just borrow one? It's the almost perfect solution to counter a bad hair day too! Just throw on some basics and I'm ready to go."



Known for its luxe, structured, yet earthy designs, Coach is embarking on a whimsical journey in celebration of the beautiful ‘oddness’ that’s born of American style and the attitude of New York City. Featuring original drawings by Californian artist and animator Gary Baseman, Coach's new collaboration sees a collection filled with quirky, whimsical drawings juxtaposed against Coach's streamlined design, creating a blending of worlds that is both alluring and fascinating. 

As one of today’s most prominent and multi-faceted Los Angeles-based artists. Gary Baseman's work explores the human condition and the complexity of relationships, family, and history--as seen in his early works as an illustrator for The New Yorker, Time, and Rolling Stone; and even in his designer toys, paintings, performances, videos, and photographs. 

For his collaboration with Coach, Gary Baseman introduces a series of darkly playful ‘creatures’, each developed with a story of the Coach girl in mind. The collection features bags, phone cases, necklaces, and key-rings, all inspired by quirky American sub-cultures and unexpected juxtapositions--all done with the aim of subverting the familiar.

With such a unique angle to their latest collection, we are definitely inspired by Gary Baseman and Coach's thought-provoking pieces that champion the art of expressing one's individuality, making every day a little bit more twisted.

It's time for another video roundup! We've gathered more exciting spring-related videos for you. These won't just help you with your personal style, but also help you discover more about the fun things you can do this Spring season!

Here are our top 5 videos for the week. 


How To Apply Nail Polish Like A Pro
By: Clozette TV

From our very own Clozette TV, is this video on how to apply nail polish like a pro. Why is this important? Because we love nail polish and Spring is the perfect time to try bold colours! Some tips to know are: choose nail polish wisely by trying it on your nail, roll the bottle (not shake) to mix the paint inside, and try to lather the polish onto the nail with 3 streaks. Enjoy! 
DIY T Shirts And Kimono
By: Shelby Church

We've recently discovered this rising YouTuber, Shelby Church, and she has been posting great lifestyle vlogs that are fun to watch and try. This particular one is a DIY video on making your own clothing for Spring! All you need are paint, dye, glue, and a few old shirts and you're good to go. 

Styling 1 Dress in 3 Ways for Spring

by: Eva Chung

YouTuber Eva Chung always has great styling tips to share in her channel. This one focuses on how to style 3 different looks with one dress. Our personal favourite is the second one. I mean, who knew you could do that trick with your necklace? Genius!

Pretty for Spring Coral Makeup: Ko Joon-Hee Inspired 

by: meejmuse

Korean vlogger meejmuse is at it again with her makeup tutorials featuring a Ko Joon-Hee inspired look. We're absolutely hooked! We also love this #MOTD because she played around with Coral--a perfect shade for Spring.

How To Manage Long Hair In The Heat

By: Clozette TV

A lot of us take our hair for granted, so this one from Clozette TV is a must-watch. Save yourself the messy long-hair trouble by taking advantage of these useful tips. You can manage your long hair by using smoothing gel, regularly getting a trim, and keeping it properly tied.