Thrifty Threads: Shop Your Guy’s Closet

Posted On Friday, November 30th, 2012
Filed Under: Looking FLY on a Dime, shopping, Thrift Stores

how to wear a men's sweater

With the temps steadily dropping, the one thing I want to do is snuggle up in a good sweater. And what defines a “good” sweater? For me it’s oversized and super soft. And I surprisingly find a lot of these “good” sweaters in the men’s department. Yup, I shop the men’s section for sweaters and button downs.

While at the Salvation Army a few weeks ago, I found a cardigan I knew I had to have. It’s a size 3X but oversized pieces are easy and fun to dress up.
Salvation Army NYC
Instead of letting the sweater leave my body looking like a shapeless blob, I paired it with form fitting, feminine pieces like a simple t-shirt, Charlotte Russe plaid pumps and my favorite jeans from TJ Maxx.
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Besides my metallic envelope clutch, my accessories were limited to a layered silver necklace {a gift from one of the awesome attendees of Swap Your Closet} and a beaded necklace from Jilzara.
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Whether you choose to hit up a store or raid your guy’s closet, don’t overlook the awesomeness that the men’s section has to offer.
Do you ever venture in to the men’s department? Have you borrowed any of your guy’s clothes for your own wardrobe? 

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  • Alex

    Adorable!

  • Danielle

    I definitely raid my boyfriends closet. I love his button downs, i tuck them in my pencil skirts or tie them.

  • http://twitter.com/4hatsandfrugal Amiyrah Martin

    I totally shop the mens department at the thrift store! It’s one of my favorite tricks to finding great staple pieces. I recently did a post and you tube video on my love of my “Cosby sweaters” I’ve found at the thrift store lol.

  • http://www.myblackfriendsays.com myblackfriendsays

    My husband is 13 inches taller than me, so wearing his clothes really isn’t an option ;) But I do shop the men’s or little boys dept, mainly for t-shirts and polos.

  • Joyce Hunter

    You look so awesome. I never thought to shop the Men’s Dept. Thanks for the idea.

  • Tiffona

    Great look!