There's nothing I love more than a relaxed look. A lot of folks shy away from it because they think relaxed translates to frumpy. While things can certainly appear this way, it can be easily avoided by pairing the right pieces together. Here are three things to do when pulling together a relaxed fit look. I promise you won't look like you're wearing your big sisters hand-me-downs.
You should start with a good pair of boyfriend trousers. You always want them to fit your waist, you're not a 15 year old boy showing off your boxers. If they're fitting a bit too tight around your bum and upper thighs, go up a size. You'll want to tightly roll the cuffs about 2-3 inches above your ankles. Any longer makes them look like high waters, any shorter gives you mom capris. I bought this pair of boyfriend khakis from The Gap and they are my absolute favorite.
When it comes to pairing a relaxed fit top with boyfriend trousers, things can get tricky. There are only three types of relaxed tops I'll pair with them: blouses, relaxed tees, and anything with a slight crop. I would avoid anything particularly form-fitting or too long. This slightly cropped sweater from Forever 21 is not only cozy, but the cut and shape is complimentary to the loose fit of the trousers.
Leave your accessories small and well tailored. A pair of pointed toe pumps is a great feminine touch to your boyish ensemble. As much as I love oversized bags and totes, adding one more large item makes you look bigger. Instead, opt for a polished small satchel like this Ralph Lauren one pictured above.